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Old 04-01-2021, 08:24 PM   #1
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Default Does anyone make Recaro seat brackets for 142s?

I'm looking to upgrade my seats in my '68 142s.

I was wondering if anyone makes seat brackets for the 142?

If not has anyone added Recaro LX's to their 142? How'd you do it?
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Old 04-01-2021, 08:34 PM   #2
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I'm looking to upgrade my seats in my '68 142s.
I asked this question last year and didn't get a response.

There's a chance that you can use the 240 front brackets, but realistically, you could also just weld a Recaro base to the stock 140 seat bases if you don't mind hacking them up.
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Old 04-01-2021, 08:35 PM   #3
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I asked this question last year and didn't get a response.

There's a chance that you can use the 240 front brackets, but realistically, you could also just weld a Recaro base to the stock 140 seat bases if you don't mind hacking them up.
Yea I think I found your thread before I posted.

I really hate making seat brackets. It usually ends up costing me as much as if I had just bought one. So I thought I'd see if anyone knew of a manufacturer.

Maybe I'll give wedge brackets a call and see if they can make one even though they don't have it listed.

How different are the mounting points on a 140 v a 240?
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How different are the mounting points on a 140 v a 240?
I've not personally looked at the brackets on the 200-series cars, but I'm like 98% sure the floor mounts are completely different. You could probably weld new floor mounts in from a 240, but I still say that making your own brackets is the safest bet.
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Old 04-02-2021, 03:09 PM   #6
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Getting an adaptor made by a machine shop should be pretty inexpensive - was when I did mine.
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Old 04-03-2021, 05:05 PM   #7
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Not sure if this is of help for you since it's about my 240 but here is how I fitted Recaros using the factory brackets: https://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=359318
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Not sure if this is of help for you since it's about my 240 but here is how I fitted Recaros using the factory brackets: https://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=359318
Actually, that's very helpful!

Gives you a good reference of how much work is involved.
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