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jhm    116

Tim-

They look great! Have to agree with you on the comfort and adjustability...those seats have to be some of the best stock seats ever produced (IMHO). Glad the install went smoothly for you. Still haven't installed the passenger seat on mine because I need that space for my Hoosiers. (I'll probably get around to it sometime next winter.)

 

I, too, alternate between a round and D-shaped wheel. They D gives me more legroom, but makes for heavier steering at slow speeds.

 

Thx for sharing your results!

r/John

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SSuspect    11

Thanks John! There was a MINT set of these at the Colorado Springs Pick & Pull yard a couple of weeks ago. Almost bought them, but I have too much crap as it is!

 

I am having a blast working on this car! LT1 install begins in 2 weeks!

 

The car is a mess right now! Dash is out and I am refinishing it. Entire interior is changing to gray - you can see some of it on the wheelwell in the pic above and on the A-Pillars below. Carpet is spread all over the place. Seats are back out of the car. Blah, blah, blah...

 

I am going to leave the dash out until I have the LT1 wiring harness in the car.

 

Once the dash is in, a couple of good solid weekends and the interior will be looking good!

 

Here is what it looks like now! :lol::blink::unsure:

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gvincent    14

Thanks Guys for all the updates.

I really wish the Admins would let me add all this good info to the first post, oh well....

 

So it seems that two members experiences with the Celica (Padam07 and KJ280Z) had to either cut out and weld the hump or beat it to death to mount their seats.

The 2001-2005 Honda S2000 seats are beautiful fairly easy to install but watch the height may not be a good fit for tall drivers.

The late 80's Prelude seats fit fairly easily but are hard to come by in good condition but are comfortable.

 

Keep em coming!

Thanks,

Greg

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calpoly-z    10

Just picked up some 2001 Celica GT seats from a pick n pull here. Was really hoping to come across some 350Z or S2000 seats but unfortunately had no luck. There was a set of C5 Corvette seats, but they were the wrong color and I didn't want to deal with power seats either. The celica seats I found are a nice black cloth and I'm real happy with how they look. Seem pretty comfortable too. Should be a good replacement for the cheap broken aftermarket seats that are currently in the car. I'm not too worried about the tunnel hump as I have a nice MIG welder that I've been itching to find a use for lately. I'll be sure to post up some pics of the install when I find the time to get around to it.

 

Anyone with these seats have any input on how high these seats are when mounted? I'm about 6'1" so I want to make sure I have enough head room. Thanks

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padam07    12

Just picked up some 2001 Celica GT seats from a pick n pull here. Was really hoping to come across some 350Z or S2000 seats but unfortunately had no luck. There was a set of C5 Corvette seats, but they were the wrong color and I didn't want to deal with power seats either. The celica seats I found are a nice black cloth and I'm real happy with how they look. Seem pretty comfortable too. Should be a good replacement for the cheap broken aftermarket seats that are currently in the car. I'm not too worried about the tunnel hump as I have a nice MIG welder that I've been itching to find a use for lately. I'll be sure to post up some pics of the install when I find the time to get around to it.

 

Anyone with these seats have any input on how high these seats are when mounted? I'm about 6'1" so I want to make sure I have enough head room. Thanks

 

I did my best to get the seats as low as possible using the existing celiac sliders. I am 5'10 and I have a few inches between my head and the roof so think you may have some headroom issues unless you use a different set of sliders or cutting an lowering the existing floor braces where seats bolt to.

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gvincent    14

Thanks Calpoly-Z keep us posted,

Check out Padam07 and KJ280Z they both have done Celica seats but in different ways both are on this thread a page back.

 

FYI I just measures the Yonaka Samuri racing seats that someone in my town had for sale but they won't fit, they are 19" wide at the bottom rear, we need 18 and they are 22" wide at the shoulder pad and we need 21" max or the door won't shut.

http://www.yonaka.com/Yonaka_Samurai_Cloth_p/ymrs006.htm I could of had them for $300.

 

Thanks,

Greg

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kj280z    1

I just did a measurement for you...

