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Old 07-13-2011, 11:20 AM   #21  
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I went ahead and bought the adaptor plates. If you want to make your own custom adaptor plates it would help to know a welder or somebody that can cut/bend/weld steel. Where the rear seat bolts down, the floor is at an angle so something to consider if making your own adaptor plates.

Installation was more of a pain in the *** than difficult but with two people it should be easier. The toughest part was getting the driver's seat in because it was a bitch lining up the holes to mount to the car itself (tightening this, loosening that, no go, loosen this, tighten that, still no go, cuss words, etc.)

Wiring was simple...they are color coded on the driver's side. I used the 'crimping' method where I bought splice connectors and ****. Make sure you strip enough of the wire and remove the 'shroud' that holds all the wires in place so you have enough space to work with. Seat belts from the SN95 car will hook up with the S197 female end seat belts, btw.

I do have the power functions working for the driver's seat including the lumbar support, but there is no seat belt chime because I may have twisted off too many of the small wires for that, which brings up a question: Does that matter if the seat belt wires are not connected right? I thought it only controlled the 'chime' and powered the sensor that senses the seat belt, nothing more.

Pics of the new seats in below....first pic shows the seat belt that does not have its own 'corral' to keep it from flapping around when the windows/top are down. The next few pics show how much of a gap is in between the seat itself and the door/center console.

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The seats do feel like they sit higher than the stock seats, but with the top up my head does not make any contact when the seat is adjusted properly. Driving feels better though.
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seats look awesome, need to find me a good deal on some s197 seats now

good work
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um......rear seat delete.
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Thanks. I like how the color of the leather looks like the seats blend right in with the interior.
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I love the pictures you took showing the clearance between the seat and the door, and is that other one between the seat and the console?

It looks awesome. I can't wait to do mine.
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I think if you do a rear seat delete that you should get a beauty bar and a speedster tonneau cover.

http://www.superiormustangparts.com/...neau-cover.asp

Maybe not this one, but one like it.
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I'll do a seat delete when I feel like it. Might be another mini project with getting particle board and fabric/etc.

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I love the pictures you took showing the clearance between the seat and the door, and is that other one between the seat and the console?

It looks awesome. I can't wait to do mine.
Hm...the pics I posted are between the seat and the door, but I thought I took a picture with the center console as well though I guess I forgot to upload it. I'll snap some pics of the passenger seat clearance as well.
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Seats look great.

Btw are you in first?
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