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Offline Jeffw

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Seat strip fixings
« on: August 15, 2019, 05:09:24 PM »
Hi All
I'm in my cave at the moment thinking about how I can fix the seat strips to a seat without having to buy them at inflated rates.
I found a small coach bolt and thought if I ground the dome part of the bolt flat to fit in the strip and slide it along and push it through the seat would make a good fixing, has anyone tried this method?
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Offline Astute Greaser

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Re: Seat strip fixings
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2019, 06:44:18 PM »
On my 200 used M6 stainless Roofing screw.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111713942314
Filed opposing flats to the sides of the heads (like the original fixing) and with the low profile of the head, they fitted into the seat strip great.
Also instead of modifying to use those silly clips under the seat, cut hacksaw slot in end of threads and clamped the strips in place with flat washer and nylock nuts.
Each to their own.
« Last Edit: August 15, 2019, 09:28:24 PM by Astute Greaser »

Offline Jeffw

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Re: Seat strip fixings
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2019, 07:09:41 AM »
I bet the river counters are jumping up and down reading this haha.
Your way is probably better than mine, I said use a coach bolt because that's what I picked up off my bench when clearing up.
I'm going to try both methods out of curiosity.
Thanks for your reply
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Offline Gr8uncleal

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Re: Seat strip fixings
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2019, 07:37:29 AM »
I bet the river counters are jumping up and down reading this haha.
Your way is probably better than mine, I said use a coach bolt because that's what I picked up off my bench when clearing up.
I'm going to try both methods out of curiosity.
Thanks for your reply

And probably the rivet counters as well Jeff.................!!

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Offline Jeffw

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Re: Seat strip fixings
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2019, 06:43:05 PM »
Oh yeah, haha damn predictive text!!
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Offline Gr8uncleal

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Re: Seat strip fixings
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2019, 07:24:59 PM »
Oh yeah, haha damn predictive text!!

I'm with you on that, especially on fleabay!
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