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Old 01-29-2013, 04:57 PM
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Put cut lenghts of string trimmer line into the holes and then screw into that. Holds fairly well, moisture resistant, no drilling. The downside is that the string line will have to protrude slightly from the hole, or it will push through. The upside is that the seat base will hide it for you.
Worked for me.
Note that you will have to tighten the screws occasionally.
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:05 PM
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Put cut lenghts of string trimmer line into the holes and then screw into that. Holds fairly well, moisture resistant, no drilling. The downside is that the string line will have to protrude slightly from the hole, or it will push through. The upside is that the seat base will hide it for you.
Worked for me.
Note that you will have to tighten the screws occasionally.
That's not a half bad idea!
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:37 PM
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I'd call it half-bad. However, it's low impact. A good idea is probably to cut an access hole in the floor under the base, and glass threaded plates up on either side. This would allow you to thread into them to hold them in place, the glass would just have to hold them up so you can start the bolts. It would be much more secure, but a lot more hassel. Start with a half-bad low impact idea. If that doesn't work for you like it did for me, head toward full-bad next step ideas.
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I had to do this for the front screws on my driver seat in my 83 during the restoration. Now keep in mind I pulled my carpet out because I was replacing it, so your options for saving the carpet might not work.

I used Marine Tex and just pumped it into the hole until it was enough to stop it from falling through. Once hardened it was like concrete, new screws still holding strong. Now for your application unless you cut the carpet a little, this stuff is messy, you maybe able to get by for a bit with an alligator bolt or expanding anchor system.

Here is what I used in my floor, worked like a charm.



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Old 01-29-2013, 07:46 PM
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My vote........
What I'm leaning to at this point... just sounds messy. We'll see what I can come up with to cut down on the mess.

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Old 01-29-2013, 08:10 PM
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I went with threaded inserts so I could use allen bolts instead of screws to hold the seat down. An allen wrench is much easier to get to the rear mounts than a screwdriver. I guess it's the tinkerer in me, but I always want to take something apart easily.
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