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    Default Purists beware! 350z seat swap complete

    Much more comfortable than hard plastic racing seat that came with the car, but they will still hold me in place on the track.




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    they are overall the same height, width and thickness of the original 240z seats.
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    very cool!! how much were they?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrOxLaMuS©
    very cool!! how much were they?!
    I paid $350 for them, plus about $30 in hardware and angle iron to mount.
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    Those look wonderful.
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    Mike you are the da -man. Will be giving you a call.
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    Mike.... How hard was it to fit them in..... I presume they recline and move forward/back..... ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZIII
    Mike.... How hard was it to fit them in..... I presume they recline and move forward/back..... ?
    not too bad. they are fully functional, fore and aft and recline. The driver side also has a front height adjuster.

    To install, I basically,
    Removed sliders from stock seats, drilled a hole through them and ran a bolt through the stock sliders and put a nut on the other end to make them fixed, instead of slideable, and cut off the arm that moves them.

    The 350 seats had mounting sliders that weren't flat, so I had to cut off the mounting legs, leaving just the flat part of the sliders. Bolted angle iron to the sliders. I use these sliders for the fore/aft movement.

    With the stock sliders in place in the car, I made 2 more angle iron pieces to go left to right across them, making a square frame with the stock, now fixed, sliders and the angle iron.

    I bolted that frame to the new flat surfaced angle iron on the 350 seat sliders, and mounted the whole assembly in the car.

    The side plastic trim on the new seats had to be trimmed to fit the footwell, but other than that, they are perfect.
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    Is that a brake bias adjuster? (2nd photo)
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    can we get a shot or two of the car's exterior, i dont think ive ever seen a lime green z before

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    Looks great, nice fit. what size angle did you use?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Camouflage
    Is that a brake bias adjuster? (2nd photo)
    yes it is. I did the larger master cylinder, vented 4x4 front and 280zx rear brake conversion.
    Here is the whole car:
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    Quote Originally Posted by 260Zed
    Looks great, nice fit. what size angle did you use?
    not sure what you mean?

    I used 3 spacers in the rear of the pax seat and one in front, and 3 and 0 on the drivers as the front seat height is adjustable.
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    Car & seats look good Mike.
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    Nice job Mike. Do you have any pics of the work you did crafting the mounting parts? Or a finished pic from below?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2003z
    not sure what you mean?

    I used 3 spacers in the rear of the pax seat and one in front, and 3 and 0 on the drivers as the front seat height is adjustable.
    I think he's asking what size angle IRON you used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by montoya_fan01
    I think he's asking what size angle IRON you used.
    1" angle iron. Unfortunately, I didn't think to take pictures while I worked. I can try to diagram it later though.
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    Hey Mike...

    Do the passenger, and driver sit at or about the same height with the 350 seats??

    I ask cause I just installed a set of aftermarket seats in, and I'm not sure if I'll keep them in the Z... I'm now contemplating referbing the seats with the foam, seat webbing, and seat cover kits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peng155
    Hey Mike...

    Do the passenger, and driver sit at or about the same height with the 350 seats??

    I ask cause I just installed a set of aftermarket seats in, and I'm not sure if I'll keep them in the Z... I'm now contemplating referbing the seats with the foam, seat webbing, and seat cover kits.

    Thanks
    with spacers they do. Without spacers they would be just a little bit lower. The seat bottom on the 350 seats extend below the sliders a little, is why.
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