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Mrbaboon1985
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Front seats

Post by Mrbaboon1985 » Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:40 pm

Hi All,

Anyone know of any front seats that fit well in a Mk3 and are easy to fit without any or minor modifications to the runners?

Original Recaro capri stuff is super expensive lol

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Re: Front seats

Post by D366Y » Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:15 pm

I'm guessing you don't want any of the standard capri seats then?
I know they fit without any mods :lol:
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Re: Front seats

Post by Mrbaboon1985 » Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:59 pm

Mrbaboon1985 wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:40 pm
Hi All,

Anyone know of any front seats that fit well in a Mk3 and are easy to fit without any or minor modifications to the runners?

Original Recaro capri stuff is super expensive lol
D366Y wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:15 pm
I'm guessing you don't want any of the standard capri seats then?
I know they fit without any mods :lol:
Im looking for a darker interior as opposed to the standard laser interior. Just struggling to find something and all the 2.8 interiors are grey and hugely priced for the rarity lol

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Re: Front seats

Post by Major_Tom » Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:12 pm

Some nice mk2 ones on ebay for a good price.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Capri-M ... 3127900784
I'm the one that leaves all those shoes in the carriageway.

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Re: Front seats

Post by Mrbaboon1985 » Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:45 pm

Major_Tom wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:12 pm
Some nice mk2 ones on ebay for a good price.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Capri-M ... 3127900784
Do mk2 for mk3? It's a shame they are brown. I'm after black really or a dark grey

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Re: Front seats

Post by Bod9084 » Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:02 pm

You can fit eney recaro seat as long as you have a set of runners if you need the adapters I have got a set
You can put rs turbo

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Re: Front seats

Post by Major_Tom » Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:29 pm

Mrbaboon1985 wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:45 pm
Major_Tom wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:12 pm
Some nice mk2 ones on ebay for a good price.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Capri-M ... 3127900784
Do mk2 for mk3? It's a shame they are brown. I'm after black really or a dark grey
Last two interiors in mine were mk2 ones 👍 they are a bargain by the looks of it.

Have you considered retrimming? I met a lady the other day that used to work for Lotus doing interiors and she was cheap!
I'm the one that leaves all those shoes in the carriageway.

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Re: Front seats

Post by Mrbaboon1985 » Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:32 pm

Major_Tom wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:29 pm
Mrbaboon1985 wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:45 pm
Major_Tom wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:12 pm
Some nice mk2 ones on ebay for a good price.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Capri-M ... 3127900784
Do mk2 for mk3? It's a shame they are brown. I'm after black really or a dark grey
Last two interiors in mine were mk2 ones 👍 they are a bargain by the looks of it.

Have you considered retrimming? I met a lady the other day that used to work for Lotus doing interiors and she was cheap!
They are a bargain at 120 quid. I'll hunt around for some retrimming prices. Have to do the door cards as well lol

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Re: Front seats

Post by Mrbaboon1985 » Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:38 pm

Will pretty much any recaro ones for?

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Re: Front seats

Post by Mc Tool » Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:23 am

Maybe do the car wreakers , some late-ish model hot hatches had nice leather , even electric seats . Obviously mounting takes a bit of effort but the whole package could finish looking good and on a budget price . I have recaros but no idea yet as to mounting them :headscratch:
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Re: Front seats

Post by ewanroberts75 » Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:37 am

Hello I have black,red stripe strobes ,the drivers seat base is flat and broken ,where do I get a new foam pad from and is it easy to change

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Re: Front seats

Post by D366Y » Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:45 am

They do sometimes pop up on :ebay: just for the base, though I can't see any on there at the moment
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