1/2 ton transverse seats

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1/2 ton transverse seats

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I am about ready to make the transverse seats for my wc21. No remnants were left when I started and I'm having a difficult time finding any information on them. Does anyone happen to have the dimensions of the support pieces that bolt to the bed sides and transverse seats?
Thanks Ernie
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Well Ernie, I reckon I could make a full set of transverse seats from this one image;

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You can see the sizes, fittings, bevels, slots underneath each plank for the retainer, pretty much all you need except details of the retainer clip.

I remember being told that the side pieces were 1" thick - not sure of the cross-pieces. Anyone have exact dimensions?
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Hi

Ernie
I measured mine today.
Each side piece is 1 1/2 inches thick, by 4 inches high and 76 1/2 inches long.
The cuts outs along the top are at the following measurments from the front. Front set of tranverse seat are at 16 1/4 inches to 27 1/2 inches.
the second set are 43 1/4 to 54 1/2/ the seat cut outs are 1 1/2 inches deep.
The seats are 2 boards each . each board is 5 1/4 by 1 1/2 by 48.
Holding the 2 boards of each seat together is 3 2 by 1/2 by 48 inches long
The clasp is still a big mystery. the side boards have a small rectangulalr hole that opens up to a square under each seat. But to date, nobody that i know of has seen or copied a set

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divingrocks wrote:Just a sweet Transversite.... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Thank you so much for the assistance with the dimensions Ernie and Gordon! Just to confirm the pieces holding the two boards together for the cross seats are 3- 2"x1/2"x48"? Is one of the pieces down the center of the cross seat and the other two on the edges?

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Hi Ernie
Sorry about that
2 X 1 1/2 by 11 inches
And yes
One in the center and 1 on each end
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That's great thanks! I'm off to the lumber yard tomorrow :thumbup:
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Ernie,

Are you making them from red oak? In SoCal, white oak seems quite hard to find. At some point I'm going to make a bed and was thinking of other wood like pine or poplar.
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I'm planning on using white oak. We have several vendors in the bay area that carries white oak.
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ng19delta wrote:
divingrocks wrote:Just a sweet Transversite.... :lol: :lol: :lol:
Where from?
Why, Transylvania, of course...

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gpw_42 wrote:
ng19delta wrote:
divingrocks wrote:Just a sweet Transversite.... :lol: :lol: :lol:
Where from?
Why, Transylvania, of course...

:lol:

I was thinking more along the lines of Transversia, Transaxleria!

Anyone else get it? (the reference?)

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Get what Rocky?
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can anyone help Vista out, he lives in a bubble appearantly! :roll: :roll: :roll:
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No, I get it!!!

Probably one of the more humorous attempts you've made at shamelessly increasing your post count.
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Hello Gordon,
Looking at your pic of the 1/2 ton bed, the pick up box is installed on the Frame using 3 1/2" Diameter bolts, nuts and washers per side correct? I was under the impression they used 4 on each side. Hope my impression was wrong. :D