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    Default Observers seat back

    Has anybody changed the way the observers seat back opens? I was thinking about hinging it at the top and adding a gas cylinder to prop it up when open. Don't like the way it opens into the walkway.
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    All the newer ones open like this.

    you will need to glue something like Sea Board to the back side of the seat to mount the strut too, maybe even an entire frame for the rigidity.

    Take a look at some of the new boats to help with your idea.

    Another thing you might need to look at is how the cushion is shaped at the top edge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmandley View Post

    Another thing you might need to look at is how the cushion is shaped at the top edge.
    Thought about doing this when we did the new interior since we changed everything else. But the curve is so round (on mine anyway) that mounting even a couple small hinges would have cause them to want to bind when opening...

    Looking at it front the front it seemed doable. Looking at it more from the top was a "nope".



    At the time it seemed like a good idea...

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    BERG your interior turned out Great!
    Are those carbon fiber cup holders?

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    Quote Originally Posted by viking View Post
    BERG your interior turned out Great!
    Are those carbon fiber cup holders?
    I think they are. Berg just earned 10 internet coolness points.
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    We call em PIMP POINTS.
    I think Newty still has the title

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    He does still lead the points count last I checked.


    I tried not to break my own arm patting myself on the back with those custom cupholders but I am still happy with how they turned out and have held up to repeat abuse. Plus I did all 8 for under $20.
    At the time it seemed like a good idea...

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    lol.....did you use di-noc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bergermaister View Post
    He does still lead the points count last I checked.


    I tried not to break my own arm patting myself on the back with those custom cupholders but I am still happy with how they turned out and have held up to repeat abuse. Plus I did all 8 for under $20.
    Made them yourself?!?!?!? do tell.
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    Basically same kind of stuff but 3M brand.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Little black PlastiDip in the bottoms of the cups, then a wrap.





    Few more...



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