Speedster seats in Porsche 356 C/SC

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Guido Kwikkers
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Speedster seats in Porsche 356 C/SC

#1 Post by Guido Kwikkers » Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:52 am

I just drove the first km after a full restoration and love it!
All the work (and pain) has paid off.

Because of my height (1,98) I would like to improve the seating position by replacing the standard seats by speedster seats.

Different vendors off these metal buckets which have to be reupholstered.
- original the buckets were made from metal or aluminium
- how can the be attached to the BT 6/C rails? Adaptors are needed
- how to adjust the seating position when using bucket seats?

I attached several pictures, how can be determined if a seat is a copy of the original?
Although both claim to be copies of the original bucket seats I can spot multiple differences.

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Re: Speedster seats in Porsche 356 C/SC

#2 Post by Edwin Ek » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:44 am

Well, one difference is that the white seat has tangs (triangular punchouts) around the circumference. Also tangs on the seating surface. So do original seats.

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