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#1 P490 LON

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Posted 26 September 2019 - 08:23 AM

Has anyone had any experience of fitting the above?
What frame have you used?
Does the universal frame fit?

Thanks

#2 BudgieCake

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Posted 26 September 2019 - 03:08 PM

I have a old set of sparcos and correct me if I'm wrong but if they're bolted on the bottom rather than the sides the length of the runners are the same but the width is wider with the bucket seats, you'll need to cut the supports and extended them, reweld them when it's all clamped and away from the seat. If it's bolted from the side you'll need a subframe kit and then static mount it to the csr. Although I have no experiance using side bolted seats

#3 P490 LON

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Posted 26 September 2019 - 04:03 PM

I was hoping to bolt to the bottom so i can slide them back and forward but the universal kits that i see say they are for cobra seats,just wondering if they would fit sparco as well

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Posted 26 September 2019 - 04:26 PM

Side mount is normal but some are side and bottom. Read the specs.

But why would you want a slideable bucket seat.

#5 P490 LON

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Posted 26 September 2019 - 09:09 PM

Why not?

Edited by P490 LON, 26 September 2019 - 09:09 PM.


#6 paulrockliffe

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Posted 27 September 2019 - 10:28 AM

Because the bucket seats are supposed to provide a solid attachment between body and car in conjunction with harnesses.  You won't find FIA spec sliders and sliding the seat will compromise the harness fixing point locations.

 

My Sprints have bottom and side mounts, I created my own mounts for them with something along the lines of 3" x 2" 1mm box section, thy bolt to the seats and have studs welded in so you drop seat and bracket into the floor holes and bolt up.

 

I'm not a fan of the mounts you can buy because they still leave 4 point loads ,  just 4 points of metal that need to be ripped out to let the seat leave the car.  I have some steel plating under the car which ties against the seat mount so that the area of floor that is resisting the seat's exit in an accident is much much higher, but that's not as good as mounting the seats to a roll cage.  



#7 P490 LON

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Posted 27 September 2019 - 12:58 PM

Cheers,seen some photos of homemade brackets,will do it that way. Thought about it last night and like you say it will compromise the harness

#8 GraemeC

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Posted 28 September 2019 - 05:51 AM

You won't find FIA spec sliders


Beg to differ:
https://www.demon-tw...ners-rec364954/

Although I do agree - if the seats are for competition and used in conjunction with harnesses and roll cages then proper fixed mounting is by far the best approach. Ideally I’d keep them off the floor completely.

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Posted 28 September 2019 - 08:00 AM

Are you intending to impress the other guys, down the pub, or will you be competing ?






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