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Last updated October 23, 2003
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the bucket seats in
my 1930 Ford coupe Hotrod
decided to fit bucket seats in my coupe and after some measuring up, looking
for narrow seats to suit an A model coupe width (ie small) I found some Mazda
MX5 (Miata) seats that should be ok. As a bonus, these seats have stereo speakers
built into the headrests.
the seats proved to be a bit of a headache as I wondered what would be the best
way to do it. This may not be the best, but it allows me to tilt the seats forward
to access the battery and master cylinder and also, if I ever change my mind,
the mounts can be easily removed.
is the hardware I made to mount the seats. The floor is made from 2x1"
tube and I used the same tube, mounted on edge, for the seat mounts. As I wanted
this part to be removable, I made some round tube spacers for the vertical tube
to carry the bolts, and welded nuts onto metal flats, which will be welded inside
the floor frame. This method spreads the load a little more in the tube for
safety sake and also allows easier access to the bolts, from the top of the
you can see one of the vertical pieces mounted and also the second floor tube
with the captive nuts welded in. A large hole is drilled in the top of the vertical
tube to allow a socket spanner to fit.
brackets were made to attach to the base of the seat runners and a piece of
10mm rod runs through from side to side. The ends of these rods are threaded
and fit into nuts on the other side of the seat, so the rods can be removed.
If only the rear rod is removed, then the seat can tilt forward for access to
the battery and master cylinder.
Here you can see the seat tilted
The wires are for the stereo speakers.
I still need to make a floor trap
door for access under the floor.