Aftermarket seats

Want ads

Moderators: notoptoy, garth, S Allen

User avatar
Gregs672000
Roadster Fanatic-Site Supporter
Posts: 6679
Joined: Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:47 pm
Location: Tacoma, WA

Aftermarket seats

Post by Gregs672000 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:44 am

Greetings, I'm posting for my friend "Damn it" Bill (Roadster fanatic who did the pics at Shasta for years) who is seeking some aftermarket seats that will allow use of a 4-5 point harness, are not super tall (close to stock) that will fit in a Roadster. He does not want stock or Miata seats. He said he's seen some in pics of race Roadsters but has not been able to locate them for purchase. I see the guys building the 1600 for SEMA ended up making their own, but I don't think he wants to go that far! Thanks all!
:smt006
Greg Burrows
'67 2000 #588
Tacoma, WA

User avatar
pebbles
Roadster Fanatic-Site Supporter
Posts: 3969
Joined: Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:00 am
Location: Washington

Re: Aftermarket seats

Post by pebbles » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:44 pm

PRP makes a smaller "Roadster" suspension seat. Haven't fit one in a Datsun.
https://www.prpseats.com/product/roadst ... sion-seat/#
David




"When we were standing next to the motor while on the dyno, and the motor hit VVL, eyes went watery.."

s15to311
Roadster Fanatic
Posts: 298
Joined: Thu May 21, 2009 5:22 pm
Location: Richmond, VA
Model: 1500/1600
Year: Low Windshield-64-67.5

Re: Aftermarket seats

Post by s15to311 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:27 pm

Gregs672000 wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:44 am
Greetings, I'm posting for my friend "Damn it" Bill (Roadster fanatic who did the pics at Shasta for years) who is seeking some aftermarket seats that will allow use of a 4-5 point harness, are not super tall (close to stock) that will fit in a Roadster. He does not want stock or Miata seats. He said he's seen some in pics of race Roadsters but has not been able to locate them for purchase. I see the guys building the 1600 for SEMA ended up making their own, but I don't think he wants to go that far! Thanks all!
:smt006
Hey Greg, we made a mold of our seats specifically for roadster use, but we are far away from producing them for sale. Depending on his time frame we may be able to get some completed next year however, I would not recommend a 4 point harness for as low as these seats are. We could potentially make a standard height seat like the original Nismo but it would need to be modified to fit the Roadster, again this would take some time.

You may look into the Bride Histrix (depending on budget) although, I have no idea if they would fit the Roadster as is and I don't think a 4 point harness would be appropriate with those seats either.

Good looking vintage style race seats are really difficult to find as mind-boggling as that seems.

User avatar
2mAn
Roadsteraholic
Posts: 1722
Joined: Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:02 pm
Location: Inglewood, CA

Re: Aftermarket seats

Post by 2mAn » Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:33 am

My Beard Racing Seat is the original version of the PRP seat, they fit well inside a Roadster with just the mini headrest poking out over the rear deck. I love mine and might have finally found a match in material. I don’t think you’ll be unhappy with the PRP option
Simon
Current Cars:
-1986 BMW 325e - pursuit of happiness
-1968 Datsun Roadster 2000 - happiness of pursuit

User avatar
Gregs672000
Roadster Fanatic-Site Supporter
Posts: 6679
Joined: Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:47 pm
Location: Tacoma, WA

Re: Aftermarket seats

Post by Gregs672000 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:26 pm

Thanks All! Simon, can you post a clear picture so he can see it in the car, and maybe some mounting details? I'm on their website but don't see the PRP seat option. Thanks!

Ps, how's the carbs?
Greg Burrows
'67 2000 #588
Tacoma, WA

eye
Roadster Newby
Posts: 24
Joined: Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:44 pm

Re: Aftermarket seats

Post by eye » Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:59 pm

Anybody ever tried fitting Corbeau seats?

eye
Roadster Newby
Posts: 24
Joined: Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:44 pm

Re: Aftermarket seats

Post by eye » Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:01 pm

Corbeau seat dimensions

eye
Roadster Newby
Posts: 24
Joined: Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:44 pm

Re: Aftermarket seats

Post by eye » Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:05 pm

OK. Last try at posting an image.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
2mAn
Roadsteraholic
Posts: 1722
Joined: Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:02 pm
Location: Inglewood, CA

Re: Aftermarket seats

Post by 2mAn » Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:45 am

Gregs672000 wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:26 pm
Thanks All! Simon, can you post a clear picture so he can see it in the car, and maybe some mounting details? I'm on their website but don't see the PRP seat option. Thanks!

Ps, how's the carbs?
Image

Best view to show how they sit in the car. I made my own mounts. These seats are all similar (Beard, PRP,etc) and very popular in the buggy world. Mine was random and I’ve owned it a long time hence the sentimental value behind it and the stupid mission to try and match it.

Use the link above to have a custom set made to match your Roadster. They don’t have the matching fabric that mine has hence the mission I’ve been on
Simon
Current Cars:
-1986 BMW 325e - pursuit of happiness
-1968 Datsun Roadster 2000 - happiness of pursuit

User avatar
spl310
Roadster Guru
Posts: 12180
Joined: Sun Dec 29, 2002 10:38 pm
Location: In front of this keyboard... in Jacksonville, Florida!

Re: Aftermarket seats

Post by spl310 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:47 am

I think that I have one of those seats
"Wow, a Roadster!" Stuart Little

1967.5 2000
1967.5 2000
1964 1500
1964 1500
1967.5 1600
1968 chassis
2000 Durango
1995 F350 Powerstroke!
More...

User avatar
2mAn
Roadsteraholic
Posts: 1722
Joined: Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:02 pm
Location: Inglewood, CA

Re: Aftermarket seats

Post by 2mAn » Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:35 am

They are nearly the same exact shape you can get from Jegs (and probably Summit) but the bottom is different and sit much more upright.

It’s a bummer for me because I have one of those Jegs plastic seats and it’s basically useless in a Roadster. If you look at my pics you’ll see random ones where the seat is mounted and it pokes up much higher.

Also, if you find buggy seats you have to be sure to get narrow ones as I nearly bought a pair of corbeaus (also the same shape) but they were too wide. Mine is a bit tight against the center tunnel and the shoulder sits right against the closure of the door, where a b-pillar would be in a hardtop car.
Simon
Current Cars:
-1986 BMW 325e - pursuit of happiness
-1968 Datsun Roadster 2000 - happiness of pursuit