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Old 11 Apr 2010, 03:03 pm
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Hey gang, I just picked the test pattern for the paint yesterday and it will look absolutely SICK in the sun! Black base, moss metallic flake, one pearl coat and four of clear! Thanks for info on safely lowering! I went with the H & R sport cup which lowers 2" in the front and 1.7" in the back. The Kenwood stereo system is in but did not want a box or anything like that. The E&G Stainless steel insert will replacing the standard grill. (I didn't like the ones from PTeazer) Dash will be custom painted too! It will be done in about 3 weeks and I promise to post pics! Oh also, I can't stand the same paint on the body as on the roll bar so the roll bar will be black.
I know some purists won't like it but meh.

There is one last dilemma. I'm concerned about the design, comfort and accessibility of the driver's seat. After my accident that put me in the chair, I have only driven from the chair. (My cushion is roho which is EXTREMELY comfortable) I might need a customization of a seat and maybe even a new electronic base. Of course I will drive a bit and make sure I can't work it out, but has anyone ever replaced the seats with an alternative? Does a customer shop do more than just reupholster? What manufacturer of seats should I look at for ease of transfer and max comfort that are still usable in the Cruiser?

Thanks for help as always!
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Old 11 Apr 2010, 03:40 pm
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Alrighty. It looks like my best bet is for an upholster to take out the seats, try to make the door side a wider cushion (if possible) maybe change the seat material, then reinstall.

Thoughts?

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Old 11 Apr 2010, 07:53 pm
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The seats leave very little room to make them any wider. You better do some expansive measuring before you have the customization done.

You might want to take a look at this site and others for ideas...

Wheelchair Accessible PT Specifications -
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Old 11 Apr 2010, 08:33 pm
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Maybe the Corbeau Moab?

Corbeau: Moab
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Old 11 Apr 2010, 08:35 pm
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The seats leave very little room to make them any wider. You better do some expansive measuring before you have the customization done.

You might want to take a look at this site and others for ideas...

Wheelchair Accessible PT Specifications -
I'm not rolling into it bro, I'm transferring from my chair. Mines going to have hand controls, but that's about it on the accessible conversion, oh the suspension, that's it.

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Old 11 Apr 2010, 08:51 pm
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Ok, maybe this

Corbeau Reclining Seat - Moab 70001

Looks like a great price for sure.

Here's the brackets, I think

http://www.autopartsdealer.com/corbe...content=524653

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Old 11 Apr 2010, 09:04 pm
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Whatever. Good luck. Don't think there's anybody on the forum who has done anything like your trying to do so you'll be the first.
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Old 11 Apr 2010, 09:43 pm
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I'll be the first to put in after market seats?

Groovy.
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Old 12 Apr 2010, 05:13 am
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Well, not exactly. Mr. Mikes Leather Upholstery for PT Cruiser, Fiero, Kit-Car, Camaro and Firebird does custom seats. He even makes a PT into a 2X2 seating arrangements, but you'll be the first on the forum. that I know of.
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Old 12 Apr 2010, 06:47 am
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Woah!

Those are beautiful!

I'm going to try and make it work as is. I don't want to mess with the function
of the power adjust. Even more important than form is comfort. In other words, can the factory seating provide pressure relief for someone paralyzed without going to a memory foam/ air bladder configuration?

We shall see.

Thanks again.
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