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Post by sammyboy on Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:26 am

Having a bit of a war with this. Because of the distance between the holes on the Smart seat runners, I can't see how to fit them, or at least, it's very marginal. The length is such that they'd be right in the corner of the engine cover. Am I missing something?

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Post by sammyboy on Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:26 pm

I suppose I could drill the seat rails, so the mounts are closer together....

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Post by HighlyJetted on Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:31 pm

If you look closely at the smart car seat runners you will notice the drivers side and passenger side are different.

This is free style seat fitting, I'm sure if Logi shows you where he has bolted his down it will be different from my choice.

I used some bolts that I ground the heads down a bit thinner so the runners don't catch against them.

I also think I may have drilled new holes in the runner for the rear bolts to go through on the drivers side, but I can't remember now.

Black dots on the silver foil tape are the original holes.





It's really really easy to do, hardly engineering more cowboy bodgery cheers
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Post by sammyboy on Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:46 pm

Ok, I'm overthinking it. Need to make with the drill. If I get clever with where I chose to redrill the drivers side rails, I can get a bit more legroom (which is nice when you're 6'3!)

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Post by HighlyJetted on Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:02 pm

where mine is drilled I get LOADS of extra legroom as the smart car runners go really far back.
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Post by Logi on Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:07 pm

Beware of siting them too far back, remember the seats need to tip back so if the runners sit too far back on the engine covers they will catch when you tip them back.
I'll need to take pics of mine.
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Post by sammyboy on Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:17 pm

That's good thinking, I'd better check that.

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Post by sammyboy on Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:52 am

I got the driver's side fitted, with reasonable success. Much more comfortable, but a little higher (I'm 6'3, and now very effectively shaded from the sun), and also a little further forward. I'm wondering about redrilling and moving it back, but my main concern is having rails jutting into the rear cabin that could really muller someone's knees in case of an accident.

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Post by HighlyJetted on Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:52 am

Mine overhang a little, maybe 30mm.

The passenger side one I cut an inch or so off the ends of the runners.
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Post by Logi on Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:07 pm

I also found using 2 of the original spacers on the front of the drivers seat made it just the right angle for comfort
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Post by HighlyJetted on Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:14 pm

How did you get on in the end Sammy?
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Post by HighlyJetted on Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:14 am

Someone has sent me a message via Daihatsu-Drivers forum about smart car seats. Hope this helps Derek Wink

So to make a useful information collection I am posting stuff here from other pages from the forum to help bring the information together.



These are mine, which I bought off gumtree listed as "Smart Car Seats Red" - whatever that means?!








These are Logans which he probably swapped some magic beans or some holly water for them Wink





http://hijet.findtalk.biz/t986-new-botty-parking?highlight=botty


Then to quote sammy's other post:-

From a Smart car 2002 Cabrio Passion or City-Coupe






I have cut my seat belt guides off with an angle grinder... but first I covered the seat with some decent material to stop the grinder sparks melting the seat cover. I also only did a couple of seconds cutting, then let it cool, cut, cool, cut, cool... etc. It turns out that silver hammerite paint matches the backs pretty damn well for touching up.

Logi wrote:Seats back out today, carpets back in, it's surprisingly bloody noisy without them! Made a couple of mods, the recliner mod and the rearward travel mod.
Recliner mod involves cutting the stop off the seat therefore letting it recline, sorted. The rearward travel mod was more high tech. The base of the drivers seat(driver & passenger seats are completely different) dips down into the hollow on the engine cover. Trouble is when the seat goes back it hits the cover. Now spacing out the rails from the cover would work but the whole point was to have lower seats so i simply took my big hammer and lumped f**k out of the cover till it worked Smile

HighlyJetted wrote:Smartcar seats are a might fine match for the hijet, they are nice and low, the rails are a close match to the width of the originals and the passenger seat flips down for long loads. They are very comfy too, and offer good lower back support which is missing from the hijet seats. Plenty of padding under the bum and a proper metal under pan frame so they don't sag. Now I fully understand what logi said about the hammer trick on the drivers side engine cover. You have to beat a shaped bit out otherwise the rails won't slide right back. I'm well chuffed at these, the fitment is wonderful.

