Sunstar Seat


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Old 09-03-23, 08:14 AM
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Sunstar Seat

I have a 1996 Simplicity Sunstar that has been all rebuilt. I was servicing the bearings in the tractor driveline (you have to remove the seat bracket and move the fuel tank to do that) and two things happened. One, the seat has a small slit in it in the top back rest, an apparently water got into it somehow I have it upside down in a very warm garage now, and water has been draining out if since yesterday. Anything else I can do to prolong the life of the seat besides having it re foamed? Two then I went to put the seat support bracket back in place on the tractor (6 special screws and washers that go thru the fenders, thru the seat support and then into the frame where the female threads are for the bolts. I know the seat support came out of there. but it will not line up so the thread back into the proper holes easily. The fuel tank appears to be pushing the support bracket the seat attaches to up so the bolts cannot go into the threaded holes like they should. The fuel tank seems to have swelled up or something due to unusual summer heat maybe? I double checked to see if any fuel lines or other device got put under it but nothing there .. I got two rear bolts, one on each side to hold it for now but wonder if this has happened to anyone else? Heat has been intense around here 90 plus degrees. kind of unusual for here.
 
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Old 09-03-23, 12:50 PM
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Before somebody replies to tell me, I removed the fenders and found 6 nuts that secure the inner fender wall that supports the fuel tank, and has never been a problem before. I am sure that its removal will will allow me to adjust it so the tank can be moved into position where the 6 lag screws can be inserted and and secure the tank and fenders etc. ADAPT, SURVIVE, PROLIFERATE!
 
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Old 09-06-23, 04:05 AM
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As far as the waterlogged seat, what I do is trim any loose edges and get a seat cover. The one I've been using lately is a John Deere brand. It has a pull cord around the edge so it doesn't have to be an exact fit. Steve
 
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Old 09-06-23, 01:40 PM
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Thanks Steve, For reasons I won't go into here, there won't be any John Deere logo stuff around here in my lifetime, I have got two places where the material that covers the foam have come out from under the metal seat bottom, which I should be able to re seal with something. I can assure you that this seat will not be stored outdoors again without being completely wrapped in plastic. It was a bad year for me last fall, Cancer survivor thank God, but some of my equipment did not get focused on for obvious reasons!
 
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Old 09-06-23, 04:25 PM
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Glad you're better! I see some stick on vinyl stuff being advertised a lot online but haven't ever used it. Vinyl seat repair patches, should be able to grab them on amazon or something like that.
 
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Old 09-06-23, 05:26 PM
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Thanks Chuck! 3 guys on my Class of 64 Class reunion team ignored the test numbers (PSA) died quickly after it spread.
 
 

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