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PostPosted: Sat, Dec 02 2017, 6:03 am    Post subject: Bomber Seats Reply with quote

Anybody use them? Are they comfortable? Anybody try building them?

Thanks Mike
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PostPosted: Sat, Dec 02 2017, 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My friend Doug Lee made his own. He has not finished the car they are in, and he has not driven the car with the seats he made but they look great. He designed them with a lever-cylinder suspension system much like an air ride seat but with gas cylinders like the ones used on rear lift gates. The amount of up and down movement of the seats will be determined by the leverage set by where the cylinders attach to the levers. He will have to dial them in once he drives the car.


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PostPosted: Sat, Dec 02 2017, 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do wonder how comfortable those seats are without a parachute for a cushion.
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PostPosted: Mon, Dec 04 2017, 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would not want them on Michigan road without 3" of foam under them and behind them. They have always seemed like there is not enough adjustment for the ride. Then again, bench seats don't either.
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PostPosted: Tue, Dec 05 2017, 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I made my own for the "26 track roadster. The bottom was shaped from sheet metal to accept a 3rd or 4th Gen Camaro/Firebird back seat bottom. They had lightening holes, were painted body color and bolted to the frame. The backs were fabricated separately from aluminum and were left bare and attached to the back of the body. They could have had a thin pad but space was at a premium and they were fine without.
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PostPosted: Wed, Dec 06 2017, 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the seats in the picture I posted will have a padded insert. I visualize it as a 3 piece unit with a thick bottom, a middle back, and then an upper headrest. It will need some kind of padding as the roads around here are not that good either.

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