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Old 02-06-2019, 12:57 PM
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curious to see how far you go.
I feel like you're hinting at "TURN BACK NOW!"
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I feel like you're hinting at "TURN BACK NOW!"
lol I went down the same path, now the car has a full cage and Iím planning on a full motec system

if I was smart I would of just sold the c7 and for a c5z or something

but I really really enjoy the c7 so thatís worth something
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Turn back! I barely escaped. Lobster didnít!
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Old 02-06-2019, 09:27 PM
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Turn back! I barely escaped. Lobster didnít!
Iíve had 4 C5s ďfunĒ to try a new one.
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Just giving you a hard time. It has its place. reliability is nice.

More than 1 reason for my change.
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Seat centers nicely with steering wheel.

Fitting seat back braxe as required with a metal seat. Makes for zero movement, very solid.

Decided to trim the carpet. Makes it easier to position seat and get as low as possible.

Seat bottom can sit a little lower now.

Floor pan lip is more prominent in the C7 than my C5s were. Removing carpet allows seat rail to sit up against it and ensure youíre not on top of it.

Fits cleanly.
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Old 02-11-2019, 07:57 AM
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Looks good Brian! I am enjoying the transformation from Street to race.
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Looks good Brian! I am enjoying the transformation from Street to race.
Thanks... It's going to stay street legal until we get a convertible for the street, then we'll see. I'm very intrigued by Spec Vette, but nobody around here doing that and I don't like the direction they've taken of late doing "spec" aero bits from one guy's shop. Spec Vette should have zero aero, zero hood vents. Stock car with brakes, suspension, cage, go.
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Got the seat all done... didn't like how the rails were floating off the floor after carpet partial removal due to the wire harness sheath. Decided to re-do it and was able to get the seat nearly 1/2" lower. Still have to re-tape the wires to prevent any chafing, but now they can run under the seat in the space created by the thickness of the rails. If the car ever goes full-track to where the stocks seat isn't going back in then the harness would be easy to relocate out from under the seat.


Space where wires will run now.

Wire sheath is over 0.6" thick

Took this many washers out of my setup and lowered the seat stud adapters. Seat rails now sit flush of floor pan.

Wire sheath removed

Yes I'm going to wrap all this.

What you're dealing with on C7s.

Seat install done, before I decided to lower it more.

Seat install done, before I decided to lower it more.

Sourced larger Grade 8 washers to spread the load.

Done, before I started lowering it more.

Belt mounting with AMT rails


Had to get creative with sub belt mounting due to how low the seat is and the position of the pass throughs for 6-pt belts.

Had to get creative with sub belt mounting due to how low the seat is and the position of the pass throughs for 6-pt belts.
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Modifying rear half of harness. Fun fact the white part is a plastic "no loitering" sign from Home Depot. Even used the OEM locating stud in the floor.

Wrapped and done.

Now that I can get my seat rails on the floor I had to get the adapter stack height just right. The C7 floor pan compresses s little around the seat studs. OEM spec is 37 lbs, but I use 20.... 37 is way too much with the flex in the floor composite. The perfect combo was a Grade 8 washer, then the AMT stud adapter, then this 0.05" fender washer on top. It's a 1/2" washer from HD drilled out to 5/8".

All done again... 4 different variants to get it right!

V1 - Seat rails on top of carpet
V2 - Trimmed carpet w/ seat rails floating off floor to clear wire harness sheath
V3 - Modified wire harness sheath with stud adapter stack height too low
V4 - Revised/corrected stack height to get seat rail on floor and properly supported so it didn't try to flex at the ends when tightened down.

Hopefully someone tall like me with a C7 finds this trial and error useful! If the car ever goes full track to where the stock seat is never going back in, the harness would be easy to relocate to the outside of the seat along the frame like they do in the C5.
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Nice I wish i could just straight up get rid of those wires and that crazy contraption going up behind the seat.
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Nice I wish i could just straight up get rid of those wires and that crazy contraption going up behind the seat.
You can take it all out of the plastics and move it along the frame to the left of your seat (with you sitting in it). That's my eventual plan. The seat sensor pad and bracket can be deleted most likely.
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