Rear Seat Frame

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Rear Seat Frame

Postby Raver » 02 Oct 2006, 18:27

Wasnt sure where to put this so here will do, Im just wondering if the rear seat frame is structural in any way as im going with the stripped out look and am still unsure whether or not to leave it in place.
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Postby shuvit-tim » 02 Oct 2006, 19:32

i removed mine - but i have a feeling you have to have some kind of steel barrier in between you and the petrol tank for the MOT? or am i just talking piffle?
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Postby Shoveitpusher » 03 Oct 2006, 09:46

there is no requirement to have the fuel tank encased in metal that i know of (for motorsport the rule allows grp to be used, my new shell had a hardboard cover over the tank. it is however a good idea to seal it off.

do you mean the curved bit of metal under the seat or the whole of the tank bay as well.

the metal under the seat base doesn't look structural, and you can get a good effect by just plating across the whole of the boot.
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Postby Raver » 03 Oct 2006, 13:27

it was the curved peice of metal i ment sorry, might just leave it and carpet straight over it.
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Postby Harry Flatters » 03 Oct 2006, 17:17

Raver, it's quite common to remove this on rally cars particularly if they're being 4 linked, but it's normal to keep or replace the upright part at the front with a flat panel which is flanged at the top (for rigidity).
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