[DML] Re: Raising the seat height
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[DML] Re: Raising the seat height

Be careful adding washers. The seats are held in by elastic stop nuts.
They have a piece of plastic on one end crimped into place and meant
to keep the nut from loosening. If the nut is not threaded on the
screw enough so that you can catch your fingernail on at least 1
thread then you MUST get longer bolts. You can also add washers
between the seat and the adjustable rails. Again, too much and the
fastener will not hold properly. It is rare for people to complain
about not being able to adjust for smaller persons, usually it seems
to be the taller people that feel cramped. In any case you should also
try adjusting the steering column. It adjusts up and down and in and
out. It may be stuck from not having been moved in years. Loosen the
knob on the right side of the column under the dash, move to a
comfortable position, and retighten the knob. Refer to your owner's
manual. BTW when adding washers you should use large fender washers to
spread out the load. Consider the forces acting on the seat in a
crash. It is not just the static force of sitting on the seat that you
have to be concerned about!
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757 

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, <delornut@xxxx> wrote:
> I installed washers up to 1/2" thick under only the front studs
about 20 
> years ago. This added thigh support and made those long cross country 

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