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    Quote Originally Posted by McFred View Post
    Maybe I never did post pictures... Anyway, here's what we did on our A2 seat:



    Also, I'm pretty tall so I had the seat all the way back and it would rub on the frame in a few places as it flexed. Note the small cutouts made near the air intake frame tubes to increase clearance. Now, even at the track with two people and copious lateral G there's no rubbing anymore.

    you guys never cease to amaze me.. thats awesome and impressive...

    i wish i had the resources to do such a mod...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rijowysock View Post
    you guys never cease to amaze me.. thats awesome and impressive...

    i wish i had the resources to do such a mod...
    The Atom is a great car to learn on. I had no mechanical experience when I bought the Atom. Its been a great way to experiment and learn how to do things. the composites do take quite the learning curse especially if you want it to look pretty. Though I did manage to make some new turn signal housings and a reasonably accurate copy of a fender that went on to make the mold for larger CF fenders from a professional. But I learned how to pull the engine, have learned how to make my own braided steel oil lines, made my own metal LED turn signal lights to replace the plastic ones, etc

    the high profile toy thrower

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMaxAtom View Post
    I've always considered the seat flex as an auxiliary suspension..kinda like an air ride seat in a truck.
    It's been a while back but IIRC there is more engine vibration transferred from the seat being more rigid. The Brammo engine mounts for the Honda were pretty stiff to begin with.

    Quote Originally Posted by rijowysock View Post
    i wish i had the resources to do such a mod...
    Any local car or boat shop that fixes/repairs composite fenders/hulls might take an interest in helping you just becasue the Atom's so different. Never hurts to ask if you don't want to try it yourself.

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