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Old 07-27-2005, 11:10 PM
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Seat Lay Out

Looking for 2 things here. I have a 49 Chevy 2 door styline that I am starting to lay out the interior.
#1. I am looking at a 2002 Neon with a vynil interior that is in great shape. Looks about right in size. Does anyone know of a good bolt in newer interior for this style of car (back & front)

#2. What is the best way to go about figuring how high ti have seat and how to position seat for location. Just go by what feels right? What or are there typical standards for height - distance from wheel etc. I have to build mounts for my seats, anyone have a good way to fabricate mounts ( I do metal work for living).

Thanks in advance for the help,

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Basically what feels right. Use the car you drive everyday for an example. If you do not have a steering column in it yet you can simulate that with a broomstick and a round piece of cardboard. The seats should be placed in their full forward position before mounting them to the floor. This is because most early cars get narrow as you go forward in the pasenger compartment. If you installed them in the full rearward position they might hit each other when they are fully forward. You can fabricate mounts to raise the seat position to any desired level by using angle iron or channel.

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Take a look here for some dimensions of seats and mounts:

Hope it helps.
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