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Fresh wash n wax today.



And hanging at 2 Skanks Garage a few weeks ago with the homies up in Battleground WA.

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lookin nice n clean.

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Sooooooo I picked up some Corrado rear seats the other day for $50 that are pretty clean and will match my interior very well. After not doing any research before I bought them and then searching for a few hours for write ups all I have found is posts describing how it is too hard and not worth it... I may be the first to make a right up on this.

After finding some pictures and articles of these seats being mounted in mk2s, a few ideas came to me. I set the seats in the car for a mock up and after I take some measurements I think this will be pretty straight forward.

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Alright here we go..

First off I used the rear parcel shelf bracket to hold the seat backs together for now so I could take some measurements and get an idea or what I was gunna need.



Set everthing in for some more measuring made a little sketch of what i needed and hit the hardware store. Got a bolt that was too short and they didnt have some of the stuff i needed so Im headed to another bigger store in a lil bit.



Also the each side has a pretty large gap compared to the Original seats.



Now my plan is to make a bracket that bolts to the seatbelt receiver bolts in the center of car that then bolts to the seat backs. I haven't figured out what i want to do with the seat bottoms yet but I might build a frame that wraps around the outside of the seat bottoms to hold them in place. I may end up trimming some foam off the bottom of the seats or pull the carpet up off the rear bench and glue it to the foam.
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So I extended the top seat anchors. Using a metal cutting utensil AKA Hacksaw and my Trusty foot for a vice on the curb since I have pretty much nowhere to fabricate things up here in Portland at my Apt. I drive to Astoria for major modifications Needless to say my Cuts werent very straight but will work for what I need them to do, actually they fit somewhat better and clear the plastic shelves.



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The bracket I made with my D!ck and my Teeth, AKA a drill and my hands. I fashioned out of a 1/8" steel flat bar that is 4X14" I shouldve got like 14 1/2" but made it work. Found some bolts that worked at Vancouver Bolt, they gave me the wrong size the first time I went there and didnt feel like going back in that day even though I was just outside of the store when I checked them lol. And some random 3x2" 90 Brackets that I bent fit. I want to Build some other extensions to mount the outer bottom Posts of the seat back but Im not worried about it now.



Made 2 small incisions on each side of the bench to cover the seat bottom foam. Kinda ghetto and I used some "Industrial Strength" Velcro to adhere the seat bottoms to the bench but it either didnt stick to the foam and or the bench but will work for now til I figure something else out.

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Somewhat finished the Corrado rear seat swap. Built a frame out of an old rabbit seat bottom, welded a few brackets to it and adjusted a few things. Still need to reinforce the seatback.

Picked up some super cheap STR rims a week ago, fitted them. Gunna need some spacers on the back but sit pretty flush






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So I put some super cheap STR rims on my car with some fresh to death Nexxen tires. Whole setup was about 550 with some 20MM wheel spacers in the back.



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Thanks man. Swapped out the 20mm spacers in the back for 15mm, less rubbing more flush. The 20s poked a lil too much anyways.
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New wheels look great. Classic yet aggressive look.

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et perfect

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