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Well, I picked up some used Recaros a couple of months back that were from a VW GTI (black vinyl with gray cloth inserts) and removeable tracks (that last part is important). <P>I was told Recaro tracks are pricey. Like $300, but I was told a couple of weeks ago that the 240 seat base can be modified to fit an aftermarket seat like a Corbeau or a Sparco, so feasibly it might not be that tough.<P>Well this morning I pulled the driver's seat and pulled the base from that. I also got the upper base piece off (no turning back now) to try to maintain the height adjustment.<P>To attach to the seat, I got some extruded aluminum at a 90 degree angle at Lowe's. I drilled it first to fit the upper base, and placed the base in the car, with the Recaro on top.<P>In the lowest height setting, it was too high. So I dropped the upper base piece and attached the aluminum to the bottom base piece. I've now lost height adjustment, but it looks like it'll fit and work. I'll know tomorrow when I pick up some 8mm bolts to fix the seats to the new aluminum brackets.<P>I'll be doing a more detailed writeup for Project 245, but I want to note that I have NO crash test experience with this and hope to never have crash test experience with it. Still, do this at your own risk.
 

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it shouldt matter when you have a crash whether the seat is strongly fixed?the seat belt does most of the work. ive seen cars come from factory that have .5mm seat atachments. tell me this wouldt last in a crash, the only time it would matter is on the rebound you would probly brake the brakets but by this time the crash has happened. so i dont think its a huge serious issue, but still worth a thought. those seats should look sick as! make sure you have the pics up asap!<P>michael.<P>
 

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I just got the driver's seat in. It looks GREAT. I'll shoot some pics and get them up today. I just looked at Ebay and found this similar set (mine are from a GTI and hinge forward), these are from a Jetta.<BR> <A HREF="http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1839352349" TARGET=_blank>http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1839352349</A>
 

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Here are some pics<P> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/george/recaro/01.jpg"> <BR> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/george/recaro/02.jpg"> <BR> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/george/recaro/03.jpg">
 

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instant erections! that looks sweet as!!! cant wait to see how they look togeather when there paired up!<P> michael.<P>
 

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I ended up buying the matching rear seat from the VW. I'm going to pull the center segments (light gray) that matches the fronts, and recover the center sections of my black vinyl rear seat. It should look pretty good when it's done.
 

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Watch ebay man. The ones I bought were used out of a VW Mk 2 GTI 16V, but were also in the Jetta GLI 16V. Some come in black/gray like mine, others come in all gray velour. You want to make sure you get some with removeable tracks though. Then the adapters I made were like $30. I'm under $300 total investment thus far, but I need to have some upholstery done on my other seat and I'm goin to have some of the gray Recaro cloth sewn into my 240 rear seat to match.<P>Another good place to watch online is VWvortex <A HREF="http://www.vwvortex.com" TARGET=_blank>http://www.vwvortex.com</A> . They are our sister site, but are HUGE. Go into the forums, then go into Classifieds and choose Mk 2 Golf and Jetta Classifieds. You will probably find some of these seats listed in there as well. Obviously, you'll save more if you find them close by so you don't have to ship.
 
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