Here a couple photos of the mounting tab on the seat back frame. It looks like there might be enough room in the tab to drill a hole closer to the frame, thus tilting the seat forward. I'm not sure I want to modify the frame. I'd hate for it to come apart in a wreck.
Here are a couple photos of the hinge. You can see the portion without teeth has a larger radius than the portion with.
I probably could do this myself, but it likely wouldn't be pretty and I have a few favors I can call in with my machine shop owning friend. We'll see what he says.
I met up with dranven yesterday and we determined that my seats are more or less normal.
It is kind of odd that the seat will recline all the way flat, but won't go vertical enough for me to be comfortable. They must have been designed by some low-rider driving Japanese engineer.
I got the impression they have a shop in addition the sales.
Was that your fenderless 80 I saw going south on the 101 tonight around 5:30?
Thanks for the offer, I know the electric seats well - I previously had a '97.
So the new to me 80 is a '95 and has the manual, cloth seats. The driver's seat back doesn't incline enough for my tempermental back. I like to sit very upright in vehicles.
Is there anyone with manual seats near Tempe/Chandler/Gilbert that would let me sit in their truck? I need to figure...
I purchased lvanst's 80 this morning.
I did call and talk to the owner of the 95 in prescott. I looked up the VIN and the truck was on the east coast until this September. DC, PA etc, so I cancelled my plans to go look at it. The owner seemed like a nice guy, I'm not sure why he is selling...
It is great to see you and your son outside learning an old world skill.
If you really get into it, MCC has a great welding program and also offers a blacksmithing class or two. It might be worthwhile for you two.