Posts Tagged ‘Seat’

Hella Flush – Plain Ass Seat Edition

Friday, March 15th, 2013

seatsI said in an earlier post that my WRX has on paper, one inch less head room than other model Impreza’s.  STI’s have different bucket seats, and wagons are taller.  This is the most comfortable stock car that I’ve ever owned, but my seating position does need to be adjusted somewhat when I put a helmet on.  It hasn’t been overly troublesome so far, but inspecting the stock mounts/rails reveals that the seat can easily be lowered a couple of…

Making Seat Rails

Friday, March 12th, 2010

drivers-rail-weldIf you’re looking for a “how-to” get disappointed.  If you have the tools then there is probably nothing I can show you.  Look at my welding getting better though… I think… for like 3″ at least.

drivers-rail-topThat’s the whole thing.  I made it out of 10 gauge bar and then boxed it for strength.  I don’t think I’d want to go any thinner.  The last set of rails I made, where made out of 8 gauge material… and while I…

I Gave Up On Making My Car Nice When…

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

drivers-mount-outer2… I put the welder on it.

I’m a tall guy.  Stock buckets in an AE86 are impossible for me now that I have decent standards, and any off the shelf seat mount always leaves me saying, “moar lower.” (you know I never say that)  After buying some Recaro LX’s, giving up on them, and now picking up some unknown FRP buckets I am really impatient to get back behind the wheel.  But do…


Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

The hell does that mean really?  I’m tired of being called it.

Drivers side Recaro is in.  I made sliders… they aren’t pretty, but they work.  I should photograph it… but when it’s minus 25 I don’t have motivation.  The seat is mounted LOW.  It couldn’t be any lower really.  When it’s all the way back, the bottom of the seat brushes the floor.  I actually had to mod my bracket to lift the seat up, because I wasn’t clearing…

If You Give Up…

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

… on me I’ll understand.

Things are SLOOOW in the garage.  It’s easy to find motivation for basic wrenching… but fab and welding… I can hardly get anything done in an hour time-slot, and that’s about all that I’ve been able to afford.

But what I am working on is primarily getting the new Recaro’s in the car.  That has been complicated by my height, and my desire to keep the car driveable for people who are not my height. …

German Engineering on my car…

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

Recaro Headrest

As I mentioned, the headrests on my Recaro’s are wonking.  On one the headrest just flops up and down loosely in the seat back, and on the other one the headrest doesn’t move at all.  I found this pictures on a German forum with no clear description.

Just silly though if it’s true.

No updates otherwise.  My parts car needs to go.  I’ve been stripping stuff off it for my inventory.


Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

So… I grabbed a set of vintage Recaro LS seats on the weekend. They don’t have “gradation” fabric… of course. How lucky do you think I am? They are all black though, which is probably the next best thing. Condition is probably 7.5/10. Fabric and foam appear pretty good… but the headrests are somewhat FUBARed. They are bottom mount, which is going to make mouting them in the 86 a pain… but still… these are about exactly what I hoped…