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Author Having a mare with buckets
Butler
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16th Apr 08 at 16:16   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I test sat in my car with my helmet on and its banging on the roll cage unless im basically laying down. Im going to try and get subframes in the next couple of days in order to fit my buckets. Does anyone know what type of subframes I can use in order to mount the seat as low as poss? They are base mounted buckets by the way and welding rails in isnt an option at the mo. Any other ideas? Cheers.
Norledge
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16th Apr 08 at 16:26   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Get side mounts.

I presume this is a 106?

OMP subframes are the lowest i've found, the sit about level with the central tunnel, then OMP low profile side mounts, bolted to the OMG BIG i've got gave me about 2 inches of headroom with my helmet (i'm 6 foot 6)
Paul_J
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16th Apr 08 at 16:42   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

you got harnesses / a seat belt yet for the passenger butler or is it a repeat of ragigng around guildford again of just holding onto the cage
Butler
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16th Apr 08 at 16:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Harnesses will be fitted tomorrow Paul.

Norledge the seats are base mounted ones so i dont need side mounts?
woz_106
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16th Apr 08 at 22:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

side mounts can sit the seat lower than the base ones..unless you start bodging subframes. But I will let norledge tell you how to mount them on to a base mount style seat as i'm not sure.

and from what i've seen of some of the sparco ones I wouldn't get them as i've seen a pic of a VTS of a guy who went off at cadwell, the side mount had basically peeled like a sardine can. May have only been one incident but when it's something as important as the seat mount once to often imo.
Butler
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16th Apr 08 at 23:03   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

That would be useful. Rallydesign stock side mount frames but not base mounts, was thinking of trying to bodge some together tomorrow as I need these asap.
Norledge
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Yeah what i's saying is there is that a base mounted seat is always going to be an inch or so higher than a side mount.

And again have to agree with Woz... he was using cobra (obv not FIA) subframes, and the sparco sidemounts... not good when the seat lifts of the floor...

the lowest way you will be able to mount a base mount is without runners (i presume you've done that anyway), direct to a subframe...

Rough Pic

Norledge
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LOL just read that again and it makes next to no sense...

Basically because a base mounted seat has the base mounts (dhurrr) the base will have to be thicker than a side mounted one. With my OMP side mounts, there is my ass, 6mm of GRP then the floor... with a base mount there is ass, 30mm (ish) of seat, then maybe runners of some sort, then subframe, then floor...
Butler
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That makes sense now. I suppose im not brave enough to order just side mounts for my base mounted seats then try and bodge something to mount them on in between before combe anyway. I ordered cobra frames but they are on sliders, hoping they can be removed if they sit too high. Otherwise il be laying down to avoid the cage lol.
Norledge
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17th Apr 08 at 11:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Are they adjustable buckets?
Butler
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17th Apr 08 at 11:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

No fixed, cobra monacos
Norledge
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17th Apr 08 at 11:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

RIght i'm getting confuzzled here...

What subframe are you using at the moment???
Butler
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17th Apr 08 at 11:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Is a custom made one.
Norledge
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17th Apr 08 at 11:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Photo?
AK
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17th Apr 08 at 12:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

just bolt the seat to the floor in the short term, use steel bars as bracing.

Job done for the weekend, sort out later

[Edited on 17-04-2008 by AK]

 
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