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Old 01-11-2011   #1
 
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Homemade flip seat bracket?

Anyone have pics of a flip seat bracket they have made them selves? I cant see spending over $100 to buy a bent piece of aluminum. Thanks

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Or maybe someone has one the dont want anymore. NRS size pipe
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"The welded aluminum Clavey Flip Seat Bracket will allow you to use a Low or High Back Rowers Seat on our Expedition Frame or Day Frame. Rests firmly on your cooler while pulling the sticks through the meat and flips forward when its time to grab a cold one.
The Flip Seat Bracket is available for both 1 7/8" OD (Clavey Frames) and 1 5/8" (NRS Frames).
Made in USA"

They made it fit my cooler. I just gave them the measurements from the bar to the top of the cooler
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AAA in denver had a used one with an old high back tractor seat for $50 or so the last time I was in there. the only issue is that the screws were loctite'd in, so switching seats would be a bit of a pain.
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heat and loctite dont get along, you can melt it with a small torch. Thanks for the heads up on that. If you happen to go by there some time soon let me know if its still there.

I am quite handy and have a friend with a TIG, I know theres someone out there who builds stuff for themselves. I love seeing what people come up with. Get my ideas rolling.
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There's one in this thread:

https://www.mountainbuzz.com/forums/f...s-34311-3.html
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Old 01-18-2011   #7
 
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Here's a copy of a post from a while back:

Drop Seat Mount
There was a thread earlier on ways to mount a seat (over a cooler, etc.) Here are some pics of a flip-up seat mount I just built for one of my homebuilt frames. The previous mount was a 1" board that rested on top off the crossbars, with u-bolts front and a strap on the rear.

The problem was that when I raised the oars out of the water they'd hit my knees. I also wanted to lower my center of gravity a bit. So I wanted to drop the seat as much as possible while still being able to raise the mount to rig gear underneath.



It's thin steel plate, bent in a vise, with aluminum angle (painted) riveted along the back and u-bolts (cut down) front. To stiffen it, I riveted smaller aluminum angle along both sides. The pressboard is both stiffening and a spacer, so the seat clears the crossbars.






This shows it raised.



The seat is a cheap fishing thingie from Cabela's: comfortable, lightweight, and pretty tough (I weigh 225).

This sort of tinkering is fun.

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For a flip bracket to fit over a cooler or drybox, you could reverse the geometry, i.e. mount the flat part on top with the angle bend and u-bolts down. Not exactly rocket surgery. . .

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Thats a good one Chip, Yes tinkering is fun. I may use that idea or some thing along those lines. Does it stay centered?
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Chip: Where did you get the material for your flooring? What is it? I need something like it for my rig.
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It's Kennel flooring, nice, lightweight, and tough. Check out the cat floor thread from a while back
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