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Re: The Mumblings of Mazy....
« Reply #30 on: July 06, 2012, 02:03:36 PM »
WOW - THOSE LOOK TREMENDOUS!

Thanks for sharing Mazy you obviously are wrapped!


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Re: The Mumblings of Mazy....
« Reply #31 on: July 06, 2012, 02:15:22 PM »
Superb Mazy.
I have alway thought your moke is one the nicest restorations I have seen - and it just gets better.
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Re: The Mumblings of Mazy....
« Reply #32 on: July 06, 2012, 02:47:23 PM »
They look great  8)
Well done, nice work ;)
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Re: The Mumblings of Mazy....
« Reply #33 on: July 06, 2012, 04:37:58 PM »
Thanks guys for the nice comments....

Yes, I'm pretty (a lot) happy with 'em!

The front seats are so comfy and I've made good use of the extra space in the back ... means I can use the Moke even more  ;D ;D

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Re: The Mumblings of Mazy....
« Reply #34 on: July 06, 2012, 05:05:46 PM »
How good do they look  8)

well done!
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Re: The Mumblings of Mazy....
« Reply #35 on: July 06, 2012, 05:27:25 PM »
Now that is Very Nice..
well done...I like the Yellow Pin stripe..
and the folding back seats, Very handy

sweet 8) 8)


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Re: The Mumblings of Mazy....
« Reply #36 on: July 06, 2012, 09:45:40 PM »
Superb Mazy.
I have alway thought your moke is one the nicest restorations I have seen - and it just gets better.
Nicko

+1  8). I'm not surprised at all - just the standard that I've come to expect from you guys  :)


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Re: The Mumblings of Mazy....
« Reply #37 on: July 09, 2012, 02:49:02 PM »
Good work Mazy,
I do like that yellow trim  ;)
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Re: The Mumblings of Mazy....
« Reply #38 on: July 09, 2012, 05:56:18 PM »
Seats look amazing, well done guys! 

The extra space in the back is such a bonus  ;D

How did you go with head room clearance with the back seat and full covers?

Also, where did you get the fastener clip for the rear seat to the floor? Don't know if you remember but mines broken  :(

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Re: The Mumblings of Mazy....
« Reply #39 on: July 10, 2012, 08:43:44 PM »
Thanks again guys for more nice feedback  ;D

Ainsley, regarding headroom clearance.... because we had already installed the rear 'choke' seats back then, we were able to experiment with the positioning of the bows to ensure enough head room prior to having the canopy made to measure. Hope this answers your question...
And as for the floor latch for the rear seat we only had this rusty relic with no mounting base, to go by, which I would imagine is pretty much the same as yours?:



I was determined to try to find something similar. I spent days scouring the Internet, mostly searching Marine and Gate latch suppliers. My search was initially hampered by my not even knowing what this type of latch was called  :-[

I finally found a picture of one and a name for it .. and then only had to try to get hold of one. I discovered after all of this that, the company that manufactures and supplies the one I'd seen, to the rest of the world, happens to be in Sydney! I rang them and received it the very next day. It is as close as I think we're gonna get to the original so I'm really happy with it:
 
'Stainless Steel End-Slam Latch (End Bolt)'



Specs:


We obviously had to drill 4 holes into the floor to affix it  :o  so I don't know how it will pan out with yours.

Anyway, I will PM you the details for it. I had meant to show you whilst on the Kiama run because we'd only just got it then, but for one reason or another it just didn't happen, so I'm sorry about that Ainsley.

    Mazy


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Re: The Mumblings of Mazy....
« Reply #40 on: July 12, 2012, 06:51:55 PM »

Thanks for the detailed reply Mazy!

I can understand why you had so much trouble finding the right latch.. The one site you send me is a bit of a nightmare to navigate let alone the whole wide web  :-\

I think the clearance with my covers and rear seat is ok but to be honest I've only ever had two passengers in there with the covers on at muster. They didn't complain and it didn't effect me so all good  :) I remember you were concerned about the clearance, good to hear it works for your moke.

Yes, that bolt looks to be the same as mine. Mine still functions ok but it's missing the bolt-pull ring at the back. A rough measure up indicates the base plate is a fair bit larger than yours.. Approx 9cm with much larger bolts (in the wrong spot of course!).

Rather than drill another four holes in the car to accommodate a new latch I think I'll stick to the awkward use of a screw driver to release the seat  :-\

Thanks again, looking forward to admiring your further improvements next time we cross paths!

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Re: The Mumblings of Mazy....
« Reply #41 on: July 12, 2012, 09:45:17 PM »
Ainsley, do you mean the ring is missing on your catch?





Would it work if you got the ring thing that goes on a set of keys and wind that onto the catch release, would be
easier than a screwdriver I'd think.


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« Reply #42 on: July 12, 2012, 10:13:12 PM »

If only it was that easy Moe!

I'm not only missing the ring pull, it's the whole catch release that protrudes on the right (of your re-posted pic) that the ring attaches to.

I still have the important bit that engages the seat bracket (left of same pic).

It's still operational but a bit of a pain in the butt to get to. The screw driver is used to push the catch back on itself rather than use the ring to pull it the other way if that makes sense?

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Re: The Mumblings of Mazy....
« Reply #43 on: July 12, 2012, 10:15:34 PM »
WD Mazy.

Excellent work with the seats.

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Re: The Mumblings of Mazy....
« Reply #44 on: July 13, 2012, 08:38:43 AM »
Thanks Ben.

Ainsley I now understand why you asked about headroom clearance re my rear seat.... When we were on that Vineyard run in Feb our next job on the Moke then was to start work on the rear seat. I’d been toying with the idea of constructing it either with built-in or removable headrests. I was grateful to be able to measure yours to get an idea of how high the seat with headrests could possibly be and still fold up into the foot wells, if that makes sense. I abandoned the idea afterward in favour of the look of the original. 

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