The next "big" project for my Cobra

LILCBRA

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So I went to the local Pull-A-Part over the weekend looking for some parts for my girlfriend's Sequoia and picked up some 03 convertible seats for my Cobra. I'm copying @Enzio :D

I bought the seats on fleabay a long time ago. But they were out of a 03 mustang.

I just took the stock rails off the new seats and put my rails from the cobra on them. It's a tight fit but they work. I also had to remove the cover on the seat coil spring (helps assist the tilt of the seat back) to get them to fit. They're a little wider than the stock seats.

@extra_stout. Here's some pictures of the seats. The cover on the spring had to come off as there was not enough room with the lower seat belt retractor. IMG_3309.JPG IMG_3310.JPG IMG_3311.JPG IMG_3312.JPG

I don't have any pics of them. They're not in the best shape or anything, but the foam looked to be intact. The leather (or vinyl...? :shrug: ) is separating at the seams in a couple places and one of them has a hole that was punched through from some other junk laying on the floor, so they'll need recovered - which is fine. They're grey and my interior is black. I looked on LMR's site last night, couldn't believe the price for just the fronts! I paid less than that for the complete upholstery kit for my seats a few years ago! But as I think Enzio said, they're more supportive, so they're gonna be an upgrade. :nice:
 
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Enzio

Dang it. I was hoping mine would get 3 more inches
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Especially if you have the lumbar! I don't have back issues but driving any distance at all in the old seats left me feeling...old. Wait...
 
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Enzio

Dang it. I was hoping mine would get 3 more inches
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It's been awhile since I did the up-grade but if I remember right; the drivers side foot well is slightly wider than the passenger side. (Motor is off center so I guess the rest of the chassis is also.) Thus, the passenger side will not slide forward or back due to the stupid seat belt double piece of crap retractors hitting the seat mechanism. I just put the passenger seat as far back as possible on the rails and bolted them down. Nobody has complained or even tried to adjust it yet. I tried to replace them with a single retractor last summer but couldn't get them to fit in the hole by the wing window. You'd then be able to adjust the passenger side I'm sure. I think I'll look at different vehicles next summer to see if I can get something to fit. Maybe a pick-up truck may have something that will work. Then fab up a good solid bracket for the hole in the quarter panel. Then replace the carpet...That turned into a big job! Never-mind. I'll just enjoy my ride.
 
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LILCBRA

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I don't have double retractors in my car, so hopefully I won't have any issues with the passenger side. :)
 
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More Pictures!
some pictures?
one ?
gulp
 
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LILCBRA

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More Pictures!
some pictures?
one ?
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They're nothing to write home about. They're grey and I'm pretty sure they're vinyl. They have a couple places that are splitting at the seams and a hole in the side of one of the bottoms. They're just sitting in my shed now with all of the parts I've collected for the convertible waiting until I take the time to start working on the cars again. Pics will come at some point but probably not anytime soon....sorry!
 
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LILCBRA

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Aside from installing these seats, I think I'm going to go through my engine harness before summer. Since I'm at work right now and thinking of it, can anyone tell me what size split tubing I'd need to buy to go from the connector at the fuse block onward through the engine compartment? Obviously I'll need some smaller sizes as I pass connections, but I'm not sure what size I'd need to order to get started - 1 inch? The link is more for reference, but I'm thinking these diameters would cover most everything under the hood....?

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Enzio

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After looking at Electrical stuff and rejecting it I bought some from Summit I believe. The brand was Holley or Holly (as in the carburetor). It was expensive but was excellent quality. Braided Nylon split wrap. I bought 10 feet each of 1", 3/4" and 1/2". Had less than a foot left of each. I used a whole roll of 3M electric tape. It won't come off. And a bunch of black tie wraps.
 
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LILCBRA

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After looking at Electrical stuff and rejecting it I bought some from Summit I believe. The brand was Holley or Holly (as in the carburetor). It was expensive but was excellent quality. Braided Nylon split wrap. I bought 10 feet each of 1", 3/4" and 1/2". Had less than a foot left of each. I used a whole roll of 3M electric tape. It won't come off. And a bunch of black tie wraps.

So you went with this kind of stuff? And 1 inch was the largest? :)

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Enzio

Dang it. I was hoping mine would get 3 more inches
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Yes. I used a propane torch to melt the ends after cutting with a sissors. Marked it with a silver felt tip, flatten it out, put in a vise, snip it off square and melt the cut edge. Then do the remaining edge the same way.
I have some clean up work to do around the new ignition this spring. I'm not happy with the way it looks.
 
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LILCBRA

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I finally broke down and ordered the split corrugated tubing. 20 feet each of 1/4", 1/2", 3/4", and 1 inch. I've also ordered and received new electrical connectors to make my own harness of sorts. Hopefully my cobbled up mess of wiring will look like a more presentable cobbled mess of wires fairly soon.

Here's all the stuff I've acquired over the past few months....

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I'm gonna be busy when I finally decide to tear into it! And there should be plenty of stuff to tackle different projects with either the GT or my 55 eventually.
 
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I'm just noticing this thread...

Those seats do have a leather seating surface, but the sides and back are vinyl in nature. I have those same seats in my '03 GT.

And yes, upholstery prices for them are absolutely ridiculous now. A few years ago I saw the Mach 1 kit was only about $1200 which I thought was fairly reasonable. Now the price is about double that. I'd been wanting to redo my seats to the Mach 1 pattern (would also need the seat foams to go with it) but I think that's out of the question now unless I hit the lottery.
 
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LILCBRA

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My seats design is different than @Enzio IIRC. They're now fairly exposed since I've been clearing the carport and shed in preparation for siding the house, I'll see if I can't snap a pic or 2 of what I have. That should satisfy @2Blue2 craving for eye candy.... momentarily anyway..... :crazy:
 
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