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post #16 of 53 (permalink) Old 04-19-2017, 12:49 AM
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I'll put in another vote for the Fox seats. Readily available, incredibly comfortable, and already a direct fit into a vintage Mustang. They also don't have too much extra frame on the base, so they don't stick your head up into the clouds quite so much as some other seats might. Also have locking backs and headrests, of course.

These seats are to this day the most comfortable car seats I've ever sat in. My god, they're good.
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Thanks! What makes these seat so popular?
And what is a reasonable price if I were to find some?
Recaro. They are well built and designed, also slender enough to fit in tight confines. They are very adjustable, fold forward, seat cushion tilt, adjustable thigh supports, great side bolstering pads to hold you in. All manual adjustments too, another plus in my book.

As for price, brace yourself. "Like new" reupholstered ones can be $1800/pair. Solid but in need of total reconditioning you can start the bidding at $800/pair. BMW folk aren't the only customers for them, many want them for other makes/models.

Rusty bottoms are what you want to beware of when shopping.

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Thanks! What makes these seat so popular?
And what is a reasonable price if I were to find some?
Recaro. They are well built and designed, also slender enough to fit in tight confines. They are very adjustable, fold forward, seat cushion tilt, adjustable thigh supports, great side bolstering pads to hold you in. All manual adjustments too, another plus in my book.

As for price, brace yourself. "Like new" reupholstered ones can be $1800/pair. Solid but in need of total reconditioning you can start the bidding at $800/pair. BMW folk aren't the only customers for them, many want them for other makes/models.

Rusty bottoms are what you want to beware of when shopping.
Does year matter? Hoping to find something at one of the local pick n pulls.
Can they be found in anything other than the BMW 3 series?

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The best are called VADER seats! googly it. MUST be from a 2 door.
E36 from what I've seen. Not familiar with BMW at all. What to they come out of and what years?

Since you mentioned them, I assume they will fit?
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Does year matter? Hoping to find something at one of the local pick n pulls.
Can they be found in anything other than the BMW 3 series?
Without looking it up I think those particular seats may have started with the 1984 mid-year release of the 325e and ended in 1993 with the 325i (Convertible only that year). Between those years/models any 318is/325is with a Sports Package would've had them too. I believe they were made exclusively for BMW, at least I've never seen 'em in anything else from a factory.

Not many salvage yards still have those years' cars these days, and one's that did/do have been largely picked over. Also, I found that they don't generally differentiate between the standard and sport package BMWs. Best bet is CL or Ebay I'm afraid, and be prepared to commit the moolah.

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Best bet is CL or Ebay I'm afraid, and be prepared to commit the moolah.
Youre not kidding. It is difficult to find these seats for a reasonable price.
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I just put ProCar Rally1000 XL seats in my 68 (the XL's are 2 inchs wider in the seat,but the same overall width) They are the same height as mounted as the stock seat with only the head rest above the window,even the distance from the bottom of the steering wheel to top of the seat is the same as my stock 68 seats. I sit higher though because the seat doesn't sink down as much. Being new they seem hard but after only 30 miles and 2 days they do seem to be breaking in,or my butt is being reshaped.


I used the ProCar direct fit mount brackets and with only having to trim one seat mount* they went right in.

* I want the seats as low as I can get them one "tab" hits the trans tunnel and had to have the bottom two holes removed.



My wifes BMW 330i ZHP has the coveted sport seats and they are nice!
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I currently have a pair of fox body seats with the halo and the gangster lean. However it will cost a grand to fix them up with the
foam and reupholstering. I recently picked up a pair if 2007 seats. All in for $88 for the 2007 seats from the pick-a-part.

The fox body seats are comfy but costly to make nice


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Speaking only for myself, if I wanted to make my seats more comfortable, I'd lose weight.

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So let's see. I'm 6'5" so can I diet and lose height?
Yes I did the bucket seat track mod in 64 on my 64 1/2 and did it when I bought my 68.
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I currently have a pair of fox body seats with the halo and the gangster lean. However it will cost a grand to fix them up with the
foam and reupholstering. I recently picked up a pair if 2007 seats. All in for $88 for the 2007 seats from the pick-a-part.

The fox body seats are comfy but costly to make nice
How would the 07 seats fit in a 65? Any mods needed?
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So let's see. I'm 6'5" so can I diet and lose height?
Yes I did the bucket seat track mod in 64 on my 64 1/2 and did it when I bought my 68.
The French guillotine diet is the only one I know of that addresses the height issue.



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The French guillotine diet is the only one I know of that addresses the height issue.



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Bought Fiero seats and plan on using uncle mikes upholstery
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