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I bought a set of ProCar seats and mounting brackets for a 1993 Foxbody from Summit Racing. As advertised it was a bolt in deal (with some minor metal modification) However when the seats were mounted on top of the brackets they were 3 to 4 inches higher than a stock seat. There was no way that this could be usable in a race car with a roll bar and halo. Maybe for a street car (if your a girl and 5'3"). So instead of getting the roll cage tacked in today I spent the whole day making mounting brackets for the seats. I got it done and the sliders still work. What sorry quality. I'm not sure how anybody could consider what I was sent a replacement for stock seats. It was kind of ridiculious really...

I just wanted to warn anybody that might be considering buying these. The seats are OK. The mounting brackets are junk and not usable IMHO. Plan on spending a good amount ot time fabricating your own brackets.
 

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and here i thought i was the only one. lol. i destroyed two sets of brackets before i gave up on them. same situation. i finally mounted the seat on a rectangular piece of alum plate and bolted it to the unibodys' threaded holes. aftermarket is short for cottage industry junk. bobn
 

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I made my rectanges out of steel. I was afraid that the aluminum could give in a serious situation with my big a$$ sitting on it. Plus I don't have a way to weld aluminium. ....not yet anyway.

I'm thinking those things were engineered in China by a Chinaman that is 4'8" tall. Other than that I can't figure what the heck they could have possibly been thinking. Or smoking!!
 

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Probably Chinese engineers thinking about an ancient proverb! It goes like this: Man who goes to bed with itchy butt, wake up with smelly fingers! Can't you see how that might affect there measuring abilities?
 

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I told my buddy with the stang about your findings. He was wondering if the brackets you have are the ones with the 3 different height settings? He was really bummed when I told him they probably won't work. And how did you build the new brackets?
 

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I told my buddy with the stang about your findings. He was wondering if the brackets you have are the ones with the 3 different height settings? He was really bummed when I told him they probably won't work. And how did you build the new brackets?
Yes. They had the 3 different height settings. Those setting are only about 1/2 inch apart or less anyway. Not much help. I had it on the lowest setting to begin with. I'll type up a detailed description of what I did when I get home tonight. I'm at work right now and swamped.

Tell him to send the brackets back. They are junk. It looks like ZephyrBob that posted above has had the same experience. It's not just me.
 

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i am feeling charitable. i have struggled through so much misinformation repeated as fact on this forum when there is no way it works. for the record not engine stuff but fox body swap stuff.
.... so now that i am done ranting here is the formula for seating> jegs part number 555-70223. now bolt a 3/8 thick alum plate to the bottom of the seat. mark and thread holes in it to coincide with the slots in the jegs bracket. there you have it. bobn
 
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