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|Seat Rail Install|
|Since I have been asked so many times how I mounted my seats to my car I thought it would be time to at least show you all what I did to make the Daytona Cobra Seats fit in my Maverick however this method should work almost with any aftermarket seat.. Sorry there are no pictures of me cutting the 1/4 steel. Or drilling the holes in the steel, never the less measuring them. However if you were moitvated enough to ask or to even look at this page i'm sure you have the smarts to figure it out. Besides that's what car crafting is all about, trying to figure out how to get things to work! View the pictures below and Good Luck!
things you'll need....
Stock Maverick Bucket Seat Rails with return springs (mine were of a 73 LDO Seats)
1/4 steel plating
Obviously something to cut the steel plating
Drill and Bits
(8) 1/2 alum spacers (depending on how high or low you want seats)
(8) Grade 8 - Bolts (size also depending on how high or low you want seats and the thread of the holes in seats)
(8) Nuts (that will fit the stock seat rail bolts that mount to the stock seats)
Swear Jar and lots of quarters!
|Seat bracket this could either be the outside driver side or the inside passanger side. Remember all the stock slide rails with the adjustment handle are mounted on the left side of the seat (when your sitting down).
You can use the stock bolts that were mounting the stock seat rails to the stock seats. You will just need 8 washers and 8 bolts that will fit the stock seat rail bolts.
|As seen in this close up two of the 1/2 steel plates which are mounted to the side with the seat adjustment handle are going to have to be cut so that the stock seat rail handle can move.
By now your asking where the heck to I drill the holes? Well it will depends on your aftermarket seat or what ever seat your putting it. Every seats is going to be differant. However you only need 4 holes in each 1/2 in steel plate. I just made more holes to see what would adjust best.
|This is the back part of the bracket of the one pictured above.
|Here is the other side of the bracket
|The other side rear
|The other side front
|Ok time to get your. Spacers, washers and bolts. Again the bolt size depends on your seats.
|Okies here we go... i am sure i don't need to explain it. The pictures explain it themselfs
Remember the spacer is going to determine how high or low your seat is going to sit.
|Ok time to bolt it to the seat
|Ta Da! Now do the same for the other side and other seat. Oh and don't forget to put both stock return springs on!
|Ok, now bolt them puppies to the floor. You can use the stock hard wear to bolt them to the floor.
|And remember that the brackets closest to the trasmission hump need to use the stock rear spacers (as seen in the picture) and front spacer (not shown). If you don't the seat will be uneven!
|Yeah the seats are in the car!....
|Now what? Well now your ready to go cruizn with Mary!
Shoot that reminds me I gotta get Mary to do an up dated picture with my new seats!!!!
Another thing on my TO DO list!
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