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post #31 of 58 (permalink) Old 09-06-2019, 01:06 PM
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I hear you. I really wanted decent seats but didn't want them to look too out of period for the car. The seats I chose for mine are of a design now 40+ years old (BMW) so I can tell myself they don't look all that modern.
Do they hold me in? Oh, hell yes. Did they cost me a small fortune? Oh hell, yes.
Those look nice! Did you use a shifter re-locator? I have one and would love to cover the linkage. Where did you get that console?
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post #32 of 58 (permalink) Old 09-06-2019, 03:45 PM
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Has anyone tried the TMI Sport R foam and upholstery? It seems to hit the happy medium for looks, but it is pricey and I hear it raises the height of the front seats a bit.
I haven't installed them yet, but TMI does make a modern classic version of the sport R seat. It is not seen on their website, I had to have the rep send me a picture of its appearance. I choose the vinyl I wanted to use and went with a seat back insert the kinda gives the comfort weave look. I also added headrests for safety (408 stroker)
For a custom interior I am happy with the look. I did matching rear seat upholstery too.
To each their own really.
This is my dream car, I do not ever plan to sell it and it will likely be passed down to my nephews if one of them is interested (I keep telling my sister to push classic cars on them)
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I really disliked the stock seats, and love my new Acura seats.
Can you post a pic or two so we can see what they look like?

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I have a set of the TMI Mach I Sport Rs complete on my 70 seat frames that I'm looking to sell. They look great and quality is top notch, but i ended up going a different direction with the interior. Corbeau Evolution seats <>

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If I were to change the seats...I would do the same I did in my last mustang...Re-uholstered Fiero Seats:

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Did you use a shifter re-locator? I have one and would love to cover the linkage. Where did you get that console?
I devised the remote shifter and made the console myself. I did "first try" versions of each and then went back and redid each better.
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New seats are fine, but you know what looks odd about them...THE HEADREST

The headrest on all these modern seats make it look like you're cramming the seat into the car. That's all I see when you look at it from the outside. These seats are huge and overwhelm the look of it.

A lot of the expensive builds from Chip Foose, Kindig, etc. don't have the head rest because they look weird. Sure, a headrest is safer (I work in insurance and realize that), but they just don't look right in the car. They have a place for racing too, but just your average modded classic cruiser...they don't look too hot.
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New seats are fine, but you know what looks odd about them...THE HEADREST

The headrest on all these modern seats make it look like you're cramming the seat into the car. That's all I see when you look at it from the outside. These seats are huge and overwhelm the look of it.

A lot of the expensive builds from Chip Foose, Kindig, etc. don't have the head rest because they look weird. Sure, a headrest is safer (I work in insurance and realize that), but they just don't look right in the car. They have a place for racing too, but just your average modded classic cruiser...they don't look too hot.
If you dont like headrests, want a classic seat with somewhat more bolstering that will look right at home in a classic mustang:




You can look for some 69-74 MK1 Capri seats....hard to find in the states, but not impossible.
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If you dont like headrests, want a classic seat with somewhat more bolstering that will look right at home in a classic mustang:




You can look for some 69-74 MK1 Capri seats....hard to find in the states, but not impossible.
This looks great!

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This looks great!
You are in CA...you could probably even find a set fairly easily since that's where most 1st gen Capris that made it to the states are. I just picked up a MK1 console from a guy out there...unfortunately he sold his last set of seats a few years ago, I would love to pick up a pair to see how they actually work in my mustang...something to swap in for the days I want to hit the curves
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Has anyone tried the TMI Sport R foam and upholstery? It seems to hit the happy medium for looks, but it is pricey and I hear it raises the height of the front seats a bit.
The bolstering is, IMO, the perfect amount. Not too restrictive or difficult to get in/out, but holds you in place at the same time.



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The bolstering is, IMO, the perfect amount. Not too restrictive or difficult to get in/out, but holds you in place at the same time.



looks great...too bad TMI felt the need to stamp their logo into it though.
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I have a set of the TMI Mach I Sport Rs complete on my 70 seat frames that I'm looking to sell. They look great and quality is top notch, but i ended up going a different direction with the interior. Corbeau Evolution seats <>

How much you asking??
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