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Re: WTB Seat Tracks

Post by ron » Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:35 pm

Who do I send the entrance fee to? I would REALLY like to join this "inner circle" please.
They are ALWAYS rustier than you thought!!!!!!
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Re: WTB Seat Tracks

Post by Pod » Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:44 pm

ron wrote:Who do I send the entrance fee to? I would REALLY like to join this "inner circle" please.

Me too :P

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Re: WTB Seat Tracks

Post by Ralph in Socal » Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:47 pm

ron wrote:Who do I send the entrance fee to? I would REALLY like to join this "inner circle" please.
Since I'm dirt poor will others chip in to pay my fee?

Probably not as I would have to be IN the inner circle to get a response.

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Re: WTB Seat Tracks

Post by ron » Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:04 pm

I'll Paypal it for you Ralph.
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Re: WTB Seat Tracks

Post by sharkfan » Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:52 pm

I'm on an elliptical course so I pass through most circles - whether I'm needed, noticed or not.

P.S. Sorry, no seat tracks here neither.
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Re: WTB Seat Tracks

Post by francoid » Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:55 pm

My ellipse is circular and cyclical. Does not lead me anywhere...
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Re: WTB Seat Tracks

Post by baders » Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:22 am

francoid wrote:My ellipse is circular and cyclical. Does not lead me anywhere...
Brilliant !! You have just discovered a new branch of Set Theory !! We can now use this to cunningly penetrate the Inner Circle of Bigcoupe. :twisted:
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Re: WTB Seat Tracks

Post by new kid » Sat Oct 01, 2016 1:50 pm

I am going to post a very basic question and see how long it takes to get answered to prove my point.

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Re: WTB Seat Tracks

Post by vilkas » Sun Oct 02, 2016 4:36 am

New kid:

Thought to mention this: 4 seat rails is not gonna be enough to make manual e24 seats. You also gonna need seat bottom frame.
I have manual sport seats in my euro e28 and had to fix restore drivers seat. When i pulled it apart I was able to compare to e30 sport seat bottom frame. Unfortunatelly they dont interchange, so i had to fix mine.
Good luck finding parts.

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Re: WTB Seat Tracks

Post by baders » Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:21 am

new kid wrote:I am going to post a very basic question and see how long it takes to get answered to prove my point.
You will certainly be proving something but I don't think it will be your "point".
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Re: WTB Seat Tracks

Post by new kid » Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:46 am

vilkas wrote:New kid:

Thought to mention this: 4 seat rails is not gonna be enough to make manual e24 seats. You also gonna need seat bottom frame.
I have manual sport seats in my euro e28 and had to fix restore drivers seat. When i pulled it apart I was able to compare to e30 sport seat bottom frame. Unfortunatelly they dont interchange, so i had to fix mine.
Good luck finding parts.
I bought a set of seats years back from a salvage yard and at the time did not notice they did not come with seat belt receptacles or rails. I have seat belt receptacles but no rails. Took the rails from one of my other cars down to a machine shop to see what my option are on making them.

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Re: WTB Seat Tracks

Post by vilkas » Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:05 am

new kid wrote:
vilkas wrote:New kid:

Thought to mention this: 4 seat rails is not gonna be enough to make manual e24 seats. You also gonna need seat bottom frame.
I have manual sport seats in my euro e28 and had to fix restore drivers seat. When i pulled it apart I was able to compare to e30 sport seat bottom frame. Unfortunatelly they dont interchange, so i had to fix mine.
Good luck finding parts.
I bought a set of seats years back from a salvage yard and at the time did not notice they did not come with seat belt receptacles or rails. I have seat belt receptacles but no rails. Took the rails from one of my other cars down to a machine shop to see what my option are on making them.
If you have e30 sport seats, you gonna have to modify 2 legs in the front (e28 uses smaller diameter pins) to fit e28sport rails. Iirc rear mounting part is also different.
You could also find manual e30 rails (theyre cheap) and just run adapters. I remember someone was making them to fit e24/28.

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Re: WTB Seat Tracks

Post by vilkas » Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:14 am

Rusty is E30 sport passenger side
Clean is e28 oem sport driver side
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Re: WTB Seat Tracks

Post by new kid » Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:49 am

Your pictures also show the difference in pre 9/85 and post 9/85. The e30 one you show is post and the e28 is pre.

Pre use the same pin, 52101906746, on e30,e24,e23
Post use the same pin, 52101919478, on e30,e28,e24,e23

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Re: WTB Seat Tracks

Post by new kid » Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:24 pm

Making them is out as I can buy another set of seats for what the machine shop quoted.

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Re: WTB Seat Tracks

Post by vilkas » Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:25 pm

I just learned that there was pre and post 85 sport seats. Makes sense now.

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Re: WTB Seat Tracks

Post by bpoliakoff » Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:22 am

They hold hands in the circle to channel the spirits of the past E24 owners so they can get questions that have been asked a million times answered

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