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#1 bsundays

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Posted 12 April 2020 - 08:43 PM

Ok so I struggled with this for a good couple hours and I'm still not sure what the best approach is, and by best I mean 'possible'.

 

Gear in question is the SkidNation side-mount brackets and Cobra Monaco Pro seats.

 

If I attached the brackets to the seat first, then handling the bolts that attach the bracket to the floor is pretty much impossible (unless the seat is quite far forward). If I have the passenger seat where I want it (as far back as it'll fit) it is impossible to access them. There's no space for my hands/arm to get behind the seat and the bolts are under the seat. I'd need to be made of rubber.

 

But attaching the bracket to the floor first means that getting the bolts into the side of the seat is almost impossible.

 

Looking at pictures of others with buckets I feel this must be an issue regardless of the bracket/seat.

 

Now given the first option is pretty much impossible, and the second option is almost impossible, I feel like the second option is the one to go with - but I'm going to have to use different bolts at the very least (shorter and 5 sided bolts, rather than the alan's that came wtih the seat) - and it doesn't feel like the right way to go about it as getting the seat into position will be a nightmare.

 

How have others approached this, am I missing an obvious trick?


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Posted 12 April 2020 - 08:52 PM

So the way my driver's seat (corbeau sprint with JB fab mount) is I attach but not full do up the front of the brackets to the seat, then bolt the fronts to the car, tilt the seat forward and manage to contort myself and a socket set enough to do the rears up to the car, then tilt the seat back and do the rear bolts to the seat

I found that connecting an allen key to a long extension was a great way to help do the bolts up on the seat
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Posted 12 April 2020 - 08:57 PM

Aha, a hybrid approach. This sounds promising actually!


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Posted 12 April 2020 - 08:59 PM

It works. But it's hugely frustrating
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Posted 12 April 2020 - 09:01 PM

I've accepted that will be the case regardless of approach :D


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Posted 12 April 2020 - 09:07 PM

Yeh fitting seats is in the top 3 of my least favorite jobs, along with refurbishing polished rim wheels by hand, and stripping and and servicing sketchy rusty old brakes.


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Posted 13 April 2020 - 04:08 PM

Just checking in to confirm that's a cracking technique, worked a treat! Thanks!


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