1963 Chevy Corvette - Split Personality, Part 4

Installing modern C5 seats in a Midyear Corvette.

Rich Lagasse Apr 25, 2007 0 Comment(s)

Adjustability: With the seats and seat tracks in their proper position, we now have full fore and aft travel. We also have the seatback adjustment to get the seatback at a comfortable angle. Since we have already set the seat rake, we now have comfortable and supportive seats that also fit and look great in our midyear.

Seat Upholstery: In our case, the seats we found were worn, but we needed to change to match the colors we are using anyway. We purchased nine full leather hides of two tones of grey to achieve a more modern look. But we wanted to retain the same basic '63 patterns and style for the seats and door panels. We also had our logo digitized and embroidered on the seat headrests.

As usual, there are many ways to go about any project, and you may find your own method for this installation. After looking at a variety of methods, we found this approach gave us the height, comfort, and adjustability we wanted.

Although we have test fitted the seats, we aren't at the point where the interior is ready for our final seat installation. In the meantime, we hope the accompanying photos and descriptions are helpful if you are considering installing C5 seats in your midyear.

As we write this, we have 90-plus items remaining on our latest punch list, so we've a long ways to go on our project. We hope you've enjoyed what you've seen thus far.

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