Replacement Seats

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HYRYSC
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Replacement Seats

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What are some of the best replacement seats? I have a bead on some Miata seats but didn't know if those would work well. Anyone ever put miata seats in?
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Here they use Smart seats....its a small car build by Mercedes Benz.
https://nl.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart_(automerk)
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I've used a few different seats over the years on my Pinz's. My favorite for fit and comfort are my current ones. Military surplus (new), possibly MRAP. I was able to modify the original Pinz seat frames to bolt up to the new seats. They're also narrow enough, like the Smartcar seats, to easily fit and still have access to the belts and levers.

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I haven't looked in a while but ebay may be your friend.
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pcolette wrote: Tue Sep 26, 2023 7:54 pm I've used a few different seats over the years on my Pinz's. My favorite for fit and comfort are my current ones. Military surplus (new), possibly MRAP. I was able to modify the original Pinz seat frames to bolt up to the new seats. They're also narrow enough, like the Smartcar seats, to easily fit and still have access to the belts and levers.


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I haven't looked in a while but ebay may be your friend.
I like those alot!
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I agree that those look great. I renovated my original seats a couple years ago quite successfully but these look very comfortable. Paul, anymore details on model number, how you modified them for the original frames, etc? And, it also looks like you need to give us a pictorial tour of your Pinz interior; always looking for ideas.
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Here are a few more photos including one of the seat model. I wish I had bought a couple of more at the time. The fabric is a "Tuff-X" or something similar, a non-slip, easy to clean surface. I often see similar items on govplanet.com but in larger lots typically, but then track down the winning bidder to buy just the quantity I want.

For mounting, I welded steel bars to the original seat frames at the appropriate spot with holes in the bars to bolt to the existing mounting points on the seats.

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I forgot to warn about the govplanet.com site -IT IS HIGHLY ADDICTIVE!

You will find items like this - https://www.govplanet.com/for-sale/Powe ... pnLink=yes
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Thanks Paul!
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pcolette wrote: Wed Sep 27, 2023 11:37 am I forgot to warn about the govplanet.com site -IT IS HIGHLY ADDICTIVE!

You will find items like this - https://www.govplanet.com/for-sale/Powe ... pnLink=yes
Yeah, if you could just keep that kind of stuff to yourself, my wife would appreciate it. LOL
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Yeah, I am still around but mainly on the dreaded Facebook sites.
I, like many have used a variety of seats. There are very few direct fit so you will have to fabricate a bracket. I have recently come across several that fit and keep the slide in operation. My go to seat for folks looking were the Honda crv 2 nd generation. Locally here they all seen to be garage kept and non smokers. I have puked just about every set from most of the wrecking yards around here. I now have been using a variety of seats that work well. Just find seats that are under 19" wide and low profile in the seat area.
Problem with this site is size limitations of photos and I don't feel like resizing everything I want to post. If interested you can see them on the SouthWest pinzgauer Facebook page.
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