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Old 04-10-2019, 09:59 PM
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Has anyone figured out how to lower the drivers seat to get just a little more room between top of head and roof?
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Old 04-11-2019, 12:38 AM
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I can think of several ways:
-bolt the seat directly to the cabin floor, w/o the track.
-remove some padding from the seat cushion.
-a combination of the above.
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I like the idea of not using the track, but I will have to take a look at it to see if I can determine how it can be done. I think the mounting brackets are part of the track but Iím not sure at this time.
I did find a video of how to make wire extensions for the springs under the seat, allowing the seat cushions to droop a little more when you set in them

I donít need much. I am tall from waist up, so I donít get a clear view because of the top of windshield. Obstructs my view of traffic and traffic lights. Kinda dangerous. I donít want to get rid of my car, so I need to find a way to set lower
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Agree with 65ZO1

The early ones, the seat bolts to the tracks under the cushion. 4 bolts, straight down.

You could remove the tracks, position it, bolt it straight to the floor and shim it for proper attitude with washers.

It would be a good idea to distribute/spread the load underneath with large washers or plates or something, for safety.

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Another option: Have an upholstery shop sew up some new under-cushion straps, with velcro being used to connect the two ends. That way you can actually adjust the tension on the straps, thereby firming (less sag) or softening (more sag).

Edit: Found some pics of mine......




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Old 04-13-2019, 08:02 AM
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Temporarily I took out the bottom seat cusion and then folded a matching color blanket to fit in the lower shell. Its temporary and not that unsightly but it gets me right down as low as possible and I like driving the car again. I always felt too high in the factory seat.
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at 6'5" I am interested in this topic
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Old 04-13-2019, 09:42 AM
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Iím going to try what I saw on u-tube. On his c4 he took seat bottom out and and made small wire extensions to attach to factory springs, so that the seat bottom could give some, which would have you sitting a little lower. I only need a little adjustment. Itís not fun being eye level with the top of windshield
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on other cars with the same problem, I cut out and lowered the floor pan.....
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Originally Posted by mtwoolford View Post
on other cars with the same problem, I cut out and lowered the floor pan.....
wow, must have really wanted to drive that car
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