Without wishing to sound rude in any way the response from TMI we just got was big on reasons why but low on solutions to the problem.
The Aftermarket exists to provide solutions to problems and sell them to those people who are wanting an "out of the box" fix.
So, Get the tech guys to look at the rails, figure a workaround that involves you making, marketing and selling a solution to the problem of the seat being an inch or so too high in a Gen1 Camaro.
I am 6ft, and quite capable of sorting out my own rails but I am more likely to buy a product that was offering me a bolt in fix that I could do quickly instead of cutting/welding/painting and re-fitting.
Please don't think that I am being nasty, I am just making a point and a suggestion.
Wedge was sold a earlier this year, and I don't think they are doing custom brackets any more. I had them make a set for my ProCar Rally's before they were sold, and they sit nice and low.
I know this is an older post but with my experience, including the recent slide lowering project, I wish to comment on these points. The first seats in my Camaro were built with new reproduction seat springs, new foams and new covers. A return to stock on all points with original design that you sit on with no side support. They can be seen in the photo link on the bottom of this post.Hey Mike,
All of our Sport Seats, whether its Mustang, Chevelle or Camaro have the same basic design behind them. We add bolstering to them. The colors, patterns, heat seals, materials, grains, etc. all stay the same. This includes the center 'insert' part of the seat where your bottom actually sits. The only thing that changes is the bolstering in the seat. The exception to this rule is the Sport-R's where we have suede inserts and a french seam.
I think the issue with gentlemen sitting too tall is a combination of things.
1. Repairing or replacing seat springs. The replacement springs are much firmer than stock. They will cause you to sit roughly 1-1.5" taller than factory springs.
2. Brand new foam. Over time foam does compress. When you have a factory seat with 45 years of sitting on it, that foam is going to be thinner. Replacing the foam will cause you to sit higher.
3. The Sport Seat foam is slightly denser than factory. It's hard to tell by feel or touch, but the foam is slightly harder. This is by design to help give you a firmer sportier seat and to give the bolsters support. If they were as soft as a pillow they wouldn't provide any support.
4. These are small cars. When test fitting a few months back I realized they are just a much smaller interior. I think even if it was a factory configuration I would sit too tall for these cars(I'm 6'1").
I think by adding all these factors up is what's causing issues with sitting too tall. It's not exactly one thing. Awhile back we did have some foam go out that was wayyy too firm. We have since found that problem, corrected it, and I've had several members contact me here for replacement foams.
I hope that helps a little bit. Let me know if you have any other questions, I'm here to help!