Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by BrianK, Feb 6, 2013.
Things are moving along a lot easier than i thought it would,with any luck ,should have it finished by the weekend.here is latest pics. In this photo looks like a bit more to at the bottom front. The next pic shows its all ready for the final prep then the paint can go on. More pics latter in the week
Well done Chris.
Now when you get it all finished, I trust you’ve learnt: DON’T DO IT AGAIN!!!
Do me best Grantus.
having all these test done is a bit of a worry though.
Nice work Chris. Just pace yourself & your bus be back to 'before' real soon.
You certainly have yr work cut out 4 you.
Well done s o far . Lol forward to future pics.
I have an issue with a current project.
1955 bus front seat back.
Where it sits into the "hanger" either side is there a system for holding the seat in.
I'm wondering what that looks like?
It is if I remember correctly an upside down hook that a little bar pushes up and intopn the partition panel behind the seat then at the bottom the same thing on seat frame .had them on mine till i fitted the Commadore seats.
I can't vision what your saying.
At the moment I have the SEAT frame top hanger going into the rounded out mount on the partition behind the seat but there must be a locking in mechanism involved In some way
there's some pics on this site that might help
That will VWbus I reckon tintop if he has a comp.
If a 55 seat is similar to some other kombi seats,you probably already have the locking mechanism and you don't realise it.
You have a bracket on the bulkhead behind the seat which has a hole in the metal bracket with a section taken out of the bracket into this hole.Which is around about 11 -1 o'clock area of the circle that is missing.
On the seat which the frame is made of round tubing,which has a flat section on it somewhere either at the top of the seat backrest or bottom back of the seat section.
That flat section fits into the section that is missing in the bracket,you need to have the seat section to fit into the bracket at an angle say 75 degree for example,after it fits in to the circle area rotate the seat section to it's final location,which is moving the seat down normally. If you notice as you rotate it the rest of that flat section is similar size to the hole in the bracket. So the locking mechanism is the seat itself round pipe in a round hole shouldn't came out unless you tilt the seat at the 75 degree angle and lift the seat section.
So the round pipe has a flat section in it or some have a flat bar placed inside a round tube,with the flat bar almost the same size in width as the round bar
The base sits flat then the backrest of the seat rotates down and pushes in tight - I cannot flip that backrest up by myself - I need someone on the other side to help me - the only time I do that is to get to the spare or to remove the seats to clean them. Once you see it done, you will understand - if you are still stuck, let me know.
I have made a seat mate.
I'm in the final stages of fitment.
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