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Old 01-05-03, 08:04 PM
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seat mounting in a FC

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What method have you used to mount your side mount race seat in your vehicle. My previous seat was able to use stock mounting points through a couple adaptors I rigged up. However, I now have an EVO 2 and it mounts too high. I've come to realize that it needs to be mounted to the floor itself in order to provide adequate headroom. Has anyone removed the stock mounting points from the floor. This would include cutting the cross brace that doubles as a front mount and removing both rear mounts to make room for the brackets. Or is there an easier way to do this then I am considering?
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Old 01-06-03, 01:14 PM
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here's what i've done so far. i have sparco rev seat. instead of doing custom mounts, i'm mounting the the seat to the sparco side mounts and mounting that to the floor. i took a dremel tool and completely removed the stock seat mount brackets. then i'm running thin (not sure of the exact dimensions) steel plate from the door sill down where the stock mounts were and up part of the tranny tunnel. i'm actually doing 2 plates - they're about 6" wide. they get welded in. then i'll run 4" x 4" square plates under the car. drill the holes and mount the brackets. i do not recommend using washers. they're small enough they can cut right into the floorboard, and in case of an accident, they can punch right thought. also, round the end of any metal to keep if from cutting into the car.

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i use kirkly seat and cut stock mounts off and mounted to floor. i used 1/8" angle iron to support the sides. a piece of 2" x 1/4" flat bar bent to fit for more support in front and back of seat to floor plus a brace to the main hoop of rool cage to the shoulder area of seat, just below the holes in seat for the harness.
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I cut out the entire floor section and part of the tunnel on our yellow turbo II and lowered the floor 2" and built a new flat steel floor so the side mount seat bracket would sit flush, and rebuilt the tunnel so I could move the seat toward the center of the car 2". the stock floor is terrible to mount to.
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Mine sounds like Frazer's. Mounted a Kirkey right to the floor after cutting the stock mounts and bracing out. Use large plates of 1/8" steel for washers. Round the corners on the plates to help prevent punch through. Then mount the back to the required brace.

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Old 01-06-03, 06:57 PM
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the Kirkey sits alot closer to the floor than the EVO seat. to get the seat low enough to clear the rollcage takes some work plus I had to move it to the center of the car to clear the side of the head rest. make sure your head clears everything with your helmet on.
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Sorry, I've been offline moving..

Yes, I cut out the stock seat mounts, and mounted the Kirkey to the floor. I moved it as far inward as possible to keep my head from hitting the rollbar, and had to do some surgery to the floor pan to facilitate that..

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