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#1 oldmates260z

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 08:07 PM

I have RX7 seats in my Zed but they sit too high and are not all that comfortable.

Does anyone know of aftermarket seats that I could fit that would not cost an arm and a leg?

I have seen the SAAS ones a Supercheap but not sure if they are any good and if you get the rails to suit a Zed

#2 Retro Z

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 09:22 PM

'Drift blade' branded r34 gtr type replica seats sell for very cheap from Autobarn usually like $400 a pair or half that on ebay or gumtree, they arent too bad and are ADR approved. I'd avoid imitation bride or recaro type seats.

Have you considered s2000, mx5 or 350z seats which are commonly used?

I'll buy your rx7 seats if you are looking to sell, just PM me.

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 06:45 AM

I just bought some seats and they look amazing! I got them for a decent bargain so you need to keep your eye out to get a set for around the 500 mark.

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 09:49 AM

Sparco Sprint V . about $450 a seat have adr in a round about way and you can buy seat mounts the bolt up for like $120.00

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 09:54 AM

Have you considered re-doing the original seats? Or do you need additional support for what you do with the car?

The problem for the S30z's is that most seats are too big for the small cabin area and in my opinion look somewhat out of place.

The aftermarket seats that are any good tend to cost an arm and a leg. Everything else is pretty average in my opinion.

I would imagine MX-5 seats sit a bit lower since they probably have less support and they do look similar to the original seats.

I don't know how much Recaro Pole Position seats are in AU but they should also fit into the Z ok and I like the way they look.

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 03:11 PM

Thanks guys.

The issue with the RX7 seats is that my head is jammed against the roof and I am not that tall!

Would be most happy with a set of original seats preferably in leather, front and back but no longer have the original front seats. Also need a good mob to do the seats up which is a challenge.

Fully agree that the S30 seats are best. Thinking about it now, would much prefer the originals :) Will start to hunt for a good set and someone to do them up!

Once done I will PM Retro Z for the old seats if my son does not take them for his car

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 09:27 AM

Does anyone know a good reupholster, preferably in Brisbane?

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:36 PM

I'll be selling my set that I have done up pretty soon. Shame it would cost so much to get them shipped up from Melbourne. ..

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:57 PM

Freight may not be too bad if they can be packed up, I can get good rates.

Can you please send photos and how much you are after?    tmamo@coachair.com



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Posted 18 July 2014 - 06:36 PM

Have had a quote for $2200-2500 for leather (front and back)

Now that's a bit more than I thought

Maybe the MX5 and 350Z seats would be a good option!

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 07:00 PM

Have had a quote for $2200-2500 for leather (front and back)

Now that's a bit more than I thought

Maybe the MX5 and 350Z seats would be a good option!


D3C0Y has some 350z seats for sale.

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 07:03 PM

what can I say hell of a lot cheaper than your quote and fit like a glove, the rear seats in the photo are actually fitted in my car as the pattern came from me.
http://interior-inno...oduct_detail/41

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 07:17 PM

Thanks Linton, that looks to be exactly what I am after  :)

Were they very hard to fit and how long did they take to get to you?

Cheers Tim...

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 08:07 PM

not hard to fit, but I had very sore fingers and hands for about a week afterwards,  ::) helps to have an assistant but I did mine by myself.
Kahilid is very good to deal with, it may take a fortnight or so, others will give you better idea of time as he had to unstitch my rears to make the pattern, so it took a bit longer. I got synth leather they are ok and look great but I think I would go leather if I had to do it again, they are showing slight scuffing from getting in and out. they are made in Pakistan that's why postage is a lot cheaper than the states.

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 08:40 PM

Cool, I will pursue this option and in the leather. Hope I can fit them as I get cross just fitting normal lamb’s wool seat covers.

If they look as good as the photo I would be wrapped!


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Posted 19 July 2014 - 01:47 PM

Leather Covers - $680 USD delivered to Australia:

Colour: Black
Stitching: Green
Logo: Classic Z
Included: Two front seats and a rear set
Delivery: Australia

http://interior-inno...oduct_detail/41

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 08:13 PM

quick temper aye, well all I can say is good luck, have a few band-aids handy and a  bottle of scotch, when angry have scotch  ;D
I also bought something like theses any harware store will have them link for you to look at  http://www.ebay.com....=item19e6998d7b

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 06:00 PM

Well the Pakistan cow has arrived!

I am very impressed with the service, quality, price and time taken from payment to delivery.

I am not confident enough to try and fit them myself so have found a guy that used to do Rolls Royce's.

The seats I am using are out of my son's Zed and are in very poor condition and I am a bit concerned about the foam support in the seats. Has anyone had any experience with replacing or working with it? There is a hessian type of material there as well that looks quite old and fragile.

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 06:19 PM

the heshon is needed to stop the foam from distorting and pushing through the springs, I used carpet underlay.
I am getting prices on new foam now from the states to totally rebuild my seats, I am feed up trying to make other seats fits, there is now an ebayer selling them with postage cost of $70.00 a pair. I priced some from the Zstore and they quoted me $450.00 freight

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 06:36 PM

Cool, can you provide a link for the eBayer when you have a sec?




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