Ok, so it is less of a mod, and more of a repair. When we were in Colorado this spring, we stopped at Camping World and got some stuff, including some chairs. We both love them, but I managed to break one. The closest Camping World to me is about 800 miles away, and I did not have the reciept, so I ended up fixing them myself.
Now for the pictures:
On the right, you can see the plastic pieces that came on the chairs. I broke these trying to recline by pushing with my feet. I tried to superglue them back together, but no deal. Second from the left is my rough draft of a steel replacement, to get sizing down. One end slides in a tube, the other end slides over. And it has to allow the chair to fold up. Far left is the final piece, welded up, ground down and spray bombed.
I used pop rivets to re-attach these. I would have liked to find rivets that were about 1/4" longer, but I couldn't these seem to be working fine so far.
I am quite fond of these chairs, but for the money, the construction leaves a bit to be desired. I didn't want to toss them and try to find something better, but I sure came close. Glad I kept them and fixed em up.