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Jabe and his '53 DR 20 Feb 2019 10:52 #93516

jabe wrote: not much to report.........just sniffin black dust......

Better than sniffing glue :sicky:

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Jabe and his '53 DR 19 Feb 2019 02:19 #93491

Hey Neal,
If the pop rivets are holding much remember they have about 1/4 the strength of solid rivets.
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Jabe and his '53 DR 19 Feb 2019 00:49 #93487

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not much to report.........just sniffin black dust......

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no worries Ray, they are inside the seat box on the very ends of the angle channel i used too reinforce the bottom corners that were cracked...... i only had 3/4" of space under the pan too try and buck........:yikes: :yikes:

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Jabe and his '53 DR 17 Feb 2019 02:07 #93468

What are the pop rivets through?

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1956 Vagabond I - 50 HP Johnson
1950 Flyer - 50 HP Evinrude
1/2-195something Flash - KG7
1956 Golden Rocket, Sawzall Special

Jabe and his '53 DR 17 Feb 2019 00:55 #93466

I saw a picture a while back of the noodles in a vertical position, never understood it until now. Using them for seat support makes sense.
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Jabe and his '53 DR 17 Feb 2019 00:41 #93465

Jabe it's no problem being an arm chair quarter back I fixed mine by filling the seat pans as full of pool noodles as they would hold and I have had zero issues with it the toughest part with that is cutting them to fit standing up duct tape is your friend I think it took right at 19 noodles to fill the front seat pan and 3 rolls of duct tape when Christopher and I finally finished it it is one solid block of pool noodles the back seat I can't remember how many more it took let just say I should have bought stock in the company that makes them
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shun me, curse me, throw me too the lion's............i put 4 pop rivets in......(3/16 at least)....SORRY..........there was no way i could buck, even my smallest axe head would not fit..........pay no attention too the smiles on the bucked rivets.........am ajustring too them factory style sets.......just got my new ones ground down so i can see what the he!! is going on

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Thanks Ray........i am hoooked up with a new guy down in town, who is a wizard with AL.........i am thinking of the folded front edge for the seat tops.......won't know till i see him.....he is also recomended too fill that eye sore on the gunnal.........thanks about the seat trusses, will beef-er-up for sure..........with Charlie's advice as well......pack the flotation as well for support.............

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Jabe and his '53 DR 16 Feb 2019 14:35 #93458

jabe wrote: am plannin on it..........light load..........hoping one day i can get close enough too read your serial numbers........wishful thinking on my part........good thing my new windshield has bifolcals.........




All the Feather Craft seat bottoms I have had out had stiffeners riveted to the underside of the seat bottoms. They have all had either a flange of some type on the front edge or had the front edge completely folded over to give a round edge.
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1956 Vagabond I - 50 HP Johnson
1950 Flyer - 50 HP Evinrude
1/2-195something Flash - KG7
1956 Golden Rocket, Sawzall Special
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