Logan..... cyclops cyclops cyclops cyclops

I can't help but notice your seatbelt guides are on the wrong side! But you've got the flip down seat on the passenger side.

This can only mean that your seat came out of a left hand drive Smart car.
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Post by Logi on Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:13 am

Yep, tis why my seatbelt guides are on the inside. Which is handy as I use them as coathooks Smile
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Post by Logi on Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:15 am

But can anyone tell me why there is a cupholder on the drivers seat back????
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Post by sammyboy on Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:45 am

HighlyJetted wrote:How did you get on in the end Sammy?

Nothing more done yet; been living with it for a bit to see what I think. I also pick up the Jag that will become my daily next week, after which I can chop the Hijet about a bit more without compromising my ability to get to work! I was already considering taking the seat back out and moving it backward, and an attempt to tilt the engine cover proved that I have to; currently with the seat all the way back, the handle for sliding the seat hits the steering wheel! It's really too far forward for comfort as it is, so I''ll do that and throw the other one in as well, in the next couple of weeks. Comfort is indeed MUCH better, but I now wish I'd sprung the £90 for the toffee coloured leather ones that were on eBay the same week. Those and a woodrim wheel and wooden gearknob would have been a nice combo....

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Post by Logi on Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:50 am

And the leather ones are usually heated Smile
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Post by sammyboy on Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:51 am

Is the thing that looks like a speaker in the backrests of the seats really a cupholder? How is that supposed to work?

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Post by sammyboy on Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:52 am

Logi wrote:And the leather ones are usually heated Smile

I'm not buggering about with electrickery, nor does my HiJet need any extra ways of flattening the battery. I'm amazed the little battery has survived; I've flattened it 5 or 6 times by leaving the lights on!

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Post by Logi on Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:54 am

sammyboy wrote:Is the thing that looks like a speaker in the backrests of the seats really a cupholder? How is that supposed to work?
Well the passenger one works with the seat folded. Drivers one is an excercise on pointlessness
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Post by sammyboy on Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:56 am

So you fold the seat flat, and then put your cup in it? I guess they assume nobody needs coffee and company at the same time!

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Post by Logi on Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:48 pm

sammyboy wrote:So you fold the seat flat, and then put your cup in it? I guess they assume nobody needs coffee and company at the same time!

Next time a Smartcar passee, take a look at the driver. Do any of them look like they have any friends..... Wink
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Post by HighlyJetted on Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:47 pm

Ha!

I haven't found a single cup that fits the cup holder, and the tea always pours out when you tilt the seat upright. Truly pointless.
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Post by Manuel_nl on Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:36 pm

I really like those seats so for me it's a "must have". Unfortunately grey seats are hard to get. The first ones I saw I was going for. On the picture in the ad they looked great but ...... they stored them outside so it got stained by the rain today.
I took the change for GBP 45.

Has anybody got experience gettin stains out of this fabric ??? Please let me know.

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Post by HighlyJetted on Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:29 pm

Yes, vanish carpet moose.

Comes in a spray can, spays on like foam, rub it in real hard, apply lots.

Then when it drys you hover out the dust.

Or you can use a wet carpet cleaner
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Post by Manuel_nl on Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:10 pm

So here they are installed. As aspected a comfortable seat.



It wasn't a difficult job to do but it took some time to do it right
I also used the bracked (?) for the seatbelt. They were still mounted on the seats.



Now the search begins for project "sport steering"

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Post by HighlyJetted on Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:57 am

They look good! Nice in that Grey colour.

Does the seat belt buckle fit into the smart car receivers OK?

Are you sure you trust the seat belt receivers being only part of the engine covers?

Once you go Smart car seats you realise how awfully uncomfortable the original seats really are!
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Post by Logi on Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:29 am

Looks well "smart" lol!

Kinda agree with HJ about the seatbelts but then again youll likely be dead in a collision seatbelts or not Smile

Did anyone ever find a steering wheel boss that fitted the Hijet?
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Post by HighlyJetted on Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:02 pm

Tee he he!! Smart Mad

Who even needs seatbelts in a Hijet!!! Probably better off dead than surviving a hijet head on smash.
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Post by Logi on Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:07 pm

Who needs seatbelts? Well I do, according to the nice policeman who encouraged me to.wear it..........



Currently have had £120 worth of " encouragement " Sad
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