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June 25, 2019, 08:28:55 AM

Mx5 seat fixings

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this user is offline JohnnyV

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on: March 10, 2019, 07:38:02 PM
Hi guys,
I picked up some mk1 mx5 seats with original runners for my rebuild. My new floor pans do not have any seat fittings\brackets so before i dive in and start fabricating something up is there a method that has been adopted for fixing them. They sit in the car nicely pretty much onto the floor pan but they sit a bit low i guess so need lifting? Any comments much appreciated.   ;-)


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Reply #1 on: March 10, 2019, 09:51:23 PM
I have straightened the angled down mountings cut off the location pin then used packing pieces and spreader plates at the front then welded a crossbar over the original seat pan dip for the rear mounting and bolted through that or drilled and tapped the bar for the seat bolts.

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Reply #2 on: March 10, 2019, 10:29:55 PM
Thanks snoopy that's great and the photos are a real bonus ;-)up
Looks straightforward enough . Are there any issues with height ? I chose the mx5 seats as I know lots of people use them so assume they sit at about the right height for most buggies.


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Reply #3 on: March 11, 2019, 07:28:22 AM
length of bolts and depth of  packing do the height to suit, ours are 1" at the front and nothing at the rear but we are both tall.


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Reply #4 on: March 11, 2019, 09:51:22 AM
I had some custom bracket made so I can bolt the brackets to the floor and the seats to the brackets


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Reply #5 on: March 11, 2019, 04:45:44 PM
Thanks guys for your input, I feel a lot happier on how to approach it now. Weirdly I am tall in the body and short in the legs so will make up some wooden dummy brackets to star witn  ;-)up