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mike    Posted 04-22-2018 at 14:59:07 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Rest O Ride Seat
  • Was there a rubber bumper that fit into the height adjustment post on the front of the Rest O Ride seat? Any suggestions of where to find the bumper ?

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 04-28-2018 at 18:22:03 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Mike-
    I emailed you the scans with some new stuff added too...

    Tim

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 04-28-2018 at 08:21:37 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I found my 53-58 MPC and will scan the R-O-R pages today and get them posted. Also, if you search the archives, plug in keywords, "rest-o-ride patent", you will get a LINK to the original patent applied for by the inventor. His term was 'resilient seat structure', patent applied for in 1954 but I have drawings dated from 1947 for it. There is a pdf download that when you follow the link in the archived posts.


    Tim Daley(MI)

    mike    Posted 04-28-2018 at 15:12:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks Tim.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 04-23-2018 at 08:33:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • HiYa Mike-
    I see my post in MANUALS that had the parts manual scans is there but the photos are not -thanks to Photophucket. However, prior to the Hundred Series Models when the R-O-R seat became standard issue, the seat instructions stated to remove your existing pan seat and fasten it to the R-O-R frame. The original 8N Pan Seat was the first to flip up -the 9N and 2N seat did not. The 8N seat had a rubber bumper on the bottom where it contacted the seat spring, supposedly to soften the ride some. They were prone to wear and tear and fall off so many 8Ns don't still have them. Ford Tractor parts supplier Just8ns carries them new so I don't know if this will help you but here is the LINK. Meanwhile, I will try to find my original R-O-R Parts manual and rescan. It may take a day or three...

    Tim Daley(MI)

    mike    Posted 04-23-2018 at 08:51:16 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks, Tim.

    Dollar Bill    Posted 04-23-2018 at 04:53:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • No rubber bumper according to the R-O-R parts manual but there's nothing saying you can't use a bumper as shown in the link:

    Mike    Posted 04-23-2018 at 06:23:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I like the way you think Dollar Bill. After searching the web for too long last night, I did find a post on the YT site with the same question. One fella posted that there was no bumper on the ROR, but there was a bumper that attached to the underside of the seat pan. Here is the post:

    "I asked this exact same question when I wes restoring my own Rest-o-Ride seat. The consensus was it did not have any rubber top on it - but it sure looked like it would to me. As it turns out, it is lined up with the hole for the small rubber bumper that goes on the bottom of the seat - and those bumpers are still available. I just used the bumper for the seat - it works fine. I would just use a hex bolt and a nut to act as a stop when you get it to the right heighth."

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