Move passenger seat forward 1 inch
To fit the sub I want, I need to move my passenger seat forward an inch (really 3/4" would do it). I've seen references in other threads to people having done this. Rather than reinventing things, I'd like to see what has worked for other folks first. Here's my current plan:
Rear bolts - Use 1/8" thick, 1" wide bar stock. Drill and tap a hole the size of the bolt for the seat. Thread the bolt into the bar stock, then cut off the head and weld it in place where the head was. That bolt will go up through the existing hole in the seat track (so I'll use a nut on it to hold the seat in place). Then, 1" away on the bar stock, I'll drill a hole. I can use that hole to bolt my new "bracket" into the existing threaded hole in the floor. When mounting, I can bolt the bracket in, leaving the bolt pointing up, then the holes in the seat rail go over the bolt. If a nut won't fit into the rail, I can always use a spacer so the nut goes above the rail. Hope that all makes sense...
Front - I'm hoping I can simply drill a hole 1" back on the rail. I know it would be tight to get a bolt through it (and, honestly, I haven't looked to see how feasible this would be). That would be the simplest option, though.
As a side benefit, the back of the seat moves vertically up 1/8" which will tilt it slightly (I could space the front up too if need be), giving me more room. Anybody done this to know if there's a better way?