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5/25/16 12:53pm - Original Message: 'Want new Seats '
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Lake Oswego, OR - USA

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1972 Steel Cities Gray T Top. Original Owner, Original Paint and Interior. The running gear has been rebuilt after 240,000 miles.

Joined: 10/17/2003
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Has anyone changed out their seats for newer Corvette or Recaro ?
If so, what ones did you change to and how difficult was it to install?
My friend and I are looking to upgrade his 1970 Coupe.
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5/29/16 10:48pm - Reply: 'Re: Want new Seats '
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Eagan, MN - USA

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1981 Corvette Two-Tone Claret color, 4 spd, C7 Vert

Joined: 5/23/2007
Posts: 507
I rode in a '71 with Pontiac Fiero seats.  Looked great but as he admitted they sit much higher up. I like sitting down in. I'd look for some 79-82's





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5/26/16 6:31am - Reply: 'Re: Want new 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.

Joined: 7/26/2004
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Did this conversion in all my c-3's
http://corvettec3.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1317652644
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5/28/16 6:16am - Reply: 'Re: Want new Seats '
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Victor, NY - USA

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2004 Commemorative Edition Coupe, Auto w/HUD. 13K miles in 2015. Sold 1982 Red Coupe

Joined: 7/12/2004
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As I recall, Manget1 (Marshall) put C5 seats in his C3.

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5/28/16 6:22pm - Reply: 'Re: Want new Seats '
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coral springs, FL - USA

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81 beauty all original (not anymore!!) Its more fun now!

Joined: 3/25/2014
Posts: 71
Hi guys... Now you have me thinking about my uncomfortable seats in my 81 (driver is power) Anyone know of a good seat with a higher back and maybe more padding?? its great for 100 miles but any longer and i have to hit the advil after!!!!!!!

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5/29/16 1:14am - Reply: 'Re: Want new Seats '
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Eagan, MN - USA

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1981 Corvette Two-Tone Claret color, 4 spd, C7 Vert

Joined: 5/23/2007
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I've used "Master Caster Lumbar cushions" for 25 years in my '81, 3 minivans & 2 Accords.  I googled it and see only silver is available now.  Used to do red, black & tan which matched all my vehicles.

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5/29/16 9:06am - Reply: 'Re: Want new Seats '
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coral springs, FL - USA

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81 beauty all original (not anymore!!) Its more fun now!

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i also googled it and it looks interesting. I found others at amazon also, I hate too many choices!!!!!
Thanks, you definitely have me looking in the right direction.. 


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5/29/16 8:14pm - Reply: 'Re: Want new Seats '
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HARRISVILLE, RI - USA

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68 convertible green 427 c.i.green exterior black top and interior

Joined: 3/9/2004
Posts: 175
I was told that 82-86 Fiero seats are a good swap and comfortable than the earlier c3 seats
 
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5/29/16 10:52pm - Reply: 'Re: Want new Seats '
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Eagan, MN - USA

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1981 Corvette Two-Tone Claret color, 4 spd, C7 Vert

Joined: 5/23/2007
Posts: 507
JJoyal said: I was told that 82-86 Fiero seats are a good swap and comfortable than the earlier c3 seats
 

You jogged my memory.  It was Fiero seats I sat in last week.  They were comfy but sat much higher.  The owner said the upholstery shop could not get them lower in the car. If you are 6 ft tall you'll have an inch or two max above your head.



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5/30/16 7:08am - Reply: 'Re: Want new 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!!

Joined: 9/3/2006
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I did put C5 seats in my 74 convertible. Like John said about the others, they sit much higher. I bought an extra set of C3 tracks and created a template on plywood for the holes, then lined up the C5 seats and put the tracks on them (had to tap a couple of new holes). Overall, a pretty simple process.

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6/3/16 11:03am - Reply: 'Re: Want new Seats '
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Cincinnati, OH - USA

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1969 convertible 427/390 5 speed triple black with L-88 hood; 2013 Grand Sport Coupe, manual, Night Race Blue

Joined: 12/17/2003
Posts: 64
I installed modified Corbeau seats in my '69. The seats are shaved, but still sit a little higher than the factory seats. The modified seats are available in 2 styles from Speed Direct (speeddirect.com). Better padding with side and lateral bolsters.

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