As with most terrible plans, this part started with some late night browsing on eBay, resulting on a 600 mile round trip to pick up these:
They were very dirty but with some scrubbing they have come back to being a lovely shade of green.
Fitting the Front seats
As you may know, these seats were designed for a mk3 Golf colour concept and weren’t just going to fit in without some modifications being made to them. Time for some cutting and welding! Basically the legs need to be narrower to fit in the mk2 Golf seat runners.
Some plans I saw were terrible and I wasn’t a fan of just bending the legs to fit. Plan A was as follows:
This would have needed some careful cutting and I wasn’t very happy with it.
Plan B was this
But again there were issues. There is a bracket at point A on the diagram so it wouldn’t have worked either.
Plan C came along and ended up being what we went with
This has the advantage of keeping a lot of strength in the frame. So how did we do it?
This is the tacked in result. There will be more welding. This is just to check the alignment is right.
There is a bit of box section, with a hole drilled in each side for the bar to go into but not out the other side. This should allow us to put some really good solid welds down.
At the cross bar we will put some good solid welds into there too.
Now with some paint and really solid welding the fronts are completed
Fitting the Rears
The rears are mostly in. The middle bracket has been bolted in. The bases have been screwed in too.
Just need to make a new locking mechanism for the tops of the backs, and put in a bracket or bearing to support the outside edges.
They look in here but I’m not happy with them yet, and they need headrests!
The centre belt was removed too, as I just wouldn’t be using it.
These are the brackets that need to be added to the rear to get them sat properly.
I have some cut off a mk3 ready to go, but they will need some fab work.
I think they have come out rather nicely. The rest of the interior will get some treatment at a later date. Hold on for that one.
Next time… Oops!