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Lid November 30th 2010 07:55

Fitting Recaro seats in 03
 
Hello
I have some classic LS seats from the 80`s. I tried to fix them to the orginal seat frames. But the height was to high, and i need to get them lower. I have to make new seat frames. Has somebody did this before. I would help me much to se some pictures to get som ideas what to do.
best regards
Fredrik

onixbonilla November 30th 2010 15:27

I really understand what you means. Just yesterday we build a set for mine. They are not the best looking ones they were free. They need some polishing so look better. Have not pictures now but as soon I take a seat out will take some shots. If you want to get ones built for your car you can get them from Wedge Engineering!:)

Lid December 1st 2010 05:19

I actually built some my self yesterday to. I made a frame from Recaro brackets from a BMW. Then i cut out the front slider from the original frame and make it fit rather good. The main problem now is the backlegs. I have to get them shorter and weld them in som way. I will get som pictures soon.

petevw December 2nd 2010 01:12

I don't know about the 03, but this is how i did the Recaro's on my 1302.

Hacked off the Recaro seat mounting points. Welded some flat bar across the slider portion of the stock seats, then hacked off the frame/sliders. Welded this square of slider portion to bottom of Recaro seat. Works well. Sliders move back/forth, seat moves up/down in height as stock, and its sits low on the pan. I hate seeing some seats installs that are soo high your mellon can touch the headliner.

Seats are from a '98 VR6 "driver's edition" GTI:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y8/...7.jpg~original

sbeetle73 December 8th 2010 22:20

Recaro sells seat rails that bolt to their seats and work with the factory rails. A little pricey but works with all their seats.

Lid December 13th 2010 08:11

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Recaro sells seat rails that bolt to their seats and work with the factory rails. A little pricey but works with all their seats.


Good to know. They are not cheap i know. But my Recaro dealer here in Norway could not show me any pictures og drawings of them. So i didt buy them. I have made my own now just need som more welding on them.


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