Through the front hood that will have opening on the top.
I was thinking even a hook/hoop of some kind (located on a secure part of the rear assembly) which one can loop hook into some sort of belt to pull from the rear. Right now I think the solution is to loop a belt through and around the rear wheel (i.e. through one of the phone dials) and then drag backwards. Just a thought..You mean for towing out of the ditches the BMW and Porsche drivers? I have been thinking about it for a moment, but gave up as it would involve rear bumper cutting and rear crash box bracket welding. No quick solution, sorry.
If you make these as a drop in replacement with uniball, I’ll likely be in for a buy. Might make different lengths so that rear camber can be increased? You might remember, mine maxed out at -1.7 degrees.
Are these custom brackets available for sale?Small update about seat brackets for Recaro Pole Position seats.
Recaro Pole Position seats are much better than OEM Alfa seats regarding the comfort and lateral support. Did about 2000 km in past few days and it felt great. They are the only bucket seats with TÜV available for legal street use I believe, so not much to think about if you're planing to keep your car "road legal". The only downside of this seats is price, which is about 180€ for alu side mount + 800€ per seat for base model and it goes up depending of the padding material you choose. They weight about 7.0kg each, which is pretty light, yet for those most hardcore users also a carbon version of this seats is available at price about 2.300€ each and weight of about 4.5kg per seat. Now back to the brackets..
There were some minor issues with first prototype brackets, but second version is now in finished and installed in the car. I'll test the brackets upcoming season as soon as the winter is gone and if everything will be fine and there will be enough interest I might offer them for sale. Seat brackets are offering the lowest possible seating position but with these, seats are not length adjustable "on the fly" like stock seats are. However we could add an option to move seat forward or back with different holes in the brackets. The main objective here is to get a road legal bucket seats mounted at the lowest position and maintain the lowest possible weight. Current weight of the brackets is 850g per seat and it should go a bit lower with more adjusting holes drilled in.
Let me know what you think.
I'll keep dimensions the same so the spring rates and ET's stay unchanged. Weight reduction and rigidity is tha main factor here. For additional negative camber, you can ream the rear MacPherson suspension strut upper mounting holes a bit inward (1-2mm) and you'll gain about 30' of negative camber if needed.If you make these as a drop in replacement with uniball, I’ll likely be in for a buy. Might make different lengths so that rear camber can be increased? You might remember, mine maxed out at -1.7 degrees.
Sorry, no. They are not good enough for sale. They are squeaking and not rigid enough. I'm planing to change the seats as I find them too wide for my body and not rigid enough. Once I do that, I'll have proper seat brackets done.Are these custom brackets available for sale?
Understandable, definitively. My OCD inhibits me from reaming the hole without welding a sheave to get a proper new center. But that’s doable.I'll keep dimensions the same so the spring rates and ET's stay unchanged. Weight reduction and rigidity is tha main factor here. For additional negative camber, you can ream the rear MacPherson suspension strut upper mounting holes a bit inward (1-2mm) and you'll gain about 30' of negative camber if needed.
How are things going with the new rear control arms?