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Custom Seats

Postby Alex'n'Ane » Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:30 pm

Following a few questions in my zetec resto thread, I thought I would post up a few pics of the seats and the bases I made. The leather seats are out of an alfa romeo 156, and are mounted using the original alfa mounting holes. The back seat had the foam cut and some additional added, with a new back hardboard made that screws the back of the seat as usual, and folds as per standard minor seats. Although the fronts don't have a quick release tip forward, the back angle adjustment goes far enough forward to allow access to the back, and the seats slide easily on the runners. The drivers seat is even hight adjustable :p Oh and the front seats have an armrest :)
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The fronts attach to the floor at the back with two angled box section turrets, seam welded to thick steel plates, bolted through the floor, with a sandwich plate on the other side. The inside one has a hole drilled through with a long bolt and washer, while the other side has a captive nut welded inside the box section. The fronts are mounted on rubber anti-vibration mounts, one bolted through the original mounting hole, mostly just for easy of test fitting.

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Re: Custom Seats

Postby welshrat » Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:03 pm

Nice Job, seats look great.

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Re: Custom Seats

Postby StaffsMoggie » Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:52 pm

Very nice. That looks a superb job.

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Re: Custom Seats

Postby carlosramalho » Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:06 pm

well done! :wink:
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Re: Custom Seats

Postby Sidney'61 » Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:29 pm

I must admit, they are very comfy! :D

slightly jealous.... wanna swap for a set of metros in grey cloth? :wink:
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Re: Custom Seats

Postby MColes » Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:34 pm

Even I liked these seats when I saw them, shocking :o
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Re: Custom Seats

Postby irmscher » Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:28 am

Seats look great Alex and comfy these will help your piles :D :lol: :lol:

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Re: Custom Seats

Postby wickermonkey » Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:15 pm

looking good, like the armrest for the front seats aswell, might go down that route myself as i dont know how ill cope with out one when i start using the minor

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