Todd, can you recommend any TIG welders in Missoula, or nearby? I just got a new low-back tractor seat, and WTF the bolt pattern is different. 8 1/4" instead of 7 1/2". I just happened to talk to Dave today about a spare oar tower, and asked what he'd do. He's going to send me some butterfly nut things, and he recommends countersinking the nut part with the butterfly flush. He specifically said to go TIG.
I can't believe the bolt pattern on this thing, their high/mid backs still have the old pattern, but this one doesn't. It also has a bunch of seemingly worthless holes in it, I'm not sure what they are for. I'm about 5% leery of more holes in the bottom of it, I suppose I'll just have to make sure they are quite clear of any others.
Heading to the Lochsa in the AM!
I am a river, babe - I've got plenty of time, I don't know where I'm going, I'm just following the lines..... - "We are water" by Shaye