So it has been said that I’ve “lost it” based on my current mindset and what I’ve recently presented thus far in Project Cockpit Revisited. I totally disagree. I never had it.
I want the ultra-rare Recaro seat sliders to go with the lightweight seat brackets but those parts are going for stupid money. No can do.
So here is my “inexpensive-creative alternative” which are very similar to the originals. I bought this after-market kit, sliders and seat mounting brackets, a couple years ago suspecting they might work. I’m taking a chance with this unknown arrangement but willing to do so because I don’t like the current market offerings.
I don’t need the box frame seat mounting brackets since I have the light weight seat brackets from ST-Classics. Luckily, they both mate up perfectly thus far, as seen below, but I still need to get the seats so it still could be a failure.
What will make this a bit more convincing to the untrained eye is that the Recaro adjusting knob fits perfect to the lever. See how the one knob in front cleaned up nicely with headlight plastic polishing compared to the unpolished two in the back. This method worked better than bathing the knobs in Forever Black for two weeks…only someone who has “lost it” would try that. Oh that would be me.
The end result is “rather convincing”. Hopefully, fingers crossed, the seats will bolt directly to the rails. I would like to faux patina the finish. I was watching Face off on the tele and the guy managed to create an aged metal look by spritzing water on spray painted metallic surface then spraying with black paint. Any tips from the creative-industrial-types out there?