RESTOMOD SEATS...WHAT DO YOU HAVE?

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  1. jluisfelipe

    jluisfelipe Well-Known Member

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    Hello, friends!
    I am restoring my 70 Charger RT and it´s time to work in the interior. I want something mild, respecting original style but with racing capabilities.
    TMI looks a very good option...
    http://www.hotrod.com/articles/tmi-pro-series-seats-for-mopars-custom-interior/
    I am also thinking in doing something by myself, modificating the original one...I attach a pic of a cheap-photoshop design I have done. What do you think? What do you have?


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    • mccoymail

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      What kind of racing? The original seats in my 70 are very comfortable, but the lower bolsters could be taller for cornering; straight line they are fine. I honestly have considered putting Ram seats in mine as the lower and side bolsters are larger and with katskin covers, retain a very similar shape to the original 70's.
      Just one man's opinion.

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      • Darter6

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        Had to look for a old photo of my 71 Duster. We used Corbeau seats back in 2000.Work great for spirited driving and comfort. Sorry but this is the best photo I have.

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        • Zeppelin264

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          • conv67bdere

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            I've got a full set of 2014 Dodge Challenger seats, front and back that are going in my 1967 Belvedere convertible . . they are very comfortable
             
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              I used a set of of Eclipse GT front buckets, 25 bucks a piece from a u-pull junkyard, new custom leather covers off ebay for 300 for the pair. They fit absolutely perfect in my dart.
               
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                I installed ProCar Rally's in mine and love them.
                 
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                • Darius

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                  I have these seats in my 70 GTX. They are comfortable on lang hauls for sure. I had the car on a road course for an entire day and the seats never crossed my mind all day until I was done and realized how "not worn out" I was.
                   
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                  • Mike67

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                    I'm probably going with either the Procar 1300, Sparco R100 or the SickSpeed Gajin if I decide not to use the factory seats in my 67.
                    Your design looks great but I would be worried that the harness opening would be so narrow that the belts would rub on your neck...
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                  • jluisfelipe

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                    What do you think about TMI? They look really nice!!
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                    • BobJ

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                      I like the the pro Viper a lot and the sell a seat mount for the 68. Plus it weights 33 lbs. and just under $1900 for a pair with mount it looks like a nice choice. I want to sit in one to see how it feels with my 6'6" and 36" waist frame.
                       
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                      Those are pretty nice!!! I think the first place I saw that style was the Ring Bros Mustang...
                      I'm not 6'6" but am a not a small guy either so I've been watching the seat widths too.
                      There are only a couple of mfgs that I've found that have a little bigger hip bolster ( racing seat type), I think most are in the 20" range.
                      Thats one of the reasons I like the ProCars. I had the standard Jegs type racing seat and it was pretty snug at the hip...
                       
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                      Mines 2003 Chrysler Sebring buckets and Chryser 300 rears. They were both leather that I had just planned on bolting in but didn't like the pattern so I had them reupholstered with 2" pleats to give it a more classic look. 20150524_174450.jpg
                       
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                        A7EBFBA8-44F8-4CB6-88ED-F35CCDC4D735.jpeg I picked up some used Corbeaus. Very comfy. I wouldn’t want any more side bolstering. It would make it hard to get out.
                         
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                        • aeon280

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                          After spending an entire day at the salvage yard I have narrowed my choice down to 80-94 Jaguar XJS seats. They are wide enough to fill the b-body and have nice bolsters. Most importantly there is zero plastic on them. I currently have a retro set of Recaro,s I got for cheap and I was going to recover but they are just to narrow for the b-bodies.
                           
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                            I went with the legendary rally seat covers to keep the original look and Frame but with a more comfortable seat.
                            Pat


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                            • Kern Dog

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                              I was looking at a set of Corbeau seats for my Charger. I wanted the suede/leather combo. A local Mustang restoration parts dealer had a display seat in their store so I went to give it a try. I figure that it makes sense to actually sit in a seat before placing a custom $1800 order. I was not impressed. It felt too stiff for me. I am medium sized, 5'10 and 195 lbs so its not as if I am a huge guy. I'd sat in a friends car, a Neon R/T that he had put SRT4 seats in. I liked them and decided to seek them out. I bought a pair for $400 and made my own adapter brackets. They are non power, very supportive and weigh less than my stock seats. I'm quite happy with them but I think the Corbeaus would have smelled better...Oooohh Leather and suede!

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                              • Dennis H

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                                Mine from an 89 Daytona FWD rolled over. In since 90. Shopping for used OEM's. Maybe new Challenger. Lots of possibilities. Power would be nice. Don't need heat. Already over-taxed the electrics.
                                 
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                                That's the beauy of junkyard shopping, you get to sit in every seat before purchasing:thumbsup:. I tried a few seats at Summit and wasn't impressed at all, as far as I'm concerned OEM seats are of the highest quality although I've never seen the Corbeau seats.
                                 
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                                • Darius

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                                  I have the Corbeau seats like in the post pic above. They are VERY comfortable. The side bolster is just right for both support when carving turns as well as ingress/egress. Greg, you can take a whiff whenever you want as I covered them in real leather;-)
                                   
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