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Dude1021
08-11-2005, 03:53 PM
I bought a 1986 power slot and the guy I bought it from
eliminated the back seat. I am in search of a back seat for replacement
or blue prints of an original rear seat, so I can build one. If any one has any suggestions please let me know or I will buy one that someone
has and doesn't use! Please help...... :headbang: You can email me
at mark@a2zengines.com I sell auto and marine engines so I will hook
you up if you if you hook me up thanx.......Mark

JEREMY79
08-11-2005, 03:58 PM
umm, yeah. You can have my backseat, but I want a hemi for my boat.
:purplaugh :purplaugh :purplaugh

ski_king
08-11-2005, 04:02 PM
You can also have my backseat which is sitting in my basement unused and all I want in trade is a fresh 351/285 hp marinized PMC engine. I will accept the GT40 also.

If you don't want to make that trade, I can take some pictures and measurements, cant be all that tough to make from scratch.

Dude1021
08-11-2005, 04:12 PM
Yeah dude hook me up with some pics and measurements! How about a 2003 lightning
5.4 wiring harness ecm and all, think we can get that to bolt up to a velvet drive?

Dude1021
08-11-2005, 04:15 PM
Sorry dude I don't do Hemi's But I will buy it from you. Just sitting in the basement
collecting dust? And I can get a hemi for ya what year?

Zach S
08-11-2005, 05:39 PM
If you are a wakeboarder you could use a fat seat.

Scot
08-11-2005, 05:43 PM
If you are a wakeboarder you could use a fat seat.
Couldn't you just fill it up with air, or maybe just enough water to weigh it down and keep it from flying out???

richardsoncd
08-25-2005, 02:43 PM
where do you find the foam and vinyl to build it yourself?

east tx skier
08-25-2005, 03:03 PM
You can get foam at Hancock fabrics or similar store. Ordering the vinyl from MC would be the easiest way to get the exact fit.

Hunterb
08-25-2005, 03:16 PM
You may have figured this out already but, if not, here is a picture of the back seat that I built from scratch this spring. It wasn't too hard to build. If I were doing it again I would make the back slightly longer and have a little less storage space under the seat. I also used 2" foam on the seat and would use 3" if I did it again.

If you are interested I can take some pictures of it so you can see how it is constructed.

Bruce

pilot02
08-25-2005, 03:22 PM
I would contact your local upholstery supply and then look at the different foams available (different weight ratings such as 44# 80# 120#. In Atlanta, B&A supply on Marjan Drive has a wide variety. While re-doing the interior of my Tristar, I'm changing to the 120# for the seat bases to raise the driver as well as provide more cushion for bumps. Foam's not cheap though, it nearly doubled in price in the past year due to the cost of oil. For a 2x24x80 piece, I paid $45 2-3 months ago whereas I'd paid in the $20's last summer for a similar piece. Also, as funny as it may seem, the foam is difficult to cut so that it won't show the uneven lines once you get the vynil over it. Through asking lots of questions, I've found that an electric filet knife works great for straight cuts and general shaping and then for the curved areas, make the initial cuts with the filet knife and then use a belt sander with a coarse belt to actually shape the foam. Works very well.....

bheat55
05-10-2010, 05:29 PM
Do you have the blue prints for the rear seat you made?

Mr_Woodcock
05-10-2010, 05:40 PM
You may have figured this out already but, if not, here is a picture of the back seat that I built from scratch this spring. It wasn't too hard to build. If I were doing it again I would make the back slightly longer and have a little less storage space under the seat. I also used 2" foam on the seat and would use 3" if I did it again.

If you are interested I can take some pictures of it so you can see how it is constructed.

Bruce


Id be interested in some plans too if you designed storage space underneath the seat. Pretty slick!

liledgy
05-11-2010, 11:45 AM
If you make a seat from scratch, do yourself a favor and make 3 individual cushions. Then you can remove the middle one and still have seating in the back for two. Then the skier o swimmers won't step on cushions prematurly ruining them. When my 83 needed a new interior I copied it off the 89 American skier I owned previously. It has been by far the best decision I made since I've owned the boat (16 years). I could take a pic and send it if you like next time I'm by the lake.

