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    Amazing car and congratulations to both Cody and the owner.
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    Thanks guys for all the kind words..


    Well, let's back up and punt one more time. The owner of the 55 stopped by about a week ago and sat in the mocked up bucket seat. She said it sat too high, so our version 2 seat brackets were out. Cutting the floor pan was over-ruled (for recessing the brackets) so we opted for a 14 gauge flat seat pan directly on top of the floor, which also gave us a shape we could eliminate the "step" in the floor.











    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYklSvTtTTQ



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfWqQyOeXJo


    Next is to add the wedges to the rear ramp for attaching the rear of the track slides...
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    It's times like those when you repeat over and over.. "rule 1, the customer is always right. rule 2, when the customer is wrong, refer to rule # 1"....

    sigh. I guess you can always look at it as job security? LOL..
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    Yeah, we also moved it rearward almost two inches.. She sat in the car as it was up on the rotisserie, so I thought that may be giving a false sense of being too high. So we went to my B-I-L's to sit in his still original 56 and compare.




    Where the seat heights were the same, the original 56 seat has more "compression" to its springs . The buckets are both power heated seats so we opted to slam them down as far as we could without cutting the floor pan, they can always be adjusted up.
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    That stinks, more parts in the money pile
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    Final design on the bucket seat brackets... and owner approved today as well. One down, one to go.. This is made from 14 gauge cold rolled steel and puts the seat about as low as we can go without cutting the floor pan..

    Video of the seat bracket:


    https://youtu.be/YF7LOe7eLTQ


    Seat test fitted:





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    Beefy comfy seat there with a side airbag?
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    The side airbags are coming out when they get upholstered..
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    Nice work on that seat base. That sure looks to be a nice C10 setting there. Yeah, the bus lost on that tree deal for sure.
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    Don't think I showed this on the other side, but here's how we find the center of the bend for dimensioning the seat bracket..





    Bent up and a test fit...





    Relief cuts made for the next fold.....


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    More great tips!
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    Thanks for that! So simple but I never thought of it.
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    .......then the outer flange area is rolled through the bead roller





    and then the brake is used to fold the outer flange. Here, all welded in place...





    The front hole pattern is laid out to match the drivers bracket, and then some perpendicular lines laid out for locating the rear risers...











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    You can't pull the wool over our eyes, we all know you just randomly drilled some holes in the metal and then marked it out to make it look good
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