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Fitch seat adjuster
Posted by: junkman ()
Date: February 11, 2018 06:25PM

Anyone have a picture of the part that John Fitch made to move the seat further back for tall people? thanks Junk

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Re: Fitch seat adjuster
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 11, 2018 06:28PM

In our faq's





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Re: Fitch seat adjuster
Posted by: junkman ()
Date: February 12, 2018 06:10AM

Is that what John Fitch was selling back in the day, or what someone else designed?

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Re: Fitch seat adjuster
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 12, 2018 07:48AM

Who knows...





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Re: Fitch seat adjuster
Posted by: ral1963 ()
Date: February 12, 2018 08:40AM

This is what John Fitch sold as the Seat Extender kit for the Fitch Sprints.

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Re: Fitch seat adjuster
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 12, 2018 10:30AM

Most agree... that is too flimsy in an impact... must be why the later units are a single barstock?





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Re: Fitch seat adjuster
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: February 12, 2018 12:08PM

MattNall Wrote:
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> Most agree... that is too flimsy in an impact...
> must be why the later units are a single barstock?

For pre-'67 cars without a locking seat back, not really an issue IMO. 60-66, the seat back is hinged so it folds forward freely. In a significant impact (front or rear), the forward bracket might lift slightly but I don't see that as an issue.

I prefer the one-piece bracket because it aligns things automatically rather than messing with four pieces individually.

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Re: Fitch seat adjuster
Posted by: clarkscorvair ()
Date: February 13, 2018 08:38AM

Here is the one piece style we offer.
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Re: Fitch seat adjuster
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 13, 2018 11:10AM

Can't go wrong with those!





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Re: Fitch seat adjuster
Posted by: RobertC ()
Date: February 13, 2018 05:24PM

cnicol Wrote:
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> For pre-'67 cars without a locking seat back, not
> really an issue IMO. 60-66, the seat back is
> hinged so it folds forward freely. In a
> significant impact (front or rear), the forward
> bracket might lift slightly but I don't see that
> as an issue.
>

Vaguely recall (80's?) a couple really significant impacts causing the LM front buckets to break loose from the floor (club member cars).

Do not recall / know the overall condition of the cars.

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