Originally Posted by grumpyvette
my sons 1992 corvettes got those damn narrow factory seats with the extended side supports that in his vette,are rather uncomfortable and difficult to get in and out of, and before you comment on my lack of weight watcher meeting attendance,being the main issue here I measured my corvette seats in all three of my corvettes and I fit and feel fine in those.
his seats need to be replaced or totally re-upholstered, they are just very uncomfortable.
so Im going to need to replace the seats as re-upholstering them would seem rather a waste of effort, so Im open for ideas gentlemen, as Im about to replace a good deal of his cars interior
How tall is your Son Grumpy ?
That is more of an issue than body size or weight.
Unless your around 400lbs.
Not likely, C4 Corvette would be a poor choice of car then.
Heavy Metal 1964 to 1972 Chevelle or GTO be a good choice then.
I like the Sport leather seats in my 87.
Fit me fine at 5 foot 10 inches tall & 175lbs.
Lumber air bag supports quit working & never really cared for that feature anyhow.
Dual power sport seats in the 87.
If I was to replace the seats with anything else, it would Recaros. Have them in my 1970-1/2 TA. Most comfortable custom bucket seats I have ever owned. Were installed when I bought the TA in 1994 & have left them installed.
Porches are famous for coming with optional Recaro seats & owners-they love them.
Recaros are expensive to buy New or used.
Low ball used is around $1k for a nice pair.
Some models are high as $2K +.
1981 Pontiac Turbo Trans Ams with the Recaro seat option is One source used & look nice. Usually Red upholstery in the 1981 Recaro seat option Turbo T/A.
The Fox body Mustang made from 1979 to 1992 or so is another source for Recaro factory installed seats too.
Once you sit in a Musclecar with Recaro seats & adjusted to your liking, everything else for seats is just plain mundane.
I can sit in my Recaros for 5 hours at a time, get out & not the least bit sore or cramped, rigamortis joints.