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 Post subject: bastard EF seats! - fixed!
Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 5:54 pm 
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hey all

well, my front drivers seat has finally got kaput - i've been lucky so far with my last 3 EF's, but finally this one has gone :? so, the seat base moves now, as it has come off the framing in the front left corner, and its not much fun!

so - i will be taking it to my neighbours workshop lunchtime on Thurs to get the welder onto it - has anyone done this before, and any suggestions to prevent it from happening again?

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Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 6:19 pm 
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ahha, my seat does that.. i just ignore it though ;/

wanna fix mine while u do yours ? ;)

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 7:06 pm 
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get used to it Fraser and adjust your sitting position.
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Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 7:13 pm 
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twirqurky wrote:
get used to it Fraser and adjust your sitting position.


no! lol - it will be fixed somehow! i don't care if i have to weld the living daylights out of the seat-base, it will not move after i've got near it! :)

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 10:37 pm 
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twirqurky wrote:
get used to it Fraser and adjust your sitting position.


no! lol - it will be fixed somehow! i don't care if i have to weld the living daylights out of the seat-base, it will not move after i've got near it! :)


hahah LOL nice 1

*NEED MORE WELDING WIRE OVER*

fraser car now weighs 2 tonnes due to the amount of welding

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 10:49 pm 
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uglybob wrote:
hey all

well, my front drivers seat has finally got kaput - i've been lucky so far with my last 3 EF's, but finally this one has gone :? so, the seat base moves now, as it has come off the framing in the front left corner, and its not much fun!

so - i will be taking it to my neighbours workshop lunchtime on Thurs to get the welder onto it - has anyone done this before, and any suggestions to prevent it from happening again?

cheers :)


Any chance of me getting mine done too??

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 10:59 pm 
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i made brackets and used aircraft rivet to fix them to it and its been a year and a half and it is fine

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 11:07 pm 
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i made brackets and used aircraft rivet to fix them to it and its been a year and a half and it is fine


Any chance of posting some pics??

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 11:28 pm 
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i will try tomorrow and see if i can get a good pic in the car

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 11:38 pm 
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Weld it with a MIG, its to thin to ARC weld. The cover and foam seperate from the frame easily, the cover clips over the seat frame edges. 4 Hex bolts to remove the base from the seat frame.
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Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2005 11:55 am 
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Jeez Fraser have you put on a lot of weight you fat bastard? :lol:

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2005 7:38 pm 
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here is one bracket its hard to see

it the front one i think

the original mounts onto the seat are 1 in each corner mine ripped out so i used some flat steel bent it to the shape then bolted it to the mounts that ripped out then riveted it to the seat.[/img]


dont mind the file name

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2005 9:33 pm 
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blind rivets aye?

should be strong enough just as long as the rivet and the bracket aren't dissimilar metals that will corrode each other. (though that blind rivet has broken off badly there, lucky it isn't visible :wink: )

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Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2005 9:44 pm 
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Yeah that happened to my seat the first 6 months after I bought my EL. Its a common design Fault that got fixed with the AU's I believe. Anyway with mine I took the whole seat out one Saturday and Pop-riveted aluminum plates between the frame and the bottom and have had no hassles since :D

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2005 11:44 pm 
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those rivet were a b**ch i tell ya and i think mild steel and alloy rivets or copper rivets should last forever in this case if they were in the wet it would be another story

 

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