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Converting Sport to Super Sport
|Author||Topic: Converting Sport to Super Sport|
posted 09-10-2002 06:04 PM ET (US)
I want to turn my older 13-Sport into a Super Sport.
Would that be easily possible with a better than average shop that my dad has?
Does any one have plans for a Super Sport with the seat raised up on top or near the top of the risers? I want to raise the seats so that I can put in a gas tank.
posted 09-10-2002 07:41 PM ET (US)
[Changed TOPIC; was "Would It be possable [sic] to..."--jimh.]
posted 09-11-2002 11:53 AM ET (US)
Anything is possibel. I personally did not care for the SS setup. I liked the siomplicity and lighter weight and more room of the sport. Raising the seat is easy. Just make up a block to go where the seat used to fit and glue it in. Then notch the top of the siderail and lay in the twart and screw it down.
posted 09-14-2002 04:40 PM ET (US)
I asked about plans with a raised seat because I do not have to modify any plans usless I had too, because I would not want the seat back going below the seat when I raised the seat, but if any one has any plans for the wood in a super sport, could they please e-mail me. I like the look of the super sport, plus my sister is yearning for seatbacks on our boat, and It shouldn't be too much more weight. It'll also increase our storage a lot, considering I'll put in a a locker ish thing under the back seat.
posted 09-15-2002 04:33 PM ET (US)
ABK, I like the look of the Super Sport also. I am not short, (6'2") and the short seats would absolutely kill my knees. So I used the original side rails as templates, bought new mahagony, and cut the seats in at the top of the side rails(wood) It raised the seats by four inches. Now I need to find or build rails (stainless) for it...... good luck, Dave
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