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N PRGRES

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Different seats
« on: March 04, 2021, 09:41:05 AM »
Wife wants recline. What works, what doesn’t. I don’t have a recall budget lol
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Re: Different seats
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2021, 12:17:21 PM »
All 3rd and 4th gen seats work, you will need to use your own tracks with some mods but they work and I'm sure you can find a cheap pair.




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Re: Different seats
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2021, 07:59:34 AM »
Procar makes some nice looking aftermarket seats, no idea if they recline. One of the guys here used power seats from a late model Nissan Z that looked really nice. I had a nice set of recarro-esq seats in a VW jetta that were nice, they may fit as well. I would think that a lot of the newer cars are a bit narrower than the 2 nd gen, probably lots of choices. Even a new corolla seat would probably be better.  Check out the pull a part yard and see what they may have.
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Re: Different seats
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2021, 12:54:39 PM »
Those old style flat seats from the 60's and 70's may look "classic", but they are really hard on my back and not that great for cornering.  I need seats with aggressive side bolstering for lower back support.

We lost a number of good threads on seating in the crash. 

The problem with putting in seats out of a salvage yard or another car is they don't match the rears or the original interior.  This leads to a need to recover the front and rear to match.  Up here in the frozen north, custom auto upholstery is very expensive.

My 300ZX cloth seats check off all the boxes.  However, they do not match and have a slight smell of body odor that I have not been able to get out.

Both Procar/Scat and TMI offer rear seat covers for 2nd gens that match their fronts.  Most of their seats also tilt.  TMI has a lot of styles and choices of seat materials and colors but they are more expensive.  Here are the links for both:

https://procarbyscat.com

http://www.tmiproducts.com
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Re: Different seats
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2021, 07:22:12 PM »
Thanks guys!!!
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Re: Different seats
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2021, 12:44:04 PM »
Procar shows a back seat cover.  Is this a replacement or just a cover?  Price seems pretty low for replacement...

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Re: Different seats
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2021, 08:46:41 PM »
I like how they have GM F-Body and Camaro separate, they certainly know their market.

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Re: Different seats
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2021, 04:56:58 PM »
I also think most other seats look out of place, and they do not match the rears.

I would have liked reclining also however.

I ended up just modifying the brackets to have them lean back more ~2-3 in at the top which was perfect for me.
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Re: Different seats
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2021, 09:52:55 AM »
Second the Procar rally seats. I have them in my 79 and they look great and recline. Happy to post pics if you like. Like many of us, i had all these posted on the site prior to the loss of data.
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Re: Different seats
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2021, 10:54:44 AM »
Pics of the seats. I also ordered the rear seat covers but they are taking FOREVER to come in.





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Re: Different seats
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2021, 09:21:58 AM »
They look like they fit in there well for both style and dimensions.  I like that the Rally's have lots of side bolstering which I need.  Are they comfortable?
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Re: Different seats
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2021, 11:09:01 AM »
Looks like a nice alternative!
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Re: Different seats
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2021, 02:02:56 PM »
Those old style flat seats from the 60's and 70's may look "classic", but they are really hard on my back and not that great for cornering.  I need seats with aggressive side bolstering for lower back support.

We lost a number of good threads on seating in the crash. 

The problem with putting in seats out of a salvage yard or another car is they don't match the rears or the original interior.  This leads to a need to recover the front and rear to match.  Up here in the frozen north, custom auto upholstery is very expensive.

My 300ZX cloth seats check off all the boxes.  However, they do not match and have a slight smell of body odor that I have not been able to get out.

Both Procar/Scat and TMI offer rear seat covers for 2nd gens that match their fronts.  Most of their seats also tilt.  TMI has a lot of styles and choices of seat materials and colors but they are more expensive.  Here are the links for both:

https://procarbyscat.com

http://www.tmiproducts.com
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Re: Different seats
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2021, 02:26:43 PM »
Thanks for the suggestion.  I didn't know what it was so I Googled it.  Amazon sells one for not that much money and it got positive reviews.  A lot of the reviewers used it in cars with good results.

I am looking at getting the seats recovered this summer so that may take the odor away.  If not, I would use the ozone treatment.
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