Ever feel like you are
sitting too close to your Turbo Regal's steering
wheel? I never felt real comfortable in mine that
I have owned for 19 years now. Came up with a
solution that is easy to install and will move your seat
back a full 2"! It doesn't sound like much but it
makes a big difference in the room you get.
I make these myself in
the shop from plate steel. Cut to size, rounded
corners, painted black and Grade 8 hardware to install is
included. Sure you can make something like this
yourself but why go through the hassle when you can buy
something ready to bolt in?
Start by removing your seat from the car. Move your
power seat to the full back position and remove the two
plastic bolt covers from the front of the seat tracks.
Remove nuts and set aside as these will be reused. Next,
move the seat to the full forward position. Remove the
nut covers from the back of the seat tracks and set
aside. Remove nuts and and save these as they will be
reused as well.
Tilt your seat back and disconnect the wiring harness
for the power seat. Take great care to prevent any
damage to your paint, etc, remove from the car.
Now it's time to install the rear brackets. Be sure
any carpet is trimmed back so the bracket sits flush
with the factory floor mount. The holes farthest away
from the edge bolt to the factory studs in the floor.
Install loosely at first. Insert bolts in the back holes
from underneath the bracket before you tighten the
factory nuts on the studs. It would be a real tight fit
to put them in after the floor fasteners are tightened.
There is enough room to fit a wrench under the bracket
to tighten things up once the seat is installed.
Now on to the front brackets! I installed mine
directly to the seat tracks while the seat was out of
the car. Bolts install from the bottom, washers and nuts
go on the top. Make sure they are lined up straight with
the rails when you install them. Next we are ready to
install the seat back into the car. Being VERY CAREFUL,
position the seat back into the interior, remember the
front brackets make everything a bit longer so make sure
you don't scratch your paint! Tilt seat back and
reconnect your wiring harness if you have power seats.
Position the seat rails on the rear bracket. Line up the
bolts you pre installed in the bracket holes with the
holes in the seat brackets. Make sure the front brackets
go over the studs in the front. The washers and nuts
install from the top, using wrenches on top and bottom
tighten the rear bolts. Once tightened you can reinstall
the plastic covers.
Move the seat to the full rearward position and
tighten the nuts on the front brackets. Reinstall the
plastic covers and you can now enjoy more leg room and
better seating position for the driver.
COUPLE OF ADDITIONAL NOTES!
You will notice that the rear bracket towards the
outside of the car will only use one of the bolts on the
bracket. Not to worry as the extra bolt hole will be
hidden by the plastic cover.
Also, since that same side only uses one stud in the
stock position but there are two studs there, we decided
to keep both rear brackets the same and utilize that
extra factory stud for more strength. Problem is you
will need one more metric style nut to fasten down the
plate. Not to worry we have included one in the kit.