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I've been shopping for a set of C3 clamshell style seats to retrofit in my 65 and many I find have nothing covering the exposed foam on the seat back. I'm assuming there's a plastic shell of some sort but not sure why those pieces aren't being sold with the seats. I would appreciate a picture or two. I'm assuming there might be something also covering the backside of seat base as well but again, I just have never seen a complete set of seats.
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The upholstered seat bottoms and backs clip into plastic seat shells.
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To install "clam shell" seats, you can't just buy the covered foam cushions, you need the complete plastic seat, bottoms, backs, hinges, hinge covers and tracks. Your best bet is to try and find a good used pair of seats, the going rate is around $400-$500 for a pair. New hinge covers, backs and bottoms are available, but they aren't cheap (backs - $235 each, bottoms $330 each), and you'd still need to find used hinges and tracks.

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I've been shopping for a set of C3 clamshell style seats to retrofit in my 65 and many I find have nothing covering the exposed foam on the seat back. I'm assuming there's a plastic shell of some sort but not sure why those pieces aren't being sold with the seats. I would appreciate a picture or two. I'm assuming there might be something also covering the backside of seat base as well but again, I just have never seen a complete set of seats.
I believe these are the back pieces you're referring to. There was also a bottom portion of these, found here. Keep in mind as well that there was carpet covering the back clamshell.

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To install "clam shell" seats, you can't just buy the covered foam cushions, you need the complete plastic seat, bottoms, backs, hinges, hinge covers and tracks. Your best bet is to try and find a good used pair of seats, the going rate is around $400-$500 for a pair. New hinge covers, backs and bottoms are available, but they aren't cheap (backs - $235 each, bottoms $330 each), and you'd still need to find used hinges and tracks.
That's just as I thought. I guess the owners of the ones I've seen for sale are simply replacing foam and upholstery therefore keeping everything else. I think my best hope is to starting visiting junkyards as those online are either too far away or incomplete. If any on this forum know of Florida junkyards likely to have vettes, please let me know.
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Here you go..others have said it all. I have the clamshells and just LOVE THEM....but I'm skinny!

https://tucson.craigslist.org/pts/d/...865924778.html

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My 1980 with Doeskin interior




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My 1980 with Doeskin interior

They look great!
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Here you go..others have said it all. I have the clamshells and just LOVE THEM....but I'm skinny!

https://tucson.craigslist.org/pts/d/...865924778.html

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Yep, that's what I need to find somewhere closer to home. Thanks though, that gives me a clear picture of all the pieces.

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