Picture Of Before Tensile Test & Affter Tensile Test Of Rubber Strip.
This is a DIY video on how to rebuild your tractor’s seat starting with the steel frame, adding foam, adding vinyl.
The seat used for this demonstration is from a 1973 Bolens Husky 1556 which is of fairly typical construction; seat back plate to which molded foam is glued, which is covered in vinyl. Over time, the steel rusts, letting go of the foam, and the vinyl wears, tearing and letting the elements into the seat.
The quick and dirty:
Remove all the old foam and vinyl.
Clean all the rust off the steel seat.
Cut 2″ foam to the contours of the steel seat.
Glue foam to steel seat.
Cut new vinyl into shape of seat.
Glue Vinyl to foam.
Resecure the vinyl to the steel seat.
It’s that easy…some notes…you an never leave too much extra, but you can cut too much.
This is my first time totally reconstructing a seat. I have glued the original foam/vinyl back on the steel plate before but that was more of a repair instead of replacement of materials.