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Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by Blu-By-U 79Z, Feb 13, 2009.
Yeah man they are pretty awesome in the functions they can do
Quick question, What is that hole in the lower right for? On my car its just a flat piece of plastic. Was that used for anything on the early 2nd gens?
I'm not really sure. My 79 has a different style bezel
So Ive gotten the 4th gen seats mounted. Honestly quite a bit easier than I thought it would be. Take the tracks off of both seats. Toss the 4th gen ones because you don't need em. Take the factory tracks and lay them on the bench, the side with the lever. The rear of the track needs to be extended. I welded a 1" square piece of metal that was a 1/8" thick. The holes in the 4th gen seats are 14" center to center. I elongated the factory holes to give me more play in the mounting holes. After measuring where the hole needs to be in the newly added tab. Drill a 5/16 hole in the tab for the rear mount. Once the holes are drilled and elongated the mounting holes the work to the tracks is done. Now comes the fun part. In my opinion the seats set too low and didn't fit well without a spacer. So to remedy this issue I took 1" square tubing and cut it into 1.5" lengths. 4 per seat. Then I marked the blocks from corner to corner and drilled 5/16ths holes on both sides to allow a longer bolt to go through. I used M8 x 1.25 50mm bolts with washers as replacements for the stock 4th gen bolts. Insert the bolts through the factory seat tracks, through the spacers and into the seat. I plan to weld the square tubing to the bottom of the seat frames to strengthen the mounts. Over all it was pretty easy job and well worth it!
Oh man, dis gun-be-good. I just started reading....I keep finding these 100+ page builds...it's a lot to go through but I can't wait to see the finished project. No spoilers please
Exactly what I was thinking. :-D
MAN!! I'm loving this thread. I know I'm late to the party...I'm only on page 46...you just dropped the tank and ordered a replacement sender. I can't wait to see the out come. It's taking everything in to keep from shooting to the end :-D It's really firing me up to get a 78-81 Z. But I'd have to sell my 69 RS/SS and I'd never find a car this clean and I don't have a garage big enough to do a full on restoration.
Nice car, I may be mistaken, but that looks like the show at the Whiskey in Secaucus(?).
So its pretty depressing that its been this long without an update. Ive been working on the car occasionally but haven't made a ton of headway. I sold my air cleaner lid and bought a different style. It will soon be powder coated to match my valve covers. Ive also been working on the rear spoiler fitment. I picked up a set of billet door jam vents for a good deal. They will look good once I get the color back on it. "
However late August my dad was diagnosed with lung cancer. Everything came to a screeching halt and i haven't had the motivation to get back on the car. Unfortunately, its getting colder and my work will be limited. I have actually putting some good work in on my shop to get it redone before winter. Nothing to crazy, but new white paint on the walls and painted the ceiling white. Repainted the floor and new to me tool box to organize my tools to help me be motivated to spend more time out in the shop.
Right now dad is about half way done with his Chemo treatments but he still has a way to go. He is doing a lot better than he was when I admitted him to the hospital. I just wanted to post so that everyone knows I'm still around just life threw me a curve ball. I will be back. I promise lol