The kit utilizes a 24" spring as the standard size. You may select the 18” spring set if you wish to have this size in the kit, but they will come powder-coated regardless if you select the powder coat option or not. The 18" springs are just not as popular as the 24" for stocking them in the unfinished version.
The 24" spring measures 8-1/2" high and the 18" spring measures 6-1/2" high. Springs are 1-1/4" wide rated for 150 lbs. per spring or 300 lbs. as a seat pair. We do have 1-1/2" springs available rated for 180 lbs. each or 360 lbs. as a seat pair, e-mail us for more information.
The metal will come primed and ready to paint. You may add a durable black powder coating option for all the metal.
The metal box cleats were used on most wagons as pictured on the old red wagon. They allowed the seat to hang on the sides of the wagon box.
The wagon seat bench kit does come with some instructions and measurements. These are not as detailed as our ornamental kit. The length of the seat will be determined by your specific use. The drawings will show the angles and assembly to cut the wooden parts. They will not include full-size patterns, so you will need to do some freehand drawing. The instructions do include adding a base to make this a stationary bench seat. Seat depth also varied greatly on the wagon seats with no specific standard. The seat arms may need to be adjusted. They are made for a 16" seat depth, while the plans will show a 14" seat depth. The Amish shop bends the arm radius back in a vice when they are making a 14" or 15" seat depth until they can bolt them on the sides. Mostly they are making seats at 16" deep for more comfort. The seatback irons may also need to be adjusted depending on where you like the back to rest against your back. More forward or more slanted back.
The metal kits have no wood or nuts and bolts provided.
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