CMC seats. After you take an evening class in upholstery piece of cake right? Which way does the damn adjustment lever go? I looked at the dent in the fiberglass going "Yep, that's it." Put them in (actually bolted down this time) and the level hits. Flipped it, still no good. Jesus...

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CMC seat lever mounts so that you pull the lever inboard toward the center of the seat. Doesn't matter if it's on the left or right. 

Be sure that the lever is not too short to be able to grab hold of it . On some installs I added a piece of tubing securing it over the solid metal lever with JB Weld and  on the end a plastic cap from ACE etc.

There are no stupid questions , I clearly recall building my first speedster a CMC flared version in 1999 with little information floating around so I had to wing it from photos for the most part.

That rings true with me.  In 1997 I met Kirk at Vintage Speedsters and he said, it sure would be nice if all these people could have a place to ask questions about how to build their speedsters.  We started a mail list. Who would have known this website would have been the result just a couple years later. That same weekend I met Greg @VSpyder He had the shop right next door to Kirk and Vintage Speedsters.  I'm pretty sure Greg, who is now Vintage Motors Cars, and I were just out of high school.
-=theron

Thanks again Alan. Working perfectly. The rotating part of the adjuster did not want to fit in the seat indent too well to do that but a little relief with a hole saw and shazam! In the middle and free as a bird. 

So true about this site. It is so great to be able to run in, throw a question out, and get a wealth of information back. And then, it becomes part of the library. Just priceless. 

This poor car. I bought it in pieces on Ebay back in 2013 from a guy in NJ with a custom Mustang business. He ended the auction early telling me "If you take it out of my shop in 4 days it's yours for $3k. It belonged to his body man who was going through a divorce. Still recall coming through Newark at 5:00 with the trailer "WTF am I doing?" My son helped me with it when he was a teenager. Then I went through a divorce that was long and bloody. So the poor car sat again for a few years. Kid went off to college. Finally squared things away and started a new life with a wonderful little Italian gal from Providence. Bought a house with a 2 car garage -one for her, one for the speedster. As is typical for me, I then brought a 914 home. To which the little woman said "You can't touch the 914 until finish the speedster." So like a 58-year-old teenager I sassed and complained but did what she said (Italian tempers...). So thanks everyone for the years of advice and help! For the record, I did, and do, sneak out to the 914 whenever she goes shopping. And when UPS shows up with a box I get "What's that?" "Oh, um, it's for the tractor, not the 914, for the tractor..." 

@Theron posted:

That rings true with me.  In 1997 I met Kirk at Vintage Speedsters and he said, it sure would be nice if all these people could have a place to ask questions about how to build their speedsters.  We started a mail list. Who would have known this website would have been the result just a couple years later. That same weekend I met Greg @VSpyder He had the shop right next door to Kirk and Vintage Speedsters.  I'm pretty sure Greg, who is now Vintage Motors Cars, and I were just out of high school.
-=theron

I've been here since 2000, and linked over from the old (Kirk Duncan) Vintage Speedster's website (the one you designed, @Theron) when I was still in the "dream state"-- looking around for a cool car I could cruise around with my wife or kids.

That's 20 years of my life wasted on you knuckleheads. I hope we're all still here 20 years from now. It's a pleasure to have rid withcha'. 

Interesting thread drift.  I started lurking here in '04 when I was researching replicas.  Announced my presence when I heard about the '05 Carlisle gathering, and the rest is history - including you crazies building a car for me in '06 at Carlisle.

Boothy I know what you mean about getting packages. It seems true that most wives never know if we have new golf clubs or new parts for our hobby cars. We pay via Postal money orders to keep the money trail hidden. Shame on you guys who do that! Wink, wink.

Jeff wrote:  "The rotating part of the adjuster did not want to fit in the seat indent too well to do that but a little relief with a hole saw and shazam! In the middle and free as a bird. "

That seems to be the case with just about everything having to do with a CMC.  I started building mine around 1995 (already had the body for two years by then) and when I went to assemble something, nothing fit - I mean nothing.  Everything had to be futzed with, so yours is no different.  My original seat glides were from a 914, came as part of a rigid sub-frame with the 914 seats I bought and worked pretty well.  Even reclined slightly!  

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