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X6 T20 seat chrome trim (how to)

 
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:22 pm    Post subject: X6 T20 seat chrome trim (how to) Reply with quote

Any one know how that chrome trim piece is held on to the seat. Part book says "cross head screw" is that just a plain old screw?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Cross head" is what looks like a phillips head screw to most of us, but it's actually a JIS (Japanese Industry Standard) screw.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You want button head or pan head machine screws, washers and nuts.

Looking at the parts fiche for the '69 T20 that looks like what they used. Very small machine screws, washers and nuts. Surprised me a little also. I'm use to seeing just little smooth aluminum 'T' studs The heads of the 'studs' fit inside the seat trims mounting channel and then you snug them up to the seat fabric with starlock push on fasteners.

The right size button head or pan head machine screw should fit nicely in the channel of your seat rim/trim.....if that is the type you have.

The dimensions of the fasteners are listed in the parts list but I would just take your seat trim to a hardware store and match up the size of the machine screws, washers and nuts that will work.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome, thanks for the help. I'm having the seat recovered and we were confused on what was used.
I just had the trim, no parts for it.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, if channel type trim, you might just want to use starlock push on fasteners on the screws and snug up the tabs a little on the threads when on all the way. May be a little harder to pick off a threaded screw if you ever need to remove the seat cover again, but you can always just flatten them back again to re-use them.

EDIT:....or maybe instead of a screw...maybe just use 1/8" aluminum rivets pulled off of pop rivets. Hmm used with the starlock 'push ons'. I also would use a heated up pick to make the hole through the cover...I figure it helps keep the fabric 'sealed' around the hole.



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually found some hex head screws at the hardware store. bought a few different sizes, but yeah, they work fine.
They slide in to the channel. I'll use washers and nuts under the seat.
It's getting professionally done but they didn't have the hardware for the trim.

This is about it, almost complete.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh man, I used cross head screws it worked perfectly and boy does the seat look great!
Now I need to somehow get that suzuki white stencil back on the back of the seat and I'm done!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tmass wrote:
Oh man, I used cross head screws it worked perfectly and boy does the seat look great!
Now I need to somehow get that suzuki white stencil back on the back of the seat and I'm done!
Glad that worked for you and I did happen to take an 1/8" pop rivet apart and tried it in the channel of a spare seat trim. I think the rivets and the starlock push on fasterners I showed would work a treat also.


On the SUZUKI logo......You might contact some screen printers in your area and see if they can help with the logo. There is ink and other materials they can use. Ideally, you would want (at least in my part of the world Wink ) UV resistant materials.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Put on a new seat cover and just thought I would show you the original fasteners for the metal seat trim for my '75 T500. Just aluminum 'pegs' and push on star fasteners.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks neat!

Those fittings are much easier than the T20, I struggled when I redid my seat!

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