So seats, my driver's seat was really letting the entire car down and it was getting worse every time I sat it in. So I took a leap of faith and bought some Audi TT seats.
I did a bit of research first, asked on FB and checked google and didn't come up with much. Alot of people asked why those particular seats, one chap just said no don't do it (no explanation or anything)
Then finally one chap said the seats do physically fit but the bases have to be majorly modified.
That was all I needed to hear, that the seats could physically fit.
After some searching and waiting, I found these on eBay only a few hours away from me.
They were exactly what I wanted, blue leather seats that fold forwards.
Came with the rear seats to, they are to small to fit into the Rocco but mine are in good condition so it doesn't matter.
I had a few hours of daylight left to play this afternoon after collecting them, so I thought I'd start making them fit.
I started with the passengers side for obvious reasons and here they are next to each other
I quickly tried the new seats with their organial rails to seat if they might fit. Short answer is no.
So looks like I would have to swap the bases over
After some very easy dismantling, I do love working on these cars, I had this;
Thats the orginal back of the seat and the lower foam which is in to good a condition to bin so I'm open to offers on it of anyone is interested.
And I had this;
The TT seat rails very easily unscrew
So now I need to find a way to mate these two together
After some inspection, I saw that cutting these bits of metal would free the rocco rails from the seat frame
Now here is where I got a little lucky, the TT seats have a flange that it's rails bolted to and the Rocco seats have a flange (not sure of its purpose) and the two happen to line up very well.
(TT seat flanges)
TT seat with Rocco rails in rough position.
So the plan was simply to grind the paint of both surfaces and weld them together. Sadly by this point in the day I was losing sunlight but I only managed to tack the rails on.
Not the best welding, but I do plan to go over it and put at least one bolt through not for extra strength.
But the rail is on
And more importantly, the seat fits well.
This is it's final location, it's missing the middle runner which dicates the position of the seat forwards or backwards.
But it has full use of the runners so I can't see that causing to many issues
And I'm always suprised by the carrying capacity of these cars
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