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rjaeger
 Post subject: control stick boot
PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:38 pm 
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I remember reading a discussion in the past regarding making a boot to cover the control stick area, any suggestions please?


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Rich Brazell
 Post subject: Re: control stick boot
PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:32 pm 
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I used the same heavy duty material that covers the side panels next to the seats . I shaped it like an ice cream cone and had a gal with a heavy duty sewing machine sew up the sides . Made the base to fit the arc of the walking beam for clearance and secured the "cone" to the base with a doubler plate on the top and bottom . Boots have been in place for almost 10 years with no sign of wear and take up a lot less space than the auto shift type boots that some folks use .

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rjaeger
 Post subject: Re: control stick boot
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:57 am 
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I built my base up about 1/4 of an inch but haven’t fastened it yet. Didn’t know if you ever have to get in there again which would dictate riveting or nutserts. How are the trim plates attached to the flooring ? Thanks for the reply and pics.


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fytrplt
 Post subject: Re: control stick boot
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:28 am 
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Yes, you will need to get into that space for inspection. Also, I made the right stick removable (pip pin) for passenger comfort.

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Rich Brazell
 Post subject: Re: control stick boot
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:10 am 
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Bob is right . I take the boot bases and pull them aside for conditional inspections . While I am in there looking around I shoot a short spray of lube on the walking beam pivot points . The bases are attached to the "floor area" with #6 ( I think they are #6 , maybe #8 ?) stainless steel machine screws .

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