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Old 12-12-2018, 03:40 AM   #131
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I also switched to internal sleeves all around as it speeds up the cutting and welding. You can be off a couple mm's and not a big deal.
Iíve been wondering about this.
Where are the sleeves, and what sizes are you using?
A write up would be truly welcomed.
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Old 12-12-2018, 03:44 AM   #132
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Iíve been wondering about this.
Where are the sleeves, and what sizes are you using?
A write up would be truly welcomed.
You need 4 internal tubes basically.

2 x 5/8" diameter
1 x1.75"
1x1" I think. This is already in the seat end. You just use a socket extension and a 17mm socket and hammer it into the other side.

Works perfect!

It acts as reinforcement and makes the cuts easier. Use a cut off wheel for the cuts. Too hard to get straight cuts with sawzall. Make your cuts. Measure to retain spacing.
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Old 12-13-2018, 03:28 AM   #133
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sprinterPaul:

I like your jig to hold the seat sections in alignment - this, and the internal sleeves, makes the welding a sure thing. Great contribution to the Seat-mod effort!

-Jolls
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Old 02-01-2019, 04:03 PM   #134
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Default Re: Bench seat - making a 3-seater into a 2-seater

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You need 4 internal tubes basically.

2 x 5/8" diameter
1 x1.75"
1x1" I think. This is already in the seat end. You just use a socket extension and a 17mm socket and hammer it into the other side.

Works perfect!

It acts as reinforcement and makes the cuts easier. Use a cut off wheel for the cuts. Too hard to get straight cuts with sawzall. Make your cuts. Measure to retain spacing.
Nice work, SprinterPaul! Any chance you can provide a little more detail about the internal sleeves you are using: what gauge, and length? Any pics of that part of the process?
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Old 02-01-2019, 04:13 PM   #135
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Nice work, SprinterPaul! Any chance you can provide a little more detail about the internal sleeves you are using: what gauge, and length? Any pics of that part of the process?




My local metal shops don't stock these odd ball sizes. So I paid a bunch thru mcmastercarr

I use enough length to overlap the tube. Just a few inches. You are just using it to keep it all aligned and create strong bonds. The uprights in the bench create all the strength not the cross bars.





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Old 02-10-2019, 06:57 PM   #136
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Anyone know someone in the northwest who can perform a three-to-two bench seat conversion?
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