New Rotary seat for my shed

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Casey
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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 ;)

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KIMI 1 : RX-7 1st Gen "hybrid"; 1983 S2 running gear in a 1985 S3 shell, SORN'd, long term resto project
KIMI 2 : RX-7 1st Gen; 1983 S2, "identical" twin to KIMI 1, on the road :-)
Plus a 2004 Full Bridgeported RX-8 too!

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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...

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Casey
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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 : RX-7 1st Gen "hybrid"; 1983 S2 running gear in a 1985 S3 shell, SORN'd, long term resto project
KIMI 2 : RX-7 1st Gen; 1983 S2, "identical" twin to KIMI 1, on the road :-)
Plus a 2004 Full Bridgeported RX-8 too!

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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
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Re: New Rotary seat for my shed

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

that looks great, very ingenious! s(c)

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