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 Post subject: 356 Fibersteel GT seats
PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 5:05 pm 
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Hi guys,

Thought I might share a couple pics of the 356 GT seats in corduroy and red leather made by Russ Rodriguez at Fibersteel. Simply gorgeous seats and they are very comfortable. Russ is wonderful to deal with as many of the members of the Registry have previously indicated. Hope you like the seats.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 6:49 pm 
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His seats are perfection! Even my fat butt doesn't make them flex and the foam is really comfortable. The only negative is that they are very heavy but I would still buy them again.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:05 pm 
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+10 on Russ and his seats!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:10 pm 
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What are these made of? They look great. I'm debating getting a set from Russ versus buying some fiberglass shells and a foam and upholstery kit.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 2:27 pm 
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Fibersteel seats, despite the company name, are fiberglass. Very strong, with proper strong bottom seat rail mounts. Not dune buggy stuff. Russ makes his own moulded pads which are firm but quite comfortable for long trips, considering the type seat we're talking about. You're not going to find these at normal upholstery shops.
This has been mentioned before but is worth another shot: stock Speedster seats are a steel bucket but a wooden bottom hinge mount frame. After a few years the wood and glued joints deteriorate and can break in even a small accident and seriously hurt you.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 5:06 pm 
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Why are they so heavy if they are made of fiberglass?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:35 am 
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Fiberglass IS heavy when it's thick and the reason these don't flex.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 1:07 am 
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Hans: They are really nice!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:09 pm 
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I have one for sale. Very lightly used, black vinyl with authentic German charcoal carpet. Came out of a Carrera 2 being returned to stock.

Edit: Seat is sold.

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