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#1 User is offline   400AndRising 

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 11:08 AM

Now that the handling on the Puma is mostly sorted and I've serviced it, I'm moving attention to the interior.
All carpet and headlining is out, as are the back seats and rear cars / trim panels.
I've then bought a set of side mount Motordrive pro bucket seats, and am looking at fitting them, but it's not so straightforward due to the ridges in the floor pan where the front seats bolt down.

A few people have suggested you can buy Fiesta Mk3.5 rails and then bolt side mount brackets and the seatbelt clip onto these so you get the benefit of a slider and subframe without having to pay £120+ each side for the OMP subframe and slider.
Is this correct, and if so, anyone know a good breaker who does them for reasonable prices - I've seen a few on eBay but I'm not paying £100 for a pair of rails from a flaming Fiesta!

Alternatives? I don't really want to have to weld more into the car and similarly don't want to have to have anything fabricated if I can avoid it as I don't have the kit for either.

Cheers

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 03:13 PM

The Puma is a Fiesta.
Have a read in the wiki think there are a couple seat based articles you might find relevant.
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Posted 04 August 2017 - 10:01 AM

View Posthappy-kat, on 03 August 2017 - 03:13 PM, said:

The Puma is a Fiesta.
Have a read in the wiki think there are a couple seat based articles you might find relevant.


Thanks Kat, I did find a few articles in the Wiki, just trying to decide whether it's worth butchering a set of rails or whether I should speak to my mate who's a metal worker and look at having a flat plate welding in to just bolt flat brackets to.

It's weird because I see some posts saying it's law that the driver's seat must be adjustable and then other people saying that's not true and it only needs testing if the rails are fitted....

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 09:59 AM

Just wanted to follow up to say that in the end I ended up taking the car to Moores Motors in Wokingham for cambelt kit, aux belt and water pump replacement, and whilst there Jamie also welded me in a rear harness bar / strut brace, and two seat bars which allowed us to fit the seats along with rails.
They sit significantly lower in the the car now, and will just have to fit resistors to disable the seatbelt pretensioner warning light on the dash as we've removed the belts totally.

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