Turbobricks Forums

Turbobricks Forums (https://forums.turbobricks.com/index.php)
-   projects & restorations (https://forums.turbobricks.com/forumdisplay.php?f=22)
-   -   Just Can't Stay Away 1972 142S (https://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=311926)

Tfrasca 04-21-2016 10:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Coupid (Post 5383203)
Thanks guys. They are just sitting in the car, still need to figure out some brackets. The stock sliders are longer and slightly narrower than the holes for on the bottom of the recaros.

Can you just bolt a plate to the bottom of the seats and redrill holes in the right spots?

Coupid 04-21-2016 11:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tfrasca (Post 5383308)
Can you just bolt a plate to the bottom of the seats and redrill holes in the right spots?

The four bolts for on the seat bottom are slightly sunken compared with the rest of the seat by like 1/2 an inch. I could probably put spacers on the back side then a plate and probably have almost enough room to bolt it all together. That's the best idea so far, thanks!

240keith 04-22-2016 01:08 AM

http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Univer...ates,7104.html

Coupid 04-22-2016 01:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 240keith (Post 5383771)

Well isn't that perfect! Thanks Keith

Coupid 04-22-2016 12:07 PM

Anyone have a measurement for the raised hump under the seats? I'm not sure the speedway universal mounts have enough height to clear it.

toms_elleck 04-22-2016 12:24 PM

Not sure if this helps, but I modified a set of BMW 5 series seats to fit in my 82 245. The rear bracket design might help with your setup, I'm not quite sure on a 140, as I never swapped seats in my 145, so I'm not that familiar with the differences in seat mounts between the 240 and 140.

Quote:

Originally Posted by slammed145 (Post 3232706)
A couple of updates. I made some brackets to put in a pair of 1992 BMW 5 series front seats, which attach to only the stock seat mounting bolts. They're leather, and full power, which only take 2 wires to hook up. I haven't finished the wiring yet though. Right now they're just attached to a battery jump box that I have in the back seat. LOL

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h...mwseats020.jpg

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h...mwseats009.jpg

front inside bolts:
http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h...mwseats031.jpg

front outside bolts, with a small 1.5 inch extension piece welded to the seat:
http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h...mwseats004.jpg

rear mounts:
http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h...mwseats032.jpg
http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h...mwseats033.jpg

I used one flat piece all the way across, just because the stock Volvo mounting spots were narrower than the BMW rails, and so the forces would end up bending smaller brackets. This way, the force all sits on top of that flat horizontal bar, and the bar just has two small tabs going down to the bolt holes. Nice and simple, and the only downside is that it cost a couple bucks more in material. No biggie.


NO_SPRK 04-22-2016 12:29 PM

E34 seats? Looks great


Quote:

Originally Posted by slammed145 (Post 5383977)
Not sure if this helps, but I modified a set of BMW 5 series seats to fit in my 82 245. The rear bracket design might help with your setup, I'm not quite sure on a 140, as I never swapped seats in my 145, so I'm not that familiar with the differences in seat mounts between the 240 and 140.


Coupid 04-22-2016 01:04 PM

Those seats look awesome! I think the 140 floor is a little different though. Here is a picture of the hump thing I am talking about. It runs from the outer frame rail to the transmission tunnel and it approx 3 or 4 inches high.

Those universal mounts show an overall height of 5 inches. I want to order them today but I need to measure the hump to make sure they will clear it.

hiperfauto 04-22-2016 05:23 PM

The height of the hump or box is ~3 1/8".

Coupid 04-22-2016 05:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hiperfauto (Post 5384115)
The height of the hump or box is ~3 1/8".

Thank you so much!

Coupid 04-29-2016 01:09 AM

The seat brackets and sliders from Speedway showed up today. They will easily clear the hump so as soon as I can drill some holes they will be in the car!

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1711/...c35a6a92_z.jpg

MoCounselor 04-29-2016 09:20 AM

Awesome! I can't wait to see them bolted in!

Tfrasca 04-29-2016 09:21 AM

Seeing all these seat upgrades makes me almost regret reupholstering my stock ones. These are going to be awesome.

Coupid 04-29-2016 12:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MoCounselor (Post 5387758)
Awesome! I can't wait to see them bolted in!

Hopefully by the end of the weekend, just need to drill some holes and it should be ready to go. Can't thank Keith enough for the link to these sliders and brackets.
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tfrasca (Post 5387760)
Seeing all these seat upgrades makes me almost regret reupholstering my stock ones. These are going to be awesome.

Your seats look awesome though. I was going to go that route until these Recaros came along in precisely the right shade of brown.

Coupid 04-29-2016 11:42 PM

So I never measured the width of the seats and tonight when I put the sliders on the brackets tonight they were way to narrow. Luckily it will be really easy to mount the top brackets to the stock sliders. I guess thats probably why Keith just sent me a link to that portion of the kit. Live and learn, should have them mounted tomorrow!

MoCounselor 04-29-2016 11:57 PM

Woot! Anxiously awaiting pics of them mounted! :D

Coupid 04-30-2016 02:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MoCounselor (Post 5388188)
Woot! Anxiously awaiting pics of them mounted! :D

Not as anxious as I was to get them mounted lol... Here they are:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1541/...eef4f81b_z.jpg
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1561/...57719199_z.jpg
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1707/...d48c0741_z.jpg

Now to see if Speedway will take back the sliders and lower brackets even though they are opened and test fit together.

Can't wait to get out this afternoon and see how comfortable they are!

Tfrasca 04-30-2016 06:43 PM

Excellent fit in that car.

MoCounselor 04-30-2016 08:16 PM

Those. Look. AWESOME!!! Congrats on getting them installed man! I bet it was a ball to drive without having to support yourself in corners!

-Ben

Coupid 04-30-2016 09:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tfrasca (Post 5388483)
Excellent fit in that car.

Thanks

Quote:

Originally Posted by MoCounselor (Post 5388509)
Those. Look. AWESOME!!! Congrats on getting them installed man! I bet it was a ball to drive without having to support yourself in corners!

-Ben

thanks Ben.The recaros have adjustable bolsters which really offer an improvement over sitting ON the stock seats!

Tfrasca 05-01-2016 12:32 AM

I just came back from some 'spirited' driving and would have really appreciated some of that side bolstering!

Coupid 05-03-2016 10:48 PM

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7355/...6be96ce9_z.jpg

Big thanks to Don H for the new horn button to replace the blank one I have on there. It's so minty fresh.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7539/...99165bcc_z.jpg

That caps the interior

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7766/...6e221cc2_z.jpg

Coupid 05-05-2016 11:49 PM

Took a little shakedown run this evening. I have been battling a valve cover seal oil leak, so I wanted to make sure that was behind me before taking the car for a longer drive with Nora this weekend. It looks like its all good but I think I will still order a new one from IPD just to be safe.

Obligatory glamour shot:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7422/...53d7d974_z.jpg

240keith 05-06-2016 01:06 AM

lookin good

Coupid 05-08-2016 11:07 PM

When I first bought the car I justified it by telling myself that we could use the car to shoot up to wine country after it was running better. Today we fulfilled my dream and put about 200kms on the car up to Los Alamos and around the Santa Ynez valley. It did great and the seats are awesome for longer trips!

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7023/...33b2deeb_z.jpg

After this drive I am fully tempted to drive up to IPD later this month...


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:41 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.