Now that we are starting to work on the interior, we need to get the seat mounts ready. Through out this project safety of the driver and passenger have always been the primary concern. So the seats are welded to the roll cage.
We are going to use a set of Beard Ultra Seats with adjustable head rests and one driver side seat slider. The passenger seat will not be able to move. These seats are extremely comfortable and will hold you in place while going over bumps. Donnie also thinks they look cool.
We weld 1 1/2" pipes from the bottom side bar of the roll cage to the center tunnel on both sides of the car. Then small light tabs were welded to the fronts bars and a piece of flat strap was welded to the rear.
The slider is then attached to the bottom of the seat, each side has two bolts holding them on.
The slider has a handle that sticks out of the front and when pulled to the side, a spring releases the locks and allows the seat to move forward or back. The seat is lowered on to the mounts to make sure we drilled our holes in the right places.
We were off just a smidge and had to make the holes larger. On the passenger side we had to raise the mounts up as high as the drivers seat with the slider. We used square tubing and angle iron welded in to do this. The passenger seat will be mounted in the farthest back position and it will be stationary.
Getting the seats exactly parallel to each other was the biggest challenge. But these bad boy's sure do sit nice and really hold you in place. The tabs for the seat belts are already welded in. We are going to use a 2 inch shoulder and 3 inch lap that takes three mounting points. We welded one tab behind each seat on the bar that runs behind your shoulders and 2 at the base of each side of the seats.
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