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 : May 30, 2018, 09:39:12 PM 
kodydog - 65Buick
I think it was pressed on, like with a hydraulic press.
I do not believe the brackets do anything.

That said, it's in good shape. Tell them you don't need the learning experience and you'll do the seat for them.

 : May 30, 2018, 09:04:18 PM 
baileyuph - baileyuph
Gained some understanding of the problem -- The heavy vinyl webbing is installed with one wrap or a
double wrap.  But, the mystery of how the arrow head cut is inserted into the slot (this is after one end
is installed and wrapped)during connection of the last end is:  wrap the webbing by the wrap technique
being used (single or double) but the key is -- wrap the end to the side of the slot in the frame.  This
is what enables the arrow head to enter the metal slot after wrapping. 

Once, the arrow head of the belt is slipped into the metal slot, the belt is pulled over the top of
the arrow head.

Any tools that would assist might be something like needle nose pliers could help.  Not meant to be funny
-- but the process of wrapping the last end of the webbing is treated like a "curly fry" in that first is spread
apart then brought back to a tighter wrap. 

All that said, the technique of wrapping the belt (or installing the belt) works better on a new belt
best because old belts get very stiff!

This I learned from my research.

Bottom line, not the best way to make a living.


 : May 30, 2018, 08:44:22 PM 
kodydog - baileyuph
The backrest brackets must play a part in the upholstered pad assembly.  Remove those related
screws then the entire backrest assembly comes off (has to there is nothing else holding/connecting the
backrest assembly to the chair).

That said, once removed the screws holding the upholstered unit in place will have to show up.

So, your intuition suspecting the backrest brackets play a role in this, seems right on target.


 : May 30, 2018, 04:40:31 PM 
kodydog - kodydog
Two weeks ago I received a notice in my email from Photobucket stating they are under new management. They promised to cut a lot of the advertising and be more user friendly.

So today I messed around with it. It took me a while to figure out what I was doing because I hadn't used it in a long time. The ads still pop up but not near as bad as it once was. And I figured out my uploading issue. I revamped my barber chair post and think I have it figured out.

Lets hope Photobucket finally has their act together. They seem to be the only photo storing site that has the thumbnail option. At least the only one that doesn't have ads for sexy ladies from foreign countries looking for a husband. And how come no sexy guys looking for a wife? I digress.

 : May 30, 2018, 04:21:14 PM 
kodydog - kodydog
Ya know, that may be a good last resort.

 : May 30, 2018, 01:25:39 PM 
kodydog - SteveA
can you just cut through the leather and see if it reveals any clues how to disassemble ?

 : May 30, 2018, 11:29:29 AM 
kodydog - RiCat
A barber chair needs to be with a pool table

 : May 30, 2018, 10:52:41 AM 
kodydog - kodydog
There are a lot for sale on the internet. $1000 and up depending how much work was done. Some have new nickel plate, some re-chromed and some with a new porcelain finish. I guess the biggest repairs are the mechanics and in particular the hydraulic lift.

These folks have had this one for many years and use it everyday to sit and watch TV. Like a recliner I guess.

 : May 30, 2018, 09:58:38 AM 
kodydog - 65Buick
I can't add anything. I just have a question: do you know what they want to do with it? I've seen a few of these at antique stores with BIG price tags.

 : May 30, 2018, 08:11:27 AM 
kodydog - kodydog
You can see a space above the footrest that would allow the footrest to move upward about 2 inches or so if you were to tap on the bottom of the footrest.

It would be great if you could take the back, seat, front panel, and foot rest only with you to your shop.


Yes, the top of the footrest slides under the metal frame. Like you I thought maybe it just slides out. Here is the thing though, the foot rest pivots upside down so the metal side faces up. Apparently when you are sitting in the chair getting a haircut your feet rest in the metal side of the footrest. When the chair is in the reclined position for shaving, the upholstered side is facing up and the calves of your legs rest on it. This makes me believe there has got to be something that holds it in place to keep it from falling out when the upholstered side is facing down.

Another interesting thing is the seat is not attached to the frame. It just sits in there loose. When I lifted it to look underneath I expected to see holes in the metal frame and in the seat where screws may have been attached at one time. There were no holes. I thought this was odd.

My intention was to remove the panels at their house. It would be an easy job if I could figure out how to get it apart. I sure don't feel like lugging that thing to my shop. I was hoping someone had done one before. Its weird that all those videos on YouTube and not one shows how to get the upholstered panels off. Trade secret I guess. I'll keep looking.

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