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Old 07 Nov 2003, 02:58 am
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Has anybody considered lowering the seats via cutting/re-welding supports? I traded in my Camaro for the PT and am used to driving lower to the ground. I can tilt the seat back to keep my hair from hitting the headliner, but... My brother had a Karman Ghia where he cut down the legs, rewelded supports and dropped the seats about 2".

I know that there are some of you out there that like to do severe mods. Looks like there is room underneath, even with the motor housing.
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I read a thread awhile back where someone had their seat base removed and two or three inches cut off the height, it was a pretty involved process. I'll see if I can find the thread. Another option someone else did was to tilt the seat back by placing washers under the front mounting bolts by using Grade 5 bolts 1" longer then the stock ones. Of course any modification to the seat my affect it's safety integrity, be careful.
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Old 07 Nov 2003, 09:33 am
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Here it is:
http://www.ptcruiserclub.org/cgi-loc...%20seat;#46347

and another:
http://www.ptcruiserclub.org/cgi-loc...20seat;#136829
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Old 07 Nov 2003, 06:09 pm
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Rear support is a structual cross brace for side impact collisions. Cutting it out may do way more harm than good.
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quote:Originally posted by 2sb

Rear support is a structual cross brace for side impact collisions. Cutting it out may do way more harm than good.
2sb is correct... that's why I cautioned "Of course any modification to the seat may affect it's safety integrity, be careful."
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Just lower the car
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Old 08 Nov 2003, 10:02 pm
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Here is the quote from the other forum on the issue.

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First... <<< cut >>>>>>

Second... the seat. I am 6'4"... and my hair rubbed the roof... and was driving me nuts!!
I was driving with the seat tilted back... and keeping my head tilted to the side. Not very comfortable. Now it is perfect... and very comfy!!

It cost me $500... and when told the cost... I almost didn't get it done. Now that it is done... it's the best "add-on" yet for my PT.

It was expensive for a few reasons. One is the shop I deal with is a bit higher in price than most. They do great work... and I have never been disappointed with them... but you pay for quality.

The seat pedestal is welded to the body... not just bolted... so it couldn't be removed. The rug in the area around the seat was removed to protect it. The cutting of the frame and the reweld was all done inside the car. When the seat is lowered back into place it contacts/blocks plastic
housings around the frame. All the plastic was shaved and remolded to look factory.

Now the seat is back in place... the electric raise/lower function works...
and you can't tell it's not factory work. It's actually 2 7/8 lower and
makes a great difference!!

If your head or hair rubs the roof... lower the seat!! It will be the best
accessory you put on your Cruiser!!

Thanx!!

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