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PostSubject: Per usual, there isn't shit going on in this area.. here is how I solved my seat height problem.    Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:00 pm

Yeah, not the first guy to have this problem. My sunroof makes it worlds worse. My hair touches the damn headliner when I drive my car. Wearing a helmet is a nightmare. I have tried a few times to get my drivers seat lower without much success. I finally decided to bite the bullet and deal with it once and for all..

I am obviously not finished yet but it's a good start. After some mock up I suspect I have gained 3" of headroom. If I can fit in my car without extreme discomfort in a helmet I will consider this a win.



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PostSubject: Re: Per usual, there isn't shit going on in this area.. here is how I solved my seat height problem.    Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:08 pm

Um I'm pretty sure that part you took out is a structural piece...... On most uni-bodies that is the area where the front portion of the "frame" ends and they put that there to tie it together with the other side......
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PostSubject: Re: Per usual, there isn't shit going on in this area.. here is how I solved my seat height problem.    Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:08 pm

I will replace it, but with a shorter piece. I am going to mirror the drivers side essentially. I cut the brace out with a spotweld cutter, its on the shelf right now.

Thanks for the warning though Steve.


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PostSubject: Re: Per usual, there isn't shit going on in this area.. here is how I solved my seat height problem.    Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:09 pm

oh ok i just wanted you to be aware
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PostSubject: Re: Per usual, there isn't shit going on in this area.. here is how I solved my seat height problem.    Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:34 am

lol
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PostSubject: Re: Per usual, there isn't shit going on in this area.. here is how I solved my seat height problem.    Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:24 pm

looks nice/excellent work!

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PostSubject: Re: Per usual, there isn't shit going on in this area.. here is how I solved my seat height problem.    Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:34 pm

Thanks Nate.
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PostSubject: Re: Per usual, there isn't shit going on in this area.. here is how I solved my seat height problem.    Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:36 pm

i always hated how there was no headroom in any s13/14 i ever drove. looks like u r devising a solution...

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PostSubject: Re: Per usual, there isn't shit going on in this area.. here is how I solved my seat height problem.    Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:53 pm

There is quite a bit more room in the non-sunroof cars. Most of the SE's (5 lug etc.) have sunroofs. If I ever repaint this car again I will definitely reskin it with a non-sunroof top. In the meanwhile this is about my only option. It should make it a lot more comfortable, which I am pretty excited about.
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PostSubject: Re: Per usual, there isn't shit going on in this area.. here is how I solved my seat height problem.    Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:11 pm

Nice work homie, it looks just like you described. Now, on to seat brackets.
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PostSubject: Re: Per usual, there isn't shit going on in this area.. here is how I solved my seat height problem.    Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:57 pm

Looks nice, I always hated how little head room there was in the T-bird, but I never really did anything about it.

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PostSubject: Re: Per usual, there isn't shit going on in this area.. here is how I solved my seat height problem.    Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:13 pm

2jz-U-Ltr wrote:
Nice work homie, it looks just like you described. Now, on to seat brackets.

Couple one inch muffler clamps and a lawn chair. Maybe Adirondack if I can fit it into the budget.
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PostSubject: Re: Per usual, there isn't shit going on in this area.. here is how I solved my seat height problem.    Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:26 pm

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Maybe Adirondack if I can fit it into the budget.

Going the luxury route I see
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PostSubject: Re: Per usual, there isn't shit going on in this area.. here is how I solved my seat height problem.    Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:28 pm

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Maybe Adirondack if I can fit it into the budget.

Going the luxury route I see

Woodgrain ain't just for steering wheels!
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PostSubject: Re: Per usual, there isn't shit going on in this area.. here is how I solved my seat height problem.    Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:05 am

I guess I never updated this. This project is long finished and my seat is so low that it feels a bit retarded. I am still adjusting to it but really like not bashing my head on the ceiling over bumps. I picked up almost 3" of headroom which should let me at least sit upright with a helmet on.
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PostSubject: Re: Per usual, there isn't shit going on in this area.. here is how I solved my seat height problem.    Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:45 am

Nice work, you are weld-o-rific
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PostSubject: Re: Per usual, there isn't shit going on in this area.. here is how I solved my seat height problem.    Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:40 pm

No completed pictures yet? Mad
Its like you have a job or something!
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PostSubject: Re: Per usual, there isn't shit going on in this area.. here is how I solved my seat height problem.    Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:12 pm

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No completed pictures yet? Mad
Its like you have a job or something!

You bunghole, go post an intro!
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