Center Seat RZR-XP Build

Discussion in 'UTV Vehicle Builds - Show & Tell' started by bmzero, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. bmzero

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    Slower would be better for desert.
     
  2. UTVReport

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    Get crackin' and post some pics. :)

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  3. bmzero

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    Single-seat radio package, courtesy of http://www.wideopendesign.com. They had this thing to my doorstep in about four days, coast to coast. That's service!

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  4. bmzero

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    No turning back now.

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  5. UTVReport

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    Is that your gas and brake pedals hanging off the top tube? 4x4's should make some really solid seat bases. :)

    Chris
     
  6. rappy60guy

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    NIce !! Are you planning on narrowing the car when finished
     
  7. bmzero

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    Yes, they are hanging from the top. I had to make some extra leg room due to moving the seat down. It's a much more comfortable driving position with them up there.


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  8. bmzero

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    No, I'm not going to narrow it at all. I want it to look stock.

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  9. UTVReport

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    Looking good Brit...now quit playing with your new tools and start using them, including your camera...we need more pics...lol. :)

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  10. bmzero

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    No real visual progress from today. The initial parts of the conversion process are going to very time consuming with little to show. Today, I got the seat position finalized and began building the aluminum seat bracket. Once I finally settled on the seat position and recline angle, the seat mount was pretty easy. I should be able to get that tacked up tomorrow evening. Then, I can post some photos.
     
  11. bmzero

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    Main seat mount rails are done. I'll box in the seat pan for strength tomorrow. I'm very happy with the seating position and fit within the chassis.

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    Sorry for the really crap photos. I didn't realize they were turning out so grainy. The next ones will be taken with a real camera.
     

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  12. UTVReport

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    How much lower were you able to place the seat compared to stock?

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  13. Rusty5150

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    Great build. I have heard of a few people talking about it but I have never seen it done (this way) keeping the stock look.
     
  14. bmzero

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    About 4-6 inches. Hard to get an accurate measurement. It's almost to the point where it's going to be hard to see over the dash. I may have to raise it up some after the initial test drive.
     
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    Thanks, Rusty.
     
  16. UTVReport

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    Sweet Brit. If you could keep it that low and still see over the dash, that would be awesome.

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  18. bmzero

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    Only time will tell... I'm going to put it together with the stock cage for the first test run. That way, I can custom fit the cage to the final seat height. My intent is to keep the cage as low as safely possible.
     
  19. UTVReport

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    Sounds good Brit. When/where is the first race you're planning to hit with the new rig?

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  20. bmzero

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    WORCS round 1 or Soboba GP, whichever comes first.


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