Recaro Fishnet into GT

Discussion in 'Modification/ Technical Questions' started by Djaniero, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. Djaniero

    Djaniero Registered User +

    Hi,

    I bought a pair of fishnet recaros a few weeks ago that were crudely fitted into a glanza some makeshift custom feet. I want to fit them into my GT, but I was just wondering if anyone had any guides/measurements that I could pass onto a fabricator?

    As the seats are already on rails, I assume my best bet would be to have some solid custom feet made up?



    Thanks for any info
     
  2. TylerGlanza

    TylerGlanza Active Member

    When ive fitted recaros in the past ive just fitted the relevant feet off the original rails to the recaro rails.
     
  3. Djaniero

    Djaniero Registered User +

    By that do you mean cutting the feet off the oem rails and welding them to the recaro rails? If so I thought about that, but was unsure whether or not the new seats would sit too high?
     
  4. TylerGlanza

    TylerGlanza Active Member


    Yeah pritty much although ive just bolted the feet normally. Aslong as the seats have good rails they will actually sit lower than most. I bought a recaro rail for my sr3, bolted the feet to that, and it sits lower than my genuine rails by some margin.
     
  5. Djaniero

    Djaniero Registered User +

    Not the best pictures Tyler. Will try and get some better ones up later of the current feet on the. One the rear feet - on both seats - was bolted on with a fare few amount of washers. So I'm guessing one side of the recaros bolts in higher than the other side?Did you have any issues with that?
     

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  6. TylerGlanza

    TylerGlanza Active Member

    I didnt need the use of any washed anywhere, Looking at the white sticker in between the rail and the seat it looks the same rail as i used with mine, i will get some close up photos of my setup tomorrow :)
     
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  8. Djaniero

    Djaniero Registered User +

    Thanks a lot man. And like you said, they definitely sit lower than oem seats?

    Heres some better pics of the rails and dodgy feet I bought mine with.
     

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  9. TylerGlanza

    TylerGlanza Active Member

    Looks like someones had a right mare when fitting that lol. Take the ep91 stuff off, Cut the feet off the gt rails, bolt them in the car, then place the seat over the feet to mark the holes to drill and go from there.

    The webbing can be got new i think too if needed :)

    Seats deffo sit lower with that setup, i have the oem recaro rails in the glanza and they sit much higher! Ive debated at times whether to do something about it but have been reluctant to.
     
  10. Djaniero

    Djaniero Registered User +

    lol...I was thinking the exact same. heaven forbid what would have happened if the lad ever had an accident with these seats ion his car. The feet bolts and washers weren't the best to say the least.

    Is capital seating the best place, to get the webbing etc from? The bolsters etc are in Ok condition, but there are 2 rips on the both passenger side bolsters and passenger head rest, that i would like to get repaired.

    Also Tyler, do you know if I can use my oem seat belt buckle/clips with these seats?
     
  11. TylerGlanza

    TylerGlanza Active Member

    Capital seating is the first place i would go, depends if you could pick one up new but second hand.

    As far as im aware the buckle mount should be on the rail. With those rails tho you have to come up with your own solution. I made up a bracket that goes between the seat and the rail.
     
  12. Djaniero

    Djaniero Registered User +

    The lad I bought them of said he used his standard glanza buckles attached to the recaros. Don't know how he managed that.

    Either way, i'll get the some brackets made up.
    Thanks again for your help. Well appreciated:cool:
     
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  13. SKINY

    SKINY Registered User +

    Fella on Instagram upgarageuk has a mountain off seats and I see he has a Glanza recaro drivers side rail advertised.
    My rep had Cobras in it, pretty simple square mount plate with standard starlet feet welded on, I've a set of GT-FOUR electric seats to make fit sometime :rolleyes:
     

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