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Old 12-30-2008, 06:47 PM   #41
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But I take my safety and liability seriously.
I know thats why I want to build my seat right.
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Old 12-30-2008, 08:12 PM   #42
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Safety item really? Never thought of that.... I trust my design and fab skills alot more than some seat Made in china. As long as the nylon is stiched correctly there should not be an issue.
Nylon? You must be joking. There isn't an FIA seat on the market that isn't a fiberglass or carbon/kevlar bucket, and some people won't use anything except carbon/kevlar. My seats are made in Italy by MOMO.

If I were an instructor, I wouldn't ride in your car. If I were a tech inspector, I wouldn't sign your car off. Take that as you will.
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Old 12-30-2008, 11:28 PM   #43
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Nylon?
Referring to seat belts, get with it.
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Old 12-31-2008, 12:20 AM   #44
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I guess I should preface this by saying that I'm not trying to be a dick, & that I'm a huge DIYer, but seats are one thing I wouldn't touch.

I can see the appeal of wanting to make a seat like your but IMO there are reclining seats that are a good compromise for what you're looking for. If you plan on racing the car than an FIA bucket is the only way to go and probably the only way you'll pass tech.

Harness Helmet Seat and Bar are some of the most important features in a car and IMO I wouldn't chance it. Lots of time, money, and research goes into making any reputable seat.

Not to mention how many people have died in the past year from safety features and improper harness mounting. To be honest the people on this forum are nice because if you posted this in the bimmerforums track section they'd be sh!tting themselves at the idea of someone going to the track in a homemade seat.

I don't mean any harm in this, but the impact and forces that a seat can see in an accident make it too risky for me to take a chance (even if you are great at fabrication and over engineer the seat).
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Old 12-31-2008, 01:46 AM   #45
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I rally do appreciate everyones Input but I get it you guys don't think it's possible. I wasn't asking for your design inputs or opinions on safety. I was looking for references or information.

And after looking through the fia test requirements the forces they are subjecting the seat are less than I would have designed for. What is difficult is the lack of a test stand to replicate their requirements. The test reaffirmed my I itial thoughts that why the seat is a saftey item the belts are truley what matter.
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Don't be such a ******* jew and buy a seat. Oh wait ...
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Old 12-31-2008, 10:06 AM   #47
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Don't be such a ******* jew and buy a seat. Oh wait ...
HA! But In the end i bet this will be more expensive.
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