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stress
02-04-2012, 01:39 PM
My buggy came with a Beard Super Seat it is a suspension seat. In the area where I set is cloth material the rest of seat is a vinyl material. I do not like the cloth material, thorns from plants stick to the seat, in mud or water crossings the seat becomes a muddy mess and stays wet for hours. The buggy came with two shoulder belts going through one opening in the seat, I do not like this. The belts digs into my neck, when I pull the belts down it feels like I am being pulled down into a ball. It does not feel like I am being pulled back against the seat.
I called Beard Seat and order a all vinyl material seat cover with two belt loops for the shoulder belts.
The pictures are of the old seat

http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/attachments/a/25280d1419701535-putting-new-seat-cover-beard-seat-seat-cover-001.jpg?stc=1

http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/attachments/a/25281d1419701535-putting-new-seat-cover-beard-seat-seat-cover-002.jpg?stc=1

http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/attachments/a/25282d1419701535-putting-new-seat-cover-beard-seat-seat-cover-003.jpg?stc=1

stress
02-04-2012, 01:47 PM
The seat has a string on the bottom that needs to be untied.

http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/attachments/a/25283d1419701670-putting-new-seat-cover-beard-seat-seat-cover-004.jpg?stc=1

http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/attachments/a/25284d1419701670-putting-new-seat-cover-beard-seat-seat-cover-005.jpg?stc=1


http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/attachments/a/25285d1419701670-putting-new-seat-cover-beard-seat-seat-cover-006.jpg?stc=1


http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/attachments/a/25286d1419701670-putting-new-seat-cover-beard-seat-seat-cover-007.jpg?stc=1


http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/attachments/a/25287d1419701670-putting-new-seat-cover-beard-seat-seat-cover-008.jpg?stc=1

stress
02-04-2012, 01:51 PM
Start pulling the bottom part of seat cover up. The seat will not come all the way up. The back bottom area of where you set is held down with hog rings (metal rings).

http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/attachments/a/25288d1419702841-putting-new-seat-cover-beard-seat-seat-cover-009.jpg?stc=1

http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/attachments/a/25289d1419702841-putting-new-seat-cover-beard-seat-seat-cover-010.jpg?stc=1

stress
02-04-2012, 02:03 PM
Pull the bottom part of the cover up and there are 4 metal rings (hog rings) holding the cover down. Use needle nose pliers to unbend the metal rings and remove them. After you do this you can pull the seat cover off. These metal rings are hard to see, this is the best picture I could get.

http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/attachments/a/25291d1419702935-putting-new-seat-cover-beard-seat-seat-cover-011.jpg?stc=1

http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/attachments/a/25292d1419702935-putting-new-seat-cover-beard-seat-seat-cover-012.jpg?stc=1

stress
02-04-2012, 02:04 PM
Pull cover off.

http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/attachments/a/25293d1419703114-putting-new-seat-cover-beard-seat-seat-cover-013.jpg?stc=1

stress
02-04-2012, 02:08 PM
In the old seat cover in the area where the metal rings are is a piece on wire, pull it out and put it in the new cover.

http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/attachments/a/25294d1419703171-putting-new-seat-cover-beard-seat-seat-cover-014.jpg?stc=1

http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/attachments/a/25295d1419703171-putting-new-seat-cover-beard-seat-seat-cover-015.jpg?stc=1

stress
02-04-2012, 02:17 PM
Now pull the new cover on, do not pull it over the lower part of the seat yet. You need to tie the back bottom corner of the cover down with the metal rings (hog rings). I had problems using the metal rings, so I used nylon ties to pull the back corner down. Once this is done you can pull rest of the seat cover down and tie the string on the bottom of the seat.

http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/attachments/a/25296d1419703295-putting-new-seat-cover-beard-seat-seat-cover-032.jpg?stc=1

http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/attachments/a/25297d1419703295-putting-new-seat-cover-beard-seat-seat-cover-033.jpg?stc=1

stress
02-04-2012, 02:20 PM
here is a picture of the new cover on the seat.

http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/attachments/a/25298d1419703436-putting-new-seat-cover-beard-seat-seat-cover-034.jpg?stc=1

stress
02-04-2012, 02:31 PM
With the shoulder belts using the belt loops on the sides of the seat, now when I pull the belts down they pull me back against the seat . I feel like I am setting more up right.

http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/attachments/a/25299d1419703508-putting-new-seat-cover-beard-seat-seat-2-001.jpg?stc=1

http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/attachments/a/25300d1419703508-putting-new-seat-cover-beard-seat-seat-2-002.jpg?stc=1

RedDesertCat
02-04-2012, 02:38 PM
Great write up!

Bullnerd
02-04-2012, 07:12 PM
I agree ,very cool.Its good to see these types of threads.