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Old 07-09-2016, 09:00 PM   #286
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Have a question for you Acid, I was looking at your R100 seat deminsions online. I have found some aftermarket seats that are 1 inch taller and 1 inch wider than yours. Do you think these would fit. The ones I'am looking at are 20.5 wide and 37.5 tall. BTW how's the build going.



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Did some measurements. From a height standpoint, if you are 'hardmounting' the seats to the floor I think you would be OK. This is also dependent on how tall you are 1" taller in the seat would make it too tight on me (6'2").

The 'no go' for me is the width. I measured the center park brake outside edge to the vertical wall on the rocker inner. In my car it was 20". This would mean that your seat would always touch the center console. It's too hard for me to tell without the door & door pad installed how much contact would be in play to the bolster and the door pad (if any).

If its me, that seat is too wide.
Even with mine, I removed the interior side 'dump' handles on both the driver and passenger seat to gain another 1/4" of clearance to the console! I needed everything I can get.

The photos below show the seat in close to it's end position. very close on both sides.

Hope this help's Mark. Good Luck!!!

3/8" clearance on the inside. Notice the removal of the seatback tilt 'dump' handle:


And bolster clearance to the vertical wall is about 1". total width of the seat was 19 1/4":
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Old 07-09-2016, 09:03 PM   #287
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While I was out in the garage at dark, snapped a shot of the gauges lit up. Looking good!

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Old 07-10-2016, 07:47 PM   #288
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Wiring still moving along.

Check engine light works - (thanks Josh for the help).

Park brake alert light works - (modified to LED).

Shifter plate has been modified. Pot metal quality was poor. Sanded down & removed fiber optic scripts and sanded smooth. Just need to shoot it with body color.

Shifter boot was custom built. Not mounted but looks good.

Like others, custom modified shifter locator using stock parts.

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Old 07-11-2016, 06:30 AM   #289
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Wiring still moving along.

Check engine light works - (thanks Josh for the help).

Park brake alert light works - (modified to LED).

Shifter plate has been modified. Pot metal quality was poor. Sanded down & removed fiber optic scripts and sanded smooth. Just need to shoot it with body color.

Shifter boot was custom built. Not mounted but looks good.

Like others, custom modified shifter locator using stock parts.

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Looks really good. I'm paying close attention on the interior work for any tips/tricks. You were able to adapt the stock shift console plate to the T56 shifter position?
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Looks really good. I'm paying close attention on the interior work for any tips/tricks. You were able to adapt the stock shift console plate to the T56 shifter position?
Neil,

Yes. The black 'diving board' shown in the photo is the modified piece I made.

The first pic shows the factory shift plate with the modified shifter installed.

If you are trying to keep the factory shifter position, modification is necessary. Otherwise, the shifter sits at the very bottom of the center console & would look out of position, IMO.

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Thanks for the measurements Steve, that helps. One more question, how comfortable are the Sparco seats you have. I understand you haven't put any driving time in but what are your first impressions and again thanks very much. Your build is looking great keep up the good work.




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Mark,

Seats are VERY supportive. Side bolsters provide plenty of lateral support, almost to a fault. Put this way, I think that I could do 70mph on a cloverleaf ramp and not move at all!

Only concern I have would be long rides 200 miles or more. Seat is restrictive enough that shifting around might not be much of an option.

Build quality is decent, there is some wrinkling in the vinyl on the side bolsters that bug me a little. Corbeau has better quality but at almost twice the cost.

Last item to keep in mind is that the vinyl version of the seat is the ONLY one with the horizontal pattern on the seatback. the cloth versions with the color accents do not have the pattern in the seatback and to me, take a bit of detail and appeal out of the seat.

As much as it appears that the above comments are more negative then positive, I would buy them again if I had it to do over. they offer great looks, support & comfort at a better cost then the corbeau's. They are one of the few seats that fit in our cars!

hope this helps.
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There is no way I can put this into words. Only those who have done this before and those who aspire to do so can understand how this feels!

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That is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats!!!!!!

From now on motivation is available by twisting the key.
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Well done sir!!
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Awesome, give yourself a pat on the back, job well done sir.

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There is no way I can put this into words. Only those who have done this before and those who aspire to do so can understand how this feels.
Congradulations!!!

I too have done the "wahoos" yell!!!
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Congradulations!!!

I too have done the "wahoos" yell!!!
Thanks Guys! 24 hours later and still riding the high!

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That is friggin awesome!! Damn it's loud with those open headers. Congrat's, man I can't wait 'til I'm at that point.
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Awesome! That's a huge milestone. A big congrats to you!
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