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WTB - Bucket seat for trackdays 7 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 74
Fairly long shot I know but I'm looking for a bucket seat for trackdays, it'd be awesome if someone had one with brackets already installed and I could just bolt it in.

Alternatively i'm looking for the mechanism off an old drivers seat that I can attach to a bucket seat.

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Re: WTB - Bucket seat for trackdays 7 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 25
I have just bought a breaker to replace some parts we damaged on our last trackday lol. It has a leather interior but the bolster is ripped on the drivers seat so its not much use.

Would the mechanism from it do your job? When we installed our bucket seats, we took all the cloth and padding off the base but left the dished metal base on it. This allowed us to attach a bucket seat directly to the mechanism, keeping the seat height good and fully adjustable back and forth.
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Re: WTB - Bucket seat for trackdays 7 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 74
weeJohn wrote:
I have just bought a breaker to replace some parts we damaged on our last trackday lol. It has a leather interior but the bolster is ripped on the drivers seat so its not much use.

Would the mechanism from it do your job? When we installed our bucket seats, we took all the cloth and padding off the base but left the dished metal base on it. This allowed us to attach a bucket seat directly to the mechanism, keeping the seat height good and fully adjustable back and forth.


You sound like a man who knows what he's doing...i'll need your advice!! Your solution sounds good but what is the headroom like? I'm 6'3 and with the helmet on i have to bend my neck when driving it with the standard seats. How did you attach the seat to the metal dish, bolts?
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Re: WTB - Bucket seat for trackdays 7 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 25
You will struggle at that height with a helmet on with it done like that I would think, we had a 6 footer in there 1 day and he was brushing against the roof with his lid lol.

It would depend on the seat you were using, the only way to be sure would be to put the base in and set the bucket seat on top, see what its like.
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Re: WTB - Bucket seat for trackdays 7 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 18
Saw these seats on DoneDeal - very nice but pricey!!

cars.donedeal.ie/for-sale/carparts/3781085
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Re: WTB - Bucket seat for trackdays 7 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 74
Thanks lads, yeah it doesn't seem to be too easy from any googling i've done.

@disco72, they are sweet but i'm only looking for one and would like to spend a lot less than that! Murray motorsport do an OMP or Sparcco seat for €155.

@weeJohn, I might take that seat rail off ya, i'll probably need it anyway if you can pm me how much you want for it.
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PM`d
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#51545
Re: WTB - Bucket seat for trackdays 7 Years ago Karma: 74
Bump on this....got myself a seat.

I'm looking for the rails off an old drivers seat if anyone has one? I don't wanna hack up a good one.



@weeJohn thanks for your offer but will just try get one closer first, the cost of postage is the killer! KC'd
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#51558
Re: WTB - Bucket seat for trackdays 7 Years ago Karma: 42
If your not in a panic I will take one off an old seat some day soon and we can meet up in Dublin. It your for the taking
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Re: WTB - Bucket seat for trackdays 7 Years ago Karma: 74
Sound yeah I'm not in any rush...let me know how much you need for it!

I got a secondhand Sparco Sprint 5 seat and wanna do this www.mr2.ie/mr2-forum/8-performance-and-r...sparco-seat-base-mod
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#51562
Re: WTB - Bucket seat for trackdays 7 Years ago Karma: 42
I will.bring you up the bottom part of the seat and I will leave the surgery to you.
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Re: WTB - Bucket seat for trackdays 7 Years ago Karma: 74
Yeah perfect. Gimme a text whenever you're up next if u still have my num.
Cheers and KC'd!
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Re: WTB - Bucket seat for trackdays 7 Years ago Karma: 42
Spot on yea have your number. Chat to you soon
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