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This is a great Forum Posting as some of the topics and pictures closely match some of the same issues i have with my 1973 lancer. I Want to ask if anyone knows how to access the nuts and bolts for the captin chair base where it mounts to the floor. My seat tilts back and i notice that it is the bolts or screws that are loose but when I try to tighten them or remove them they just spin in place. I figure there must be a nut on the other side but as far as I can tell there is no way to access it without cutting a hole in the floor. Ialready removed the gas tank hatch and I see that there is a stringer in the boat frame which makes access difficult from that angle.
Also I have the same rot issue with the fiberglassed in wood shelf that runs along the side of the interior. I can see that it needs to be cut out and replaced but I am wondering if there is any advice you can give me as to the easiest way to fit the new peice in.