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How Do YOU Move Your Seat Track Further Back?
Posted by: UGLYTRUK ()
Date: June 21, 2007 05:06AM

Here's how I did my '63 Monza. seats are from a '65, different width...

For the rear, I used a piece of angle iron, trimmed on the tunnel side, as the floor is higher. Crude, and permanent. Now I can reeeeeeeeach out to the pedals... GGGGGG

Spyder is next...



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Re: How Do YOU Move Your Seat Track Further Back?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: June 21, 2007 05:20AM

Why did you ask HOW TO??? run out of meds??? LOL!!


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How Do YOU Move Your Seat Track Further Back?
Posted by: Steve O ()
Date: June 21, 2007 06:10AM

Wayyyy too much work. Norman Witte's seat extenders [www.wittelaw.com] work for me - though they were a one-off manufacturing project. Similar extenders from Clarks [www.corvair.com] work also.

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Re: How Do YOU Move Your Seat Track Further Back?
Posted by: "UNSAFE" ()
Date: June 21, 2007 06:26AM

>>> Wayyyy too much work. Norman Witte's seat extenders [www.wittelaw.com] work for me - though they were a one-off manufacturing project.<<<

Those look EXACTLY like what John Fitch was selling back around 1965 for the Sprint. My 68 Sprint had them.

They worked fine.

"UNSAFE"
Kevin Willson
65 Monza
Juneau. Alaska



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Re: How Do YOU Move Your Seat Track Further Back?
Posted by: UGLYTRUK ()
Date: June 21, 2007 12:29PM

MattNall Wrote:
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> Why did you ask HOW TO??? run out of meds???
> LOL!!
>
>Nope, just "smoked" a little grass...


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Re: How Do YOU Move Your Seat Track Further Back?
Posted by: Steve O ()
Date: June 21, 2007 02:42PM

"UNSAFE" Wrote:
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> >>> Wayyyy too much work. Norman Witte's
> seat extenders work for me - though they were a
> one-off manufacturing project.<<<
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> Those look EXACTLY like what John Fitch was
> selling back around 1965 for the Sprint. My 68
> Sprint had them.

Sharp eye, Kevin. Fitch's design, with some minor revisions, is what Norm used.




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Re: How Do YOU Move Your Seat Track Further Back?
Posted by: Spyderman64 ()
Date: June 21, 2007 05:52PM

I wish I had that problem. At 5'6'' I've never driven a car with too little leg room. Even a Crown V-8 conversion!

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Re: How Do YOU Move Your Seat Track Further Back?
Posted by: Brett Wall ()
Date: June 21, 2007 05:59PM

I'm 6'6" with very long legs... I was unable to drive my car at all until the seats were changed.

Those are 300lb rated swivel-caster mounts, welded to the floor.

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Brett Wall
Nashville TN

"Ensure that the path of least resistance is not you..."

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Re: How Do YOU Move Your Seat Track Further Back?
Posted by: UGLYTRUK ()
Date: June 21, 2007 08:55PM

Spoke to Norm this AM. Made him watch a few of my vids. I'm BAD!

He sold out of the extenders right away, shame...

Are they just 3/16th steel plate with aproriate holes? Is the spacer to hold the rear up off the decending floor?

I used the "leg" form a GM seat track of a car I scrapped. And I'm a welder, so no problemo. And my floor is a little ripe, so welding in a bit of angle iron can't hurt!

Could I see an installed extender??? Pretty please???

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Re: How Do YOU Move Your Seat Track Further Back?
Posted by: marv ()
Date: June 21, 2007 09:22PM

made mine, bolt in 2' extension

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Re: How Do YOU Move Your Seat Track Further Back?
Posted by: "UNSAFE" ()
Date: June 21, 2007 09:51PM

>>>Are they just 3/16th steel plate with aproriate holes?<<<

YES .

>>> Is the spacer to hold the rear up off the decending floor? <<<<

Not sure about earlies,--

-- those extenders were made for a late model and the spacer is mounted at the front to give some additional rake to the seatback.

Only difference I see between the old Sprint "tall drivers seat extender" is that they used steel bushings (spacers) instead of alloy.

"UNSAFE"
Kevin Willson
65 Monza
Juneau. Alaska

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Re: How Do YOU Move Your Seat Track Further Back?
Posted by: Ron64 ()
Date: June 22, 2007 11:10PM

Where is the virtual vairs to order the Norman Witte's extenders and does anyone know if they will fit a 64 convertible?

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Re: How Do YOU Move Your Seat Track Further Back?
Posted by: 1967500Bill ()
Date: June 22, 2007 11:53PM

I made templates out of thick cardboard and had a friend of mine make them. Cost...free!! It pays to have friends.

Bill
1965 Monza conv.
1967 500 2dr.

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How Do YOU Move Your Seat Track Further Back?
Posted by: Steve O ()
Date: June 22, 2007 11:58PM

Ron64 Wrote:
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> Where is the virtual vairs to order the Norman
> Witte's extenders and does anyone know if they
> will fit a 64 convertible?

1) Virtual Vairs is an email list - you can sign up at [www.vv.corvair.org] if you are interested.

2) Norm Witte has no more seat extenders to sell - his one and only run has been completely sold out - actually sold out before the parts were even made.Read the story here [www.wittelaw.com] if you're interested.



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Re: How I Moved MY Seat Tracks Further Back
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: June 23, 2007 01:26AM

marv Wrote:
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> made mine, bolt in 2'[foot] extension
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Wow Marv... you were rotund in Palm springs last Fall.....how much do you weigh now? GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG




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Re: How Do YOU Move Your Seat Track Further Back?
Posted by: exmonkeypunk ()
Date: June 24, 2007 08:04PM

I'm standing straight at six foot even. My 65 is Perfect for me, yet my girlfriend who's 5'4" can get behind the wheel comfortably as well. And no, my legs aren't short either.... lol... sounds like some of you guys are just giants. Why aren't you playing basketball???

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Re: How Do YOU Move Your Seat Track Further Back?
Posted by: marv ()
Date: June 24, 2007 09:49PM

Dam Matt the computer lost a colon, and I prefer "husky". I just like the wheel at arms lenth and knees under the wheel instead of wrapped around it

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Re: How Do YOU Move Your Seat Track Further Back?
Posted by: exmonkeypunk ()
Date: June 24, 2007 09:53PM

Steering wheel sits about 2 or 3 inches above my knees. I like to be able to hold the wheel and have my elbow out the window though.
I hate having to reach for things while i drive... so, it seems like i must sit a little close to the wheel. Nothing gramma style though.

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Re: How Do YOU Move Your Seat Track Further Back?
Posted by: UGLYTRUK ()
Date: June 25, 2007 01:16PM

Ahhhh. love to drive my 'Vair...

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Re: How Do YOU Move Your Seat Track Further Back?
Posted by: UGLYTRUK ()
Date: July 02, 2007 11:35AM

OK, so I took a "long" 25 mile drive in the Spyder, and I decided to move the seat... and this is how I did it, tho only 30% done.

I used a seat bracket from a '90 FWD Cierra. Generic GM. Heated the floor brace, tapped a hole with a chipping hammer, then welded in a nut, somewhat like the factory. (In hindsight, I shoulda' moved the nut towards the middle, as there's a notch in the rocker for the seat pivot arm. I went the rocker way, oops...)

Then experimented on a parts '66 seat bracket. Identical to the '62, 'cept for the adjuster arm.

As it was getting dark, I only got the front outer one done...

The rear will take an extesion plate, maybe. Then there's the issue of the seat belts... Hmmmm... Quess I'll weld a nut into the rocker, and get it off the floor...

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