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Peter Pan
Posted 9/26/2009 8:25 PM (#46546)
Subject: Velorex 562 seat



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Hello Friends,
for quite a while I was making myself a head how to improve the seats cushions of my Velorex 562 seat. The lashes broke out like nothing and the base seemed to be just 4mm plywood. I had my gardener cut out two 0,5mm inox sheets and thought I would have to use some expander that had to open behind the base plate like you use for gypsum. I fiddled today for quite a while without a good result.
All imaginary headache for nothing!!!!

The base plate is simple stupid 17-20mm plywood and all you need are a few wood or sheet metal screws.
So when your seat's lock ears and back lash break out the pop rivets just use simple screw and done.

Best regards

Sven


Edited by Peter Pan 9/26/2009 8:26 PM
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Peter Pan
Posted 10/1/2009 7:41 PM (#46622 - in reply to #46546)
Subject: Re: Velorex 562 seat



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Today the lower bowl of the sidecar boat came back from the boat builder and we presented the upper part of the boat for to check for the seat base.
It just slided in snug, even better then the original.
We prepared in stead of the mickey mouse metal holders of the seat some wood nucleus for to mold them into fibre glass and this way reinforce even more the boats structure.
(the metal seat holders were the main reason for the boat to get destructed.)

The good point is that now I have a solid negative mold for to reproduce lower parts of the Velorex 562 Sidecar. Even the original surface finish came out on 90% of the area.
But with only 4 sold units in the country I do not think that ever I will have to get it done again... except one of you fellows gets into the need.
Regards
Sven
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Peter Pan
Posted 10/12/2009 7:29 PM (#46824 - in reply to #46546)
Subject: Re: Velorex 562 seat



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Hello Folks, how was your Columbus day?
I enjoyed it reassembling the boat. and turning the location pins for the seat.
All the former hole's marks were visible in the boat shell copied from the mold and fit exactly.

Interesting are my self made rubber steel pads at the screw points.
1/4" Steel/aluminium pads with 20ยบ angles. with O-Ring material as surrounding retainers and filled up with polyurethane elastomer that will need about a week to harden.
The wooden reinforcements for sure will last much better then the Mickey Mouse seat bases.
Best regards
Sven Peter

Edited by Peter Pan 10/12/2009 7:59 PM




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