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78 Brat FRONT seat brackets, aftermarket seat install ??'s
Posted 26 July 2010 - 10:43 PM
Not that I really need "racing" seats, but they are thinner,and will consequently add more room for my legs.
I kept the original sliders.... the PROBLEM is that the mounting holes for a gen 1 brat are 11" (front to back), and 15" (side to side).
I haven't found an aftermarket seat that matches those measurements, and they don't make brackets for this car to mount aftermarket seats.
I'm THINKING a set of fixed (non-reclinable, one piece) seats, with the side-mount brackets, and then bolting the bottom part of the brackets to the OEM sliders.
Like this set:
Or, I'm thinking just a "regular" set of adjustable seats with "whatever" mounting holes on the bottom, and custom fabbing some cross bars. The cross bars will obviously be 15" wide, but the "side-to-side" mounting holes may be 12", or 14".... and I'd just have to drill a few carefully measured holes.
Or..... I'm looking for suggestions on what other folks have done. Pics help
Posted 27 July 2010 - 06:30 PM
Posted 27 July 2010 - 11:14 PM
Posted 28 July 2010 - 08:40 AM
I ended up finding an off-brand of 2-tone grey and black seats on eBay for like $275 shipped. Not Recaros or anything, but at least they aren't covered in "BOMZ" or "Type-R" or anything.
.... and they are adjustable..... so I'm already prepping to fab up some brackets.
These are what I bought.... should do well, and I can't argue with the price:
Posted 28 July 2010 - 08:59 PM
I actually kept the sliders because I figured that aftermarket brackets would be tough to find.
Wait...theres an aftermarket for old school soobs? But seriously...there is none. Its good you kept the sliders. Thats going to make your life a lot easier. You will most likely be making some sort of adapter bracket between the seats and the slides.
Posted 29 July 2010 - 11:03 PM
Oh.... also got this rockin-rump roast universal windshield washer pump/reservoir...... straight from CHINA (Oh yea) for a whopping 12 bucks..... now I have SQUIRTERS!!!! (I'll just make sure my son doesn't chew on it, for fear of lead poisoning A few repaired wires, a new hole.... and I actually made it fit right back in the stock location.
So...... a couple hours with a dremel and a cutting tool to "stretch" out the original seat bracket holes, a little time with a drill.... quite a few measurements.... and wa-la.
Low cost.... good looks..... and I can actually drive the car without my knees in my chest. I can actually FIT in the Brat.
Posted 04 June 2014 - 09:58 PM
Did those fit well over the course of time? what model are those? *want*
Posted 11 June 2014 - 11:09 PM
Where do those seatbelts anchor into the body?If the ones that support the back anchor into the floor ditch them.seat harnesses like that can't have the anchor at a point lower than 15* from horizontal or they will compress your spine in an accident.Not saying you plan on getting into an accident,but that why you wear the seatbelts for when that what if becomes reality.
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