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Old 11-30-2007, 02:09 PM
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85 corvette seats in a mopar

hey all,

i have a pair of corvette seats that i plan on puttin in my challenger. i was just wondering are there any conversion kits to do this?? or am i gonna have to do some custom fabrication work? the perches on the corvette seats are farther apart from each other than the challenger seats and i dont want to drill new holes in the car... i'd rather mod the new seats.

thanks if you gots any input.
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You may be able to fabricate some kind of mounting plate that would bolt to your old seat rails and the new seats. Like a carb adapter plate , only bigger. I put buckets from a 93 Ford Escort into a 73 Chevy 3/4 ton truck , so anything is do-able. I cheated and just drilled new holes , so yours will be a bit trickier , but you can do it with enough want-to.
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now why didn't i think of the "adapter plate" thing? thanks for the cool idea 79C10
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I like the 70 Challenger seats(only Challanger I have had the oppertunity to ride in 440(little more power than stock) RT 4 speed posi not sure if they had different styles for different years)Very Comfy
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the challenger seats are my favorite seats as well, but mine are torn to shreds... need the springs repaired, and also reupholstered while the corvette seats are very nice and can be used untill i get my challenger seats done. and yea the seats in the challenger did differ depending on what options you got with the car i think my car was just standard all the way.

anther reason for wanting the switch is that the corvette seats are lighter than the challenger seats.
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85 Corvette seats are poorly made and they don't tilt forward for rear seat access. I'd fix the Challenger seats or find something better than Corvette seats
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Rebuild your Challenger seats yourself. I'm sure you know there are companies out there that specialize in MoPar interiors, so you can get a seat upholstery kit from them. That would eliminate the need to sew the seat covers yourself. As far as the seat frames are concerned, look for the bucket seat frame tutorial in the Interior forum by DanTwoLakes. He also addresses the subject in his Truck Seat tutorial at the top of the Interior Forum page. Eliminate the sewing involved in making your own seat covers, and rebuilding a seat isn't really all that difficult.
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85 Corvette seats are poorly made and they don't tilt forward for rear seat access. I'd fix the Challenger seats or find something better than Corvette seats
Bob

I'm not sure about how well they are made , but while you're doing the adapter plate , get a 'lazy susan' type of bearing mounted plate thing. You can find them on the bottoms of the "captains" chairs in conversion vans .
They could work as the adapter , as well as let you swivel the seats around to get into the back. Plus it would be all kinds of custom lookin.
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85 corvette seats do tilt forward... at least mine do! and thanks dusty for the info on rebuilding the challenger seats Dusty82. the corvette seats are basically until my challenger seats can be rebuilt, cant afford to do a rebuild on the seats now so i am using some "free" perfect condition, black leather corvette seats... cant be that for a pair of temporaries !

and the lazy susan thing sounds cool
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85 corvette seats do tilt forward... at least mine do! and thanks dusty for the info on rebuilding the challenger seats Dusty82. the corvette seats are basically until my challenger seats can be rebuilt, cant afford to do a rebuild on the seats now so i am using some "free" perfect condition, black leather corvette seats... cant be that for a pair of temporaries !

and the lazy susan thing sounds cool
My '95 Vette's seats tilt forward, that's for sure. The mounting plate idea is a good one and should be easy enough to do. I can understand not wanting to drill new holes in such a classic. It's likely you'll want to raise them a bit anyway, the C4 seats all sit pretty low due to the car's design. They recline too, although that feature's limited in the Corvette, also due to the design. Mine don't recline at all anymore, due to the roll bar now installed. These are really very nice seats, very nice on long trips. I can drive the Vette on an 8 hour trip and even with the less than Cadillac ride, it doesn't tire me at all. And I'm a fairly old poop, four time Grandpa!
The '94 to '96 seats are the best looking of the '84 to '96 Vettes, being the only ones not having that plastic back. But they're all comfortable and if I can fit two of them into my Model A, it may even get some of them.
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85 corvette seats do tilt forward... at least mine do! and thanks dusty for the info on rebuilding the challenger seats Dusty82. the corvette seats are basically until my challenger seats can be rebuilt, cant afford to do a rebuild on the seats now so i am using some "free" perfect condition, black leather corvette seats... cant be that for a pair of temporaries !

and the lazy susan thing sounds cool
So what are you going to do wiith them when you get your originals fixed?What part of the usa are you in?
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when i get my chally seats redone i guess i could sell the seats... i have all mopar cars so dont really need much use for em... who knows maybe ill get a 68 nova in the future.. always like those cars even as a little boy. i wont be gettin rid of them anytime soon however may be a while before my chally seats get redon.
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