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I've got Daves back seat here now finally ready to start on it.

This one is a little bit unique because he clearanced it (read- cut out all the center supports) to fit around his extended trans tunnel. If i remember right, he cut the original tunnel out, all the way to the rear and raised it due to his car being so low.. Anyway- Should be interesting to try and strengthen this seat frame enough to still make the covers tight w/o bending in half.

 

Couple pics of what i'm starting with.

 

 



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Just an idea...the 2nd Gen Camaros have lower rear bucket seats with a sort of vinyl piece that covers the tunnel area. Might be a better option to add some rod to separate, close and round the inner halves rather than risk bending the single.

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Yup- Funny i was thinking the same thing, and thats kind of the way i'm going to do it- though it should be invisible when completed.
He has factory covers for them- so it will need to be worked so they appear correctly stretched when installed.

I'm planning to add some significant reinforcing along leading edge and spanning across the top of the springs over the tunnel area.
I will likely also add some springs on either side of the trans tunnel to help support any load properly- it should make them act like independent seat assemblies, just tied together in the middle.

Dave told me that nobody is ever going to sit in the back and it could be done just for looks- but I feel i can make it right so that it can actually be sat on.

I'll post up some pics of what i wind up doing.



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Cool, maybe while it is stripped down, I need test fit it. Maybe get the back upper done, I'll take it and get it out of your way, bring down those other parts for you.

I can test fit and make sure it is going to fit. Never really thought about that till Mark and Tory pulled it out to bring it to you.

In fact, let's do that. I may need to get some brackets made so that I can attach it on each end to hold it in place.

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Ok- let me do a couple things to it first- then i'll finish up the upper cushion and you can come get this one to mock up.
I can show you exactly what i need for you to measure.

I'm concerned with the "compressed height" of the top of the springs over the tunnel once the cover is pulled on... as the cover will pull those springs down a good inch or two from their free height once installed- I just want to make sure it will all clear, though worst case you would just make some kind of spacers to go under it to raise it up some at the leading edge.







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