Post by rvalkenburg on Sept 20, 2019 15:56:12 GMT -5
In the process of buying a GT and one of the items I am trying to figure out is the seating. I know me being 6'3" is an issue but the GT I am looking at has some new 6 point racing seat in it that sits very tall and looking at photos of original GT not even close to the incline of the original seats. Without either doing a body lift and/or drop pans, as this GT was put on a fully restored frame/pans has anyone come up with a decent alternative seating that allows for a reclining seat which would give me the headroom?
GT vs GT2 seats question, were they the same? Did either have sliding/adjustable seats? Would GT2 seats work in a GT?
I am not looking to make this a daily driver, more of a fun Sunday/show car but I would like to be able to have the driver door close and with the door off not be looking over the roof line :-) And before anyone tries to lecture me that I should have researched and know the headroom concerns, I did, still want the car just looking for alternative ideas.
Post by leonardabell on Sept 20, 2019 16:43:04 GMT -5
My gt has original equipment sliding seats. As I am only 5 ft 8 in, I can clear the top with ease even with extra padding in the seat. When I really want to see behind me, and the top is off, I sit up straight and look out the top. I get a lot of funny looks doing it. :-)
Post by Gary Hammond on Sept 20, 2019 21:17:14 GMT -5
I'm in the same situation as Leonard. We're both about the same height and both have the original seats with sliders. I installed long bolts through the front of my slide rails and double nutted them to the floor pan so I can adjust the tilt-back angle for a little more head room. This works fine for me and my wife, but my sons and grandsons are too tall for it. They range from 5'-10" to 6'-3".
You can gain an easy 3" with a floor pan drop and even more with a body lift. The floor pan drop is the easiest to do, but your legs will be straight out in front of you while driving.
Last Edit: Sept 20, 2019 21:20:43 GMT -5 by Gary Hammond: correct spelling
The floor drop is fairly easy. Of course you can't drop the area underneath the pedals so your feet are about seat bottom level. I have a pair of seats from a Suzuki/Geo Tracker in my GT. I had to cut down the base height to make them fit but they recline and the backs tilt forward for access to the rear storage and battery area. As a result I have a pair of GT seat buckets if you are interested.
jchr7485: BTW- Anybody have a spare rear window?
Nov 5, 2018 8:43:13 GMT -5
coach: i have a 78 Bradley GT ( rolling Project ) for sale in NC $1500 call 336-684-6894 for pics Mike
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vw2themaxman: I have a bradley GT2 for sale need some work chicago area reply for pictures $2500
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cocacoladodge: Does anyone know if Skip20s family has plans to keep his projects or undecided at this point? Who to contact? Heck he was one of the first to talk to me on here, I feel like a good friend is gone before his time.
Feb 23, 2019 18:54:39 GMT -5
modnar: sorry things happen, moved, been off line, crazy times. hope you found a rear window.
Mar 30, 2019 17:55:20 GMT -5
modnar: again sorry for not answering.
Mar 30, 2019 17:55:34 GMT -5
jdawg01: Anyone have spare rear window and a driver's side window as well or no where or a distributor?
Apr 1, 2019 13:08:27 GMT -5
bhackler: I have Bradley GT2 in Nashville has been sitting in garage for 30 years at least. Have all parts to complete assembly except windshield of course. Sitting on nice 1969 beetle floor pan with rebuilt engine. Doors and glass never installed $1500.00
Apr 9, 2019 9:18:08 GMT -5
bradleycrazy1: Hey, you still have the garage of parts?
May 9, 2019 20:00:51 GMT -5
wantabradley: Any body have a rear window for sale?
May 15, 2019 8:24:10 GMT -5
aquaticharpy: What's happen to skip20?
Aug 4, 2019 13:53:26 GMT -5
bobevans41: I have about 90 rear hatch glasses for gt2s
Sept 25, 2019 20:21:30 GMT -5
bobevans41: I have lots of Brad gt 2 parts....Just let me know what you need
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awolprod: looking for a bradley gt windshield...
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jbrancazzu: hi i have a bradley gt with the full lexan doors im trying to locate the piston things that open the door ,hold them up please help also has anyone installed linear actuators on them if so how thank you all
Nov 6, 2019 18:32:52 GMT -5