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I took a close-up pic of the seat on my 66 MF-10. It's obviously rough, but I think there is enough there for the upohlstery guy to replicate. I took the seat off and brought it down to the barn. I didn't get anything else done because I had some oral surgery on Friday and it has kicked my butt a lot more than I thought it would.

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I forgot to mention....the damn mice were in the 67 already! They had a nest behind the battery. Any tips on keeping them out?
 

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When George restored the 1053 the seat was about like yours. A little upholstery shop in town was able to do a good job with what we had to work with. It's not the same as the original but sure looks better than before. Good luck and hope it turns out great. Post some pics when it's done.
 

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DMF said:
I forgot to mention....the damn mice were in the 67 already! They had a nest behind the battery. Any tips on keeping them out?
That's a great question! If you find an equally great answer, let the rest of us know!
 

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I have heard moth balls keep out the mice...
I heard the same thing, moth balls.
That seat is something to hang on to the cushions come off the main frame pretty easy be nice to get that duplicated.
 

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Very nice, and it may not be all that hard to reproduce. Make sure you post up photos of the main pan when you get it the pads off it. I am curious if it is the same as my style low back frame. Mine had two pads, not one as a whole. I wonder if the seat frame is the same on both of them? I would try very hard to get them to re-produce that seat, given a pattern, there is no reason they can not, and it will be stunning if they pull it off just like the factory! As I stated, I think they came with that two-tone pattern only in the start of these tractors.
 

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DMF said:
I forgot to mention....the damn mice were in the 67 already! They had a nest behind the battery. Any tips on keeping them out?
How about a couple of you know them 4 legged critters that are called ***** cats. Larry
 

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Pictures:
As far as I know there are 3 different styles of the 2 cushion seat.
Adjustable high back, med. back and low back which is what I think you have.
 

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I have a family member in Texas who can make up seat cushions, (he does it as a small business for spray plane operators). I bought an old MF10 '66 seat pan (which he now has) and he has promised to let me know what it would cost once I can give him the right dimensions. As far as I can see, the key measurements would be the width overall, width and length of the white section, number of stitch lines and the distance between each stitch line. (I suppose rough thickness overall would be good too). DMF, I wonder would it be possible to post these dimensions if they could be got? I would be happy to share any feedback.

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You know George... if he has a good price, he may get some work out of it. The nice thing is that these seats "can" be recovered and look like new, unlike most seats that must have a molded seat cover. The one piece seat pad in the photo seems use side panels that are curved to make the top to bottom transition.

Doug, I have the high back, and a medium back seat here. My Massey 12 came with a more modern style molded cover style pan, but it's a 74 and much newer. You can see that seat in this photo when I brought it home.


I had never seen this lower back style seat before, it looks like the bottom pad side "wings" are not nearly as high either.

One other thing would be a world of help the the Massey community at large, would be scaled templates of the material that makes up the seat. It is so rare to see one of these in such nice shape, you may not get the chance to catalog the exact seat again. Something like that would be so nice in the archives!
 

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Bolens 1000 said:
I have heard moth balls keep out the mice...
They do work well but the moths don't seem to like the process used to obtain them. :D
 

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Not trying to hijack the thread but Massey used several seats over the years for MF10,12, 1 cushion, 2 cushion, different sizes shapes the Agco shows this.
I have 3 low back seat frames 2 are the same 1 is different.

1st+2nd picture, red and rusty gray are the same nice gray different, same height.
3rd- templates I made of the med. back seat I have, used to make new pans for the seat + back cushions. Pans being the part that the foam and vinyl are attached to.
4th- is the seat pan that came with the red frame.
5+6- Is the back cushion for the med back seat, made new pan, had a friend cut the foam and make the vinyl piece.
 

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I have a family member in Texas who can make up seat cushions, (he does it as a small business for spray plane operators). I bought an old MF10 '66 seat pan (which he now has) and he has promised to let me know what it would cost once I can give him the right dimensions. As far as I can see, the key measurements would be the width overall, width and length of the white section, number of stitch lines and the distance between each stitch line. (I suppose rough thickness overall would be good too). DMF, I wonder would it be possible to post these dimensions if they could be got? I would be happy to share any feedback.

George.
Hi George,

I'll pull the pad off this weekend, take some more photos, and try to get all the measurements you are looking for.

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You should know what my guy will charge next week. I hope to get over to his shop on Saturday. :smilewink:
 

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Well....went to the shop on Saturday and the guy was not there. Apparently he is recovering from hip surgery...he's still working during the week, but now takes Saturdays off! Since I work during the week as well, the soonest I'll be able to get there will most likely be Thanksgiving week.

I took the cover off and took some more photos showing the pan (pretty rusty). Automotive tail & brake light Hood Automotive lighting Grille Motor vehicle

I also took some measurments of the seat but it's kind of hard to describe and I can't figure out how to get a CAD file on here. What I can describe is that the white area is 10 inches wide at the top and 13 at the bottom. The overall length of the white part is 15 1/2". The stitching around the seat is 6 stitches/inch. The white area has molded, not sewn seperations that are approx. 7/8" wide.

I think the best thing for me to be able to help everyone is to wait until I get my cover made and then I can trace the panels out as a template and then mail them to whomever needs them and/or have someone scan them in here on the site....?
 

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Thanks for the measurements DMF. Sorry for the delay - I had to take a quick trip overseas. I will pass the details on and see what sort of cost we are looking at. (The pilot seats normally use memory foam, but I guess that is not so critical here). I think most of the old MF10s have the low back seat, with side wings that narrow slightly towards the front. At least that seems to be the one shown in the parts book. Doug had two types of low back seat in his picture, but one had wings of almost constant width. That seems to be unusual.

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I am hoping to get over to the upholstery shop on Friday; hopefully he is open. I'll post any results from my trip.
 
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