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bitskyline
09-21-2006, 05:16 AM
holy fuck batman... not easy when you don't have a zip cutter or a welder .... pics when i am not pissed off and tired.... and when i get both in properly....

TEAMFaint
09-21-2006, 05:11 PM
:hehe:
Yes I know what you mean, I had the amazing adventure of putting in some Megan Racing buckets into a friends 91 Civic SI...now that was an adventure in a can..actually about 10 cans..of beer, thats how long it took us. Whoops. :D

Did you end up getting red buckets? Pics pleaase :)

Adrian Avgerinos
09-21-2006, 05:30 PM
If you installed a fixed-back seat, then I hope you have a roll bar installed. What seats did you opt for, what car did you put them in, and are the seats FIA approved?

TEAMFaint
09-21-2006, 06:09 PM
If you installed a fixed-back seat, then I hope you have a roll bar installed. What seats did you opt for, what car did you put them in, and are the seats FIA approved?

I dont believe he is actually using these for racing..they are going into an AE86, I think they were Ractive Racing Buckets. Not actual RACING seats.

bitskyline
09-22-2006, 01:21 AM
just sport seats, cuz the stokers were all sagging and you could feel the bars in them... pics once i get them in ... i'll make you wait

burnyd
09-22-2006, 05:33 AM
do you have a race car???

bitskyline
09-24-2006, 07:35 PM
70hp street burning machine!

bitskyline
09-29-2006, 07:02 AM
seats are in! just need to get off my ass and take pics

bitskyline
09-30-2006, 02:58 AM
pics finaly!!!
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y252/bitskyline/100_1768.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y252/bitskyline/100_1769.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y252/bitskyline/100_1770.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y252/bitskyline/100_1771.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y252/bitskyline/100_1772.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y252/bitskyline/100_1773.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y252/bitskyline/100_1774.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y252/bitskyline/100_1775.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y252/bitskyline/100_1777.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y252/bitskyline/100_1786.jpg

Adrian Avgerinos
09-30-2006, 03:55 AM
Neat looking seats. Now don't take this the wrong way, but the way you rigged your harness is probably one of the dumbest things I've seen in a long long time. It would behoove you to find a better way to mount those seatbelts.

Also, take care not to roll that car over. With that 4 point harness holding you upright, your head, neck, and spine are now what will prevent that roof from crumpling.

I only criticize because I care.

bitskyline
09-30-2006, 04:53 AM
i am not going to drive it that hard that it could flip... and i used the holes from the stock seatbelt. i am going to use the railes it came with once my buddys has some time so we can use his welder, and i am going to mount the sholder harnesses down to the floor.. and better idea ?

Osirus9
09-30-2006, 09:45 PM
I just think they look sexy, well done bitskyline!

ciento44
10-01-2006, 06:11 PM
Adrian beat me to it. They look really good, though, just make sure you get them set down to the floor ASAP. :)

bitskyline
10-01-2006, 06:28 PM
going to go do it right now

burnyd
10-01-2006, 06:28 PM
yah definately a race car. Can your muscles fit into those seats?

GlHlOST
10-02-2006, 12:25 AM
Neat looking seats. Now don't take this the wrong way, but the way you rigged your harness is probably one of the dumbest things I've seen in a long long time. It would behoove you to find a better way to mount those seatbelts.

Also, take care not to roll that car over. With that 4 point harness holding you upright, your head, neck, and spine are now what will prevent that roof from crumpling.

I only criticize because I care.


Im not to sure I see wat ur talkin about with the roll over thing... wat do you mean his head n stuff will be preventing the roof from collapse? and how does that haveto do with the 4-point harness? Not being a dick, I realli wanna know for knowlege purposes

Adrian Avgerinos
10-02-2006, 05:10 PM
i am not going to drive it that hard that it could flip... and i used the holes from the stock seatbelt. i am going to use the railes it came with once my buddys has some time so we can use his welder, and i am going to mount the sholder harnesses down to the floor.. and better idea ?

Almost a better idea. However, mounting the harness to the rear floor can create other problems:


Also keep in mind that you should never, ever mount these belts to the floor behind the front seats! Apart from the weakness of the floorboards, the extreme angle means that all of the force will be transmitted to the seat back under impact. This will most certainly result in the seat back crumpling under impact and causing very serious injuries.

The B-pillar (front passenger shoulder belt) mount should also be avoided. While this mount is strong enough, the angle is to extreme for the shoulder belts to work properly. In general, the shoulder belts should be as straight as possible when viewed from above, and no more than a 45 degree downward angle when using the "D" mount.

Read here for a visual aid:
http://www.soloperformance.com/Default.aspx?tabid=36

That may help you come up with a better mounting location.


Im not to sure I see wat ur talkin about with the roll over thing... wat do you mean his head n stuff will be preventing the roof from collapse? and how does that haveto do with the 4-point harness? Not being a dick, I realli wanna know for knowlege purposes

In a stock setup (stock seat, stock belts, no roll bar), when the car rolls over, the locking mechanism for the reclining seat is designed to break. This allows the body to recline. In addition, the 3 point harness allows the upper torso of the body to tilt towards the middle of the car. Both movements allow the body to move out of the way of the incoming roof.

A fixed back seat does not recline, and a 4 (or 5 or 6) point harness does not allow the body to move. Therefore, the body doesn’t move out of the way when the roof compresses. Incidentally, many aftermarket reclining seats have not been crash tested and so they may be as dangerous as a fixed back seat in an accident.

This is the basic reason why it’s not a good idea to install a seat and harness without a roll bar.

bitskyline
10-03-2006, 09:22 PM
ahhh *click* light turns on.. thanks.. that makes more sence now that i see the pics. i just have (oh dear lord thats a fat bitch!) to make a custom rear strut bar and mount the sholder harness on that.. will that work ?

*note* the fat bitch comment was me hearing a car door close and looking out the window to see a 400+lb woman getting out of a sunfire.

Cavanagh
10-04-2006, 01:10 AM
hehe random, but funny

ciento44
10-05-2006, 01:52 AM
hehe random, but funny

Lies.

<cough> that's a HUGE bitch!

Cavanagh
10-05-2006, 02:33 AM
heh, my friend was driving, saw this chick and yelled, "Damn! Thats a BIG BITCH!" lol she turned around, my friend ducked, and i was oblivous and he looked at me and flipped me off.