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Recaro seat install (Expert M model).


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The day has come- the seats are here!

I bolted a Recaro Expert M seat with houndstooth upholstery in the Grande.

In Recaro speak the Expert is the model, “M” means wide seat base without tall bolsters.  They also make “S” bases that have much more pronounced base bolsters (better be a slim athletic build).  The seat back bolsters on the Expert are width adjustable with the small knob on the side of the seat back.

The brackets I used are an unknown brand, but sold by Griffin Motorworke in Berkeley CA.  Apparently made by a local outfit for them.  The 71-73 mustang bracket was a perfect fit.  The sliders have adjustable height holes and you can tilt the seat base with them if desired.

Any bigger guys might want to consider these seats with the M base since they actually sit lower than the stock seats.  You can adjust them up but I left the back adjustment in the lowest position and the front in the middle position.
 

I couldn’t be more pleased, but my wallet hates me.  

 

 

 

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Sweet and good looking seats. Now you know where to sit down to take a nap.:biggrin:

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Looks nice and looks comfortable, well done.

Tell your wallet to get over it, because it's slimmed down some it'll fit better in the new seat :)

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“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.”

--Albert Einstein

 

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31 minutes ago, Horsin' Around said:

Check with Recaro, they may offer the insert material by the yard and you can have matching inserts in the rear.

I know where I can get an exact match houndstooth cloth- but I’m a long ways away from finishing up the interior!

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sweet

 

73 ragtop, 1999 Mustang Bright Atlantic Blue Paint, Phoenix Engine 302-335HP,  Edelbrock Carb & Performer manifold; c4 with 2000 stall and shiftkit; 3:55 auburn limited slip differential, Hedman shorties; Car Chemistry Exhaust

 

Classic Air; Tilt Steering Wheel; 1999 Chrysler Sebring bucket Seats ; power windows;

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Looks like a great fit but i would call them out on how crooked the seam is on the seat cushion on passenger side. yes Ford was crooked but those are not cheap.

When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??:P

David

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On 12/8/2020 at 3:34 PM, Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs said:

Looks like a great fit but i would call them out on how crooked the seam is on the seat cushion on passenger side. yes Ford was crooked but those are not cheap.

David gets the eagle eye award.

I sent off pics of the poor fabric pattern placement on that seat base to Griffin Motorworke.  They got ahold of Recaro and another seat is coming.  Whenever it comes in I’ll make a cannonball run to Berkeley CA (where Griffin is located) to swap them out.  I do have to say Griffin has been good about addressing the problem.

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Great to hear they backed it up. I recently took some pics for someone showing how bad original was. I took upholstery course and is way more difficult than anything else on the car.

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When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??:P

David

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  • 5 weeks later...

Those are really nice! How much do they cost for a pair? :D

Daniel ::thumb::

 

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Under construction!!

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About 1 kidney.  
 

The sliders were $145 each

The seat brackets were $145 each

The houndstooth seats are more than the standard expert seats.  The plain experts in black are about $1,000 each.

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