New Rotary seat for my shed

Technical info not specifically 1st gen RX7 related.
Post Reply
User avatar
Casey
Admin
Admin
Posts: 525
Joined: Sat May 07, 2011 5:46 pm
Location: Colchester, UK
Has thanked: 39 times
Been thanked: 24 times

New Rotary seat for my shed

Post by Casey » Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:11 pm

So, a friend (Gary) on the RX-8 OC offered up two leather RX-8 front seats for FREE last year as he had no room to store them. I said yes please and as he was fairly local he dropped them off with his son, on the agreement they could look at the KIMI collection :D Gary has owned an RX-8 and currently has an FC. He and his son both love all Mazda rotaries!

I had a pedestal seat I was about to throw out as the cheap leather seat fabric had cracked and the gas lift no longer worked. So, a new gas unit on-line, delivered for less than a tenner, a few bits of scrap timber and board, plus screws/bolts from the shed and voila, a new rotary chair for the shed :D

It's the driver's seat with electric seat adjustment and a heater. I have a spare, quite beefy, sealed Lead-Acid 12 volt battery from a defunct a home alarm unit so next plan is to wire that up to adjust the seat (just for the hell of it) and, if it's got enough capacity, see if it will run the heater too ;)

Not bad for less than a tenner :)

A Series 2 wheel found itself in shot too ;)

Image
KIMI 1 : 1st Gen, "hybrid" 1983 S2 running gear in a 1985 S3 shell, SORN'd, long term resto project
KIMI 2 : 1st Gen, 1983 S2, recommissioned after 10 yr layup. Now sold.
KIMI 3: 1st Gen, 1983 S3
Plus a 2004 Full Bridgeported RX-8

User avatar
myatt1972
VIP User
VIP User
Posts: 1483
Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:54 am
Location: Staffordshire Moorlands
Has thanked: 4 times
Been thanked: 6 times

Re: New Rotary seat for my shed

Post by myatt1972 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:31 pm

You haven't got time for sitting down :lol:
I spy the insert from your sandblasting cabinet ;)
Keith...

User avatar
Casey
Admin
Admin
Posts: 525
Joined: Sat May 07, 2011 5:46 pm
Location: Colchester, UK
Has thanked: 39 times
Been thanked: 24 times

Re: New Rotary seat for my shed

Post by Casey » Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:00 pm

Thought I might as well be comfortable when I get the sandblaster connected and running :D
KIMI 1 : 1st Gen, "hybrid" 1983 S2 running gear in a 1985 S3 shell, SORN'd, long term resto project
KIMI 2 : 1st Gen, 1983 S2, recommissioned after 10 yr layup. Now sold.
KIMI 3: 1st Gen, 1983 S3
Plus a 2004 Full Bridgeported RX-8

KiwiDave
VIP User
VIP User
Posts: 1924
Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2011 8:07 pm
Location: Feltham, Southwest London
Has thanked: 29 times
Been thanked: 11 times

Re: New Rotary seat for my shed

Post by KiwiDave » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:37 pm

Impressive! Bit of an upgrade from the normal mechanics stool but hey, you have standards ;)
1985 Sunrise Red S3 TWR
2003 Mercedes E320 CDI Estate AMG

ian65
Admin
Admin
Posts: 5841
Joined: Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:11 am
Has thanked: 49 times
Been thanked: 43 times

Re: New Rotary seat for my shed

Post by ian65 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:15 pm

that looks great, very ingenious! s(c)
1986 Series 3 Elford Turbo
http://rx7fb.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2400
New custodian of 'Gus', K plate series 3
1992 Peugeot 205 1.9 GTI
1975 Honda SL125 Street Scrambler

Post Reply

Return to “General Technical Talk”