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Old 02-24-2013, 08:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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.

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Old 02-24-2013, 08:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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.

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Old 02-24-2013, 09:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Any brackets to put recaro seats into a mustang will work. You can get them on summit.
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Sweet find! I tried to find those BMW seats for weeks and weeks before I finally gave up and settled on the Fiero seats.

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Old 02-24-2013, 09:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I've not tried fitting them yet, but I fell in love with the S2000 seats

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Old 02-25-2013, 12:47 AM   #7 (permalink)
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They look good in there. The S2000 seats look sweet too. I went with a set of 07 Shelby's.

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Old 02-25-2013, 11:00 AM   #8 (permalink)
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flo fit and scat sliders and brackets will work as well, just use the original bolts
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Headrests look out of place on a 65-66 IMO, other than that, those bmer seats look good.
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:07 PM   #10 (permalink)
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ive had several e30's (love them). be careful with the perforated sections because they tear super easy. if you have a wrench or screwdriver in your pocket, you will have a hole in your seat.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:17 PM   #11 (permalink)
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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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BMW seats here as well. Seat risers had to be chopped out.

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Headrests look out of place on a 65-66 IMO, other than that, those bmer seats look good.
I actually tend to agree with you... however I added my high back seats as more of a safety and comfort mod than anything else..

That being said, most people that look at my seats (granted, most aren't Mustang people), think my seats are factory...



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I actually tend to agree with you... however I added my high back seats as more of a safety and comfort mod than anything else..

That being said, most people that look at my seats (granted, most aren't Mustang people), think my seats are factory...



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What are those out of? I want to hit pull a part here soon and try and find me something.
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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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