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FocusBoy58 02-26-2011 01:01 AM

Sparco/racing seat brackets... Just not right...
 
I got my sparcos in but they sit to low with the racing seat brackets... Actually not happy with them at all... Has anyone ever tried modifying the stock brackets where the butt of the chair mounts because I think that's what I'm going to do...

This way I can still use the driver side hieght adjustment and also don't have to use the sliders from the sparcos if I can still use the factory slider...

Any ideas?

FocusBoy58 02-26-2011 01:59 PM

Nothing? noone? damn guess ill take pictures and keep everyone posted

DrkKnight614 02-26-2011 02:51 PM

Posted via FF Mobile Not sure on the modifications, but of course they going to sit lower, they racing seats. And your going from the wonderful command seating arrangement in the focus. Good luck, they were nice seats.

FocusBoy58 02-26-2011 03:48 PM

Easy enough im just going to weld them to the factory seat mounts using some angle steel we have here at Pratt and Whitney... Monday I'll have them in the car and my racing seats will sit at the exact same height of the factory ones.

DrkKnight614 02-27-2011 12:24 AM

Posted via FF Mobile Are you going to be able to secure these seats enough that they will be safe? like if you get in an accident your seat isnt going to break off? Make sure you do a good job.

sleepyboy 02-27-2011 12:30 AM

You'll have to get used to the lower seating position. I did when I had seats in my car. I wouldn't trust rigging them up to the stock brackets. They are angled differently and the seats bolt up way different than any after market seat does. After a while you won't even notice that you sit lower, and it will feel normal, and then when you get into a stock focus you'll be like whoa its a monster truck lol

cdsilver02 02-27-2011 01:38 AM

The seats in a focus are high in the cockpit, but Ford probably had many reasons for that.

Use the after market brackets, and get used to the height, or lack of. You will be glad you did.

sleepyboy 02-27-2011 01:42 AM

^^ditto, once you get used to it

FocusBoy58 02-27-2011 03:56 AM

4 Bolts hold the bottom of our stock seats... Trust me with what I'm doing it will be safe... I'm not an engineer for PWA for no reason... Safe and extremely functional that's what I want plus we have the best welders in the world and I'll bolt them aswell

BLRich1 02-27-2011 08:23 AM

Moved to "Interior Mods & Upgrades Chat"


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