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8/2/12 10:05pm - Original Message: 'Seats'
Mamelukesword
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Gainesville, FL - USA

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1974 coupe, 1978 coupe

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I am trying to select new seats for my 1974. I really want to justify Corbeau a4 seats. There is a company selling a pair with brackets for $895 and free shipping. My question is are my stock brackets worth anything? There are some of them on eBay for $199, realistically what can I get? Any market for my seats? The are in fair condition. Is anyone using Corbeau seats? I Was watching for fiero seats but they are getting hard to find. Thanks Dennis

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8/3/12 4:23am - Reply: 'Re: Seats'
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Indianapolis, IN - USA

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Silver 1974 Convertible - L82 4 speed Low miles (was only 8,900 when I bought it in March 2006) - Now 42K miles. Original owner bought it as an investment for son's college expenses. 2008 Jetstream Blue Convertible - DAILY DRIVER!!

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I recently installed C5 seats in my '74.  I bought a pair of C3 seat tracks to put under the C5 seats so I could keep my original tracks on the original seats - that way, if/when I want to put the original seats back in, it's a quick change.
 
You ask about selling the tracks for your seats - what about the seats themselves?  Not suggesting you sell those, but just wondering why you want to sell the tracks alone.  If your replacement seats don't work out and you've sold your seat tracks, the original seats will be useless.
 
Not sure how much actual demand there is for tracks.  It took me a while to find some at a reasonable price.  I ended up not going through e-bay but used an aftermarket parts vendor.  e-bay often has items for sale at high prices, but those items don't often have a lot (or any) sales.  So you could try to sell them there, but you might not sell unless you drop your price to half of what others are offering.
 
Again, I kept my original seats (they're just sitting in my garage).  I may never do anything with them, but I have them just in case.  I won't be getting rid of them (or the tracks Wink).


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9/21/12 10:57am - Reply: 'Re: Seats'
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Newark, DE - USA

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1968 Conv, 454HO,500HP-600TQ, TKO-600,3:70 HD rear,hotrod air, custom paint & suspension,1973 Ruby Red,T-top, 383 Stroker, TK)-500,frame off restro, 1977 Yellow (1 of 51 ) L-48 4 spd, 99% original.

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I switched my stock seats in my 68,73 & 77 with fiero seats & covers from Mr Mike's in Fl. All you need is a simple bracket. They are much more comfortable the Corbeau seats & fit much better. I had 2 sets of corbeau seats in my 68 before I found out about this . Info can be found here.
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10/4/12 5:33pm - Reply: 'Re: Seats'
Mamelukesword
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Gainesville, FL - USA

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Thanks Alan, I have been looking for Fiero seats, just about ordered Corbeau seats and on a whim contacted MrMikes.......fiero seats are being built, thanks for the tip!

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10/4/12 6:07pm - Reply: 'Re: Seats'
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Grapevine, TX - USA

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1972 LT-1 convertible with factory air.

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How much are the Fiero seats?

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10/4/12 7:21pm - Reply: 'Re: Seats'
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Indianapolis, IN - USA

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Silver 1974 Convertible - L82 4 speed Low miles (was only 8,900 when I bought it in March 2006) - Now 42K miles. Original owner bought it as an investment for son's college expenses. 2008 Jetstream Blue Convertible - DAILY DRIVER!!

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Not sure about all Fiero seats, but I know some of them had speakers in the headrest.  Will you have those in your re-done ones, and if so, are you planning on connecting them?  Just curious about how those would work...

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10/4/12 9:40pm - Reply: 'Re: Seats'
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Lanoka Harbor, NJ - USA

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1975 metallic blue coupe with t-tops,L48, t/t steering, black leather interior. 1990 L98, white/red leather interior, auto,a/c

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i installed seats from an 86 vette in my 75. look great and looks like they were made for the car.

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10/5/12 8:14am - Reply: 'Re: Seats'
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Newark, DE - USA

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1968 Conv, 454HO,500HP-600TQ, TKO-600,3:70 HD rear,hotrod air, custom paint & suspension,1973 Ruby Red,T-top, 383 Stroker, TK)-500,frame off restro, 1977 Yellow (1 of 51 ) L-48 4 spd, 99% original.

