The bends are purely for headroom in the event of a rollover. The old seats used to sit higher than these new ones, and it was designed around those seats.
I went to the local pull-n-save, found a newly wrecked car, happened to be a totaled 1997 Saturn with low miles. I used all stock brackets from the car, and just ran a bar across the rollcage to attach them to, bolted them down.
They are actually narrower than the original seats, now I can get a larger console. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]