Does anyone have a recommendation on a comfortable replacement seat that is a direct fit for our sliders?
The original seats in my 84 were comfortable enough but the leather was cracking bad and I wanted to sit a bit lower so I gutted the seats and with 4 inch foam and upholstery fabricDoes anyone have a recommendation on a comfortable replacement seat that is a direct fit for our sliders?
I have wondered something along these lines. Also one could do a quick welded on wing to create some hip and side support. With the original cover available a good upholsterer should be able to make the slight size modifications to make our OEM seats into bucket style seats yet keeping the OEM look.The original seats in my 84 were comfortable enough but the leather was cracking bad and I wanted to sit a bit lower so I gutted the seats and with 4 inch foam and upholstery fabric
did the seats.
The back of the seat is stamped metal on a tubed frame.
I cut the flat sections out to shave some weight.
The final effect is more of a bucket and to me comfortable.
it has been a few years so can't remember exactly but do know I shaved a good 6 pounds per seat.
Actually I wouldn't mind looking at the underside to see if they are using the stock sliders... I actually have a second set, which would make swapping seats easy if I get a second set...You can borrow my Sparco Sprint seat to try. It has thin padding, fairly comfortable for what it is (fixed back track seat), fits and I think the stock rails fit on. Of course you will have a sad time getting into it and a pathetic time getting out as it has race seat type bolsters. Great for track days, terrible for street use. But hey, it meets your criterion!
For Shiggles I test fit a set of Braums in the X . They are great seats but way to big for the car.The headrests touch the roof, backs are too thick, sides are too bolstered and leg room was cut down. That is y I will be using the Vintage 911 seats. They are way smaller and I figure I will have and extra 4 inches of adjustment. The OEMs I have as far back as possible and raised the steering column and installed an aftermarket wheel.As another option, you can get extremely affordable generic aftermarket sport seats in a ton of choices. Reclining back, different size/shape side bolsters, various designs of back rests, all sorts of materials, etc. I've seen them online for about $200 a pair shipped. Like most replacements you will need to make some sort of adaptor to fit the stock mounts. Here is just a couple examples of the countless styles available: