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Old 10-05-2022, 04:29 PM
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I say! Rather a bit of steampunk flaver. Looks ace.
Thanks all! Starting to feel like I'm somewhat getting back in the grove and gett'in "the itch" to spend more time with it.

One of the things bouncing around in my cranium is whether to go with a simple, functional bench seat or.............. finding or fabbing up a couple of air ride seats. Steampunk-ish, big truck-ish, more air gauges. Definitely not typical. Hmmmmm..

Big truck seats likely too big/bulky (not to mention pricey). I had an air shock from an HD FL solo seat about 10 years ago which would've been a possibility but of course I don't have it any more. Open to suggestions. Maybe modify a riding mower spring-type seat? Research time
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Old 10-05-2022, 08:35 PM
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Hey OS..... Glad your back at it. I am as well.....until I get the next shoulder done that is. I'm going to ring you up over the next few days. Whats a good time for you?
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Old 10-06-2022, 10:29 AM
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Fab up a couple of leaf springs with a good sturdy frame to hold it to the floor. You may have to work with the length on them depending on how much room you have. If you cut it or drill it anywhere just keep it cool. You'll be surprised how you can cantilever those into use.
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Old 10-06-2022, 06:14 PM
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Hey OS..... Glad your back at it. I am as well.....until I get the next shoulder done that is. I'm going to ring you up over the next few days. Whats a good time for you?
Hey Coup. Cool deal. Tomorrow most any time. If I don't pick up I'll return the call shortly thereafter.

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Fab up a couple of leaf springs with a good sturdy frame to hold it to the floor. You may have to work with the length on them depending on how much room you have. If you cut it or drill it anywhere just keep it cool. You'll be surprised how you can cantilever those into use.
Boy that is one to remember. I think you just knocked off the rust to my inner mad scientist door. Thanks Smallfoot!
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Old 10-31-2022, 06:42 AM
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Just checking back in. Seems I'm a lot slower "back on the build" than I'd thought. We finally just picked up a small piece of acreage about 2 1/2 hours away that we are going to homestead..... which means a nice "new" closed in shop for me!

This process will take some time putting all the logistical pieces together (including the physical work) so I'll be juggling work, starting to move mass quantities of "stuff", and building for the months ahead. I'll be sparse around here for a bit but will try not to be totally MIA.

Continued best to all!
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Old 10-31-2022, 07:49 AM
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Congrats on the acreage and new shop.
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Old 10-31-2022, 09:18 AM
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Old 10-31-2022, 12:08 PM
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Happy for you Old Stuff. A daydream for many.
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Old 10-31-2022, 01:02 PM
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Congrats on the acreage. You'll have no shortage of work now.

Personally I think simpler and more functional is better for a seat. I know a few people who have had something artsy in their car only to later change it out for something they wanted to ride in. Just a though.
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Congrats on the move and new shop.
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