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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by bct, Jun 10, 2018.

  1. bct
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    after reading Auliz's thread and admiring his choice in seating I was taken back to my days when I used to make curved plywood seating . some was rough frames (to be upholsterd) for office desk chairs and some was show wood , think mid century modern. I built hundreds like these rough frames

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    when I get a chance im going to build some bombers for my roadster. here are pics I have stolen from here mostly .


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  3. goldmountain
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    That's a great idea. Plywood would be great to tack the upholstery to. Please show us non-woodworkers how.
     
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    anyone else have experience with these? id love some more pics and info . thanks
     
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  6. dana barlow
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    Been driving hot rods for more years then most. If your building a old style race car{Not a hotrod for cruisin},that works style wise,not good on your body,but depens how long your really planning on being in it. You plan on Cruisin,put real seats in,your only building racer for the trailer keep the butt boxs. Its not about workmenship so much,but what your doing. So much stuff I see used were it didn't ,like Moon tanks on cruisin rods an lots of other things. Hope ya don't take the note wrong,but just passing along what I know.
     
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  7. I certainly agree.^ Looks are one thing, but comfort has to be of importance. I'm sure there's a "cake and eat it too", but (butt), one will only know after mock up, and sitting static how things will come into play. When all is said and done, the first long ride will decide if your back and ass are comfortable.... I like the looks of the above, and many good pics/ideas, but skeptical in the driving world. I know it's just angles, and cushions......
    I'll keep watching.
     
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  8. Jethro
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    If anyone can make a comfortable wood seat you are the one...Looking forward to see what you come up with.
     
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  9. Some guys ride rigids some guys ride softails. Build what you want. They can be removed if you decide you are too old :cool:
     
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  10. A Boner
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    image.png image.png Cool hot rod with cool seats.....grabbed pics from Bangshift.
     
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  11. denis4x4
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    Wonder if those plywood military seats were used in WWII gliders as the plywood gliders were considered disposable after one time use.
     
  12. KevKo
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    I think the comfort issue is with the solid bottom. Even with a cushion there isn't much give. Maybe consider a webbed bottom. The cushion will cover it. Should be more comfortable.
     
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  13. A friend of mine found some plywood seats from the war era and put them into his 30 coupe. They were cool but with out a real solid backbrace they started to separate and fail. Most aircraft seats were main to sit upright and were mount to the bulkheads.. There is a reason manufactures use metal
     
  14. rusty rocket
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    This is a really Kool idea. I'm a trim carpenter by trade and have been kicking around ideas for my single seat project. I'm thinking there will be a wood seat built.
     
  15. steinauge
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    Dana is right about real aircraft seats mostly being used in racecars.That being said they are a lot more comfortable if you fabricate a cushion of about the dimension of a parachute pack------
     
  16. A Boner
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    This one!
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  17. rusty rocket
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    Yes sir, I did build that. Just got the car on the road. last Saturday I drove about 15 miles in one trip, before that it was just a mile and back to the shop working out bugs. I did have a seat bottom cushion made from one inch foam and a o.d. Green canvas tarp cover. The seat was really quite comfortable.
     
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  18. rusty rocket
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    Just a few with the seat in the car. image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg
     
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  19. Jethro
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    Gotta say that Lil bug is so frigging cool!!!....the seat fits right in with the era
     
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  20. bct
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    Love that 30s color green. Nice.
     
  21. DOCTOR SATAN
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    Those are really cool seats.....
     
  22. DOCTOR SATAN
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    What kinda plane would they have been in...?
     
  23. denis4x4
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    WWII gliders...maybe
     
  24. DOCTOR SATAN
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