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pics of my 85 GL brat wth heated leather seats and herculiner

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#1 bheinen74



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Posted 20 October 2007 - 02:40 PM


sporting the UltimateSubaru.org stickers on the tailgate thanks to McBrat

#2 nipper


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Posted 20 October 2007 - 02:51 PM


SO they bolted right in (not including the wirirng)?

#3 bheinen74



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Posted 20 October 2007 - 03:30 PM


SO they bolted right in (not including the wirirng)?

NO. absolutely not
I have used the FACTORY Brat floor mounts. I have not had to drill any new holes into the pristine floorboard at all and both seats are mounted good as new. I left the Brat Seatbelts mounted to the floor as well, factory. AND I used the Outbacks slider rails all 4, by adapting them some.
-bent slightly more the front inner mounts of the Outback seat, they line up.
-made offset spacer brackets for the front outer mounts of the outback seat
-crafted adapter brackets to use the rear outer mounts to fit the Outback posts.
-cut off the back inner factory Outback mount posts, made new L shaped brackets for them, welded to the outback sliders, that fit the brat floor mounts.

The heated seat switch has been mounted in the rear consoler rear of the e-brake. see pics for switch
I tapped into the fuse box of the brat under fuse "rear defrost" which was not used, and replaced the 15 amp with a 20 amp fuse. Dont adjust power seat with both heaters on, it blew the 15 amp

For the brackets i made, had to factor in lots:
tilt of the seat both front and side to side
how far the seat back can be adjusted
also had to trim the door sill/suffplates to fit my rear mounts i made.

I would not recommend this in a non fun-top car, as they do sit a little higher. they work for me I am 6ft tall, and they worked for my brother who is a little taller. If you are over 6'3" then i would say no workie.

by the way, got those leather seats at wrench n go for 31 each seat. cheap mod, cheaper than having a re-upholster job on my original brat seats.

time took: about 2.5 full days, wiring took about a day alone.

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 05:56 PM

Yeah - being tall sucks. I am 6' 2", and I had to put in lower seats than stock to fit comfortably in my Brat. But those do look nice and keister heaters are neato. I might look for a set of those for my Legacy!


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Posted 23 October 2007 - 10:20 AM

That looks awesome. I wonder if you could use a separate fuse for the adjustment power source and one for the heat?

#6 backwoodsboy



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Posted 23 October 2007 - 10:27 AM

Beautiful BRAT..... and Im especially liking the seats. Its amazing what a difference seats make.

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