anyone install aftermarket seats?

Discussion in 'Paint and Body' started by grumpyvette, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. grumpyvette

    grumpyvette Administrator Staff Member

    has anyone installed aftermarket seats, or seats from a differant car to replace the the original seats,

    in thier car and found them to be what they were looking for IE an improvement over the cars original seats?
    (salvage yards frequently give you a decent deal on used seats out of cars that they have ,btw)

    now I know for example that the seats in a datsun truck I once owned were HORRIBLE, I got a great deal on seats from a wrecked audi and while I needed to weld up custom brackets to get them installed they where a HUGE improvement in comfort.

    on my old 1968 vette the original seats were so worn, when I bought the car, I replaced them with RECARO SEATS
    THEY WERE SIGNIFICANTLY LIGHTER IN WEIGHT AND SUPPORTED YOU FAR BETTER UNDER SIDE WAYS G-LOADS ,the ones I installed in my 1968 gave about an extra inch and a half of additional head room which was very much appreciated as Im 6'3" tall and about 270lbs but read the specs carefully as some are much narrower in the BUTT width clearance than others, so you may need the wider or narrower versions
    OBVIOUSLY YOUR NOT LIMITED TO A SINGLE BRAND NAME EITHER
    heres some in a later model corvette


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    http://www.motorsportseats.com/recaro/index.html

    http://www.butlerbuilt.net/products_construction.html

    http://www.motorsportseats.com/recaro/sport.html

    https://www.vette2vette.com/

    http://www.motorsportseats.com/cobra/index.html

    http://garage.grumpysperformance.co...s-to-corvette-c4-sport-seat.14594/#post-77708

    http://www.spacecitypanteras.com/Techni ... _Mixon.htm

    http://www.autobahnpower.com/products.a ... and+Chairs

    http://www.motorsportseats.com/sparco/index.html

    http://www.on-trackperformance.com/reca ... 0Index.htm
     
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  2. ironman417

    ironman417 Member

    my 84 needs new seats if i dont find a nice set at Carlise for a decent price i may just end up going with Sparco or something like that for it.i would like to see a pic of a C4 with that type of seat in it so i can get an idea of what it will look like and how it fits in the cavity. if anyone has a pic of this please post it for me
     
  3. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

    heres a few c5/c6 corvette seat wiring diagrams I found posted else-ware

    obviously owning a shop manual for your corvette would be very helpful.
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    and if you are swapping seats from a newer year corvette into your corvette,...you could avoid a lot of guessing if could photo copy the related pages of some other guys shop manual that owns the corvette you got the seats from or find that info on line that would also be helpful


    these 7 are supposedly from a 2006 corvette

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    1997 corvette
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  4. dawsonc

    dawsonc Member

    Thanks for sharing the seat diagrams. I'm thinking of replacing my seats in the near future.
     

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