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Thread: Delorean Power Seat Track Engineered, built and working!

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    Dr. Bob Bob635's Avatar
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    Delorean Power Seat Track Engineered, built and working!

    I have been looking for power seat tracks and power seats that would fit the DeLorean for many years.
    I have now given up my search.

    I decided to build my own using the stock DeLorean seat tracks and a linear actuator.

    The D seat tracks have approximately 6" of travel. So I bought a 6" linear actuator.
    Given a typical coefficient of friction with a 250 lbs driver - 50 lbs of force was selected.
    Speed of at least 1" per second was typical for power seats.
    Cost about $150 in parts per side. Not including the welding.

    So here are pictures of the finished driver's seat power seat track.

    Yes, it only goes back and forth, because there really isn't any extra head room in a D.

    They work really nice! Finally, power seats in a DeLorean!
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    One of those purists you keep hearing about. sdg3205's Avatar
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    TGTF (Too Greek to Function) AugustneverEnds's Avatar
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    Bravo!! Cool project
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    Ryan > Ruben Ryan King's Avatar
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    OoOoOoOooooooo.....

    How did you end up wiring them up?
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    How do you control them?

    Maybe post some info so some of us with cars torn apart could think about doing it too?
    Rob Depew
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    Senior Member BladeBronson's Avatar
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    I hope you're using the dummy switches as seat adjustments.

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    Nifty! Sounds like this project is really moving right along...

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    Will you sell them?

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    Dr. Bob Bob635's Avatar
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    Wiring?

    Separate circuit feeder from the battery + wire with 30 amp fuse.
    Momentary contact field reversing switch (typical power seat switches)

    The linear actuators have built in limit switches so you can't over extend the seat track.

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    Dr. Bob Bob635's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by BladeBronson View Post
    I hope you're using the dummy switches as seat adjustments.
    This is an interesting thought, but I plan on having cup holders in the console. I will be moving the power window switches to the doors (there is just enough wires). The seat switch will be on the side of the seat, just like typical seats.

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