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#16 Chubien ONLINE  

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Posted October 04, 2015 - 11:30 AM

This seat is the only style they made,there's a metal seat pan under the cushion,there's a plastic back on it,I was told it's crimped together,I'll try to get you some better pics


So the bottom of the pan is metal and the back is plastic? Or is it metal bottom/back with a plastic liner crimped on back?

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Posted October 04, 2015 - 11:38 AM

I think its a great restoration canidate

 

I got some real nice samples of "Cordovan" for the chassis in the NOS parts I got so maybe I'll have a match for you to get some test samples of. I'll have to double check and see if the 1000 used metallic flake or if they switched to straight cordovan , the early 600 ,800, and 900 were cordovan with metallic flakes 

 

I seem to remember the 1000 also had the metallic paint.  ...Of course, my memory is not always 100% accurate.

 

I think the metallic cordovan was used up until the introduction of the 650-850-1050 tractors, at which time the metallic was no longer used.


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Posted October 04, 2015 - 02:25 PM

I think the bottom and back have the metal,the back covering seems to be plastic,but maybe just dried out material,some how its crimped,hard to explain,Brian can you also advise



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Posted October 04, 2015 - 05:20 PM

Interesting that pictures in the 1964 Bolens brochure do not show the white edge trim - appears to be all red.  The pictures were probably taken in 63 for the literature and then when production started the design was modified slightly as the rear view of the pan does not appear to have the plastic piece attached as the seat back is much darker than the fender pan .

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Posted October 04, 2015 - 06:31 PM

I'll bet the original seat back was red to match the seat,your right no white trim on the seat in the pic,humm

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Posted October 04, 2015 - 06:43 PM

The white trim and white back to the seat are original, the brochure pictures are often "Doctored" up a bit on the fine details


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Posted October 07, 2015 - 07:13 PM

Is this what the original seat pan looked like for a Bolens 1000?

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Posted October 07, 2015 - 07:14 PM

Dont know, never seen one broke down to the frame before!



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Posted October 07, 2015 - 07:19 PM

Well if I had to guess,I would say yes,the ribs in the back of the seat appear to be in the right place,29 Chev,haven't forgot about getting you pics,my wife took the tractor back down home,when I get there I'll snap you some

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Posted October 07, 2015 - 07:22 PM

I don't know how I'll ever be able to match the plastic covering on the back,may have to make it out of the seat material in white
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Posted October 08, 2015 - 07:40 PM

The plastic piece on the back can probably be replicated out of fibreglass matting and resin without too much grief.  A piece of plastic sheeting (or cardboard strips taped together to match the shape) on the back of the seat pan to keep the fibreglass from sticking should prevent the seat pan from bonding to the fibreglass, use the seat pan as a mould to form the fibreglass piece building it up slowly to the correct thickness with matting and resin and then paint the fibreglass piece white.  You could even layer in some fine metal door screen to give the back a bit more strength and keep it from cracking - just my thoughts. Did you happen to notice if the seat cover trim clips onto the actual steel pan lip or does it clip to a lip on the plastic?


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Posted October 08, 2015 - 09:44 PM

I'll have to look at it better when I get back home,but I think it clips to the plastic

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Posted October 09, 2015 - 09:36 AM

Is this what the original seat pan looked like for a Bolens 1000?


Is this a seat that you have on hand?
It would be great to find a similar looking pan to the 1000 which is more readily available from another gt.

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Posted October 09, 2015 - 06:20 PM

Is this a seat that you have on hand?
It would be great to find a similar looking pan to the 1000 which is more readily available from another gt.

No - from pictures of a Bolens (appears to be a 1000) I stumbled across on the internet - looked tonight but can't seem to find the site again.

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Posted October 09, 2015 - 06:24 PM

That's definitely a 1000, so that's likely what the seat looks like stripped down.




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