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ScottsXR2

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« on: December 15, 2006, 02:56:00 PM »

I want to replace the seats in my Capri and was wondering what seat would be a direct replacement besides our own.....  I've heard rumors of ZX3 seats and probe seats.. are these direct fit?
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ScottsXR2

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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2006, 06:06:00 AM »

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ninjaskill

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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2006, 06:09:00 AM »

the zx3 seats require fab. im not shure of direct bolt on seats. i have looked a little and to with no luck. sorry im not much help.
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ScottsXR2

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« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2006, 02:13:00 PM »

anyone?  I know I saw someone on here who mentioned seats out of a 94 probe gt, are these direct fit?
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« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2006, 04:58:00 PM »

I dont remember seeing anything about Probe GT seats...

I think Richter12x2 was the one who put focus (escort maybe?) ZX2 seats in his capri

*shrugs*

I dont know what to tell you, not much info here. Sounds like either way you'll have to make new brackets (which isnt very hard, really)
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« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2006, 03:49:00 PM »

Who knows.... i think I'll just go and look at various seats at the junk yard sometime this week.  Anyone have any suggestions as to what is a pretty comfortable but good looking seat that might fit in the car?
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« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2006, 02:38:00 AM »

not shure on this but maby a seat from a mazda 323. everything else from that car is useable in our capris.

if only 2nd gen supra seats would fit...  
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ScottsXR2

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« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2006, 03:04:00 AM »

I'm going to fab something up to mount whatever seats i get, so... will the supra fits not fit size wise or just bolt patterns don't line up at all?
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« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2006, 04:14:00 AM »

i dont know. i have not looked at the supra frame, i just said that because those are some of the most comfortable seats i have ever sat in......
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« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2006, 04:59:00 PM »

Hmmmm.... I'll look into that, any other ideas on some comfortable yet sporty seats?  my thinking is if APC can include brackets to make their seat universal, i can build something to fit almost any seat into our cars, we'll see i suppose.
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« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2006, 02:41:00 AM »

keep us informed on your progress, pictures are awesome too!
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« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2007, 07:12:00 PM »

Anyone think of (FB)RX7 high-back seats? I know they are comfortable and should be easy to find since most RX7 owners buy racing seats anyway. Custom bracket would be needed but still...
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need4speed428

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« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2007, 07:27:00 PM »

I'm really thinking my next buy is going to be corbeau forza racing buckets.

$220 a piece. I donno, only 19 lbs too though.
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« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2007, 04:36:00 AM »

I like the rx7 seat idea. Plus, we could wire in the speakers.  

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« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2007, 08:15:00 AM »

Richter put ford focus seats in the capri... ...they are not a direct fit... ...custom brackets had to be made... ...AND I dont think any seat is a direct fit... ...not even racing seats.

 

 
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Anyone think of (FB)RX7 high-back seats? I know they are comfortable and should be easy to find since most RX7 owners buy racing seats anyway. Custom bracket would be needed but still...
Ok first... ...how easy is it to find an FB rx7?!? I mean FBs are harder to find than FCs... ...and FCs are harder to find than FDs... ...when was the last time you say an FB?

Second.. ...the reason WHY most RX7 owners buy racing seats is because the old seats look like crap... ...Now, I'm not saying theyre styled bad... ...Im saying thats due to their age and butt wear... ...they are usually discolored, ripped, cracked, you name it. And the very fact that FBs are first gerneration RX7s (1979-1985)... ...youre looking at a VERY old seat... ...almost all would be in horrible shape. And even if you found one that was good... ...theyd probablly be VERY expensive as rx7 owners wishing to restore their "classic" to JDM spec will want the original seats.

Now then, theres nothing wrong with swapping seats (although I wished we had kept our old ones) but I just want you to know theres other options out there. Since youre pretty much stuck with fabricating your own brackets to make it work, you can pretty much choose any seat you want, but heres some tips to remember...

1) get them from a 2 door... ...make sure they an fold forward
2)get one from a samll car (miata, mini, etc) the bigger the seat, the more likely the wind will now hit your face.
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