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Thanks Rick Terrill for pointing me in the right direction. Of course I will bolt the seats to the mounts after the mounts are bolted to the chassis. Debating whether or not I should fab seat back mounts as well. Karl





[ September 09, 2007, 02:05 PM: Message edited by: kgcabs ]
 

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Hey KG where did you get those? I'm trying to figure out my mounts as well.

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Wonder if you could weld the mounts to the floor and then bolt the seats to the mounts..about 6 1 inch beads ought to do it..that way you wouldn't have any bolts sticking up your butt..
 

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Scott. I fabbed them.

Al. The bolts for the mounts will be under the seats. The seats will attach to the mounts through the sides of the seat mounts.

[ August 30, 2007, 01:38 AM: Message edited by: kgcabs ]
 

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Karl,

you want to sit in a finished car to get some perspective on where you want to attach your seat mounts.

i've got my seats touching the trans tunnel because i wanted the room away from the door so i could get my left elbow inside the car when i drive. i really like where my seat is now...on the second try.

you're built different than me, and it may not be a problem for you, but i still think you should get a reference point before you permanently attach your seat mount and then think you need to move it again.

i'm not getting home till after 7:30 all this week, but i could come over thurs or fri night?

let me know...
 

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You should build seat back supports, as per Kirkey instructions. In certain cituations aluminum racing seats can fold over on the driver which would be BAD. I have never seen this myself but have talked about using those seats with several racers and they all warned me about it.
 

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Pete, Thanks. Good idea. Thursday would work for me. I would be happy to come to your place, unless you want to check out the progress.

Trevor, I will do the back supports. Thanks
 

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Karl,

i'll plan on coming over to your house tonight, i do want to see your car.

i'm hoping your neighbors won't mind the sound of the car later in the evening. if that's an issue, please let me know.
 

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Karl, I'm using the same seats as you and fabricated a mount that included a Summit seat adjustment. With the seats mounted in the car I did a trial body fit and discovered a problem with the outside top edge of the seat just touching the body! I would suggest doing a trial fit with the body on before you start drilling holes. Without the seat adjusters you may be all right.
 

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Couple more shots in the car. Tom, seats clear fine. Thanks for the heads up. I will replace the nuts with nylocks.

Pete, Damn the torpedoes full speed ahead. See you tonight.





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Great idea, I love it. I wonder if you drilled multiple holes in your mounts - then you could make your seat adjustable (would mean unbolting it, moving it slightly and rebolting it). That would make it more flexible in the long run.
 

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Finished up the install. Reinforced the tunnel side of the seats, mounted the seat back to the chassis on the door side. Will use 3/8" bolts through the floor plates where I can and 3/16" steel rivets through the floor aluminum to mount the seat mounts. The seats feel very soild. Fantastic leg room. I am 6'4". I can completely straighten my legs. Karl







 

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Great idea KG - hope you don't mind if I borrow it.

I have the full height Kirkeys so mine will be a little higher off the floor in order for the wings to clear the body.

What thickness of alumium did you use for the mounts?

Nice job again.

Scott
 

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Scott, Thanks. I used .125", 5052. I would have preferred 6061 but it would have probably cracked in the press brake. The 5052 bent just fine.
 

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That is really nice welding. The whole install looks incredible ! Very nice custom touch.
 
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