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The seat cost is determined by what you pay for the used Fiero seats. also do you want vinyl or leather seats or will you supply your own. Mr Mike will explain all the pricing. It's cheapier the Cordoba seats. Weather they have speaker or not doesn't make any difference & you can hook them up or not.


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10/5/12 5:53pm - Reply: 'Re: Seats'
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Gainesville, FL - USA

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1974 coupe, 1978 coupe

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MrMikes was more than helpful. He knows of a couple more sets of fiero seats but they are located in West palm Florida. Call Him for details. I'm removing the speakers and filling with spray foam, instructions on his website. I ordered the brackets as well. I chose leather so I. All seats, brackets, and covers are still cheaper than Corbeau seats with the 1/2 shave. I watched for replacement late model corvette seats but prices are pretty high wi the "corvette" tax. I'm still installing carpet, pix to follow.

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10/5/12 6:36pm - Reply: 'Re: Seats'
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Grapevine, TX - USA

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1972 LT-1 convertible with factory air.

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OK, so how much is it costing you?

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10/6/12 9:57am - Reply: 'Re: Seats'
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ashville, AL - USA

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1981 dk blue metallic

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Thank you for the link to MrMikes. There is so much info here it is overwelming.
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10/14/12 8:13pm - Reply: 'Re: Seats'
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Hayward, CA - USA

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I have 1974 Corvette, with white exterior and silver interior. It has 350.

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Hi, I am assuming that 1974 is the brackets as 1975. If thats the case, did you do any modification to the new seats? Where did you buy the seats? Let me know. Thank you

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10/15/12 6:26am - Reply: 'Re: Seats'
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Newark, DE - USA

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1968 Conv, 454HO,500HP-600TQ, TKO-600,3:70 HD rear,hotrod air, custom paint & suspension,1973 Ruby Red,T-top, 383 Stroker, TK)-500,frame off restro, 1977 Yellow (1 of 51 ) L-48 4 spd, 99% original.

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The cheapest I paid was $40.00 for a set on craigslist, the most $120.00 on Ebay. I modified mine a bit & switched the seats left to rt & rt to left. This helped as the outer bottoms tend to ware more on the outside. By switching the seats you end up with almost new outsides & the inner is supported by the tunnel. Here's a complete thread on this subject.

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2/9/13 6:08pm - Reply: 'Re: Seats'
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Does anyone know how to modify clam seats without having to by new seats? I feel like I am laying down in the seat! HELP!!!

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2/9/13 6:20pm - Reply: 'Re: Seats'
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Sykesville, MD - USA

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1979 Corvette Coupe Corvette Light Blue Midnight Blue interior Mirrored Glass T-tops

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It's not that hard, Kimberly! Unbolt the seats from the floor You'll need a long extention for the back bolts. I used 2 heavy (the thicker ones) 5/8 inch fender washers on each of the rear holes (add more or less as you see fit. The bolts are long so there's no problem). I used duxseal (a type of putty) to hold the washers in place while putting seats back in. Some have also used aluminum spacers, but the washers work just as well. I would also clean and lube the seat tracks while you have the seats out. Hope this helps.
 
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2/9/13 6:32pm - Reply: 'Re: Seats'
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Thank you Jaws 79, but the problem lies in the split seat. The back part of the seat goes too far back even if I have the seat up all the way. I tried to put a piece of wood where the split joins just to lift the back up but it keeps falling out. I need a permanent solution. Thank you all for the nice welcome! 

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2/9/13 6:45pm - Reply: 'Re: Seats'
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Holland Patent, NY - USA

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#1 *1980 White, Red interior 14,000 mile #2 *1980 Red, Oyster interior 93,000 miles Resto project car, rebuilt to 383 stroker

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I got the idea from DaveM he put a bolt in the lower seat clam shell. I took some flat 1/4 nylon cut 3 pieces about 5 inches long screwed them together separately (so you can remove or replace) and screwed them down into the rear shell. I can send you pictures in the spring. I may also have some of the nylon still lying around if you want it. It props that seat right on nicely. ebo

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2/9/13 11:20pm - Reply: 'Re: Seats'
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Oh that would be awesome! Please send picture's so I can see exactly what you are talking about.

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2/9/13 7:21pm - Reply: 'Re: Seats'
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Oops, new to this site and my picture is huge!lol Sorry...

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