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My seats are being re trimmed using some Porsche tartan cloth for the centres. On researching different colours I found a thread on Pelican about converting normal seats to sports seats, which I imagine means using thicker/firmer bolsters.

Has anyone had this done?

I am pretty sure that mine are not sports seats?

Thanks

 

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I could be wrong but this doesn’t sound as simple as presented.  I understand that the foam bolsters are supported by a piece of shaped steel tube welded to the seat base, the foam slots over the frame, and think the sport seat one is bigger than the normal one.

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30 minutes ago, Ian Comerford said:

I could be wrong but this doesn’t sound as simple as presented.  I understand that the foam bolsters are supported by a piece of shaped steel tube welded to the seat base,

You are not wrong Ian.

Pic amalgamated from 83 PET indicating seat back structural differences.

 

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Thanks Ian, I had budgeted around £700 per seat for the re trim from a guy I have used before. As you say would make it expensive. With a tan interior I think finding a set of SC sports seats may be hard....

Im trying to keep the car as OEM as possible. I had some cool BF Torino rally seats in a 71 car previously, this may be an option.

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I did look into converting comfort to sport seats but very expensive to do it right so gave up in the end. I did consider stealing Ian's seats and doing the time, but unfortunately it was the wrong colour.

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