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IanMc

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  1. Great work Bill, I am very impressed. Out of interest, what 3D printer do you have and where did you get it from?
  2. My pleasure Bill. People on this forum have been so kind to me over the last few years, it is nice to be able to give a little something back. Good luck with your 3D printing
  3. Evening Bill. The following are all of my NS / Passenger side one - I hope that they help you? Good luck!
  4. IanMc

    New swan neck

    Good progress Herman - will you be showing us a video of the big start up?! Respect to your Son, he is officially a man after taking such responsibility
  5. Here you go Bill. The first 5 images are of the Nearside/Passenger side one. Then I realised that I hadn't fitted the Drivers side one myself, so had to go hunting for it.. Nearside Pt No. 9 287 051 L1 Offside Pt No. 9 287 052 RE I hope that this helps you a little?
  6. Today I made a start on the drivers side seat base cover. I needed to remove all the stitches so I could make the necessary templates. Here is the mess I am starting with... Oh by the way, not sure if I showed you before the little tool I have been using. Its called a seam ripper and really makes light work of popping stitches. The following photos give you an idea of how it works with its tiny (but extremely sharp) blade: They only cost £2-3 and it is a really helpful little tool
  7. Yes I have Jess and my thoughts are: 1) What I have already done has fixed my problem. 2) If it aint broke (anymore), dont fix it. 3) I actually prefer the front of the seat slightly dropped as it helps my sitting position with my dodgy knees 3)You will probably only mess something else up if you start messing about again
  8. Some work done to the Drivers seat mounting frame this morning to try to overcome/correct my stupid error. I decided to cut the frame right back to down leg of the right hand (as you look from the pedals) pivot point: My thinking was to try to weld another piece of tubing parallel to, and just about 6 mm below the main seat frame - something like this: After welding everything back up straight, it all worked OK: I did think of trying to add some extra weld to that smaller diameter to build it all back up to the same size - but its already very strong and who is going to go looking at that anyway, so didn't bother. Of course there is still a little more weld dressing to do, but that's a job for later. Then it was time to try it in the car: Success! - it all clears the bump in the floor/trans tunnel and there is full movement forward and back. But what about the headroom?!, I hear you cry - the whole reason for doing this in the first place of course. Again success, I now have clearance from 1/4 back on the seat rail, right through to the rearmost seating. My preferred seating position is somewhere between those two points, so all good - very pleased. Now I can make a start on the seat covers for that side... Take care all x
  9. Thanks again Graeme, but I think that I will be sticking to plan A = make my own.
  10. How much?!?! 😂 No problem mate, take care.
  11. IanMc

    New swan neck

    Great stuff Herman.
  12. Hi Graeme, That sounds like a plan - cheers matey. Lets wait until things get straightened out a bit with the old virus stuff, then we can arrange something. Top man, sincere thanks.
  13. Dear All, As you have probably all worked out by now I have short arms and deep pockets, plus a real desire to try to make something myself if possible. It often fails, but hey if you don't try... So I am wondering do any of you have any templates or dimensions for the following two things please: - Coupe head liner / roof liner - Coupe boot carpet. I could certainly use my old roof liner as a template, but ideally I would prefer to have the new one ready to fit right away. I don't have any carpet in the boot though, so I would have to start from scratch with that. If anyone has anything it would really be appreciated. Stay safe, stay well everyone
  14. That would be the easy solution, but unfortunately that (hinged joint) connection point is a peened over rivet type joint. I could probably nut and bolt it to make it work I suppose, but I think I would rather try just modifying the frame itself first. Thanks for the suggest though mate
  15. Not sure mate, I will take a little look later. Well, this morning I did a quick trial fit and discovered that Mr Dumb had struck again Why did it not occur to me to investigate why the front of the Drivers seat frame is a different shape to the Passenger side?!?!?! The reason is that there is a bulge in the trans tunnel to floor area at that point... you can see it here in the center of this photo: So when you put a butchered seat in like mine, you get this: Yes the elbow of the frame now hits the bulge and wont allow you to bolt the seat down - oops! Oh well I have some 25 mm tubing and some more plate, so I will just re-profile that area over the next few days and let you know how it all goes. Yet another school boy error! Take care everyone x
  16. Quick update. I managed to get the welding done over my lunch break (working from home now...) and dressed them off quickly with a flap wheel. Everything seems to still hinge correctly and it sits level - always a positive lol Its not particularly pretty, but it is certainly very strong, which I was worried about. I will probably fit the backrest temporarily this evening and bolt it back in to see if I now clear the roof in my preferred seating position.
  17. Hi Jason, Yes, the seat will be angled ever so slightly downward at the front. To be honest, I don’t really expect to notice any difference in driving position. And even if I did, I don’t think that it will annoy me as much as the top of my head touching the roof liner lol I guess that we will just have to wait and see. The other thing that I did think about to counteract this was ‘sculpting’ the seat base foam slightly to bring me level again. once the frame is welded up, I will bolt it in the car and lay the foam over the top to see how it feels.
  18. Probably Wayne, but to be honest I think that it would be more difficult and I’d be a little worried about the strength of it.
  19. Thanks Jess, yes exactly! - I had actually considered that - please see below. So the cutting is done and we have this: As Jess mentions, you are then faced with the problem of the angled section of tubular frame not reaching far enough across to be able to make a joint. I plan to construct a bridge piece using this piece of plate Steel:
  20. OK folks, so this is what we are starting with: And with the proposed cut lines in Blue, hopefully the camera has just about picked them up...
  21. Small update for you all. I have been thinking through some of the suggestions and think that I will go for the 'cut and shut' method. Assuming my measurements and high school trigonometry are something like correct, I have calculated that by removing 25 mm length from the frame tube I can get the following: - With the seat in its most forward position, I can gain an additional 20 mm of headroom. - With the seat in its rear most position, I can gain an additional 25 mm of headroom. As I usually have the seat in approx the mid to 2/3 back position, I should achieve around 22-23 mm of additional headroom. So i think that this is the way that I am going to go... I will be updating my project thread with photos etc as I progress.
  22. Small update for you all. I have been thinking through some of the suggestions in my seat lowering thread (please refer to the thread in Basic Technical Help section) and think that I will go for the 'cut and shut method. Assuming my measurements and high school trigonometry are something like correct, I have calculated that by removing 25 mm length from the frame tube I can get the following: - With the seat in its most forward position, I can gain an additional 20 mm of headroom. - With the seat in its rear most position, I can gain an additional 25 mm of headroom. As I usually have the seat in approx the mid to 2/3 back position, I should achieve around 22-23 mm of additional headroom. So i think that this is the way that I am going to go... I will be sure to update you with photos etc as I progress.
  23. The Drivers side seat was removed earlier, so now I am in the process of stripping that down. As it is just a repeat of the Passenger side, I am not going to bore you with repeating the above text and photos etc. However, if I do decide to try to lower it a touch, I will post what I have done in the attempt. Have a good day everyone - stay safe, stay well.
  24. Thanks for all your feedback and information lads, much appreciated. I am now in the process of stripping down the Drivers seat (to make a start on the eat covers of course), so I will let you know what I decide to do - if anything... Thanks again.
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