|The next thing I had in
mind to do was the seat. The last big job that had to be done and I wasn't
looking forward to it. I had a little bit of previous experience doing
upholstery with a friend & his mom about 20 yrs ago when we redid the
interior in his 1964 chevelle and a few couches and chairs. I went down
to the local fabricland and got some black material that is guaranteed
not to crack. It cost me $19.00 & tax. Not bad I guess, there is cheaper
stuff as well. Also picked up some good outdoor thread as they called it
To join the two pieces of foam together I used 3M heavy duty spray adhesive. Works excellent. The toughest part was getting the backrest pattern figured out. I cut it in three pieces, front portion, back portion and the strip in the middle that goes up across the top and back down making them slightly bigger than the foam itself. The next thing was to mark the back of each piece slightly smaller than the foam, this will be where your line to be sewn.You got to figure out how your gonna have it sewn up. You can take it somewhere and pa, do it yourself or sweet talk the wife. The bottom of the seat is done exactly the same. I had to make my own seat base using 3/4 in. plywood. It works and isn't noticeable. The seat cover was then stapled to the seat base when completed and screwed from underneath. It isn't that hard of a job guy's. Most of the rest of the stuff that was done was pretty simple and minor like redoing the foot runner pads. For this I had got a piece of industrial sanding belt from work and cut the pattern out of what was left of the original one that was there. I then painted itwith a few coats of flat black and attached it with the 3M spray adhesive. see photo's. Turned out nice and looks totally original. I had also added 1" blocks on the skis using cut to fit hardened plastic. Replacing the bolts as well using 1" longer ones. This will give a little more clearance in the snow.Besides the leaf springs are a little tired.
Here is a list of a few other things that were done to complete.
New bolts on the rear drive
Homemade air cleaner and filter.
I am looking for a original style air box if anyone has one,e-mail me.
That's pretty much it for
now.I figure it is ready to go for another 34 years or so.
Will turn in an update when
the chance comes to get it out in the snow. Won't be long I hope !
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