Post by centralvalleygter on Aug 22, 2017 23:35:49 GMT -5
Hi, I have not been on this site or posted in a long time. My Bradley needs some work to make it truly roadworthy again. I hope to have it back on the road in the next 60 days or so. The 19" maximum width makes it difficult to find aftermarket seats that will fit. I have some nice ones, but they are no longer manufactured. Unfortunately, they are wearing out and rather than have a traditional upholstery covering, they simply have fabric glued to the foam. They have a unique shape that makes generic seat covers not an option and since it does not have removable upholstery to use as a pattern, it will be more than a $1000 to create covers for them. I am ending up putting fiberglass buggy seats in it (with extra foam padding), so I can replace the upholstery when it wears out for less than $100 per seat.
Unless you are very very short your best option is the Bradley seat. The sitting position in the Bradley is very reclined. The stock Bradley seats have the headrests tilted forward which makes driving the car much easier.
They can be recovered to look quite nice.
If you are tall I would also suggest either a body lift and/or a floor pan drop.
But generally speaking there are really very few factory seats that will work.
I purchased a real nice set of 2001 black Celica GT seats on craigs list for 80 bucks. I installed one in the drivers side of my GT1 and the fit Ok but it raised my but off the pan an additional two inches that put my head over the top of the gull wing doors. No good!! So I sold them on Craigs list for 150 and put the bradley seat back in.
k1286: need to find body parts (gull wing doors and rear glass) for early Bradley gt, just bought this car and need help finding a source for parts
Oct 1, 2016 17:17:48 GMT -5
kitcarguy: You have to make them yourself . They are not available anymore
Oct 4, 2016 15:51:03 GMT -5
skip20: Pictures would help alot!!
Oct 5, 2016 11:17:36 GMT -5
rangerxp: I have one of your Ranger Xp's in Chico! Please reply
Oct 17, 2016 18:32:05 GMT -5
kitcarguy: What Rangerxp?
Nov 4, 2016 20:28:59 GMT -5
dx1: Just bought gt2 HOw do I know what year it is and is there an id # on the body anywhere?
Jan 6, 2017 15:44:31 GMT -5
kitcarguy: dx1 There is no way to tell what year the body is. The Dataplate (if there is one) will not give you any useful info.
Jan 10, 2017 12:13:18 GMT -5
leglehookr: does someone have an idea for a door lift replacement? I dont really care for the originals.
May 1, 2017 23:44:11 GMT -5
manwithplan: where is the serial number located on a gt2?
Jun 6, 2017 13:20:54 GMT -5
kitcarguy: Hey manwithplan mine were both in the battery area in the rear of the car (behind right tail light) If yours does not have one not to worry, they do not mean anything lol
Jun 12, 2017 14:39:09 GMT -5