making folding bucket seats.
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Separate the seat bottom from the seat-back. Hold the seat at a V angle and with a hobby saw cut the two seat parts at the bottom of the V.
Cut the bracket patterns to practice from .020mm plastic. Once you have the correct pattern and size, use these templates to cut the final brackets from .010 aluminum sheet. Some adjustments may be needed. Practice on a parts box seat. Seats that are similar in design to a AMT 1964 Chevy Impala seat work best for the folding seat-back process.
using a pin vise, drill a small hole at the back of the seat bottom on the side. Drill a small hole in the seat-back at the top. For the bottom - insert a 1/32" aluminum tube/rod thru the seat bottom holes. Cut two rings from the next size up tubing and place over the ends of the tube/rod. Apply some super-glue on the ring-tubing end. Then sand smooth and as close as possible to the seat surface. Insert a solid metal rod (1/32") thru the top holes. Cut and apply the rings on both ends and apply super glue. Sand smooth and as close as possible to the seat surface. Always make sure that the brackets move freely.
Test and use masking tape to hold all parts together before applying the final super glue. Each model kit seat is a little different, so practice first and experiment. Once you make the first seat, the second will be easier. I hope this helps with your projects.
I am working on a bench seat that also folds forward. Will post pics when completed.
more pics in next post....................