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opinions on seats

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by milesstarkey, Oct 2, 2003.

  1. milesstarkey

    milesstarkey

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    i was looking at summit racing seats with covers and 4 point safety harnesses just because they're cheap. does anyone have these? are they decently comfortable or hard as plastic? any info would help.
     
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    woody unhelpful spotter Staff Member Admin

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    cheap....I can sit in a plastic seat for about 5 minutes, any more and I can't walk upright from back issues for a few days.

    IMO, spend $170 or so on a set of Corbeau Baja SS seats or more on something else. Your back will thank you, as well your passengers.
     
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    spend the coin on a set of baja ss seats i have them and you wont be sorry
     
  4. milesstarkey

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    how about some llinks here? so i don't have to search. where did you get these seats? and what about mounting them? anyone put power seats in? i was thinking about junk yard monte carlo power seat brackets and motors.
     
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    Gumby Supamod Staff Member s-Moderator

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    If you go junkyard, go with the 740 Volvo. Bolt right in, leather, heated if you want, but manual.
     
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    Will the 740 volvo seats fit an 79-83 fj40. what seats will fit late model 40 such as the 79-83?
     
  7. milesstarkey

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    i was just wanting power seat parts, the seats i was planning to still get new so as to use with 4 point safety harnesses.
     
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    TJDIV Back in The U.P.

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    The Volvo seats are awesome. I had a set in my 79 FJ40 and they welded right onto the stock seat rails. Then I sold the Cruiser, junked the stock seats, and am looking for another set of seats for my 70 FJ40.

    Oh well.
     
  9. milesstarkey

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    would the volvo seats work with 4 point safety harnesses? i sold my rails and brackets with my old seats.
     
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    woody unhelpful spotter Staff Member Admin

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    Woody,
    Do you have enuff room between your BajaSSs to fit a Tuffy console? They sound nice and they're not too bad on the $$.

    Thanks
     
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    woody unhelpful spotter Staff Member Admin

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    Not sure on exact width, but I'll guess 10-12". Fits a small 12-pack cooler with no problems. Mine are cage mounted tho, not using stock stuff, so YMMV
     
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    Thanks for the reply Woody,
    Maybe I'll hold off until I get my new rollcage in and mount, then do some measuring ;) If they fit, think I'll definately get a pair. Thanks fer the lead!

    Yo Han
     
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    Just bought and installed a set of Corbeau seats, (Baja) and really like them. I shopped around and found my BEST deal as well UNMATCHED SERVICE here:
    clark@apexperformance.net
    He and his wife were great. Not only was the price good, but shot the "plastic" # to him and had ALL my stuff CORRECTLY SENT, on my porch in like two days!
    Give him a shout!
    About the Volvo seats..........I had an opinion shared with me about car seats and harnesses. This person felt that the car seats aren't meant to handle the forces of the 3 or 4 point harnesses during a sudden stop or accident. As well don't conform well to routing the straps. I don't know............... :-\