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Jabe and his '53 DR 16 Feb 2019 00:58 #93449

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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.........
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Jabe and his '53 DR 16 Feb 2019 00:46 #93447

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Locomotion wrote: I suspect the seat tops were wood.


oh no, not dreaded wooden seats again, i was hoping on aluminum........:ohno:



No reason you can’t use Al if you want
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Jabe and his '53 DR 15 Feb 2019 22:57 #93444

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Locomotion wrote: I suspect the seat tops were wood.


oh no, not dreaded wooden seats again, i was hoping on aluminum........:ohno:
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Jabe and his '53 DR 15 Feb 2019 22:17 #93442

jabe wrote: Thanks guys :smiley: .....Ray, welding will have too be a spring fling, since all trailers are permantly frozen in our seasonal perma frost.........
i am looking for pics or simular construction of what the bench seat tops consist's of, just a flat sheet?......i have nothing to go by other than a slew of holes along the top flanges.....was there a return bend along the front edge? i see no signs of structual support for cross bracing, what, if anything kept them from deflecting when someone sat and farted on them.........
today i fitted and riveted angle along the inside edge's of the seat boxes.....since i am in the process, i have it in mind too add some support gussets accross (fore to aft) as i am here....i will make some templates of the seat tops, just looking for ideas on what bends need be applied....

angle in, no show stopper by anymeans, was tired, gumpy, and killed my back.......stuctualy sound, and today thats all that matters to me.......never too be seen again, hopefully.......:biggrin:





I suspect the seat tops were wood.
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Thanks guys :smiley: .....Ray, welding will have too be a spring fling, since all trailers are permantly frozen in our seasonal perma frost.........
i am looking for pics or simular construction of what the bench seat tops consist's of, just a flat sheet?......i have nothing to go by other than a slew of holes along the top flanges.....was there a return bend along the front edge? i see no signs of structual support for cross bracing, what, if anything kept them from deflecting when someone sat and farted on them.........
today i fitted and riveted angle along the inside edge's of the seat boxes.....since i am in the process, i have it in mind too add some support gussets accross (fore to aft) as i am here....i will make some templates of the seat tops, just looking for ideas on what bends need be applied....

angle in, no show stopper by anymeans, was tired, gumpy, and killed my back.......stuctualy sound, and today thats all that matters to me.......never too be seen again, hopefully.......:biggrin:

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Jabe and his '53 DR 15 Feb 2019 13:56 #93436

I think welding this repair now would be a good idea, it would add a little more strength to a highly stressed location. It may not be possible to dress the weld enough to make it invisible, that may depend on how talented the welder is and how good the detail man is :)
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Jabe and his '53 DR 15 Feb 2019 13:02 #93435

Man that looks great
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Jabe and his '53 DR 15 Feb 2019 03:55 #93434

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As always, nice work, Neil.
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Jabe and his '53 DR 15 Feb 2019 00:35 #93432

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Thanks Rick, was a Valentines present to myself........git er done......when the seat back was bolted in, i marked both sides and measured 44" exactly gunnel to gunnel.......i compressed the gunnel too 43 3/4" after the seat back was out and then riveted........after done removed the clamp and still got 43 3/4".........i think that deserves another beer.........cheers
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Looks great Neil... should be plenty strong.
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