Bucket Seat Fitting question

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Bucket Seat Fitting question

Postby MrNoisy » Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:10 am

Hi all,

Now that the handling on the Puma is mostly sorted and I've serviced it, I'm moving attention to the interior.
All carpet and headlining is out, as are the back seats and rear cars / trim panels.
I've then bought a set of side mount Motordrive pro bucket seats, and am looking at fitting them, but it's not so straightforward due to the ridges in the floor pan where the front seats bolt down.

A few people have suggested you can buy Fiesta Mk3.5 rails and then bolt side mount brackets and the seatbelt clip onto these so you get the benefit of a slider and subframe without having to pay £120+ each side for the OMP subframe and slider.

Is this correct, and if so, anyone know a good breaker who does them for reasonable prices - I've seen a few on eBay but I'm not paying £100 for a pair of rails from a flaming Fiesta!

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Giles
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Bucket Seat Fitting question

Postby MrNoisy » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:08 am

Anyone at all?
Spoke to a mate who does plenty of metal working and he reckoned the shape meant that the easiest option would be to fabricate a bespoke subframe that sits behind the bracing bar that goes across the middle of the car (the annoying ridge in the floor which means most seats sit so high), and then you could bolt runners and or side mounts to that, as the contours would be difficult to follow.

What have people on here done?
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Bucket Seat Fitting question

Postby trublustu » Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:43 pm

Hello mate.
OMP and Cobra do make a subframe for the puma/Fiesta.
Though they`re really for bottom mount seats and would need adapting.

The proper way to do it is by welding two spars between the sill and the center tunnel. with caplive nuts welded to them.
Trying to use original seat rails would be weak and possibly not central (to the steering wheel)

Like these.. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Universal-Wel ... Sw~y9ZN7f8
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