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    I am putting together a 53 tri pacer, the previous owner had the sets redone. ( new foam and covers.)

    I put them in after finishing the head liner. yeah i wanted to climb in and make airplane noises.

    Now i am 5"11 and i could not sit up at all. my head was trying to poke through the head liner by almost 6 inches.

    I pulled the seat back out and i think the issue is was to much foam on the seat base. There is 9 inches of foam there.

    how thick is the factory seat foam?

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    was the previous owner a circus midget? 2" or so is all that my seat has.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akflyer View Post
    was the previous owner a circus midget? 2" or so is all that my seat has.
    Same for me.

    This is one of my concerns should I have my seat redone. I'm 6' 4".
    "You can only tie the record for flying low."

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    With the materials available today, you should be able to have a very thin seat cushion that is way more comfortable than the old stock seats.

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    thanks for all the replies. I will take the seat apart and cut he foam down. Hope that works

    I will take a pic of the sets this evening and post them.

    circus midget HAHAHAHA that killed me

    Thurston

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    Pretty much the main reason Iím going with the skylight on my PA-16. Stock seats in TriPacers put my head pressing against the headliner. Iím 6í


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    Quote Originally Posted by dgapilot View Post
    Pretty much the main reason I’m going with the skylight on my PA-16. Stock seats in TriPacers put my head pressing against the headliner. I’m 6’


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    I love my skylight for many reasons! I find myself looking through it a lot when flying with others especially yanking and banking in the river bottoms. The sun beaming through it on a cold winter day is welcome thing too.

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