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Building seats
« on: June 05, 2020, 06:34:38 PM »
Does anyone have any pics of how they bent there plywood to make bucket seats?


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Re: Building seats
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2020, 09:08:57 PM »
Couple different ways Iíve done it. Iíve done the soak in the pool/hose trick before with good results, then just bend it to your shape and secure. Also, you can kerf cut every 1/2Ē or so to relieve the tension on your bend. Sorry I donít have pics specifically but I hope this helps with your build.


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Re: Building seats
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2020, 09:20:35 PM »
Couple different ways Iíve done it. Iíve done the soak in the pool/hose trick before with good results, then just bend it to your shape and secure. Also, you can kerf cut every 1/2Ē or so to relieve the tension on your bend. Sorry I donít have pics specifically but I hope this helps with your build.


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i was thinking to kerf  it my self. I did a practice run earlier today. I cut strips 1Ē apart and that worked out well. My only concern is I have to cut almost all the way threw the plywood. Iím assuming I have to fiberglass that all in really well to get the strength back?


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Re: Building seats
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2020, 10:33:35 AM »
yes you must resin coat ALL the wood, for strength and so the wood does not rot!!!


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Re: Building seats
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2020, 01:10:02 PM »
Bendable plywood, also known as Curve-Ply, Flexply, Wacky Wood and Wiggle wood. Can be purchased at a real lumber store ( not Home Depot or Loweís)
Comes in multiple thicknesses, I chose 3/8 and laminated (with wood glue) 2 pieces together to get 3/4
I have pictures and description in my build thread from like 9 years ago. Iíll see if I can link it here.


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Re: Building seats
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2020, 01:17:11 PM »
Iím not sure how to link it. Search for:
ďProject 84' Liberator tunnelĒ

Post # 27 is about the seats
 


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Re: Building seats
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2020, 01:44:57 PM »
I built new bucket seats for mine. I cut 1 inch strips and attached them to the seat base. Then stapled the strips together at the cuts. Then I fiberglassed them for strength. I'll be quite honest I've got about $200 in just the wood and fiberglass. If it were me I would buy the fiberglass bucket seats from jetboat performance. They'll never rot, they're light weight and you can get a pair for about $330.

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Re: Building seats
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2020, 03:22:11 PM »
Thanks for everyoneís advice. Hereís what I ended up with.


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Re: Building seats
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2020, 03:23:52 PM »
I still need to put fiberglass on all the bends for strength and get a good coat of resin on the rest of it


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Re: Building seats
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2020, 11:16:55 PM »
Looks great.  Do you have an interior shop yet?  Your tanks are going to be interesting to work around. I would get some feedback on that part of your seat from them before you seal them up just in case you have to make changes. Otherwise thatís a pretty good setup.


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Re: Building seats
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2020, 07:08:34 PM »
Extra lumbar support in the back seats? Looks great


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Re: Building seats
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2020, 01:16:01 PM »
Extra lumbar support in the back seats? Looks great


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You think I need to add more support?  How should I do that?


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Re: Building seats
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2020, 04:09:19 PM »
Looks good!


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