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« on: June 18, 2010, 07:25:53 PM »
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Hi I am after a set of front seat spacers that go be between the seat mounts and floor. Cheers Wayne
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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2010, 07:44:14 PM »
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Think I have a set will look tomorrow for you .....FC427....
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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2010, 08:53:00 PM »
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If not there is a set on ebay, item no. 180522199634 looks like someone has gone into reproduction sets
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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2010, 07:58:28 AM »
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Ebay Item #180522199634

They do look pretty good.

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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2010, 08:48:31 AM »
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OK...I'll ask the stupid question.  Why were these things always made in resin/plastic that was not very load bearing and eventually cracked. Why were they not made from some form of metal from the outset? There must be some reason otherwise I would have thought the repros should have been metal too..they seem to be perspex which I would have though would have similarly (bad) qualities..
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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2010, 06:24:55 PM »
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They'd cost a fortune to cast in metal, I reckon. Bear in mind they're under compression, so the original bakelite ones are probably strong enough for the job they're intended for. Obviously they have no shear strength worth a squirt, but when fitted, even cracked ones still work OK.

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« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2010, 07:28:55 PM »
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I have grey plastic ones they are about 9 years old seem to be holding up to my 130KG,s ok.

I cut them out on the water jet.

My set were cut out by hand.

I have some 10 mm grey plastic in the rack at work if i get a few intrested people i will cut some sets is this thick enough???

Or 6mm alloy probably not thick enough but thats the thickest alloy i stock.


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« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2010, 07:50:28 PM »
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They are 1/2" thick ......FC427.......
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« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2010, 09:26:45 PM »
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Ebay Item #180522199634
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« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2010, 09:23:24 AM »
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Pete could make them in 2 sets of 6mm and put one on top the other for the 1/2" required.
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« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2010, 10:19:44 AM »
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Hi .. the two at 6 mm made of alloy sounds OK .. could just araldite them together .. I'm interested in a set if the price is right .. Regards Stephen
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« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2010, 06:08:22 PM »
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I cut mine out of a white nylon kitchen cutting board.
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« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2010, 06:15:47 PM »
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i will see how much a sheet of 12mm alloy is.

The ones on ebay appear to be lexan which is brittle
polycarbonate is a lot softer we bend that in the press or would everyone prefer alloy?

If so i will work out a cost per set would rather do them 1 piece rather than cut 2 sets and sticking them together that looks bodgy.


I will get dimensions off my set but they not original and would prefer someone to take the time to draw me the dimensions and the radiuses exact for the corners i can get hole centres off my seat but if someone has a set can they trace them on a piece of A4 and dimension it and fax it to
Mallaby Sheetmetal ATTN; Pete  fax 02 6574 6311
or E mail mallaby@idl.com.au
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« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2010, 06:45:22 PM »
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Done .. fax on way
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« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2010, 07:06:28 PM »
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OK...I'll ask the stupid question.  Why were these things always made in resin/plastic that was not very load bearing and eventually cracked.
My question would be,what was their purpose in the first place?Why weren't the mounts 1/2" taller?Was it some form of wear strip or vibration medium?Anyway,the nylon cutting board is actually a brilliant idea as this type of nylon is generally not brittle as such.Jamie.
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« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2010, 07:16:48 PM »
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I dont run rear ones adds a bit of extra re cline to the seat was probably so they didnt cut through the rubber im guessing.
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« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2010, 05:36:39 AM »
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Hi Stephens

can you draw up the other one only recieved the 1 drawing.


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« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2010, 07:33:59 AM »
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My question would be,what was their purpose in the first place?Why weren't the mounts 1/2" taller?Was it some form of wear strip or vibration medium?Anyway,the nylon cutting board is actually a brilliant idea as this type of nylon is generally not brittle as such.Jamie.
I thought that they were optional and a method of raising the bench for height-challenged folk such as myself. This (plus breakage) is why they are not always present?
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« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2010, 11:12:36 AM »
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Hi Stephens

can you draw up the other one only recieved the 1 drawing.


Pete
Hi Pete  .. have done and you should have by now .. good luck .. did not draw the cracks in, just put them anywhere .. Regards Stephen
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« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2010, 01:28:27 PM »
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No worries will post some pics cutting  10mm grey plastic ones now.

will need some more feedback before i shell out 590 ex for a sheet of 12mm alloy.
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