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    Bah, what's...20 hrs. Yeah, agreed. Giant pain in the ass, but sooooo worth it. Much nicer rails, infinitely better seating position (I'm sitting in the front seat now, instead of the back!) and super, super low. I'm very happy. Can't wait til the next revision!! Alex

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    Seat Rails

    Can I just say that making seat rails is THE biggest pain on these cars. I would rather swap motors than have to make these things for a living. Of course the payoff was good, well at least for those that get to use them. I will say that unless you are over 6' the rails we made would almost be too short to be comfortable for you.
    Between rides...unless you count a WD21...

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    • #3
      hey guys, new to the forum thought id let you know i went to extensive work to cut out my floor pan and mount my seat a mear 2.5" off the floor and require a decent bit of head room because i plan to have my cage completed next year and my head needs to be below the main hoop an A-pillar bars according to the rules. MY new seat setup has me back far enough to fit and low enough to have enough clearence with my helmet on. i had to cut the floor out, just a little bit, install mounting bars (seat subframe idea) and then bolt the seat to those. After all was said and done, i have to adjust my exhaust with some new piping to fit with the new floor design. i tried to se teh stock locations at first and make my own rails, but i couldnt get the front low enough to actully get me some decent head clearence.
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      • #4
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        • #5
          do you have mor pic of you seat install im having a hard time im torn between do ing fab work lik your or buying rails

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          • #6
            Is that in reference to me, or Casey?
            Between rides...unless you count a WD21...

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            • #7
              The longest part of making a seat bracket/rail is measuring and trying to make sure the seat is all centered/level etc.

              I made my passenger side bracket.

              Protip: you can separate the brackets from the stock seat and use those welded to some 1" x .125" steel for a "base."
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              • #8
                Rails? who needs rails?
                I just bolted my seat directly to the floor. drill two holes in the bottom of the seat and screw into some bungs welded to the floor.


                voila.
                Originally posted by SoSideways
                I don't care what color they are as long as they are LONG AND HARD.
                '04 G35 Sedan 6MT- The DD
                '96 240SX- The Track Toy

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Matt93SE View Post
                  Rails? who needs rails?
                  I just bolted my seat directly to the floor. drill two holes in the bottom of the seat and screw into some bungs welded to the floor.


                  voila.
                  Some of us don't have cheap ass aluminum seats.
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                  • #10
                    Some of you should.
                    Originally posted by SoSideways
                    I don't care what color they are as long as they are LONG AND HARD.
                    '04 G35 Sedan 6MT- The DD
                    '96 240SX- The Track Toy

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Matt93SE View Post
                      I know it doesn't matter much since it's covered by a seat, but that cat hump bang-out looks like sh*t.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by 2Fass240us View Post
                        I know it doesn't matter much since it's covered by a seat, but that cat hump bang-out looks like sh*t.
                        Damn.... Mr. Hard Parker himself just dissed your metal banging skillz.
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                        • #13
                          They weren't mine. the shop did that.
                          I wound up having to bang a lot of it back up to fit a factory exhaust back on there for a short while.

                          But yes.. it's ugly. Now ask me if I care.
                          Originally posted by SoSideways
                          I don't care what color they are as long as they are LONG AND HARD.
                          '04 G35 Sedan 6MT- The DD
                          '96 240SX- The Track Toy

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                          • #14
                            Lifting this thread.

                            Currently have a Cobra Suzuka seat on Driftworks seat rails. The seat rails are utter crap, discovered today that the mounting studs are hardly welded m10 4.8 bolts!
                            And I sit way to high. Time to make something about my seating postition.

                            At 170cm (5'6) I need to sit fairly far forward to comfortably reach the pedals.
                            That means I need to cut out the cross car reinforement and the cat tunnel to get my seat down. Don't realy like the Idea of that.

                            Do you guys have any more pictures on your seating solutions?

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                            • #15
                              Mine are on bride rails, i think MO, they are low, kinda feel too low in them to be honest.

                              Though thats going to vary depending on the seat itself, but I did have a bride bucket bolted to the spare drivers rail I have, with the side to bottom mount plates, I couldnt see wanting it any lower.

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