Folding Helm Seats

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Folding Helm Seats

Postby LConover » Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:42 pm

The seats on my '64 Cutlass were shot, interior metal rusted out. (See the attached photos) So I discarded them after, fortunately, keeping the hardware. I can't find suitable replacements. I am now thinking that it would not be too difficult to duplicate them, if I had their dimensions. Does any one have these seats? If so, could they measure them and sent me the dimensions?
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Re: Folding Helm Seats

Postby LConover » Thu May 04, 2017 7:59 pm

I never received any replies to my posting, so I estimated the size, making the seats a little narrower so I could squeeze by the engine box. Attach are photos of the final result. I made the plywood frames and Holly of Holly's Custom Canvas and Upholstery, Mooresville, IN did a great job on the vinyl. It all worked out and the seats are better than original (true marine grade). If anyone is thinking about doing the same thing, I would be happy to share what knowledge I gained in the process.
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Re: Folding Helm Seats

Postby robertpaul » Thu May 04, 2017 8:34 pm

Nice job. What a cool boat..
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Re: Folding Helm Seats

Postby jfrprops » Fri May 05, 2017 8:27 am

yes, that is a great job on a great boat!

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