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cpthowdy 07-04-2008 08:25 PM

installing aftermarket seats
 
I bought a set of Ractive seats from Canadian Tire.

I think the seats are meant for ricers cars, but would still look awesome in my F-Body.

Problem is.....
The tracking is flat, but my floors are inclined in the rear, so the tracking wont work.
How can I use the Camaro tracking on these seats?

Here are the seats I bought.
And the car it is going into.

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member...87_16_full.jpg


http://memimage.cardomain.com/member...87_15_full.jpg

79z28 07-06-2008 12:49 AM

I built the brackets for the R1 racing seats in my Honda Civic, took me a whole day to do both seats. Built it out of strap steel/1/2" tube steel. So you'll have to fabricate it to match the bottom of your stock seats and the top to match the new seats.

sugar ray 07-06-2008 01:34 AM

exactly what "79z28" said!

i purchase those exact SAME seats from CRAPPY tire out here in BC for my 79 Trans-am. after opening both boxes i almost thought they forgot mounting hardware for the seats?

thats when i get the bad news.......NO hardware incuded. you can purchase EXACT tracks for those seats online and for your specific car year. However, be warned that REACTIVE charges almost as much for the tracks as you paid for the seats! I guess it makes sense a little? just due to the fact that those seats can be mounted in ANY car with thousands of different of track styles.

It is alot cheaper and NOT extremely difficult to use your stock tracks and fabricate a mounting plate that attaches your stock tracks to the seats.

79z28 07-06-2008 09:50 AM

That's all correct as well. My Honda was just my 'baby' my project car and i wanted it to look nice even the small details. It never even crossed my mind that i could buy the tracks. It turned out really nice though. My buddy let me use his machine shop which really helped. I would say go with the stock track and fabricate the plate to fit.

Quote:

Originally Posted by sugar ray
exactly what "79z28" said!

i purchase those exact SAME seats from CRAPPY tire out here in BC for my 79 Trans-am. after opening both boxes i almost thought they forgot mounting hardware for the seats?

thats when i get the bad news.......NO hardware incuded. you can purchase EXACT tracks for those seats online and for your specific car year. However, be warned that REACTIVE charges almost as much for the tracks as you paid for the seats! I guess it makes sense a little? just due to the fact that those seats can be mounted in ANY car with thousands of different of track styles.

It is alot cheaper and NOT extremely difficult to use your stock tracks and fabricate a mounting plate that attaches your stock tracks to the seats.


cpthowdy 07-06-2008 12:58 PM

Thanks guys!
I will let you know how it turns out.

DanTwoLakes 07-07-2008 10:37 AM

Won't the adjusters and mounting brackets from your old seats bolt up to the new seats? Car manufacturers, for the most part, do not manufacture their own seats, and the adjusting tracks that make the seat go forward and back have standard dimensions. The only thing that changes from car to car are the brackets that mount to the floor. What are the dimensions for mounting the tracks on your new seats on the bottom?

cpthowdy 07-13-2008 06:57 PM

well they did NOT just bolt right up. But it wasn't that hard of a job. All I had to do was to drill new mount holes from track to seat on the tracks.

Pretty easy if you ask me, & they look awesome!
Thanks for everyone's help.

sugar ray 07-14-2008 01:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cpthowdy
well they did NOT just bolt right up. But it wasn't that hard of a job. All I had to do was to drill new mount holes from track to seat on the tracks.

Pretty easy if you ask me, & they look awesome!
Thanks for everyone's help.


YUP! You also saved yourself a small fortune by NOT having to buy exact RACTIVE tracks for your make and model. :thumbup:


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