That is how it is being done. Nice job on the bracket and being creative not cutting the frame.
I’m 6-2 as well and thought I would share. I too am using the stock seats. On the inside of your seat I did not see any reinforcement for the bolts. Perhaps you have one already, but I cut some aluminum plate the shape of that interior oval. It spread my weight over more of the fiberglass as I found it wasn’t as strong as I thought. On the passenger side I had to lean the seat inboard with a minor outboard shim at the floor to help clear the door. Now I did keep that seat more upright for my smaller 5-3 passenger. If you cut a hole for the dive belt, the seats are two piece so be ready to fill that gap. I’m guessing you know all this already, so disregard if you experienced this already.
Thanks John, point well taken. Based on this exercise it gave me a real good sense for where the seats will go so I could mount the steering column. The steering column has a bit of adjustability so for now not planning on permanently mounting the seats. As you recommend, after the body and head-liner is installed makes a lot of sense.I know you know this, but be sure to test fit the roll bar and spider before making the final determination of where you mount your seats.
Thanks Dan, this is very helpfuljoel
Here are pictures of what I had to do to get as close to a perfect hip pull back as I could. The lap belt obviously comes thru the slot and covers my hips at nearly the perfect placement. I anchored the belt ends to the car frame at angles close to what the belt manufacturer suggests (only a few degrees off). Its not absolutely perfect, but it is a close as I could get with these seats. You can see the cutout for the dive belt.....holds this boy in place. I know I'm not going anywhere if I ever need the belts to hold me in.
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Thanks for the feedback Cody, power brakes are my next to do. That will be more challenging than the EPAS.Best of luck paving the way for the rest of us with regards to power steering in the SL-C. It looks like it's going great so far. This has been something I was looking into for the future as well. I used to own a 2010 Camaro 2SS/RS with a decent size cam. Fun car to drive, however, the power steering went out... didn't work for about a 2 years! Never got around to fixing it before I sold the car, but I always wish I got around to fixing it. It was an all around more enjoyable car to drive when it worked so i think you are on the right track! Really enjoying the updates Joel!
Thanks Scott. Nice to hear others are planning on using this as well. Glad it is collapsible.Joel.
I have a Pro Street EPAS and a Pro 102 tilt column on order. My understanding is that the column is collapsible. I have heard that if you keep the race version at full lock the unit gets pretty hot (max draw of 70 amps). The pro version is rated at 40 amps so it won't get as hot, but you might not want to keep it at full lock. I'm also replacing the rack with one with a quicker ratio.