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L-50 Heavy duty seat question.
« on: Aug 12, 2018, 08:42:21 PM »
After five years of being yota free I'm back with a clean 82 long bed. Of course the first thing ya gotta do is replace the shifter seat with one from Marlin.  This one, white one, seems too thick.  I am reasonably sure it is an L50 5spd and when I pulled the shifter all that was there was the flat rubber from the original.  I cleaned everything up, tossed the rubber piece and installed the HD seat but it just wont go back together. I think the blue and red are for different diameters not thickness. Any thoughts?

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Re: L-50 Heavy duty seat question.
« Reply #1 on: Aug 12, 2018, 08:48:33 PM »
Red is for the W56 A and B and the blue is for tcases. White is for about everything else, including the L series. Post pics of how it's in there
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Re: L-50 Heavy duty seat question.
« Reply #2 on: Aug 13, 2018, 06:49:40 PM »
I had to shave some off in the red circles. I changed out the old spring at the same time and had to cut it down the same amount that i clearanced on the cup. The HD seat is taller than the oem


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Re: L-50 Heavy duty seat question.
« Reply #3 on: Aug 13, 2018, 08:24:49 PM »
Awesome, thanks for the replies.  I've done two others one on my old 83 and one on a friends 79 with a swapped L52 both were plug and play no mods necessary and I don't think MC intended for there to be any.

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Re: L-50 Heavy duty seat question.
« Reply #4 on: Aug 16, 2018, 02:12:07 PM »
Awesome, thanks for the replies.  I've done two others one on my old 83 and one on a friends 79 with a swapped L52 both were plug and play no mods necessary and I don't think MC intended for there to be any.
There shouldnt be any mods needed to use the white seat in that application.  Make sure your shifter base was completely clean to bare metal (normally the factory seat is two peice, a rubber and an oring, ditch both so the inside of the base is completley empty).  Line the notches up with the pins, rotate it in so the notches now face up, make sure that the seat is pressed all the way into the bottom of that base and not holding up on some kind of a lip or anything and it should go together without further modification.
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Re: L-50 Heavy duty seat question.
« Reply #5 on: Aug 16, 2018, 08:28:37 PM »
Its clean and no remnants of the original.  I have pics just need to resize to post.  I've been pushing and twisting and cursing at this thing and still a no go. I've only found one other post in searching where the guy had a similar situation so it cant be a defective part.

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Re: L-50 Heavy duty seat question.
« Reply #6 on: Aug 18, 2018, 09:09:40 PM »
Mission accomplished! I pushed the cap/spring assembly down as far as it would go, wedged a flathead screwdriver in to turn it as I tapped lightly with a hammer around it and it popped into position.  Just a little tip for the rubber piece at the top of the cup I used a grommet from a glad hand off a tractor trailer, fits perfectly.  Thanks for the help.

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Re: L-50 Heavy duty seat question.
« Reply #7 on: Aug 22, 2018, 04:14:09 PM »
Just a little tip for the rubber piece at the top of the cup I used a grommet from a glad hand off a tractor trailer, fits perfectly.  Thanks for the help.

Which rubber piece would that be? the shift boot? Im confused.
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Re: L-50 Heavy duty seat question.
« Reply #8 on: Sep 02, 2018, 09:32:14 PM »
I had a grommet in the top of the notched and grooved cup that slides down the shifter then spins into place on the pins.  Don't remember if the others I did had this but this one did and it was cracked and wasted. 

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Re: L-50 Heavy duty seat question.
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Re: L-50 Heavy duty seat question.
« Reply #10 on: Sep 17, 2018, 11:47:10 AM »
http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz276/crawle/13_zpsfz5so6wu.jpg

Top circle is where the little grommet is.

anyway the "grommet" was part of an old oring (maybe you weren't the first in there and somebody left something or they tried to take up slack with a piece of rubber that way)?  I don't remember seeing anything like that on mine......Disclaimer: I have no experience w/ an L50 just W56 and L52
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Re: L-50 Heavy duty seat question.
« Reply #11 on: Sep 26, 2018, 09:05:54 AM »
Just for clarity Id like to re post that Marlin Crawler seats do not need any modification to install, if you find yourself having issues installing our seat please call us before modifying anything. 
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