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Posting this outside my thread so that others can find this more easily

Recently I decided to swap out the Corrado seats I've been riding around on with an aftermarket set of momo's



The seats were used, but in great shape cosmetically and functionally. The next thing I picked up was a set of aftermarket seat sliders like these. http://store.vacmotorsports.com/vac---seat-sliders-for-sport-race-seats-p1725.aspx

The sliders are standardized and work with MOMO, Sparco, and most other aftermarket reclining and fixed back seats.

All this went together well and worked just as it should.

Next I started looking for a set of seat adapters to put all this into the car. It turned out to be a bigger challenge then expected.

These were my first choice: http://www.originalgermanfolks.com/MK2.htm (scroll all the way to the bottom), but when I contacted the company via email and phone multiple times no one got back to me.

This led to me ordering a set of Planted brand seat brackets from a local distributor
http://www.plantedtechnology.com/products/volkswagen/ (scroll down just a bit to see them on the right)

I got the brackets in and they did fit into the slides and front mount


The trouble is that they raise the back of the seat up about 4 inches above the factory rails



This causes an awkward angle and for me puts my head against the headliner. It also defeats the seats "bucket" effect by making it feel like you are being dumped forward. Here's another view of one of the rear legs.



These will have to be shortened to make them work. I started on this last night, but stopped in disgust. At $140 per bracket it is absolutely ridiculous to have to re drill and shorten the rear legs on a bracket just to get the seat into the correct orientation.

Buyer Beware.

I will post photos of my mod though in case anyone else is bitten by these and wants to modify them so that they will work.
 

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That s why I made my own from an old set of seats and some angle iron. The biggest issue with installing bigger race style seats in the scirocco is headroom, in a mk1 golf this is less of an issue.

So either you find a set of corrado seat bases (from the recaro style seats that are removeable), OR you mod your brackets. Too bad they did not make the front "tongue" longer, you could have omitted the sliders and still had front rear movement.

Good luck!
 

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The tongue was actually the first thing I noticed, but the sliders still gave a full range of motion so It could of lived with it.

I almost went ahead and built some...but thought....hrm wouldn't it be nice just order something nice powder coated and ready to go in for once...

I for got to mention the absurd seat belt receptacle mount:
 

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So, it looks like both back legs are too tall and therefore make the back of the seat sit higher up?
 

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Yes you have to cut them down and drill new holes. (make sure you have high quality bits)

It still is going to fight you to get the front mounting point into the mount. They made the top plate so wide it actually hits the the bracket the front seat mount is on. I sat on mine to press it down enough to go in after messing around with it a while.

Tempted to start making my own seat brackets and selling them on ebay, since all the ones available are so lousy.

It would have been so much easier to have made these then to of dealt with all the frustration these caused. Not to mention there hefty price tag....
 

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Hey guys! I thought that I would chime in on this. I work for Planted Technology. We heard about your problems and wanted to reach out to you ASAP. First off we are sorry for any frustration that this has caused you. I believe that you either accidentally ordered the wrong bracket or you were accidentally sold the wrong one. I'm pretty sure that you received the bracket for a Mk2. The Mk2 bracket is very similar to the Corrado bracket but slightly taller. I have included pictures below so that you can see the difference. If you or anyone else has questions about our brackets or the correct fitment for your application please give us a call. We are always willing to try and help with any questions that you might have.

Please see below for pictures of the two brackets:

<a href="http://s1091.photobucket.com/user/425Motorsports/media/photo3_zps96c7fc4b.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i384/425Motorsports/photo3_zps96c7fc4b.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo photo3_zps96c7fc4b.jpg"/></a>

<a href="http://s1091.photobucket.com/user/425Motorsports/media/photo2_zps86d9f8bf.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i384/425Motorsports/photo2_zps86d9f8bf.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo photo2_zps86d9f8bf.jpg"/></a>


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