So busy little productive day in the bat cave..
Decided to attack the job i've been putting off for a while now. Removing the back seat and all its gubbins. So after negotiating all the hidden bolts and seat belt fittings, out came the rear seats..Hmm i thought, the bottom seat cushions are actually not as heavy as i anticipated..Then i came to the back of the seat..erm..What the ??? How heavy is the drivers side split portion of the seat and headrest..Easy 30kg alone, and i am not joking. My GT is now sitting in the garage looking like a "US Gasser"..Rear in the air, i have gained at least an inch of fresh air in the arch. Incredible. Looks like i am going to have to bring the rear coils down quite a bit.
I hope the seat removal and all the weight with it, improves matters, and does not unsteady the chassis handling balance of the car front to rear. Im sure it wont.
Had a good look at the rear seat secure tabs and i could easy have a rear brace bar fitted across with a bracket like my old audi TT QS. The front of the seat area is actually all carpeted which i am happy about. I plan to have a proper carpet made to fit the contours of the whole of the rear area, and a brace bar fitted between my rear suspension turrets probably aluminium finish, which will look nice with my black contrasting body work.
Hopefully going WMI very soon so already thinking where best to fit the tank, i don't want it overly visible, so its going to take a bit of thinking out. Or i will have some sort of jacket made for it so it blends into the cars interior. All in the details.
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