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Royse
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:40 pm    Post subject: Rest-O-Ride Three-fer Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I didn't think I'd be able to salvage all three, but I did.
The third one, in the back, is waiting on springs. They're on back order.

Anyone want to buy a very expensive seat?
I'd love to sell one of these for "only" what parts cost for the three! LOL


 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Rest-O-Ride Three-fer Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Looking good Lawson!!

You could add another shingle below you carb rebuilding service sign to include Rest-O-Ride seat reviver Smile
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Rest-O-Ride Three-fer Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks Bill, but I don't think that would be an endeavor most
people would want to pay for. As you know, they're a lot of work.

I see "rebuilt" ones advertised for sale for $350 each.
They look to have bare metal bars, new bushings and new springs.
The seat pan, frame, etc are all still in their original condition.
If I could bring myself to do that kind of work, I might make
money at it but I like to sleep at night. Cool
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Rest-O-Ride Three-fer Reply to specific post Reply with quote

These were the worst set of bars. Not only were they bent, but
this is the set that a previous owner had welded together.
I put them in the press and straightened them, then found out
that they were also twisted. That was a bit more challenging but
I got them all straightened out, welded them up and ground them
down just like I had to do with the rest of them. Time consuming.






 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Rest-O-Ride Three-fer Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Looks great.

Where did you get the torsion springs?

Dean
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Rest-O-Ride Three-fer Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I'm replying a second time Dean as I see my first response was not
allowed on modern view. The first set of springs came from YT.
The second set came from eBay. The third set I'm still waiting on.
The two sets I've received seem to be the same. Same packaging,
same fitment, same strength, etc. No problems with them so far.
I'll have see how the ride is and how they last.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Rest-O-Ride Three-fer Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Though it has been 10 years or so and things may have changed, the last set of torsion springs that I bought from other than Minn-Kota (NLA) lasted less than a year with very little use.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Rest-O-Ride Three-fer Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Too bad Minn-Kota is no longer in business. If you're spending
that much on them, a little more for better quality seems in order.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:48 am    Post subject: Re: Rest-O-Ride Three-fer Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Royce, nice job on the seats. I have three of them that I will have to repair someday. How difficult are the seats to disassemble?
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:36 am    Post subject: Re: Rest-O-Ride Three-fer Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Disassembly depends upon condition.

Properly overhauling a R-O-R seat is a time consuming process. The first will take about twice as long as the second and third, all else equal.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:43 am    Post subject: Re: Rest-O-Ride Three-fer Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Very nice work, Royse! I know STENER TRACTOR sells the rubber torsion springs, and truly believe there is but only one manufacturer of them and everybody buys from them. It's the same for all N specialty items too like the 4-spoke steering wheel and aluminum grille. The market simply doesn't warrant competitive companies. Funny you mentioned the old MINN-KOTA steering wheel restoration business, now defunct. I just posted on the NTC board about them. I have a friend looking to restore ones for his vintage cars. Back in 2003 when I restored my early 8N, I sought out MINN-KOTA for a quote on my badly worn out steering wheel. Their pricing was, shall we say, not in my budget. Being a specialty house, and having exuberant costs, plus not having a huge list of clientele, is probably what caused their demise. I haven't tried to locate another shop yet for my friend so told him to search on-line and ask the car club people. I have an original R-O-R seat base unrestored I bought years ago from John Smith. It still sets in the wood box he shipped it in. I had intentions of buying '56 860 tractor and using it on it but never found a '56 Model to buy. You probably already know this part, but the R-O-R was an OEM part beginning with the 800 Series models anyway. Introduced earlier as an NAA optional accessory, you only got the base, painted 8N Medium Grey by the way, and were instructed to remove your OEM pan seat and install it on the base. Later as OEM parts, the seat was a complete unit. I'd probably part with my OEM base if someone was interested.

Tim *PloughNman* Daley(MI)
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:32 am    Post subject: Re: Rest-O-Ride Three-fer Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have to agree with everything Dean said.
One of these had been welded together. It was a pain to get apart.
The other two weren't so bad, a few roll pins and two bolts.
The roll pins can be a bear to get out at times.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:01 am    Post subject: Re: Rest-O-Ride Three-fer Reply to specific post Reply with quote

[quote="Royse"](reply to post at 15:32:01 01/13/19) [/quote

I've done 6 over the last 2 years, agree, very time consuming and can be frustrating at times. I sourced the bushings and springs from Korves Oliver parts. Oliver's seats seem to use the same parts. Just like Royse, I had to weld up all the worn h-bars, straighten some , and then take the twist out of some.

It is a winter project for me and based on how bad the seat was worn, very time consuming. Worst part for me is getting the torsion springs off the h-bars. Usually takes some heat, Gibbs penetrating oil and the shop press.]
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Rest-O-Ride Three-fer Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Email me the price for one.
 
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