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Offline v8killer

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other seats in our TA's?
« on: December 25, 2007, 12:22:05 AM »
what other seats fit our trans ams (79 in my case) i know the 4th gen F body seats will fit with spacers, but has anyone else tried any other seat in theirs?
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Re: other seats in our TA's?
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2007, 12:56:33 AM »
Procar's Rally Seats are the best I've ever seen in a gen2 car.  If I ever decide to upgrade the seats in my 77 Y81 (and I may) my search will begin and end with these Procar Rallys.  Here's a couple pics of them in a gen2 Camaro.


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Re: other seats in our TA's?
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2007, 01:35:02 AM »
those look expensive, what do they run? any idea?
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Re: other seats in our TA's?
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2007, 11:19:23 AM »
Recaros fit great! ;D ;)
I have them in two of our cars.
$$$, but worth it.
Built super strong.

George  8)

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Re: other seats in our TA's?
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2007, 04:04:36 PM »
I've been looking at a set of those Procar Rally seats myself.  The have them in different colors, although anything other than black is not advertised in most catalogs.  They have a maroon vinyl that is real close to the carmine red interior in my car.  One of the guys over at TAC has them and they look great!  A set of those seats is on my list of future upgrades.  They have a catalog at their website.

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Re: other seats in our TA's?
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2007, 04:08:20 PM »
when you can't find a price listed on a site or their catalog you know it's gonna be expensive lol they don't wanna shock people.
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Re: other seats in our TA's?
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2007, 06:35:40 PM »
Summit has the black ones for $279 each.  I found a place seems of have all the colors, but it's an import parts site.  If you don't mind buying from them, the site is here.

The maroon vinyl ones are $279 each.  That's where I think I'll be getting mine.  I know they're pricey, and I could just get new covers from Brett for $309, but then I would have new covers on my uncomfortable seats that don't recline.  Hmmm...

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Re: other seats in our TA's?
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2007, 06:38:11 PM »
damn i was wondering if my seats were broke...

so these seat's don't recline from factory? lol

so they had 220 HP, none reclining terrible uncomfortable seats, no room, no traction and remind me again why we love them? hehe  ;D
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Re: other seats in our TA's?
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2007, 09:05:09 PM »
Hummm, I may have to look into those.....are they available in other colors such as tan?

Procar's Rally Seats are the best I've ever seen in a gen2 car.  If I ever decide to upgrade the seats in my 77 Y81 (and I may) my search will begin and end with these Procar Rallys.  Here's a couple pics of them in a gen2 Camaro.



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Re: other seats in our TA's?
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2007, 10:47:39 PM »
what other seats fit our trans ams (79 in my case) i know the 4th gen F body seats will fit with spacers, but has anyone else tried any other seat in theirs?

There's a poster here by the name of Maltese Falcon who got a set of really slick-looking seats for his 78, but he hasn't posted in a while.  He also posts over on TAC and had some pics up before the 1/07 crash over there.  I think he's been tied up with his job and finishing a new house this past summer.  Might try sending him a PM for his input. :-\ :-\

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Re: other seats in our TA's?
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2007, 02:36:12 AM »
According to Steve (MalteseFalcon) those Corbeau seat he got (which were what Herb Adams put in his Fire Ams) were the LAST pair anywhere.  Don't know how he knows that, but he spent a looong time looking for them.
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Re: other seats in our TA's?
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2007, 02:38:45 AM »
those look expensive, what do they run? any idea?

They're really not too bad.  By the time you buy the seats and the seat adapter kit for them and pay shipping you're probably looking at $700-$800 for the pair.
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Re: other seats in our TA's?
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2007, 03:11:47 AM »
i can get a set of 2002 trans am front power leather seats with 50k miles on them for less than $300.  wonder if i should keep looking for other seats or just get these and put them in there.
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Re: other seats in our TA's?
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2007, 05:44:15 AM »




Daft question but what dash does he have in that car? Is it an early 2nd gen? Im sorry but i dont have a reference point apart from my own car!
 I dont mean the gauge cluster area, but the actual " soft " part itself?
I know of people that have put complete BMW dashes into their Golfs ( Rabbits to our american freinds ) but does anything else fit the 2nd gen?
Power is nothing without Control.

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( no point in adding what else i keep changing them ! )

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Re: other seats in our TA's?
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2007, 05:47:55 AM »
perhaps a custom piece done in fiberglass and wrapped in leather, looks like he took the original dash and built up on it.
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