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#91 Bolens800uk OFFLINE  

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Posted December 08, 2015 - 05:17 PM

Just one sentence; that's quality workmanship.
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Posted December 08, 2015 - 08:37 PM

Thanks for the kind words - it is not perfection but does look nicer than the old duct taped cover in my opinion - perfection would have been if I could have made the original back in plastic, duplicated the heat pleating and formed the material without adding the extra seams.

 

Tackled the trim for around the seat edge today.  Changed the way I did the join at the top so the material would lay a little flatter.  Had a seniors moment ( at least that is my excuse ) and cut the material at the front one inch too short - OOPS!  So I decided rather than waste the time it took to sew half of the trim on I would cut the other side one inch short as well and then put in a short filler piece - you can judge for yourself how it looks ( sorry Robert ).   

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  • 2 Top View.jpg
  • 3 Front Join Cut One Inch Too Short.jpg
  • 4 Front Join Sewn.jpg

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Posted December 08, 2015 - 08:40 PM

Here are pictures of the finished seat along with a picture of what it look like originally.

 

One down - one to go.

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  • 5 Hand Hole.jpg
  • 6 Left View.jpg
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  • 9 Top Join.jpg
  • 10 Rear View.jpg

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Posted December 08, 2015 - 09:32 PM

Very nice Stew,now I really can't wait for mine
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Posted December 08, 2015 - 09:43 PM

Just one sentence; that's quality workmanship.

 

Ditto! :thumbs:

 

Keep up the great work, Stew.


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Posted December 09, 2015 - 06:22 AM

I would be pretty proud of that seat rebuild/cover  you did :worshippy1:   I think it's too nice to use on a GT , I think it could be used as a show piece !


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Posted December 09, 2015 - 06:23 PM

Thanks for the kind words - I hope the owner is proud to display the seat as a show piece on his tractor.

 

Worked on Rick's seat today - got the white vinyl cut, sewn and glued on.  Did it in stages doing the left side from the centre of the seat out to the rod, then the right side out to the rod, then the left side from the rod to the edge and the right side from the rod to the edge.  It took a bit more time while the glue set each time but it made the vinyl much easier to work with and resulted in only a few small wrinkles.  Then I put the filler piece on the front, sewed the trim around the hand hole and made the white trim for around the outer edge.  Got the foam glued to the bottom and rear cover pieces, sewed the pleats and called it a night - I use a clear garbage bag to put over the seats when I am not working on them as it protects them from flies, bugs , dirt etc, that show up when I turn the heat on in the shop. 

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  • 5 Right Bend.jpg
  • 6 Trim Sewn Around Hand Hole.jpg
  • 7 Trim Around Hand Hole.jpg
  • 8 Trim Close Up.jpg
  • 9 Stopped For The Night.jpg

Edited by 29 Chev, December 09, 2015 - 07:12 PM.

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Posted December 09, 2015 - 06:38 PM

Very nice Stew, couldn't be happier with the result!
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Posted December 09, 2015 - 06:57 PM

Thanks for the update Stew,looking good
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Posted December 11, 2015 - 03:22 PM

Finished sewing the trim on Rick's seat today.  Attached are a few pictures of how it looked before and what it looks like now.  The cover on Rick's seat was in a lot better condition than Rob's but it had cracks in the vinyl (not surprising for material that was made in the 60's) and suffered the same edge problem with the plastic back - looks like someone had glued it at the top once in an attempt to fix it.

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  • .6 Seat The Way It Arrived.jpg
  • .6 Seat Top Rear.jpg
  • .7 Close Up Of Top Rear.jpg
  • 1 Ricks Seat.jpg
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  • 8 Trim Stitching.jpg
  • 9 Trim Stitching.jpg
  • 10 Bacside Trim Stitching.jpg
  • 11 Bottom View.jpg
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Posted December 11, 2015 - 03:52 PM

Nice work once again. You may get a surge of seat demands and have to quit your day job! Even more so considering our friends south of the border are getting 30% off with the current exchange rates.
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Posted December 11, 2015 - 05:16 PM

Very nice Stew,I am really happy,Thanks again for the time you put in this
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Posted December 11, 2015 - 05:22 PM

That's absolutely fabulous. Would love one for my Bolens!

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Posted January 27, 2016 - 04:32 PM

I got the 1000 back together with the seat Stew fabricated today, I have to say this seat is really comfortable! Not to mention is looks awesome on my tractor!

My tractor is no parade queen by far but nonetheless here are some pics of what a 1000 looks like with the correct seat installed.

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Posted January 27, 2016 - 06:01 PM

Nice to see it where it belongs ready to go to work - thanks for sharing the pictures.  She may not be a parade queen but I would take her for a drive on a nice summers afternoon if she asked. :smilewink:


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