I'm looking to purchase both seats for my '74. When I bought the car
it had some aftermarket seats in it (anyone interested in these?). I
would like to get back close to the originals. I have a few questions
for anyone who might care to answer. Provided I have the right
mounting hardware what years would work for me (68-82 maybe)? It
appears that the later years fold over at a different point. If any
seat from this era would work are the later years better? Where would
be a good place to find a pair, I live near Los Angeles.? I see that
there is a corvette swap meet in Pamona 14 Oct., are these worth
attending? Are there any corvette salvage yards in and around LA?
Thanks for any help,
Its unlikely youll find any original seats in good condition at swap
meets . If youre planning on keeping your '74, id consider new
reproduction seats assuming your vette hasnt been maintained as
all-original. As for what year seats would fit, id examine a few
Suppliers catalogues like Mid-America and Ecklers. Good luck, Dave.
On Sep 12, 5:37 pm, email@example.com wrote:
As far as the frame for seat, for the bottom, i think 70-73 will also
fit in a 74, for the back, i think 75-77 will also fit in a 74.
Nothing in 78-82 would fit, nor earlier than 70. Swap meets are
generally OK and you can get some deals, but you need to know if parts
will fit. Sometimes, the "vendors" are just emptying out the junk bin
and don't know what fits what either. Just google on corvette salvage
yards and i'm sure you will find some in socal. Call a local corvette
club and they will tell you where the junk yards are. Rick
By all means, go to the swap meet at Pomona, you will be glad you did. Dave
is living in the shadow of Bloomington Gold, which has become a great
disappointment as far as the swap meet is concerned since it moved to the
golf course in St. Charles (Chicago), IL. When it was still the blue jeans
and t-shirt set in the farmlands of Illinois, there were huge swap meets.
But the golf set, high auction dollars, and eBay have had a terrible effect
on the swap meet that was called the granddaddy of Corvette swap meets.
Check eBay for seats. Even if you don't find what you want, then you get an
idea of prices. After all, you don't need a set with new red covers if you
have a black interior. I can't remember when they switched the mounting
tracks. there are subtle changes throughout as to the release lever and all,
but the actual mounting I think only changed once, either '75 or '76, when
they went from two holes in back to one hole. You can always change tracks,
and you may already have your tracks that the existing seats are on.
Here are a few links.
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