Seat Pan Clean Up
Give the seat pan a good sanding to remove any rust - watch out for any weld slag or sharp edges that could puncture or rip your hands or new cover. Again I will emphasize to wear gloves, safety glasses, a good mask and other protective equipment - SAFETY FIRST! Check any welds and make sure they are in good shape and not cracked or broken - now is the time to repair any weak spots in the metal seat pan. You may wish to sand blast or use some other cleaning method to get rid of any rust - on this particular seat pan it was in very good shape for the age but it did have a couple of weld spatters around the two holes at the bend that could have punctured the new cover so I removed them with a grinder. Also time to check the mounting bolts or holes and run a tap or die over the threads to clean any burrs or rust form them - nothing more frustrating than trying to mount your finished seat and finding out the threads are damaged or in poor shape. You may wish to take some measurements of the seat pan to help identify it should you get another tractor the same model in the future that does not have the correct seat on it.
Edited by 29 Chev, January 17, 2016 - 04:40 PM.