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    Adjustable Seats

    Being "Vertically Challenged", I am researching Manual Adjustable Seats. Fwd/Aft and Height. I really like the Manual Adjust Seats like the ones in the VW Sports Type. I have seen some VW Ricaro seats that look really nice. Was thinking of a used set, and have them done when I have the Interior completed. Having sat in a completed car, forward visibility is not so good setting so low.
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    I built an angled seat riser that is 1/4" in the rear and 2-1/2" in the front. You could use the seat adjusters like FFR has and change the amount of height on the riser.
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    Thanks. I assume that means when you adjust FWD it also raises the height?
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    I have the Summit sliding seat brackets, sum-g1153. I then took two 1 inch aluminum angle brackets the same length and bolted one to the seat and one to slider, basically the same thing as if I purchased the Sum-G1150 brackets. That allows me a bit of adjustability in placing the seats in the car, and then the sliding front and back as I need it. That also gets the seat off the floor around 3 inches. How vertically challenged are you? I am 5'7" and all in all this seems pretty comfortable to me when I have go-carted around my neighborhood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MBB Larry View Post
    Thanks. I assume that means when you adjust FWD it also raises the height?
    Larry, I installed my seats all of the way back. But you're correct, unless you put the adjusters on the bottom.
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    I am a tall 5'6". OK for the Army, but don't want to have a "NO FENDER BENDER" on a curb or bump. I also looked at a Kenwood Dual Camera Screen today.
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    I used some sliders from a Jeep website, then added more metal to raise the bottom of the seat frame up 3.5" from the floor. Visibility to the right front corner is non-existent.
    I'm also looking into a dual camera stereo setup.
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    Thanks, I will check it out. You install on both sides??
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    Quote Originally Posted by MBB Larry View Post
    Thanks, I will check it out. You install on both sides??
    Yes, on both sides.
    Here are the ones I bought.
    https://www.4wd.com/p/mastercraft-sa.../R-GNNN-620030
    '33 Hotrod, #1047, delivered on 2/27/18, go cart on 9/24/18.
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    Great info. Thanks!!

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