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Author Topic: Aftermarket seats  (Read 288 times)

mr_gr1mm

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    • 1991 Mercury Capri
Aftermarket seats
« on: December 09, 2021, 11:14:56 PM »

Hi all - I've got an issue with the seats in my capri. They are horribly damaged/rusted and the upholstery is completely shot. I've been working on getting them removed so I can have them wire brushed/re-upholstered when someone suggested that I simply replace them. I think this is a brilliant idea as the stock seats are horribly uncomfortable to begin with. Does anyone know of any seats that would fit? Perhaps seats from a mazda miata? I don't know if the floor bolt spacing is a standard thing.. I love the idea of going out to a junkyard and getting some better seats. It would save me the hassle of repairing mine. Thanks in advance!
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greywolf27030

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    • 1991 XR2, 1992 XR2, 1993 XR2
Re: Aftermarket seats
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2021, 07:54:14 AM »

I can sympathize with you. I adapted a set of MB SLK seats to my '91. In the process of looking, I discovered that most seats are either too low (Miata. SLK etc.) or too tall. The second problem is the seats don't fold for access to the rear seat (Miata, SLK, etc.).  The 1989/99 Mazda 323 seat might bolt in, but I haven't been able to find any. The 323GT had a really cool looking seat, the problem is they would probably in as bad a shape as ours. A Mustang or Eclipse seat might be a good height but most seats out there are too tall. Of course, if you're short, that wouldn't be a problem. Good luck and keep up informed. You might do a thread with pictures in the projects thread.
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Jack Byrd