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    Seat Install

    What have you guys used to mount the seats? I would like some ideas. I have looked at the mounts from Breeze but surely that is not the only option.
    33 Hot Rod Stage 1 delivered on 4/27/2017, Stage 2 delivered on 9/21/2018
    LS3 376/480, 4L70E, Electric PS, Classic Auto Air, Lokar electronic sport shifter,
    Ford 8.8 w 3.73 w 4 link, Billet Specialty Legend Series MAG wheels and Mickey Thompson
    Sportsman S/R 26x8x18 front and 29x18x20 rear tires

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    Andy, I bought these sliders and then used some metal brackets to raise the sliders 3" off the floor for better forward visibility. At the time I did this I couldn't find any uni strut which would have made raising the slider brackets easier.

    https://www.4wd.com/p/mastercraft-sa.../R-GNNN-620030
    '33 Hotrod, #1047, delivered on 2/27/18, go cart on 9/24/18.
    LS3 w/4L65e, Lokar shifter, Electric PS, Vintage AC/Heat/Def, 8.8" 3.55
    TorqThrust II Wheels w/Toyo Proxy T1 Sport Tires, F 245/45ZR17 R 295/35ZR18

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimLev View Post
    Andy, I bought these sliders and then used some metal brackets to raise the sliders 3" off the floor for better forward visibility. At the time I did this I couldn't find any uni strut which would have made raising the slider brackets easier.

    https://www.4wd.com/p/mastercraft-sa.../R-GNNN-620030
    Thanks for the tip Jim. They are on the way.
    33 Hot Rod Stage 1 delivered on 4/27/2017, Stage 2 delivered on 9/21/2018
    LS3 376/480, 4L70E, Electric PS, Classic Auto Air, Lokar electronic sport shifter,
    Ford 8.8 w 3.73 w 4 link, Billet Specialty Legend Series MAG wheels and Mickey Thompson
    Sportsman S/R 26x8x18 front and 29x18x20 rear tires

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimLev View Post
    Andy, I bought these sliders and then used some metal brackets to raise the sliders 3" off the floor for better forward visibility. At the time I did this I couldn't find any uni strut which would have made raising the slider brackets easier.

    https://www.4wd.com/p/mastercraft-sa.../R-GNNN-620030
    Are you using the hardtop? If so, how is the head clearance with the 3" lift.
    33 Hot Rod Stage 1 delivered on 4/27/2017, Stage 2 delivered on 9/21/2018
    LS3 376/480, 4L70E, Electric PS, Classic Auto Air, Lokar electronic sport shifter,
    Ford 8.8 w 3.73 w 4 link, Billet Specialty Legend Series MAG wheels and Mickey Thompson
    Sportsman S/R 26x8x18 front and 29x18x20 rear tires

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    Yes, I'm using the hardtop. I'm 5'8" so your headroom may be more/less depending. I had 3 to 4" above my head to the top. At the moment I have the body off the car so I can't recheck it.
    I'm considering raising the drivers seat a little more, just need to have enough clearance for a helmet.
    '33 Hotrod, #1047, delivered on 2/27/18, go cart on 9/24/18.
    LS3 w/4L65e, Lokar shifter, Electric PS, Vintage AC/Heat/Def, 8.8" 3.55
    TorqThrust II Wheels w/Toyo Proxy T1 Sport Tires, F 245/45ZR17 R 295/35ZR18

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimLev View Post
    Yes, I'm using the hardtop. I'm 5'8" so your headroom may be more/less depending. I had 3 to 4" above my head to the top. At the moment I have the body off the car so I can't recheck it.
    I'm considering raising the drivers seat a little more, just need to have enough clearance for a helmet.
    I'm 5'8" also. I used to be 5'10" before gravity and a quadruple cervical fusion. lol When I get the body on I should be able to tell more. I just need to remind myself to check it with the top on since I plan to permanently attach the hardtop.
    33 Hot Rod Stage 1 delivered on 4/27/2017, Stage 2 delivered on 9/21/2018
    LS3 376/480, 4L70E, Electric PS, Classic Auto Air, Lokar electronic sport shifter,
    Ford 8.8 w 3.73 w 4 link, Billet Specialty Legend Series MAG wheels and Mickey Thompson
    Sportsman S/R 26x8x18 front and 29x18x20 rear tires

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    I'm 5'11" and with just the seat and no sliders its just about right. However, if I raise it a bit I will then need to lean forward to see the traffic lights so i am not sure that i will raise them until I have some real road under me. Right now I have lots of room above at least 3".
    Last edited by AJT '33; 01-07-2019 at 08:10 AM.

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    I am 5-9, seat on floor with permanent top and liked it but because of back did some work on seat which raised about 1 1/2 inch. I liked it better lower.

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