First and most important facts:
the 280Z has only 17.5" of width in the driver side rear seat well, the 240 and 260 have 20" this is due to a hump in the side of the transmission tunnel that was used for a catalytic converter, From what I have read and have also confirmed on both my 78 and 76 280z is that the hump is there even if it is a Federal version car and didn't come with a cat
I am hoping others here who read this post and have done seat swaps in a 280Z can chime in and add to the list and maybe add some pictures and tell some stories of success or woe with what it took to get them installed, so here goes.
The 280Z seat swap list:
*Mazda Miata swaps of 1994, 2004, 2006, 2007
Toyota Supra MK3 1988
Toyota Celica GT 2000 (required cat hump bashing)
Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 1992
Chevy Corvette C5, C6, Z06
RSX Type S 2000 (required cat hump bashing)
Honda S2000 (required cat hump bashing)
*Pontiac Solstice/Saturn Skye
Dodge Neon SRT4 (not for a tall person, sits too high for 6'-2")
1988 Subaru Legacy
Honda Prelude 1992-1996 also late 80's through 1991
I have put an (*) next to the ones that according to the owners were the least difficult to install
Please put the year of the vehicle if it is known.
Northeast people and other rust belt areas will have a hard time locating any cars beyond 12 years old as the junk yards generally crush anything older.
Edited by gvincent, 09 February 2010 - 06:23 AM.
Added to list