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seat rails

Today as I left work, I broke the floor hold downs ( for lack of a better description) for my drivers seat. I had this same problem on one of my 924's also. Has anyone else had this experience? What did you do to correct (fix) it?

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Old 10-17-2003, 09:55 PM
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I don't have this issue, so I won't be of any help. But do you know why they are snapping? Is it rust or fatigue? Just curious in case this happens to me.
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Can you bolt strait though to the underside for the repair?


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My 924 was in a collision before I got the car and the jolt tore the seat from the bracket. With my 944, I am just not sure but I suspect that it is fatigue, as you said,
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Drilling thru exposes the metal to rust. It compomises the special anti rust coating on our cars
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I had something similar - if we're talking the same problem. The steel 'pocket' over the front mounting captive nut cracked about an inch or so. I too had a minor collision - I 360-ed in the wet on the highway (avoiding a shredded truck tyre) and ended up flying up an embankment backwards - hitting the driver side sill on the mud.

"Put your hazards on so people will see you" said my then girlfriend. I think the sight of a Porker spinning in the middle of a three lane highway, not hitting a single car and then neatly reversing up (at 60 or so) a tall mud embankment seemingly unscathed probably would have been sufficient to draw attention to one's self.

Anyway I think the wrench on the seat mountings caused the same problem as you have. I made up a couple of 2mm steel plates about 2" X 1 1/2" or so with holes in the centre and then took them down to the local Porsche dealer to have them welded over the top of the crack. Only one was cracked but I figured the other might not be far behind - besides it evened up the seat level. Difference in seat height afterwards is negligible
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happened to me also in an accident, rearended, and also bent my seat frame, really sux!, but yeah welding is about the only thing you can do, i think that someone, maybe on rennlist did this recently and has pics, do a search, good luck, oh and my car was totaled so i didn't bother
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I fixed mine about a month ago, the bolts had ripped through while the PO had it. I just cut some 1/8" plate, drilled and tapped some holes (m6x1, I think), and welded them over the original locations. Just remember to disconnect your negative battery cable and unplug your DME if you're going to weld on the chassis.

I participated in a thread about this a little while ago, might want to search my previous posts if you're interested.

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