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Old 08-09-2017, 10:20 PM
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Trying to decide whether to reupholster the original seats in my 78 (not pace car) or go with a set of Miata seats. Anyone that has them, likes
- dislikes of using them. Anybody have any pictures they could post with them installed?
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Old 08-09-2017, 11:28 PM
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What generation?

The first gen seats fit the best- the later ones- I think are too tall.

You can find deals on craigslist- guys usually parting them out or turning them into track cars.

First gen seats
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I used first gen also! Had mine recovered in the correct upholstery.

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First gen 1.6 seats for sure (90-93)! My least favorite first gen seat is the 95-97 with the flat bottom, I find them uncomfortable. My favorite Miata seat combo, in my 91 BRG daily driver now, is the 95M separate headrest back attached to the 90-93 bottom.

Miata seats (except the 95M) have headrest speakers and a lumbar pocket to store stuff.

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I have a pair of 2002 Miata seats I am going to be installing in my 69 Convertible. I will post pictures once I have them mounted.
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in all cases with seat mods, install the seats as-is. do not reupholster them until you are sure you can stand them...
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Got the 2002 Miata seats mocked up in my 69 They fit great and I did not lose any headroom. Next step is to get them recovered and do the finial mount.


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Got the sets recovered. Installed new leather from lseat.com
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Originally Posted by M A Fry View Post
I used first gen also! Had mine recovered in the correct upholstery.

Hmmm,funny looking steering wheel..............Hdal
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Originally Posted by hdal View Post
Hmmm,funny looking steering wheel..............Hdal
Yes I have a leather cover on it, protects it from the sun and makes it slightly thicker. I dislike the really skinny steering wheels from that era.
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Old 01-18-2019, 07:43 PM
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Actually I was hinting at the fact the wh was on the rt side.em/brake on lt hand pull. Did the pic load backwards? Hdal
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Um no, it's rhd! You fellas drive on the wrong side of the road
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Wait a min,you have a rh drive Corv! Shoot us some pic's of dash & ip I gotta see this........Hdal
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hdal, go here https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...requested.html
to see pictures of my interior.
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Wow,wonder of wonders,looks good,you be a"happy camper".Hdal
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Seats look good, headrests that stick up too high can look goofy from the rear. Nice.
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Miata seats. eBay...expensive!! Local boneyards...much more reasonable. Car-part.com
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I got mine from a local boneyard. the covers came from lseat.com
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Here is a side by side of the 69 seats and the 2002 Miata seats mounted on the 69 rails.




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