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Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 10:44 pm 
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anyone done it? the drivers seat in the ef that we're fixin up needs replacing and i was thinkin about puttin in a bucket seat instead, the steering wheel needs replacing too.
are there any special brackets that i'm gonna need to make the bucket seat fit in? what kinda cost am i lookin at?

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:08 pm 
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Best to see if they can mount it on EF rails.
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Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 3:56 pm 
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i just thought of doing it as a small home job, with preferably a cheapy autobahn bucket seat. nothing too major or expensive.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 3:15 pm 
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There was an article in Street Machine when they were building up VU 4 U ute.

They made up some brackets to bolt it up to the standard seat rail. Pretty sure thats the only legal way.

Didnt look to hard.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 4:33 pm 
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depending on what sort of aftermarket seat you go for will dependon the work you needto get done.

The cobra ones i have purchased cant be easily attached to the existing fordrail setup in the EF. So I bout the cobra rails and am waiting for af riend of a friend to fabricate up some mounts to attach to the rails and use the existing fordmount holes.

Its taking so long because of trialing different setups that will get the engineering approval.

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 12:47 am 
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true.. the easiest (and most legal) way is to make a bracket to bolt the EF rails to the bucket... then straight in the car..
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Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 5:32 am 
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ive got SAAS buckets in my car which i had to make up my own brackets. pretty easy just a bit of flat bar steel and a welder is all you need. took me and the old boy bout 5 hours to do. welcome to come have a look if you like just give us a pm or sumthin.
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Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 5:33 am 
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whoops didnt look were u r. sorry would be an expensive trip.
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Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 4:29 pm 
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nico95 wrote:
ive got SAAS buckets in my car which i had to make up my own brackets. pretty easy just a bit of flat bar steel and a welder is all you need. took me and the old boy bout 5 hours to do. welcome to come have a look if you like just give us a pm or sumthin.


show us a pic dude of yours....one thing to remeber guys welding up your own custom stuff isnt the best option these changes need to be engineered too remebr to be legal...better safe then sorry to they have to be engineered for a reason....the seat and rails are all that stop u apart from the belt from being shredded thru a windscreen

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2006 7:25 pm 
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dont worry they will hold. my brother wrote off his old ef, straight into a light pole at 80km/h, car rolled 3 times was an absolute mess. he know's he did wrong and hes an d***head for doin it but we put in exact same brackets and seats and they were fine didnt move at all didnt twist or buckle ended up takin the seats out and selling them. even compared the brackets to my dads old wagon which came from the factory with buckets and would be just as strong if not more so. best to use sum thick steel 8-10mm thick or so. will get sum pics up as soon as i get the camera from him in the next couple of days.
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Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2006 7:27 pm 
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dont worry they will hold. my brother wrote off his old ef, straight into a light pole at 80km/h, car rolled 3 times was an absolute mess. he know's he did wrong and hes an d***head for doin it but we put in exact same brackets and seats and they were fine didnt move at all didnt twist or buckle ended up takin the seats out and selling them. even compared the brackets to my dads old wagon which came from the factory with buckets and would be just as strong if not more so. best to use sum thick steel 8-10mm thick or so. will get sum pics up as soon as i get the camera from him in the next couple of days.
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Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2006 7:27 pm 
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I bolted some Cobra Tropies (fixed back race seats - around $800.00 each) straight onto my EF rails... Bolts holes lined up perfectly and everything!

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 7:56 pm 
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nico95 wrote:
dont worry they will hold. my brother wrote off his old ef, straight into a light pole at 80km/h, car rolled 3 times was an absolute mess.


Thats a fair bit of dedication to test seat rails :P

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 2:44 am 
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nico95 wrote:
dont worry they will hold. my brother wrote off his old ef, straight into a light pole at 80km/h, car rolled 3 times was an absolute mess.


Thats a fair bit of dedication to test seat rails :P


hehe yeah wouldnt wanna try that one on

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 1:45 pm 
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like i said he knows hes an idiot. funny thing is we only put em on the wednesday night and crashed on friday night. i laughed at him bout that.
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