Seat Base Trim Panel - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old August 27th, 2010, 05:55 PM
James Pierce's Avatar
James Pierce
Status: Offline
James Pierce Jr.
1995 D90 SW #314, 59 SII 88 HT
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 797
Seat Base Trim Panel

Not for sure of the correct name for these... it is the masonite panel found on the bottom of inward facing jump seats. Does anyone know of a source for Aluminum ones? I am going to have some made up Monday but they are not going to be cheap.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0604.jpg
Views:	193
Size:	95.8 KB
ID:	30489  
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old August 27th, 2010, 06:07 PM
isleofbones's Avatar
isleofbones
Status: Offline
Mike Deery
1984 D-90
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Hicksville, New York
Posts: 399
I think they would be fairly simple and inexpensive to make yourself out of aluminum or sheet plastic. Looks like an easy sabre/jig saw project... drill a few holes and maybe reinforce the three side edges.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old August 28th, 2010, 10:20 AM
D90DRC
Status: Offline
D Cantrell
1997 D90SW
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Quasi Indigent
Posts: 553
I mad a new hard wood rails and put new anchor nuts in it . Then i screwed on water jet cut chequer plates... I had the plate powder coated in Harley wrinkle finish and the seat pats in gloss black... The whole process was not on the cheep but it looks great IMO
__________________
Still waiting for the Hope and Change to start
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old August 28th, 2010, 10:57 AM
Reese_D90's Avatar
Reese_D90
Status: Offline
Reese
97 D90 ST and 93 D110
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Dallas, Texas, USA
Posts: 1,260
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by D90DRC View Post
I mad a new hard wood rails and put new anchor nuts in it . Then i screwed on water jet cut chequer plates... I had the plate powder coated in Harley wrinkle finish and the seat pats in gloss black... The whole process was not on the cheep but it looks great IMO
can you post some pics?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old September 17th, 2010, 07:55 PM
James Pierce's Avatar
James Pierce
Status: Offline
James Pierce Jr.
1995 D90 SW #314, 59 SII 88 HT
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 797
Solution

Well this is what I came up with. They are 1/8" thick aluminum and will be sent to the powder coaters Monday. I had several sets made and now that its programed into the CNC Punch the had part is done.

$50 Bucks a piece or $175 for a set of four powder coated satin black. PM me if your interested.

For those of you who enjoy watching the fabrication as much as I enjoy doing it here you go. 22 Ton LVD Strippit CNC Turret Punch. It will hold 5 thousandths tolerance.



Cheers,
James
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0755.jpg
Views:	149
Size:	91.5 KB
ID:	31219   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0760.jpg
Views:	128
Size:	73.3 KB
ID:	31220  

Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old September 19th, 2010, 01:57 AM
the_eaze's Avatar
the_eaze
Status: Offline
Eric Brown
1997 Arles SW
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Carmel, CA
Posts: 214
I actually did this a year ago. Took my crappy cardboard one down to a metal shop and they made me 4 of them exactly like the cardboard ones from aluminum scrap they had laying around. It was such a nice upgrade. The jump seats are much better and I don't have to worry about them getting trashed. I painted them black and they look great.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old May 24th, 2011, 10:39 PM
cgalpin's Avatar
cgalpin
Status: Offline
Charles Galpin
'94 D90 ST, '63 SeriesIIA
Site Team
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: South Riding, VA
Posts: 11,625
Registry
James, can you post a picture of the finished seat base? Did you keep the little trim strips or ditch them after adding the aluminum base?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by pendy
I'm here for the D's
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old May 24th, 2011, 10:52 PM
bjf's Avatar
bjf
Status: Online
barry f
94 ST #395
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: los angeles
Posts: 10,959
Watching the video is awesome. One of the reasons I ditched my jump seats in my 110 was they were all cracked and no one sold nice replacements.

