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Offline Jimbo

U Force 800 rear seat build
« on: June 30, 2017, 03:15:38 PM »
After seeing prices on back seat setups, decided to build my own. Wanting storage incorporated as well in the  base I built a wooden 2X10 frame, plywood bottom and lid. Lid is reinforced with aluminum angle, and fixed with heavy duty gate hinges, and some compression lock latches. Sealed the lid with some self stick refrigerator type rubber gasket, to keep out dust and water. Coated it all with some spray on truck bed liner, which sealed the wood well and gave it a much less slippery surface.

The box attaches to the bed for easy removal, with some fabricated slide in front connections, and some small turnbuckles in the rear to lock it in place. The seat then fastens to the box lid in similar fashion, secure but quickly and easily removable from the box. The seat is a WISE folding bench seat, ($160.00) a little weak with a 1/2 " plywood bottom and back, but easily bolstered with some extra plywood. All made for under about $300.00.

Planned to finish it off is a roll cage addition, (which will also help support the seat back) with quick disconnects to the existing roll bar for tilting the bed, and a soft top on the cage add on for a cover, and seat belts.
« Last Edit: June 30, 2017, 03:22:40 PM by Jimbo »
Defected to Yamaha, a 2017 Wolverine

But had and enjoyed:

2016 U force 800 EPS | UNI filter | Overhead gun rack | GPS | Video Cam | 28" Bighorn 2.0 tires | 2" Lift | Monster Nomad blue tooth speaker | 2 piece windshield with vents | Rear curtain w/ window-Zippered side curtains | Bed seat w/storage | 1 1/2" Precision Motorwerks wheel spacers |
Rear cage, more lights, Elka suspension to come
Other stuff:
Max ll 6 wheel drive amphibious ATV
Kawasaki Bayou 400
Yamaha 200 Big wheel

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Offline poorboy194

Re: U Force 800 rear seat build
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2017, 08:58:20 AM »
Looks good nice job

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Offline orangeblue

Re: U Force 800 rear seat build
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2017, 08:09:52 AM »
Watch the weight limit on the bed.  The frame is cheap steel and bends easily.  I got crucified on Facebook for having a seat in my bed and the bed bending "from the weight of my two teenagers".  I took the bed apart and reinforced the frame with additional metal bracing. 

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Offline Jimbo

Re: U Force 800 rear seat build
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2017, 03:31:56 PM »
Watch the weight limit on the bed.  The frame is cheap steel and bends easily.  I got crucified on Facebook for having a seat in my bed and the bed bending "from the weight of my two teenagers".  I took the bed apart and reinforced the frame with additional metal bracing.
Yah, I probably should look into reinforcing it a bit, it is a little weak looking under there..
Defected to Yamaha, a 2017 Wolverine

But had and enjoyed:

2016 U force 800 EPS | UNI filter | Overhead gun rack | GPS | Video Cam | 28" Bighorn 2.0 tires | 2" Lift | Monster Nomad blue tooth speaker | 2 piece windshield with vents | Rear curtain w/ window-Zippered side curtains | Bed seat w/storage | 1 1/2" Precision Motorwerks wheel spacers |
Rear cage, more lights, Elka suspension to come
Other stuff:
Max ll 6 wheel drive amphibious ATV
Kawasaki Bayou 400
Yamaha 200 Big wheel