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#181 Perfect240z

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 11:39 PM

Hey everyone,  I just picked up these old school recaros I stumbled upon.  I'm wondering the best way I should mount these?  I want to be able to use the seat adjusters as well.  I saw some mounting hardware on eBay from Crowder customizing, but I'm not sure about them if anyone has used them, please let me know.

 

 

 

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#182 Ereschkigal

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 12:04 AM

73 240z

Cobra Classic RSR (driver)

Cobra Classic RS

Cobra rails

self made brackets

 

No problemo

 

Just a bit tight to get in with the original steering wheel.

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#183 nesto92

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 10:57 AM

I installed VW Jetta VR6 seats. PITA but they look and feel great. They sit about 1" higher...I can still fit with my helmet on. I have about 3-4" headroom without the helmet. I'm thinking about modifying the rear seat mount to gain my inch back. I did have to modify the trans-cat hump as mine is a late 260, same body as the 280.

 

What did you have to do to the hump? I'm going to pick up some bucket seats that have the MK3 Jetta brackets. 

Thank you! 



#184 NagaSadow

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 12:27 AM

Few pictures of my 78 with Corbeau FX1 Pro's installed.

I had to section the tunnel on the DS, and clearance with a BFH on the pass side.

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I (heavily) modified some 4th gen F body sliders for the drivers seat, to get some adjustability. I played around with it and mounted it with 15* of layback.

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A little cozy, but not terrible.

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Passengers seat outer brackets. I used some pre-cut brackets from speedwaymotors.com and trimmed them to fit. PN 917-20381

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For these, I plated the floor with 1/8" plate, and thru bolted.

For the inners on the pass side I plated the tunnel and used one speedway bracket (rear) and 2 pieces of 1/8" x 2" angle iron (front)

A little tough to see, but I took my e brake handle off, and trimmed the horizontal portion because it would have worn out the seat. I also removed the e brake light switch, but have yet to put the cover back over the tunnel hole.

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Finished installing.

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Here is how much room there is from the shoulder bolster to door cards. Doors don't hit them at all!

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The seats sit directly over the new frame rails I installed, and are possibly a little to the inboard of the car off center in the "tub". Still very comfortable to reach all controls.


Given the size of the FX1 Pro's that you have, do you think the NRG FRP 310's or 300E's might fit in a 1977 280z? Of course with tunnel bashing and whatnot.

For comparison, the FX1's are 23 inches at the shoulder bolsters, and have a 20 inch base. The 310's are 24 inches at the shoulders and 20 inches at the base. The 300E's are 23.25 inches at the shoulders and 21.5 inches at the base. I ask because you said the fit was cozy, and there wasn't much room between the seat and your door, along with the e-brake being snug. Essentially, was there anything you could have done to squeeze out a little more room?

If anyone else has some insight, feel free to share.

Edited by NagaSadow, 16 April 2016 - 12:31 AM.


#185 73Fairlady

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 10:39 AM

Hey everyone,  I just picked up these old school recaros I stumbled upon.  I'm wondering the best way I should mount these?  I want to be able to use the seat adjusters as well.  I saw some mounting hardware on eBay from Crowder customizing, but I'm not sure about them if anyone has used them, please let me know.

 

make sure you mount the door and door panel before you mount them. I had these in my z when i got it and they touched the door panels. Passenger side had issues closing sometimes because of it. you may have to push them as close to the tunnel as possible.



#186 LLave

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 11:01 AM

Hey everyone,  I just picked up these old school recaros I stumbled upon.  I'm wondering the best way I should mount these?  I want to be able to use the seat adjusters as well.  I saw some mounting hardware on eBay from Crowder customizing, but I'm not sure about them if anyone has used them, please let me know.

 

Those are awesome! You may have to cut out the factory brackets and fab new ones. I would use them.



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Posted 13 May 2016 - 01:34 PM

Has anyone ever tried Mercedes clk430 seats? Didn't get to measure them yet. Hope they fit.

#188 madkaw

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 03:44 PM

Just finished 350z power , heated , leather seats.
Really like the seats and yes it's tight.
Managed to get drivers seat low enough to sit in there with a helmet on. I'm 6'2", so pretty happy with that.
Yes they are a bit heavy and yes I would have preferred manual seats , but the price was too good to pass up and the stitching matches my car-lol

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 07:09 PM

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#190 Ottoman

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 07:10 PM

Just finished 350z power , heated , leather seats.
Really like the seats and yes it's tight.
Managed to get drivers seat low enough to sit in there with a helmet on. I'm 6'2", so pretty happy with that.
Yes they are a bit heavy and yes I would have preferred manual seats , but the price was too good to pass up and the stitching matches my car-lol


What did you have to do to get the power seats to work?

#191 madkaw

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 09:53 PM

One hot wire for power, don't have heat yet
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Posted 30 June 2016 - 11:21 AM

Just picked up my new saddles out of a 2013 W204 C-Class Mercedes Coupe

 

 

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Posted 30 June 2016 - 02:14 PM

Just picked up my new saddles out of a 2013 W204 C-Class Mercedes Coupe

Very appropriate styling, I dig it. Bet they are not light though.



#194 Sirpent

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Posted 30 June 2016 - 09:40 PM

Very appropriate styling, I dig it. Bet they are not light though.

Nup

 

Probably around 40 pounds a piece, but hell the car will be pushing 400Hp and 500Nm of torque so no big deal  :blink:


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#195 d-phlip

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Posted 02 July 2016 - 07:37 AM

I have a 240Z I'm working on and an 06 350Z. I love the seats on the 350. Very comfortable with good lateral support.
So I found a set of power, heated leather seats from an '05 350Z on ebay for $500.
They fit great after I trimmed the plastic storage trays off of of the door side of each seat. Left the bottom rail from the 240Z seats in place. Welded 2 3/16" transverse bars across the original 240 tracks and welded the 350Z bottom rails to the top of the 3/16" bars.
You lose about 3/4" of height by leaving the lower 240Z rails, but I am six feet tall, and have about 4" of headroom.
All in all, they are really comfortable and easy to install.
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Posted 02 July 2016 - 09:29 PM

I don't have any pictures since they are out of the car right now but RX8 seats fit great! I just made brackets to solid mount them to the existing mount points on my 75 280z chassis. 

 

They look like this.

 

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Posted 03 July 2016 - 12:46 PM

I don't have any pictures since they are out of the car right now but RX8 seats fit great! I just made brackets to solid mount them to the existing mount points on my 75 280z chassis. 

 

They look like this.

 

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I have Leather Rx8 seats in my 260z. The driverside is powered. I eliminated the stock mounts and made my own. I don't have pics on this computer though.


Edited by Daz, 03 July 2016 - 12:48 PM.

My build :http://forums.hybridz.org/index.php/topic/97716-camaro-is-gone-260z-is-here/page__p__917424__fromsearch__1#entry917424
Hopefully it'll be a Turbo 4.8/t56 monster when I'm done !

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 06:56 AM

I was also able to mount some RX-8 seats to my 280Z.  I made a bracket that I welded to the bottom of the RX-8 seat rails that would allow me to bolt them into the Z's factory seat mounts.  That way I can go back to stock any time I wish.  I only have a picture of the passenger side in right now.  Attached File  IMG_0627.JPG   115.91KB   1 downloadsAttached File  IMG_0633.JPG   127.78KB   0 downloads


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