------ Follow up post added May 24th, 2011 08:00 PM ------

http://www.eurorestorations.com/Euro...rim_Panel.html
__________________
Quote:
Are there shocks that I can addjust up and down like my friends LX460? That would be very cool!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old May 24th, 2011, 11:11 PM
James Pierce's Avatar
James Pierce
Status: Offline
James Pierce Jr.
1995 D90 SW #314, 59 SII 88 HT
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 797
I did loose the flimsy aluminum spats. They're not really needed with the new pieces. Looks much better without in my opinion. Kit includes SS hardware as well as locktite in-lieu of split washers. This reminds me I need to get back to updating my web page.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old May 24th, 2011, 11:22 PM
bjf's Avatar
bjf
Status: Online
barry f
94 ST #395
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: los angeles
Posts: 10,959
Yeah I was just looking on it. What racks are you selling to take this totally off topic.
__________________
Quote:
Are there shocks that I can addjust up and down like my friends LX460? That would be very cool!
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old May 24th, 2011, 11:30 PM
James Pierce's Avatar
James Pierce
Status: Offline
James Pierce Jr.
1995 D90 SW #314, 59 SII 88 HT
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 797
The two racks that I have right now are the normal Safety Devices Defender racks and ladders. I think one might be sold? The other is in really good condition, no dents or rust. 9.75 out of 10. Thought about having it re-powder-coated so it would be perfect just haven't gotten around to it. I assume this is what your referring to?
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old May 24th, 2011, 11:36 PM
bjf's Avatar
bjf
Status: Online
barry f
94 ST #395
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: los angeles
Posts: 10,959
Yeah I was curious about it. I thought a couple people were looking.
__________________
Quote:
Are there shocks that I can addjust up and down like my friends LX460? That would be very cool!
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old May 24th, 2011, 11:41 PM
James Pierce's Avatar
James Pierce
Status: Offline
James Pierce Jr.
1995 D90 SW #314, 59 SII 88 HT
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 797
Yea I need to get some pic's and post it up, just couldn't decide if I should have it recoated.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old May 25th, 2011, 09:51 AM
cgalpin's Avatar
cgalpin
Status: Offline
Charles Galpin
'94 D90 ST, '63 SeriesIIA
Site Team
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: South Riding, VA
Posts: 11,625
Registry
Bravo, very nicely done on the seat base trim James.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	shapeimage_2.png
Views:	113
Size:	582.0 KB
ID:	39072  
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by pendy
I'm here for the D's
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old May 25th, 2011, 10:13 AM
James Pierce's Avatar
James Pierce
Status: Offline
James Pierce Jr.
1995 D90 SW #314, 59 SII 88 HT
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 797
Thank you! I know they're not cheap but it never is when you try to do something well.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old May 30th, 2011, 12:48 PM
James Pierce's Avatar
James Pierce
Status: Offline
James Pierce Jr.
1995 D90 SW #314, 59 SII 88 HT
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 797
A cheap set

I have one set of these that have some scratches. I will not sell them since they are not perfect however they are too expensive to though out.

Anyone want them for $135 shipped w/ SS hardware.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1868.jpg
Views:	105
Size:	89.9 KB
ID:	39199   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1871.jpg
Views:	94
Size:	108.4 KB
ID:	39200  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1872.jpg
Views:	87
Size:	93.8 KB
ID:	39201   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1873.jpg
Views:	95
Size:	89.7 KB
ID:	39202  

Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old August 15th, 2011, 11:31 PM
cgalpin's Avatar
cgalpin
Status: Offline
Charles Galpin
'94 D90 ST, '63 SeriesIIA
Site Team
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: South Riding, VA
Posts: 11,625
Registry
I highly recommend these, or shell out for a nice shiny powdercoated set from James. I got a set of rejects and even rattle canned they came out really nice.

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0425.jpg
Views:	105
Size:	194.9 KB
ID:	41150
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by pendy
I'm here for the D's
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old August 16th, 2011, 06:48 AM
James Pierce's Avatar
James Pierce
Status: Offline
James Pierce Jr.
1995 D90 SW #314, 59 SII 88 HT
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 797
Thanks Charles, I'm glad to see they worked for you. They turned out nice!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A few moron questions about interior trim panel removal. rustydefender Defender Technical Discussions 17 March 23rd, 2016 05:12 PM
need used seat trim and headrests Overlander Wanted 3 September 23rd, 2006 02:52 PM
Need Ac Vent And Cover Seat Base Over Battery FREEDOM Wanted 2 May 29th, 2005 12:19 AM
FS: 97 d-90 wagon seat back trim cover (my last d-90 article) dzientek For Sale - Parts 0 March 31st, 2005 04:42 PM
Wanted: D-90 seat back trim cover/ driver's side side step dzientek Wanted 2 August 23rd, 2004 06:39 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:30 AM.


Copyright