Lounge chair for the shop

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Forum topic by MrRon posted 06-17-2015 07:50 PM 698 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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06-17-2015 07:50 PM

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I came up with this idea today. I have an old Toyota car sitting in the back yard and it is destined to be hauled off to the junk yard, but before that happens, I wanted to pull the front bucket seats out and use them to make a lounge chair. The idea was to mount the seat on a suitable base, either wood or metal. Because the seat has a reclining position, the base would extend further toward the back for stability. Unfortunately after looking the seats over, I found they were in very poor condition and did not pull them. I like the idea and will have to wait until I can find a suitable seat. I thought this idea would find a use for recycled materials and be of interest to others.

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#1 posted 06-17-2015 09:05 PM

I worked as a mechanic back in the day, and at one of the shops they had a set of buckets from a sports car (Triumph TR6 I think) that they did this with. Welded the base from pieces of angle iron painted flat black. Everyday at lunchtime, it was a race to see who could get to them first :-)

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