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Old 10-11-2017, 07:41 PM   #1
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We will be releasing soon our custom seat backs for C5 and C6 Corvettes. These will be ideal for people who donít want to install a racing seat in their car but need better support for track days, other driving events or just spirited driving.

These will be direct replacement seat backs and will bolt to the oem bottom using the stock hardware. We eliminated the cable that allows the back to flop forward instantly but the seat back angle will still adjust from the factory lever.

We will begin work on the cover and these will be patterned to match C5 or C6 patterns. We will provide a matching cover for the stock bottom with each seat back and can add a sub belt opening if needed. We will post pictures later of how to install those. We will offer upholstery in simulated leather, real leather and suede as well. You will be able to choose your stitching color, as well as other options in the works.

The pictures below of the prototype are rather aggressive. We will also make these with a wider flare to the side bolsters for drivers who might find these too snug. If you had an air bag in your stock seat back, you will loose that, if that matters to you.












To help show what we mean by upholstery with stock patterns, you can see seats we did with a different back years ago below. We can do horizontal or vertical stitching and various panels widths as needed.




Any who are interested and would like to be kept up to date can email me directly, as I have started a folder of people to keep informed.

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We will be releasing soon our custom seat backs for C5 and C6 Corvettes. These will be ideal for people who donít want to install a racing seat in their car but need better support for track days, other driving events or just spirited driving.

These will be direct replacement seat backs and will bolt to the oem bottom using the stock hardware. We eliminated the cable that allows the back to flop forward instantly but the seat back angle will still adjust from the factory lever.

We will begin work on the cover and these will be patterned to match C5 or C6 patterns. We will provide a matching cover for the stock bottom with each seat back and can add a sub belt opening if needed. We will post pictures later of how to install those. We will offer upholstery in simulated leather, real leather and suede as well. You will be able to choose your stitching color, as well as other options in the works.

The pictures below of the prototype are rather aggressive. We will also make these with a wider flare to the side bolsters for drivers who might find these too snug. If you had an air bag in your stock seat back, you will loose that, if that matters to you.












To help show what we mean by upholstery with stock patterns, you can see seats we did with a different back years ago below. We can do horizontal or vertical stitching and various panels widths as needed.




Any who are interested and would like to be kept up to date can email me directly, as I have started a folder of people to keep informed.
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Let me clear up any possible confusion by the word seat "conversions" in the title. We do not use any oem components of the seat back so there will be no need to send us anything. You will be able to keep the entire stock back assembly in one piece with cover and convert back to stock at any time (such as when selling the car). Our back is a simple bolt on with the same two stock bolts that attach the oem back.

The reason I called it a conversion was to help people realize they will get to retain the stock tracks, bottom and seat belt system. I apologize for any confusion.
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this looks quite interesting, I have been thinking of pulling the trigger on at least a replacement seat for the drivers side, seat has almost no support and back is kind of floppy too.

Will these seats have new foam for the base or are we just reusing existing foam? or replace with what is in the marketplace for seat rebuilds now?
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What are you thinking cost wise?
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So basically the seat comes out...we bolt up the new seat back with two bolts and we now have a seat that olds us in place..

The seat rebuild kit for the seat bottom is simple as hell to install I did it two or so years ago....took about a half an hour of time to do and it keeps the seat springs from sinking into the foam...no need for new seat cushion foam once installed...

I want the seat back you are designing to hold me properly in the seat while cornering...

Two bolts for the install of the drivers side and I'm good to go...

The seat back still has the ability to fold forward with release of a latch? It just looses that stupid tip forward a couple of inches for no reason at all ? Correct?

Sounds good...

Please make mine without those holes in the seat back...I want it to blend as closely as possible with the stock passenger seat....

Many performance cars today have a slightly more aggressive drivers seat design for holding the driver in place....or at least they should...

If I decide to sell the car down the road I have the complete option of putting the original seat back in place should I want to...options mine...this gets even better.


Simple easy and affordable mod..

Awesome

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Will these seats have new foam for the base or are we just reusing existing foam? or replace with what is in the marketplace for seat rebuilds now?
We will leave the bottom foam to the customer, as some may have already replaced the foam or done a rebuilt kit. We will look into supplying components for rebuilding the bottom for those in need.

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What are you thinking cost wise?
We will be making the complete back - custom tubular steel frame designed specifically to bolt to the oem bottom, foam and cover as well as a replacement cover for the stock bottom. With simulated leather upholstery pricing will start at $749 per seat. Suede inserts are expected to add about $100 and natural leather about $200 per seat and we will be able to confirm that after the cover patterning is complete.

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The seat back still has the ability to fold forward with release of a latch? It just looses that stupid tip forward a couple of inches for no reason at all ? Correct?
This seat back will not fold forward because the latch and cable behind the headrest is eliminated. The seat back angle however will still adjust with the handle on the side of the seat.

We could design a second version that reuses the release cable but that likely wouldn't be until the winter. The customer would also need to source and send us a cable and the plastic bezel around it because they are color keyed to the color of the upholstery. It is getting harder to find many colors and the customer looses the option of simply swapping back to stock if he had to take components off his stock back for us to use.

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