83SuperSlot
05-11-2010, 02:42 PM
I need a bench too.. I keep trying to find a used one online but I will probably end up building one or paying for it to get done.... I guess that will be next year's project..

coz
05-11-2010, 02:55 PM
Definetly go with rebond foam for the seat.

slickwater1
05-26-2010, 02:25 PM
I just took apart my 93 190 seat. it has been wet for several different occasions and the wood finally gave way. I have all the foam and upholstery, what would you guys do, just replace the wood or build new seat altogether.

DooSPX
05-27-2010, 10:53 PM
are your sure the backseat is wood on your 93 Prostar, Slickwater1?

That is a great idea liledgy

slickwater1
05-27-2010, 11:01 PM
yes positive it was wood glued to the styrofoam that the vinyl was stapled to. I began the replacement of the wood today.

DooSPX
05-30-2010, 09:42 AM
My 91 seat appears to be a composite plastic under the vinyl and all.

americanskierJim
05-30-2010, 11:49 AM
I remade mine there not that hard to build and you can make it how ever you like. The is one I just built for my "80"

46Chief
01-31-2011, 01:17 PM
If you make a seat from scratch, do yourself a favor and make 3 individual cushions. Then you can remove the middle one and still have seating in the back for two. Then the skier o swimmers won't step on cushions prematurly ruining them. When my 83 needed a new interior I copied it off the 89 American skier I owned previously. It has been by far the best decision I made since I've owned the boat (16 years). I could take a pic and send it if you like next time I'm by the lake.


I really want to see your pics of the backseat.

psychobilly
01-31-2011, 06:40 PM
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=689051&postcount=526

A good way to navigate Chief is to go to a members profile, look at their stats, and then look up all of their post. I found this for you from ASJim. He done a great job on that ole boat. :)

Hope this helps ya research.

slickwater1
02-11-2011, 12:28 PM
revive an old thread. My seat was a styrofoam seat but had wood inlaid all around it and in the armrest for stapling to and for support i guess. But I really want to build a back seat. I saw a guy had one built out of 2x2 and curved plywood that looked really nice. I am working on this project again this weekend.

milkmania
02-11-2011, 01:24 PM
revive an old thread. My seat was a styrofoam seat but had wood inlaid all around it and in the armrest for stapling to and for support i guess. But I really want to build a back seat. I saw a guy had one built out of 2x2 and curved plywood that looked really nice. I am working on this project again this weekend.

where are you located?

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=38646&highlight=foamco

from Foamco
You have found FOAMCO CORPORATION which did previously reside in Poteau, OK.. We have moved the company to Quincy, IL (the parent companies location).

If you can send me a picture of the old rear seat and some rough dimensions I would be happy to get a quote worked up for you.

Sincerely,

David Hochgraber

Special Projects Engineer / IT Manager
FoamCo Corporation
http://us.mg4.mail.yahoo.com/ya/download?mid=1%5f22%5f1%5f198513%5f0%5fALYIw0MAAPp 8TQ%2bKoQUcHxMjbAo&pid=3&fid=%2540S%2540Search&inline=1814 Ohio Street
Quincy, IL 62301

google search
Foamco Corporation™
814 Ohio Street

Quincy IL 62301
888-foamco1 (362-6261) toll free
217-641-1302 tel
217-222-2393 fax
info@foamcocorp.com

slickwater1
02-11-2011, 01:48 PM
i am located in west tn. but what type of fabrication are you wanting to quote? I am wanting to build a wooden seat frame and reattach or have new upholstery put on.

milkmania
02-11-2011, 01:59 PM
i am located in west tn. but what type of fabrication are you wanting to quote? I am wanting to build a wooden seat frame and reattach or have new upholstery put on.

It's not for me to quote
I'm just trying to work with a foam construction company to see what the costs involved would be....
shipping, fabrication, etc

slickwater1
03-10-2011, 04:17 PM
ok guys I need some input on building a new backseat out of wood. Anyone got the plans or experience doing it. I want to get rid of the styrofoam form with the wood inlay. I have redone it once and just not happy with the finished product.

atlfootr
03-10-2011, 04:19 PM
Call my bud, he'll help you every step of the way ...