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lance38dt
 Post subject: Seats
PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:44 pm 
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I'm redoing my seats, I found some beautiful stone colored leather at a unbelievable price, and as there is still snow on the ground up here now is a good time to recover. What I'm looking for is some pix's of your upholstered seats to get an idea of sewing differences and different cuts, any and all would be appreciated, and Lee I remember seeing a pix of your new ride and at least a partial pix of your seat was included do you have a full pix?

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Hagle347
 Post subject: Re: Seats
PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:22 pm 
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If you go to the Projects section. Find Lee's posting. Page 5 and scroll down there are 2 photos of his seats. Hope this helps.


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Fly
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:40 pm 
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Here's a couple photos of the interior Jeff Blanton put together. He did a great job, they are very comfortable and I always get asked if I own an upholstery shop when someone looks inside my plane.

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Hope these help,

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Hagle347
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 11:28 pm 
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Here's a few more. These are Bernie Fried's Interior....took these a few weeks ago.


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lance38dt
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 7:51 am 
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That's some nice work and great ideas I can see I have lots of choices


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Bill Williams
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:04 am 
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Here's one for you. How about seat heaters?


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lance38dt
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:12 pm 
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Let me think about that bill, up here maybe, hopefully in about a year I may be in FL, hum, heated seats.


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Hagle347
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:49 pm 
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Bill, it's funny you should mention that. I bought a kit on ebay to do do just that. It has the heat pads, switch and basic wiring for ~50 bucks. They draw 3-5 amps and fit just under the seat covering. In that they could be put in retroactive. I was also trying to find a way to not put a hole in the firewall and use an electric heater for cabin heat. I just haven't found one that puts out enough B tU's vs electrical draw- yet. Both of these are for 218TH...and right now it's more important to get WT back in the air.


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Rich Brazell
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:46 pm 
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Try http://www.flyboyaccessories.com/warmse ... p/2501.htm :o Dual zone seat heater . :P

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ljkrume
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:52 pm 
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Funny you should ask. Just finished these and put them in yesterday. Frames are posted earlier in the album; made them a little taller than what you see in most others. Nothing special, but I did get Temper-foam for the bottoms and added extra foam for lumbar support. Backs slip over the top and bottoms have Velcro on 3 sides to pull it down. A 1/8" horizontal wire rod at the juncture of back and bottom used to keep them both tight; screws eyes hold wire rod to rear. Put a pocket on backs for sectionals, etc. to be handy. My wife helped, but this will be my first and last sewing project!

Les Krumel
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lance38dt
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 2:38 pm 
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Les,what thickness did u use for the bottom?

Lance


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ljkrume
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:03 pm 
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Lance, the bottom foam was laminated: 2" Temperfoam top with 2" regular poly foam underneath (15.5" x 17"). Back foam: 1" poly. I glued 1" foam all around the back frame too. Fabric was upholstery type from JoAnn's. Altogether, total weight for the seat was about 5-6 lbs.

Les.


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dan
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:44 pm 
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Good job Les and wife!! Those are sharp, and they look comfortable.....Dan


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lance38dt
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 3:45 pm 
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Thanks all for the pix's and info here is the result, nice comfy leather and a little higher to boot .
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