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New carpet, leather seats, and seatbelts for my 73 (1/7)
 7/28/22 9:11am
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Waterford, MI - USA

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Back in 1994 I replaced the vinyl seat covers with leather. I changed out the carpet with new.

I replaced the old seatbelts with 1999 Firebird (F-body rear) seatbelts.

that was a long time ago and lots of wear could be seen so time for new again.

This time I bought new seatbelts from seatbeltsplus.com



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73 coupe L48, Flat-top pistons, Performer RPM Heads, Crane Cam and roller rockers, Holley 650 vac sec. Performer intake,
3.55 gear BTO 200-4R trans,
Leather seats, F-body seatbelts, Pioneer CD player
Magnaflow Exhuast System

Dewitt radiator and dual electric fans
Borgeson Steering box
 


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Re: New carpet, leather seats, and seatbelts for my 73 (2/7)
 7/28/22 11:08am
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The seat covers and carpet came from Corvette America, purchased from Willcox corvette parts

I had a local shop do the install of the seat covers, I didn’t trust myself.

 



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73 coupe L48, Flat-top pistons, Performer RPM Heads, Crane Cam and roller rockers, Holley 650 vac sec. Performer intake,
3.55 gear BTO 200-4R trans,
Leather seats, F-body seatbelts, Pioneer CD player
Magnaflow Exhuast System

Dewitt radiator and dual electric fans
Borgeson Steering box
 


Re: New carpet, leather seats, and seatbelts for my 73 (3/7)
 7/28/22 11:25am
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Then I finished it all off with new floor mats from Lloyd Mats

 



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Brian - NCM Lifetime Member

73 coupe L48, Flat-top pistons, Performer RPM Heads, Crane Cam and roller rockers, Holley 650 vac sec. Performer intake,
3.55 gear BTO 200-4R trans,
Leather seats, F-body seatbelts, Pioneer CD player
Magnaflow Exhuast System

Dewitt radiator and dual electric fans
Borgeson Steering box
 


Re: New carpet, leather seats, and seatbelts for my 73 (4/7)
 7/28/22 5:47pm
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Redwingvette said:

Back in 1994 I replaced the vinyl seat covers with leather. I changed out the carpet with new.

I replaced the old seatbelts with 1999 Firebird (F-body rear) seatbelts.

that was a long time ago and lots of wear could be seen so time for new again.

This time I bought new seatbelts from seatbeltsplus.com

 

 

Lookin' GREAT...!!!   👍

 

Redwingvette said:

The seat covers and carpet came from Corvette America, purchased from Willcox corvette parts

I had a local shop do the install of the seat covers, I didn’t trust myself.

 

One winter I took on recovering the seats in "The Toy".  More than anything it was a bit time consuming as I'd never done anything like that before.  But it really wasn't that difficult a job.

 

But to quote a fellow known for a lot of memorable movie lines - "A man's got to know his limitations."

 

 

Redwingvette said:

Then I finished it all off with new floor mats from Lloyd Mats

 



Lloyd's mats are great.  Have purchased sets from them for "The Toy", "The Beast" and "BLKBRRD".  Very happy with all of them.



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Re: New carpet, leather seats, and seatbelts for my 73 (5/7)
 7/29/22 6:17am
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Lookin GOOD, Brian!! 😃



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Re: New carpet, leather seats, and seatbelts for my 73 (6/7)
 8/6/22 2:46pm
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I too think that car looks outstanding. 

And it looks like I did the same thing you did with my '73 L-48; have it appear like a calm stock Vette, but with the Heart of a Champion, only to be revealed with the turn of the ignition key. 😈

And like you, I had to have help from an upholstery shop in sewing up the seats. The Covers were too tight for me to close up. Not easy.

Happy motoring. 😉

Steve



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Re: New carpet, leather seats, and seatbelts for my 73 (7/7)
 8/7/22 1:39pm
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Thanks 

Driving is the only thing that matters but looking good makes it better

 



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73 coupe L48, Flat-top pistons, Performer RPM Heads, Crane Cam and roller rockers, Holley 650 vac sec. Performer intake,
3.55 gear BTO 200-4R trans,
Leather seats, F-body seatbelts, Pioneer CD player
Magnaflow Exhuast System

Dewitt radiator and dual electric fans
Borgeson Steering box
 


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