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Old 12-21-2012, 04:52 AM
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Started making my bucket seats for the dirt devil I've been building...

Its made from 6mm ply and stitched together with wire...

Later it will need the seams taping over with fibraglass tape...

I've roughly placed the seat as it is into the dirt devil to get idea of how it will look...
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:28 AM
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Looking good. I hope that is comfortable for you.
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:27 AM
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So do I. If not I'll revert back to original idea of using my lads chair top, hoping though I don't have to because I'll have endure a trip to IKEA and the misery that brings.



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Looks like a good start, and a really good idea. Did you try to mold it to your body?
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That's kinda cool- Looks sort of like a bomber seat. I'd like to do something like that in sheetmetal.
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When bought the plans for the dirt devil I got the yard dawg plans free and in those plans was technical drawings for the seat with advice on how to mould to the driver.

So I measured how much space I would need for my butt!!!

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Old 12-22-2012, 03:22 AM
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When bought the plans for the dirt devil I got the yard dawg plans free and in those plans was technical drawings for the seat with advice on how to mould to the driver.

So I measured how much space I would need for my butt!!!

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I got these plans aswell. I'm going to check them out, since that's a nice seat man! Good job!

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Old 12-22-2012, 05:05 AM
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My opinion of the Yard Dawg was much the same as yours Nodroz, but the seat drawings are good and easy to follow...

I still need to fibreglass the seat but even with just the wire stitching its quite rigid, and once its painted a suitable colour I am hoping it will look rather smart...

Its also quite light in weight, well least at the moment it is before I fibreglass it..
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:55 PM
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Well Christmas day is almost here and I still can't help but press forward a little with my go kart build . . .

Today I went and bought the fibreglass kit, its called David's Fastglas. I bought a couple of kits, two packets of hardener and an extra pack of fibre mat . . .

From reading the information contained on the pack, it is suppose to be easy to use and extremely hard finishing, just the ticket . . .

I don't think I'll be doing anything now this side of the holidays, with festivities etc etc but I will be sure to post any comments I have about this product and the method and let you know if its worth you bothering with, or if its just best getting a purpose made seat for your karts (I am hoping it is good though so I maybe bias already, but only because I have enjoyed the process of making this seat).
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When I made the seat for my daughters kart. I used material instead of fibreglass matting. I found it was a lot cleaner (no messy, stray fibres) &, IMO, the finished product was a lot neater... Just a thought...
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When I made the seat for my daughters kart. I used material instead of fibreglass matting....
What kind of material?
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Personally, I used micro seude. If you look at the seat padding in this post, it's made from the same material
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Well, I spent a couple of hours this evening, as sad as I am on Christmas day fibreglassing my seat for the Dirt Devil. Its really firmed up the seat, made it waterproof and apart from a little rubbing down to remove some stray fibres all that I will want to do is to paint it a suitable colour . . .

I'll take some photographs tomorrow when I have some day light . . .
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The important question is did it bond to the plywood?
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It as bonded really good, and really stiffened the construction.

I haven't taken any photographs yet I will do a little later.

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Photograph of the seat after being fibreglassed.

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Looking good. Are you going to paint it?

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Old 12-27-2012, 04:06 AM
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Sure have done Nodroz, I used a spray paint suitable for plastics, its taken a good first coat and needs a recoating after 48 hours so tomorrow I will respray.


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Oops,

I had a beer and thought it would be good to spray my bucket seat....

Don't work on your karts under the effort of beer.

This is the result !



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That seat turned out good. Heck the paint job looks good too. The middle stripe would look better white. Any way you could e-mail me those plans? PM me and I'll send you the e-mail address.
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