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Raising The Drivers Seat

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dgd

Some months ago there was a discussion regarding a modification to raise the drivers seat. Has anybody done it?

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liljohn

I have. I raised mine 6 inches. I can get you pics later if you want.

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Bradley Thornton

yes, I want. :rockon:

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martinarcher

I'd be interested in check you mod out as well.

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dgd

liljohn,

Pictures please!!

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liljohn

This is the base prior to install. I haven't decided how I'm going to finish it off.

1. Grind the welds smooth and polish it.

2. Powdercoat it grey to match the floor.

3. ?????

When its done ill mount the fire extinguisher to it. So you won't see a lot of it.

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dgd

This is the base prior to install. I haven't decided how I'm going to finish it off.

1. Grind the welds smooth and polish it.

2. Powdercoat it grey to match the floor.

3. ?????

When its done ill mount the fire extinguisher to it. So you won't see a lot of it.

post-3478-0-78340700-1332630319_thumb.jp

liljohn,

I assume you had this fabricated in a local shop and I will probably do the same. I was hoping to add an adjustable height extension but the fixed extension is certainly the easiest option.

Thanks for the photo.

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liljohn

I have looked at this 3 ways from sideways. Short of spending 2-3 grand. This is a good option. Cost me about $100 for the material and fab work.

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Fman

Some months ago there was a discussion regarding a modification to raise the drivers seat. Has anybody done it?

I used 2" spacers inbetween the seat and base and it has helped. I am considering another 1-2" which I think would be about perfect. The 2" definitely made a difference, got the rubber spacers and Grade 8 bolts at ACE Hardware. Pretty simple install, just remove the seat from fiberglass base and 4 bolts that seperate the seat and base, install the spacers with longer bolts and re-assemble.

Total cost was about $25 in parts.

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wakeboarder3780

I'm looking at doing this too, I can't stand how low it is. We constantly have the seat flipped up in the bolster position and even then it doesnt seem high enough. I'd much rather do something permanent like this. I'll add this on my todo list. I'll have to see how that seat brakes down. Off the top of my head all i can remember is a plastic shell around the base so I'm not sure if I have the same base as LJ posted here. I like the rubber spacers idea too. Can't wait for the day this is a standard option (a true lower and raise lever).

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Soon2BV

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I did a 2" lift. one photo here in post 11.

The actual pieces are with the boat, in storage. I had them anodized black.

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Soon2BV

here is a sketch of the bars I made.

15-1/2" long, 2 holes per bar.

I cannot remember if the bolts are 1/4 or 5/16.

seat bars.pdf

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