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Old 09-12-2011, 06:24 PM
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Apologies for resurrecting an old thread - you all seem very knowledgable

Here is my problem,

The Recaro seat mounts holes line up perfectly with the Recaro runners. However when I place the seatbelt bracket between the two the holes no longer line up. All this to say the holes in the seatbelt bracket seem too close together...

Should I be drilling the Recaro seat mounts and Recaro runners too match the seat belt bracket holes?

Do I have the wrong Porsche seat belt mounts, should they be BK ?

Or am I missing something?

It really is a black art!

Pictures paint a better picture of my issue...

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Old 09-12-2011, 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Porsche964FP View Post
Apologies for resurrecting an old thread - you all seem very knowledgable

Here is my problem,

The Recaro seat mounts holes line up perfectly with the Recaro runners. However when I place the seatbelt bracket between the two the holes no longer line up. All this to say the holes in the seatbelt bracket seem too close together...

Should I be drilling the Recaro seat mounts and Recaro runners too match the seat belt bracket holes?

Do I have the wrong Porsche seat belt mounts, should they be BK ?

Or am I missing something?

It really is a black art!

Pictures paint a better picture of my issue...

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You need to drill and use extra 3mm washers, I used button head bolts to gain a bit of clearance
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:34 PM
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Bill- Where is the crotch belt bar from?
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Bill Verburg View Post
You need to drill and use extra 3mm washers, I used button head bolts to gain a bit of clearance
Thanks Bill. It just seems such a shame to drill through the Recaro mounts and runners that align perfectly in order for the belt mounts? Also if I did this the extra drilled holes would merge into one.... as per the photo illustrates.

So this is what you did?
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Old 09-13-2011, 04:49 AM
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Frank, like Bill says, the mounts and sliders generally need some drilling to make things fit unless you buy the original RS sliders and mounts directly from Porsche. Both of the latter are made by Recaro but were specifically made for Porsche, hence have all the holes in the right places.

IIRC your seats/mounts/sliders are second hand. Whoever bought them did some drilling themselves. I guess they didn't use the Porsche seat belt bracket hence they did not drill holes in exactly the places required for the bracket and why that you've now got a problem using it.

Looking at your pics, I guess you could elongate one (or both) of the holes on the bracket with a drill (turn it into a slot) so that it lines up with the holes in the slider. Since the bracket is then firmly clamped between the mount and the slider, it should still be plenty strong enough.

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Good thoughts Steve I'll see if making a slot would work.
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Cupcar View Post
Bill- Where is the crotch belt bar from?
GT3, it has 3mm thick ends that match the 3mm washers

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Originally Posted by Bill Verburg View Post
GT3, it has 3mm thick ends that match the 3mm washers

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Danke sch÷n, as I expected but not sure.
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Will this set from the Sport Topline work for The Pole Positions? They seem to have the seat belt mount already part of the assembly. Or are the PP mounts different?
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Originally Posted by Frank 993 C4S View Post
Installed AP car design rear bolt-in cage, powdercoated in white with cross bar. Roll bar bolted to the floor and rear wheel arches:

Sorry to bring up an old thread but I was curious about the AP roll bar. (very little comes up in search) The one you have shows a cross bar. The bolt in bar on their site does not have cross bar. (see pic)

Did you have that cross bar welded in?

Many thanks to you or anyone who can assist.


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Old 08-25-2016, 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted by boxsey911 View Post
Having read many, many threads on here about fitting recaro seats, I think 'black art' is a perfect description of it. On the advice of a number of UK Rennlisters and Ninemeister I contacted Southbound Trimmers who having become aware of the problem some time ago, decided to manufacture their own side mounts. Along with Recaro sliders (pre-drilled to bolt on a 964 floor) which are supplied as part of the kit, the seats sit as low as possible to ensure there is a maximum headroom. This is very much a buy the kit and bolt in solution for fitting Recaro seats.



The only criticism I would aim at these side mounts is that the position of the welded in seat belt attachment point doesn't work well with the normal 3 point receiver (hence my use of the rear seat beat receivers as mentioned earlier).
I have this set up, nice and easy to fit. Seats are so low my girlfriend can't drive the car any more! My only criticism is that the sliders rattle when no one is in the passenger seat, does my nut in. I have to remember distribute the grease on them every other week to try keep the noise down. It a a tight first to get the standard belts in as well as the harnesses.
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