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Datsun Competition Seats

Discussion in 'General discussion' started by datsun dave, Dec 30, 2015.

  1. datsun dave

    datsun dave Active Forum User

    After looking for a set for a few years I bought some of the look-a-like Datsun Competition seats they arrived today after been messed around by Parcelforce for a week BUT ended up not paying any duty.

    Seats look OK compared with originals pictures that I have seen but don't have the basket weave vinyl on the inserts.

    Might have a go at fitting them over the next few days.
     

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  2. datsun dave

    datsun dave Active Forum User

    Some more pictures
     

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  3. datsun dave

    datsun dave Active Forum User

    A few more pictures
     

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  4. datsfun

    datsfun
    Z Club Member

    Those look great. Hopefully they are comfortable and a good fit size wise.
     
  5. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

    they look cool.
     
  6. Mr.G

    Mr.G
    Z Club Member

    They look great, hope they are comfortable.
     
  7. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    I'm going for a variation upon these :
     

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  8. MikeB

    MikeB Forum User

    OK gents, both look good, now come clean with the suppliers and costs ;)
     
  9. datsfun

    datsfun
    Z Club Member

    Has he priced them already? :confused:

    Do aftermarket seats like both examples above need to undergo safety type of tests etc?
     
  10. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    When I have the info, I'll pass it on Mike.

    Mine will have the OEM eyelets and I have the option of a textured seat and back rest. A choice of materials too - real leather if wished or a very good leather replica in the OEM vinyl style but more supple.

    Made In Europe so shipping and certainly customs (except for the jammy dodger-Dave here) will be very competitive.
     
  11. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

    I was going to say all the above. They currently look like a cheap kit car seat.
     
  12. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    Got to begin somewhere Franky me ol' mucker - THEN, refine the product and tailor it to your needs and taste.
     
  13. Jake RAH

    Jake RAH
    Z Club Member

    I've always loved the look of a black seat with eyelets in a Z. Those look very nice Dave. So are you going to spill the beans on just what kinda money they cost? and from whom?
    My Z currently has a pair of Corbeau seats which I plan to change to Corbeau GT8 seats over the winter. Same shape as my current seats but with the eyelets. Corbeau do quite a good selection of retro seats and they are a UK company. http://www.corbeau-seats.com/classic-retro-series
    Attachment is a pic of the Corbeau GT8 seat.
     

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  14. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    1) they're not Datsun eyelets
    2) they have a lumping great namesign on them
    3) anybody can buy them so not exclusive
    4) they aint cheap either at +£750 for a pair with runners

    No offence - they're your choice and I hope you're happy with that choice but I wouldn't dream of putting them in mine.
     
  15. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

    They're also far too chunky looking as a starter.

    At least with your base to start with the shape and size is better :)
     
  16. grolls

    grolls Active Forum User


    Are you saying Sean has a fat ass?
     
  17. Jake RAH

    Jake RAH
    Z Club Member

    1: No they ain't Datsun seats or any kind of pretender. Just a nice retro seat(IMHO) that I can use with a harness. I May just change my mind yet, but I do like the GT8 seats so.........
    2: TBH I would prefer without.
    3: Yes anyone can buy any seats that are for sale, surely. So isn't that a kind of pointless number 3?
    4: I don't use runners on mine. They are set up for me(it's my car). They are set low and far back. Just how I like them :thumbs: So what price will yours be then Sean? with runners?
    If you browse the web you'll find the GT8s cheaper than direct from Corbeau.

    :driving:
     
  18. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    3. No, these will not be commercially available from 'every' motorsport store online - small batch quantities and made to measure - sounds expensive but I shan't be throwing +£700 at my pair of seats. More news when I have it - patience my friends.

    4.So, how much please ?

    Finally, horses for courses but a standard seat nicely trimmed takes a lot of beating.
     
  19. JK240

    JK240
    Z Club Member

    Possibly off topic and hijacking a thread, but I bought a pair of the MSA molded foam seat inserts a couple of years back and am planning to take out my seats and fit them re-using the original covers. Any top tips guys...?

    http://www.thezstore.com/page/TZS/PROD/classic08f04/40-2691
     
  20. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    Book a long weekend and plenty of patience......remove kids and wife for fear of an emotional outburst.
     

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