Called on some BMW E30 sport seats (Recaro style BMW Knockoff) on Craigslist. Before I could get out to see them I searched on this site to see if they would fit. One guy said, yea they will fit but you should look at E21 seats "They're sexier". So quick google image search and I had to agree, they are cool. The pattern is quite similar to stock across the top. I could actually see them reupholstered in original style two tone blue materials of my stock seats.
So I go to look at the E30 seats and ask him about E21 seats, well, see the photos, Turns out he had a decent set he was saving. They are Recaros offered as an option on 320is, so the story goes.
I have to figure out how to mount them, I have ideas but if there are any lessons learned out there, let em fly. I would probably move the seats backwards an inch, has anyone done a perch at the rear down the the floor or does everyone just cantelever the new seats?
BTW, note the stock shift boot, vintage Hurst shifter and unmolested transmission hump hiding a Tremec. Finally got everything buttoned up this winter.
Last edited by dobrostang; 02-24-2013 at 08:29 PM.
I bought some ragged out seats from a 94 and am waiting for TMI to send me new seat covers and pads. The seat shown in this photo is the stitch pattern that TMI will provide for me and matches the stitching pattern for the 67 seat but will be fitted to the 94 frame and new pad. Mine will also be color correct with a light blue perimeter vinyl and dark blue insert on the seat and back. I expect them at my doorstep in two weeks.
These seats will be more comfortable and safer with a high back and head rest.
I had a set of the BMW knock off Recaros. They were nice but needed some work. I sold them and now am working on some SVO seats. Going to have them covered in black vinyl or leather to look like standard 65 coupe seats. Those e21 seats look good though! I couldn't find any only found e30 sport seats.
Isn't it funny how we get so stuck on "what looks right or normal"? I really like the new TMI Sport R's in the later 71-73 seats, but just can't get my mind around using them in an earlier car as it "won't look right". Kind of like Camaro wheels on a Firebird.
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I like those seats but I prefer smaller headrests like my 91 Fox Stang seats I had receoverd. I had to ditch my seat risers now the height its perfect for me since I'm 6'-2" tall. I had these recovered in a vinyl that was as close to the stock vinyl as possible for an original apprarance. I paid $50 for the red tweed seats on craigslist and $400 to have them recovered
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