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Old November 30th 2010, 07:55
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Fitting Recaro seats in 03

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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.
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Old November 30th 2010, 15:27
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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!
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Old December 1st 2010, 05:19
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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.
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Old December 2nd 2010, 01:12
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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:

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Old December 8th 2010, 22:20
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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.
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Old 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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