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  1. #81
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    Quote Originally Posted by gromit View Post
    As you can see from the beginning of this thread it's taking a while.

    Several vehicles to keep on-the-road, trying to restore/re-commission several others, kids getting cars and wanting help. Still it's a hobby, keeps me out in the shed away from SWMBO.....


    Colin

    A good plan that. They always seem to find extraneous jobs, not even remotely connected to LRs.

  2. #82
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    Finally got round to starting on the seats.
    Made templates and sourced materials some time back.

    New bases in slightly thicker exterior grade plywood, originals were thinner and some made of Masonite which had bowed.
    New hardwood support for the rear, new rubbers for the front and a new leather retaining strap.

    I'll do the bases first then get on to the backs. Also need to make seat pads for the jump seats at the rear, backs are there but seat pads missing.

    The colour isn't as bright as it looks in the photos.


    Colin
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    '56 Series 1 with homemade welder
    '65 Series IIa Dormobile
    '70 SIIa GS
    '76 SIII 88" (Isuzu C240)
    '81 SIII FFR
    '95 Defender Tanami
    '58 Series II
    Motorcycles :-
    Vincent Rapide, Panther M100, Norton BIG4, Electra & Navigator, Matchless G80C

  3. #83
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    Quote Originally Posted by gromit View Post
    Finally got round to starting on the seats.
    Made templates and sourced materials some time back.

    New bases in slightly thicker exterior grade plywood, originals were thinner and some made of Masonite which had bowed.
    New hardwood support for the rear, new rubbers for the front and a new leather retaining strap.

    I'll do the bases first then get on to the backs. Also need to make seat pads for the jump seats at the rear, backs are there but seat pads missing.

    The colour isn't as bright as it looks in the photos.


    Colin

    Do you have a Sample Rear Seat, Colin? I can help you there with Description & Dimensions if necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4bee View Post
    Do you have a Sample Rear Seat, Colin? I can help you there with Description & Dimensions if necessary.
    Thanks,
    I have a sample rear seat from a GS so easy to work out what's needed.
    Just need some strong tie downs so the seat bases don't fly away when the canopy is rolled up.

    Colin
    '56 Series 1 with homemade welder
    '65 Series IIa Dormobile
    '70 SIIa GS
    '76 SIII 88" (Isuzu C240)
    '81 SIII FFR
    '95 Defender Tanami
    '58 Series II
    Motorcycles :-
    Vincent Rapide, Panther M100, Norton BIG4, Electra & Navigator, Matchless G80C

  5. #85
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    Quote Originally Posted by gromit View Post
    Thanks,
    I have a sample rear seat from a GS so easy to work out what's needed.
    Just need some strong tie downs so the seat bases don't fly away when the canopy is rolled up.

    Colin


    Do you realise the Genuine LR seats already have light rope tie downs in the rear corners that attach to the uprights of the backrest frame?


    These are knotted through the eyelet in the small flat flange of the seat cushions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4bee View Post
    Do you realise the Genuine LR seats already have light rope tie downs in the rear corners that attach to the uprights of the backrest frame?

    These are knotted through the eyelet in the small flat flange of the seat cushions.
    Yes, military rear seats have a flange with eyelets, I already have eyelets to fit.

    I've never seen a base c/w the rope tie downs. I have a couple of GS bases and no sign of a tie down, they must have got lost in service.
    Most vehicles I've seen are missing the seat cushions.


    Colin
    '56 Series 1 with homemade welder
    '65 Series IIa Dormobile
    '70 SIIa GS
    '76 SIII 88" (Isuzu C240)
    '81 SIII FFR
    '95 Defender Tanami
    '58 Series II
    Motorcycles :-
    Vincent Rapide, Panther M100, Norton BIG4, Electra & Navigator, Matchless G80C

  7. #87
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    Quote Originally Posted by gromit View Post
    Yes, military rear seats have a flange with eyelets, I already have eyelets to fit.

    I've never seen a base c/w the rope tie downs. I have a couple of GS bases and no sign of a tie down, they must have got lost in service.
    Most vehicles I've seen are missing the seat cushions.


    Colin
    have light rope tie downs in the rear corners that attach to the uprights of the backrest frame?
    NB..They are not visible as a special Tie down point but are the Vertical frame at the ends of the seat cushion backrest frame. That's what the ones in my Sig. Sqdn were used for & some on my 88 civvy are the same. I always believed they were OEM Land Rover. They do the job well.


    Put rope around & tie ends together.

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