Hope these photos help some. It is a rather large but not impossible task to
raise or lower the bucket.
I would take some measurements of where the bucket is know. Decide how
many inches you want to raise or lower it. Turn the adjuster in or out that
Click on an image for a larger version. Feel free to copy and print them if
Check out the restoration pages. Lots more photos that should help.
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|Lower Ejection Handle
Removal & Installation
Removing the nut #31 in Detail B Figure
5-13 should allow you to remove the knob
(Apple) #30 in Detail B Figure 5-13.
However, I am not sure of this. I could not
get the nut loose without putting the Apple
it in a vice and I wasn't going to do that.
If you remove the center handle by filing the end of
the stop pin #3 in Figure 5-13, you can reuse the pin.
Drive the stop pin back in and stake the pin around
the filed edge with a sharp center punch. That will
hold the pin in good enough for display purposes.
I've been getting lots of inquiries on how to remove/replace the lower Ejection Handle
and removing the Emergency Oxygen Knob (the green knob called the Apple on the left
side of the bucket). Here's some info that should help.
|Attaching Survival Pack Negative -G Hold
Down Straps and Lumbar Pad to Seat Bucket
In order to attach the Survival kit to the Bucket, you have to have Lap Belts and Leg Restraints
at least the Blue Leg Lines. For the Lumbar Pad (depending on which one you have) you have
to have the Lap Belts.
|The Flat Stock is 3/16" thick!!
|Seat Bucket Adjusting Motor
|Parachute Pack Restraining Belts and Inertia Reel