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Old 04-30-2019, 01:01 AM   #141
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Wheeljack: Wonderful job on your galley and dining booth! I'm wondering if you put the new bench in the 1.5 position, or 2? I had originally wanted to do what you've done, but changed directions due to time constraints.

Thanks for reporting, AND including your pics... your sewing machine rocks!
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Old 04-30-2019, 01:20 AM   #142
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How much space from the left edge of seat to the wall? How wide is your cabinet?
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It is a snug fit. I haven't measured but with the curvature of the wall, it is a little under 19.5" at the top of the counter. I made the cabinet 19.5" deep, so it pushes into the cushion a bit. I shaved it down to add more clearance, but since I wanted the CFX50 to be nearly flush, I had to keep room to access the door, which is already pushing it. All made with the super light 80/20 1" Quickframe. It turned out more solid than I was expecting, which is a nice surprise. I wanted everything lightweight and easily removable.
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Old 04-30-2019, 01:24 AM   #143
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Wheeljack: Wonderful job on your galley and dining booth! I'm wondering if you put the new bench in the 1.5 position, or 2? I had originally wanted to do what you've done, but changed directions due to time constraints.

Thanks for reporting, AND including your pics... your sewing machine rocks!
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Thanks, I had a great teacher!

Anyway, the bench is roughly in 1.5 position. My cargo had no mounts, so I drilled and used fender washers to distribute the load. I am comfortable with their integrity.

I say roughly 1.5 because it was mainly to allow ~78" inch bed length.
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Old 10-23-2019, 05:22 PM   #144
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This is going to be really helpful for me as I am cutting a 4 seat bench to 3. (I want the space on the drivers side for a cabinet and the 3 seater has space on the passenger side.

Did you consider for the fabric modification just unstitching and removing the whole middle seat fabric and then sewing the 2 outer seat fabric together at the existing seams? Do you think this would work? be easier?
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Old 10-23-2019, 07:51 PM   #145
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I have an MB 3 person bench cover (both pieces, 2017 leatherette) and 3 seat foam (both pieces) for sale. Donít know how you are planning to dimension things but maybe they could save you some effort. If you are in the PNW.

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Old 10-24-2019, 11:42 PM   #146
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KenW:

I essentially did what you are thinking (cut out the middle), but to keep intact the two "outside" sections of the seat cover, I had to cut the middle section out up the center of the BLACK fabric, adding 1/4" to the "outsides" for seam allowance. I did not pull apart the seams between the two types of fabric... if I had done so, there wouldn't have been enough black fabric to attach to the other section. Plus, doing it this way only required stitching one seam for each section of the seat cover. Didn't have to deal with the top and bottom sections that wrap around the top and bottom of the seat.

Lack of fabric terminology is getting in the way with my description here, so what I try to say above may not make sense here. The way I visualized it here was to see what was needed to cover the 2 outside cushions that were joined together after removing the middle one. This required a seam down the middle of the all black fabric... for both the seat cushion and seat back. I don't know if the 4 person bench is made the same as the 3... I imagine it is since it is by the same manufacturer.

I think once you lay out the fabric on your new configuration of cushions, you will see what to do here. Good luck with it!
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Old 11-03-2019, 06:07 AM   #147
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Anyone try this on the new VS30 reclining seats yet?
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Old 11-04-2019, 06:13 PM   #148
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they (VS30) have reclining bench seats!?!

same mounting rails?
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Old 11-05-2019, 06:02 PM   #149
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Yeah the VS30 passenger seats are reclining, not sure if available as an option on crew. Clark 2.0 build has some good pics and they are not the same rails and require a lot more room to remove. I don't think the seats are backward compatible without modification but not sure.
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Old 11-26-2019, 10:18 PM   #150
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Anyone have any more detail on the plastic seat belt hoods? I punched in the plastic pin but still managed to break the tab when prying it out. It appears the pin doesnít recess far enough to let the tab release. Or Iím doing it wrong.

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