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Discussion Starter · #244 ·
Well started the seat frames, as the seat have integrated seat belts it thought extending the chassis was the way to go.
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don’t ask me why I made them different, there must have been a reason at some point
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Just the seat brackets to make and weld on before welding the lot to the chassis
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Seat supports in, silly strong as the seat are BMW with the seat belts in them. And the start of a brake system.

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A few seat support in the making
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I've been working on the same job on my Austin this week. Using Ford B Max seats. Inbuilt belts. I've gone even heavier with the mounts (way too heavy..!) 100mm box tied into the chassis, with threaded boss all the way through, welded both ends.
I'm suprised you seem to have more width in your pop than I have in the Austin. My seats are angled inwards 2 degrees, and the mounts touch at the front. Only just fit. I Think...

I'll have to post some more progress, didn't hink it that interseting, but I like looking at how other people have done stuff so maybe I should post more.

Metalwork for the bulkhead and floor is looking really neat and well planned.
 

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I’m tight on space, will have to narrow the seats by 3”, that will bring them down to around 400 wide. Ford B Max, interesting thats
 

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I’m tight on space, will have to narrow the seats by 3”, that will bring them down to around 400 wide. Ford B Max, interesting thats
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Are you going BIVA? How will they view narrowing the seats?
What's your plan? Section the middle and narrow the seat squab? Maybe I'll stare at mine for a while and see if there's a really good reason to narrow them.

I've got a BM as my daily driver, and had planned to use the same seats but sure the Bmax were narower. I'll have to have another measure.
Seats are heavy with all the extra gubbins though!
 

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Hi yes BIVA is the plan, I don't perceive any issues if done properly, i.e. Full strength retained.
Full strength welds, and all structural members retained. Will take lots of pictures to prove it.
 

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Driver side floor is coming together slowly. Servo cover almost done.
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heavy duty seat mounts going in, seat belts are in the seats so every thing has to be strong
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Thanks, I have been looking at BMW seats but there is an array of E numbers which mean nothing to me.
My concern is that if they are small enough for a Pop, they may look lost in my De Soto. I have tried asking a seller how wide his seats are and got no reply...I am sure that eventually some will turn up locally.
 

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Thanks, I have been looking at BMW seats but there is an array of E numbers which mean nothing to me.
My concern is that if they are small enough for a Pop, they may look lost in my De Soto. I have tried asking a seller how wide his seats are and got no reply...I am sure that eventually some will turn up locally.
They are from a m3, and very large for a pop, so you should be fin
 

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Discussion Starter · #260 · (Edited)
Seem to have spent hours and hours and not got much to show for it.
Been working on the floor, and started making the brake pipes. When it all gets stripped for paint, that's when l will finish all the underside welding for these bits.
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Drivers side starting to come together and passenger side floor supports now in. Drivers side shaped to allow the removal of the prop shaft with a removable tunnel back section. Brakes and diff can be maintained though the removable seat panels.
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