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Purists beware! 350z seat swap complete

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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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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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Mike.... How hard was it to fit them in..... I presume they recline and move forward/back..... ?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Thanks

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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.

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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