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James P Schear
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Replacement Seats

#1 Post by James P Schear » Thu Jan 27, 2022 8:36 pm

Hi, I just came into possession of a 1964 C and I am thinking of replacing the seats. Before you torture me for going rouge, back problems are dictating something different and I do not want it to end up being a hangar queen. Does anyone have a suggestion of after market seats that would be an easy install? Thanks, Jim

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Re: Replacement Seats

#2 Post by Doug McDonnell » Thu Jan 27, 2022 9:13 pm

Welcome. Not sure that I can help you much. Probably the most common swap is a Speedster type seat but I doubt that they would be better for your back. Flofit Recaro LT series and even 914 seats have been mentioned. Perhaps find a Recaro seat dealer near you and see if they can come up with anything? https://www.recaro-automotive.com/us/comfort According to this article: https://www.hagerty.com/media/automotiv ... s-exposed/ The Recaro Expert Houndstooth is supposed to fit: https://flat6motorsports.com/products/r ... xCEALw_wcB Some careful measuring is advised.
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Re: Replacement Seats

#3 Post by James P Schear » Fri Jan 28, 2022 1:56 pm

Thanks Doug, appreciate the response...love those Recaro seats, just bring money!!

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#4 Post by Adam Wright » Fri Jan 28, 2022 10:41 pm

Some guys like this as a cheap alternative.

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#5 Post by James P Schear » Sat Jan 29, 2022 10:36 pm

Wow, back and tailbone started throbbing just looking at it. Thanks for the input.

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#6 Post by Adam Wright » Sat Jan 29, 2022 10:38 pm

James P Schear wrote:
Sat Jan 29, 2022 10:36 pm
Wow, back and tailbone started throbbing just looking at it. Thanks for the input.
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#7 Post by Martin Benade » Sun Jan 30, 2022 3:54 pm

When you said going rouge did you mean politically, as in red? Or going rogue? Either way nonstock seats is not a crime.
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