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Old 03-27-2005, 07:01   #1 (permalink)
Mauricio
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Recaro (Scirocco) Seats in a 90LX?

My 90LX seats look like mildew farm with rather rusty seat brackets.
I can get for free (well, driver's side seat has one rip, but that could be
taken care of) gray (my Mustang's interior is also gray) leather (?) seats
from a VW Scirocco. For those who do not know, Recaro was contracted to
make the seats for those cars. I know that it will require some welding to
make it work (either make a braket to use the Scirocco seat bracket or find
rust-free Mustang seats and weld their brackets/pans to the VW seat), but I
was wondering it they would look nice in the Mustang.
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Old 03-27-2005, 15:02   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Recaro (Scirocco) Seats in a 90LX?

My guess would be a qualified "yes" depending upon which Recarro model
they are. As for recovering... www.leatherseats.com .... also, you can
buy the correct brackets for Recarros, Flo-Fits, and other
aftermarkets to fit you car, and just bolt them on. Check
www.seatsource.com or www.theseatsource.com (I forgot which it is).

And, thanks for the info regarding the Sirocco seats being Recarro. I
have been looking at the Recarros but as expensive as they are.....
about double Flo-Fit... Now I know to look for VW at the salvage
yards.

Any particular years they were used?

On Sun, 27 Mar 2005 13:01:46 GMT, Mauricio <hello@there.com> wrote:

> My 90LX seats look like mildew farm with rather rusty seat brackets.
>I can get for free (well, driver's side seat has one rip, but that could be
>taken care of) gray (my Mustang's interior is also gray) leather (?) seats
>from a VW Scirocco. For those who do not know, Recaro was contracted to
>make the seats for those cars. I know that it will require some welding to
>make it work (either make a braket to use the Scirocco seat bracket or find
>rust-free Mustang seats and weld their brackets/pans to the VW seat), but I
>was wondering it they would look nice in the Mustang.


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Old 03-27-2005, 18:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Recaro (Scirocco) Seats in a 90LX?

Spike <jma@snowcrest.net> wrote in
news:iv8e411qnd7smtp3i9pvq4c2clash4128f@4ax.com:

> My guess would be a qualified "yes" depending upon which Recarro model
> they are. As for recovering... www.leatherseats.com .... also, you can
> buy the correct brackets for Recarros, Flo-Fits, and other
> aftermarkets to fit you car, and just bolt them on. Check
> www.seatsource.com or www.theseatsource.com (I forgot which it is).
>

Thanks for the info. I'll look them up later on.

> And, thanks for the info regarding the Sirocco seats being Recarro. I
> have been looking at the Recarros but as expensive as they are.....
> about double Flo-Fit... Now I know to look for VW at the salvage
> yards.
>
> Any particular years they were used?
>

AFAIK, all Sciroccos, the GTI and 16V models come with those seats.
Problem is the seat bottom was designed to fit the normal VW built-in seat
track (i.e the track is welded to the car while the seat has a locking
mechanism on the front-middle (which slides in the middle track) and 2 legs
on the rear that slide on the two outer tracks. On the bright side, that
means they are very easy to take out. However, to use them would probably
require some welding; I do know of two welders I can harass so I am not
that concerned.

Weird note: I found out the driver's seats in the buses here are also
Recaro. Go figure. :P
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Old 03-27-2005, 20:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Recaro (Scirocco) Seats in a 90LX?

As for the buses... that's probably union required for ergonomics...
don't want those drivers being uncomfortable while sittin' on their
butts all day..... LOL

On Sun, 27 Mar 2005 23:57:45 GMT, Mauricio <hello@there.com> wrote:

>Spike <jma@snowcrest.net> wrote in
>news:iv8e411qnd7smtp3i9pvq4c2clash4128f@4ax.com:
>
>> My guess would be a qualified "yes" depending upon which Recarro model
>> they are. As for recovering... www.leatherseats.com .... also, you can
>> buy the correct brackets for Recarros, Flo-Fits, and other
>> aftermarkets to fit you car, and just bolt them on. Check
>> www.seatsource.com or www.theseatsource.com (I forgot which it is).
>>

> Thanks for the info. I'll look them up later on.
>
>> And, thanks for the info regarding the Sirocco seats being Recarro. I
>> have been looking at the Recarros but as expensive as they are.....
>> about double Flo-Fit... Now I know to look for VW at the salvage
>> yards.
>>
>> Any particular years they were used?
>>

> AFAIK, all Sciroccos, the GTI and 16V models come with those seats.
>Problem is the seat bottom was designed to fit the normal VW built-in seat
>track (i.e the track is welded to the car while the seat has a locking
>mechanism on the front-middle (which slides in the middle track) and 2 legs
>on the rear that slide on the two outer tracks. On the bright side, that
>means they are very easy to take out. However, to use them would probably
>require some welding; I do know of two welders I can harass so I am not
>that concerned.
>
>Weird note: I found out the driver's seats in the buses here are also
>Recaro. Go figure. :P


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Old 03-27-2005, 21:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Recaro (Scirocco) Seats in a 90LX?

I had a '77 Scirocco and they were the best seats I ever had. Let me know
how the project goes because I might want to do it to my 90 LX.

Dave


"Spike" <jma@snowcrest.net> wrote in message
news:c7oe41p6p8lj98rtbh500qf4e1r318mf6j@4ax.com...
> As for the buses... that's probably union required for ergonomics...
> don't want those drivers being uncomfortable while sittin' on their
> butts all day..... LOL
>
> On Sun, 27 Mar 2005 23:57:45 GMT, Mauricio <hello@there.com> wrote:
>
> >Spike <jma@snowcrest.net> wrote in
> >news:iv8e411qnd7smtp3i9pvq4c2clash4128f@4ax.com:
> >
> >> My guess would be a qualified "yes" depending upon which Recarro model
> >> they are. As for recovering... www.leatherseats.com .... also, you can
> >> buy the correct brackets for Recarros, Flo-Fits, and other
> >> aftermarkets to fit you car, and just bolt them on. Check
> >> www.seatsource.com or www.theseatsource.com (I forgot which it is).
> >>

> > Thanks for the info. I'll look them up later on.
> >
> >> And, thanks for the info regarding the Sirocco seats being Recarro. I
> >> have been looking at the Recarros but as expensive as they are.....
> >> about double Flo-Fit... Now I know to look for VW at the salvage
> >> yards.
> >>
> >> Any particular years they were used?
> >>

> > AFAIK, all Sciroccos, the GTI and 16V models come with those seats.
> >Problem is the seat bottom was designed to fit the normal VW built-in

seat
> >track (i.e the track is welded to the car while the seat has a locking
> >mechanism on the front-middle (which slides in the middle track) and 2

legs
> >on the rear that slide on the two outer tracks. On the bright side, that
> >means they are very easy to take out. However, to use them would

probably
> >require some welding; I do know of two welders I can harass so I am not
> >that concerned.
> >
> >Weird note: I found out the driver's seats in the buses here are also
> >Recaro. Go figure. :P

>
> Hey! Spikey Likes IT!
> 1965 Ford Mustang fastback 2+2 A Code 289 C4 Trac-Lok
> Vintage Burgundy w/Black Standard Interior
> Vintage 40 Wheels 16X8"
> w/BF Goodrich Comp T/A Radial 225/50ZR16



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