started making repairs today, plugging holes and re-drilling them in the linkages to take the slop out of it, blasted the seat pan and front frame so I could fix them both. the frame was worse than I thought, If I had known it was this bad I would have repaired it sooner. got it done and got the seat pan welded back up, tomorrow more blasting and grinding to make everything pretty for the paint. need to fix the hood as well it is pretty beat up. may even look for a replacement depending on what I find after I blast it.