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Aftermarket/Race Seats
#1
well some of you know that my OEM driver side seat broke and is permanently declined and these seats don't decline. so my last race i am using my passenger seat. i don't want to redo these seats and i want to use racing seats or at least sportman seats that recline and have the holes for a 5 point harness.

well i purchased the whole pro-car package and when i installed the kit, the seats sat way too high. at a slight decline, my head is slightly touching the head liner. and to add my helmet in the mix, i have to bend my head sideways to fit or really decline my seat. way too uncomfortable.

i'm wondering how some of you guys are using aftermarket seats. and the original seats are not NHRA legal anyways because they only have one locking mechanicism on the lever side and not both. i'm only a 5'10 guy so i'm not tall, but i do got a torso of somebody whos more like 6'0-6'2, and a guy with legs of somebody who's 5'7-5'8 TongueSmileTongueSmile.

something haves to be decided on before putting a bar so the welder/builder needs to be the bar specs to the seat. my wife and i have already came to an agreement that this car will now be a mainly built track car but with street looking external appearance so she's good with having race seats and no back seat in it.

any input would be greatly appreciated.
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#2
If you are looking for a pure race seat check into the aluminum Kirkey seats. We run those in the Super Stocker and the Comp Eliminator car. They are very sturdy and fairly comfortable for limited street use. I don't think you'd want to go cross country in them. Big Grin

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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#3
droptop73;59726 Wrote:If you are looking for a pure race seat check into the aluminum Kirkey seats. We run those in the Super Stocker and the Comp Eliminator car. They are very sturdy and fairly comfortable for limited street use. I don't think you'd want to go cross country in them. Big Grin

whats the best way to mount them and still adjust when needed? the hardeset part about the 71-73 mustangs is that it has a platform the seat bolts to and the rear bolts mount vertically.
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#4
We mounted them to the original seat tracks.

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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xoliex;59734 Wrote:
droptop73;59726 Wrote:If you are looking for a pure race seat check into the aluminum Kirkey seats. We run those in the Super Stocker and the Comp Eliminator car. They are very sturdy and fairly comfortable for limited street use. I don't think you'd want to go cross country in them. Big Grin

whats the best way to mount them and still adjust when needed? the hardeset part about the 71-73 mustangs is that it has a platform the seat bolts to and the rear bolts mount vertically.
O..I got these seatshttp://www.andysautosport.com/ford/1964_...00062.html as a gift from the family for the camaro..Don't let the cheap price fool you..VERY NICE..Great seats for the money ! I made my own seat brackets exacley like these..[url]http://www.streetbeatcustoms.com/Weapon-...01/785386/[/url]
The seats come with sliders..So you fab up the bracket..mount the sliders to the new bracket..You can then adjust height lean by stacking washers as required between the slider & seat or you can do it between the bracket & sliders..Just make sure to use all grade 8 hardware minimum for your bolts etc.
           


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#6
They won't adjust if you are building for NHRA rules. It you're quick enough that they are worried about your seats, the seat back will need to be attached to the cage... you set the seat position up for the driver before you bolt it in. Get some kirkeys, or maybe reassess if you want this to be a street/strip car, or a pure strip car.

1973 Mach 1 Q code 351 4V, 9A paint, standard interior, 3.50 rear, C6 trans.
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#7
True, we use the stock adjusters and a telescoping brace to the roll cage. I didn't think of that part. Must be oldtimers! Big Grin

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

[Image: 1_12_09_14_10_15_11.png]
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droptop73;59778 Wrote:True, we use the stock adjusters and a telescoping brace to the roll cage. I didn't think of that part. Must be oldtimers! Big Grin

i have my two original seats in my garage and a spare set at my dad's house. if the stock slider will work with the kirkey seats, then i will go that route.

however, from looking at a few things, the stock slider has the two bolt holes almost 13 inches apart. is there multiple holes for the kirkey seats?
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#9
Next time I wrench on my friend's street stock POS I'll measure.

1973 Mach 1 Q code 351 4V, 9A paint, standard interior, 3.50 rear, C6 trans.
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#10
Totalled;59849 Wrote:Next time I wrench on my friend's street stock POS I'll measure.

much appreciated!
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