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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:32 pm 
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I have a 1957 Speedster under restoration and the original steel seats are dented, cracked, very pitted in some areas from rust and would require a lot of work to restore. What are the pros and cons of replacement fiberglass vs steel replacements. Concerns I have for fiberglass replacements are safety, stiffness, do they crackle when flexed and do they hurt the authenticity and value of the car? Are steel seats as strong as fiberglass? Who are the best vendors for either type. Is there anything else I should be concerned about? I am not worried about upholstery at this time. I appreciate any recommendations.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:02 pm 
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I believe there is someone making them out of aluminum. I'm sure someone will chime in and give you the contact info.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:27 pm 
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I used Trevors hammerworks seats made in steel and they are very nice. Had them powdercoated in black before sending them to Autos International.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:39 pm 
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I believe that Zim's has the Danish manufactured Speedster seat in steel or aluminum. It's a fine product. I would keep away from fiberglas as it is not up to the standard of your car.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:05 pm 
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Thanks for your input Gents!

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