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Re: [Tigers] Non factory seats in Tiger

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Subject: Re: [Tigers] Non factory seats in Tiger
From: Gary Crandall <maliburevue@yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2008 15:28:15 -0700 (PDT)
My first Tiger had 240Z seats. I liked them alot and they fit fairly easily. 
Same type of mounting scheme as Larry used. I could slide them back quite far 
while driving, and slide them forward and recliine them quite far as a 
passenger. I used to be able to get 4 college kids in that Tiger for drives up 
the canyon on summer days.

Larry Allbritton <larryall@pacbell.net> wrote:
  Hi Rob
I went through this same process a couple of years ago because my wife did not 
like the support (lack of) from the stock seats. I went to several junkyards 
and eventually settled on a pair from a 1976 Datsun 260Z. They needed to be 
recovered but no problem there.
I used some angled steel and sheet steel to fab some brackets to mount the 
seats. Since I did not want to drill more holes, I used the existing holes to 
mount these plates and then the seats mounted to the plates. They fit perfect 
with just enough room for the ebrake. They look great and have the highback for 
better whiplash protection as well as much more support for comfort on those 
occasional long journeys. There are upholstery kits available on the internet 
that will make them look like new. Kits are $250.

I also looked at fitting the Miata seats but could not locate any with black 
vinyl just lots of cloth out there. The Miata seats will fit but would also 
require you to make up brackets. Also the Miata seats have the speakers in the 
headrest in case you want to hear your radio at speed with the top down.

let me know if you want more details/pictures on my setup.

good luck
Message: 2
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2008 15:38:53 +0000
From: crbernardino@mac.com
Subject: [Tigers] Non factory seats in tiger
To: "Tiger Webring" 


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Anyone have experience or suggestions for non factory seats? My seats
are falling apart at the seams and I would not mind extra lateral
support and a head rest in this daily driver.
Rob in CT
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