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Who has Recaro's or similar?
#1
Please share some pics and details about your aftermarket and late model seats.
Year?
Model?
Comfort?
Installation requirements?

Thanks
Wade

Thanks!
Wade
1972 Mach 1 351 cj 4speed
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#2
I got some aftermarket buckets off Ebay, not sure of make, I think they are a budget make:

http://s773.photobucket.com/user/hollybu...g/Interior

To fit them with the sliders they came with, I had to weld new front attachment nuts to the top of the seat riser about 6" behind the existing ones, with reinforcement plates. I had to fabricate triangulated brackets to support the rear of the sliders behind the seat riser from the stock mounting. I also had to weld heavy duty 'tabs' to the sliders to align seats with mounts. All car mods are reversible or hidden under carpet. Sorry no pics of the work, I was in a major rush. Maybe not very useful but illustrates what you may have to do depending on seat dimensions.
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#3
I have these Recaro clones. They came off an 86 Mustang SVO. I think they look good. They're hard to find though, but if I came across another nice set I would buy them.

They were made by a very well known company (I forget the name), almost as well known as Recaro. They came with a pump to inflate the side lumbar areas.

Please forgive the poor taste in the steering wheel and tachometer. It was an experiment and its long gone. Big Grin

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#4
4mm;269568 Wrote:I have these Recaro clones. They came off an 86 Mustang SVO. I think they look good. They're hard to find though, but if I came across another nice set I would buy them.

They were made by a very well known company (I forget the name), almost as well known as Recaro. They came with a pump to inflate the side lumbar areas.

Please forgive the poor taste in the steering wheel and tachometer. It was an experiment and its long gone. Big Grin

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Did you have to do any mods to get them to mount? They do look nice and look comfortable.

'73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

'73 F code convertible. Bright red. Needs total restore. (IE HOT MESS)

- Jason
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#5
I removed the SVO seat brackets and the OEM brackets were easily modified (drilled new holes in OEM brackets) and mounted onto the seat bottoms. It was easy.
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#6
Cool. Thanks for the info.

'73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

'73 F code convertible. Bright red. Needs total restore. (IE HOT MESS)

- Jason
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#7
Weren't those FloFit seats (or is that what Saleen used in his cars)? If not, they're probably SVO-specific (kind like Ford Racing stuff these days - I've also seen them referred to a 'Sport Seats' which kind of eludes to in-house Ford manufacturing).

I saw something about CJPP having TMI replacement foam and upholstery for the SVO seats as well. There are some differences in the SVO vs. GT seats from those models.

http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthread.p...rt%20seats

Hope that helps.

Eric

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#8
That's it Eric. FloFit. Much cheaper to buy off a donor car than directly from FloFit. I haven't seen them much around. I wonder if they're still in business.
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#9
Whew! That was a complete WAG on my part, since the pics are blocked by the proxy server. whistling

Back in 1989, I test drove an '84 SVO, and I loved it - the lumber air pump was just too cool. I was considering trading in my '82 Mustang GL at the time on the SVO, but as a poverty-stricken E-3 in the Air Force, I would've had about $45 left of my paycheck after the car note and insurance were paid. Shootself

I decided to store my '82 while I went overseas, and was looking at picking up a set of FloFits when I returned... but things changed and I traded the Mustang in on a 4x4 truck. Looking back, I wish I would've just sucked it up and bought the SVO. Oh well.

Eric

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#10
I take back buying from a donor car. Look at what this ragged pair just sold for!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/131771819632
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