 

From the seat cushion to the headliner it's 36"

 

You're going to have to make significant modifications to your floors and it would also be advisable to do your exhaust after you put the seats in since you'll be losing a lot of room that was intended for the stock resonator

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30 ounce    1

I installed VW Jetta VR6 seats. PITA but they look and feel great. They sit about 1" higher...I can still fit with my helmet on. I have about 3-4" headroom without the helmet. I'm thinking about modifying the rear seat mount to gain my inch back. I did have to modify the trans-cat hump as mine is a late 260, same body as the 280.

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gvincent    14

What year Jetta?

they look great!

How much modification did you do to the tunnel hump, cut remove and weld back in or the Big Hammer method?

Pics of the modified hump would be nice

Thanks for posting this on the thread, we need all the seat installs we can find for the 280Z, and the late 260Z which I didn't know had the hump also.

Greg

 

 

I installed VW Jetta VR6 seats. PITA but they look and feel great. They sit about 1" higher...I can still fit with my helmet on. I have about 3-4" headroom without the helmet. I'm thinking about modifying the rear seat mount to gain my inch back. I did have to modify the trans-cat hump as mine is a late 260, same body as the 280.

 

 

 

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30 ounce    1

I think they came out of a 2001 Jetta VR6. They made them from '97-05 I think. The trans-cat hump was cut and a new piece formed and welded. I painted it with undercoating on both sides wich is why it looks all crinkly. All the VW mouting hardware was removed and I welded four tabs in the corners & drilled for the stock rails to fit. Also had to notch a space for the stock seat adjuster to fit in the seat pan. It was more difficult than I expected but have to get the seat rails as low as possible. ALL in all it is doable and I'm glad I did it. :)

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bryand2    10

Hey guys just thought I would share my discovery, well maybe a discovery, I just bought a set Sparco Sprint V's and they fit perfect in my 77. No tunnel or hump bashing required. I was skeptical they were going to fit because Sparco's website says the width of this is seat 20.2 inches, but when I bought these I measured them first and the width of the seat at its base is only 16 inches so ignore what sparco's website says, these fit perfect and actually have some room to spare, i'll post pics tomorrow when there is enough light to see, I have two seats by the way neither have ever been mounted and I am selling one of them, it's in the classifieds

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bryand2    10

Hey guys just thought I would share my discovery, well maybe a discovery, I just bought a set Sparco Sprint V's and they fit perfect in my 77. No tunnel or hump bashing required. I was skeptical they were going to fit because Sparco's website says the width of this is seat 20.2 inches, but when I bought these I measured them first and the width of the seat at its base is only 16 inches so ignore what sparco's website says, these fit perfect and actually have some room to spare, i'll post pics tomorrow when there is enough light to see, I have two seats by the way neither have ever been mounted and I am selling one of them, it's in the classifieds

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bryand2    10

Hey guys just thought I would share my discovery, well maybe a discovery, I just bought a set Sparco Sprint V's and they fit perfect in my 77. No tunnel or hump bashing required. I was skeptical they were going to fit because Sparco's website says the width of this is seat 20.2 inches, but when I bought these I measured them first and the width of the seat at its base is only 16 inches so ignore what sparco's website says, these fit perfect and actually have some room to spare, i'll post pics tomorrow when there is enough light to see, I have two seats by the way neither have ever been mounted and I am selling one of them, it's in the classifieds

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ZAMMM    0

They work.

 

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Those are different Recaros. I had a pair like that in my 87 z31 and I got them out of a Lumina. I have a pair of 350z seats in my s30 now but just picked up a pair of these vw recaros. They came in the mk1 & mk2 Vw's http://www.vadriven.com/forums/interior-electrical-car-stereo-74/vw-gti-16v-recaro-seats-334588/

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Wedge    12

Anyone know if the acura integra mid 90's up to before the rsx seats fit? I would like put DC2 recaros in my z. I think they would fit I read on some civic forum that they have 38.5 cm front left to right hole on the rails that is 15 1/4 inchs.

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sito    2

Does anyone have experience/knowledge of 280z 2+2s? Are the seat sizes/spacing the same? or is the 2+2 larger/smaller? I want to change the seats out of my '76 280z 2+2 but I'm not sure if this list applies to my car as well...

I haven't had a chance to go out and measure my seat dimensions but I don't know the stock 280z seat dimensions either...

Any thoughts/insights would be much appreciated.

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