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Old 04-01-2014, 03:04 PM
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Questions re: Back Seat, 93 PS 205

In preparing to re-upholster the back seat of my 93' PS 205 I discovered that most of the wooden slats imbedded into the foam where the staples secure the upholstery have disintegrated. Seeing as how the foam structure is mostly in good shape I thought to replace the wooden slats with ABS plastic. I've found a 3M adhesive that is supposed to work well and not destroy the foam structure, however, in pulling out all the old wooden slats I am risking tearing up some of the the foam structure. I can probably remove all the old wood and replace with ABS, but seeking thoughts from others on whether it is best to work with the structure I have, deal with any damage incurred while pulling the old wooden slats off, or look into rebuilding the entire back seat. And of course, if anyone knows where I could find that same model seat with the slats in tact, buying that seems like a viable option and just reupholstering it. Thoughts and suggestions will be appreciated.
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Old 04-01-2014, 03:25 PM
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I have a 93. I had mine rebuilt and modified to 3 piece.

Your back seat will love you if you have the step over.

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Old 04-01-2014, 03:53 PM
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I have a 93. I had mine rebuilt and modified to 3 piece.

Your back seat will love you if you have the step over.

The three piece is a good idea. When you had it rebuilt, what did they use for the base structure? How much did it cost? Thanks very much.
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Old 04-01-2014, 04:09 PM
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I just rebuilt my rear seat in my '96 PS. I also went the 3 piece route. The frame and the seat bases are made of pressure treated 3/4" plywood which I coated in fiberglass resin. The frame still needs to be covered in carpet in these pics.
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Old 04-01-2014, 04:15 PM
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I just rebuilt my rear seat in my '96 PS. I also went the 3 piece route. The frame and the seat bases are made of pressure treated 3/4" plywood which I coated in fiberglass resin. The frame still needs to be covered in carpet in these pics.
Very nice! I love how the cushion fits in perfectly!
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Old 04-01-2014, 04:18 PM
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Rebuilt mine with a sheet of 1/2 (I think) Lexan. It was around $100 for a sheet to do the job but no rot, no stain, very strong
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Old 04-01-2014, 05:23 PM
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The three piece is a good idea. When you had it rebuilt, what did they use for the base structure? How much did it cost? Thanks very much.
Thanks! They used wood, and I added about $150 to what I paid to have the whole boat re-upholstered.
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The three piece is a good idea. When you had it rebuilt, what did they use for the base structure? How much did it cost? Thanks very much.
Also, notice the middle section is cut at an angle to lock it in better
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Also, notice the middle section is cut at an angle to lock it in better

That's a great idea....didn't think of that one!
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