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Re: Whats a good highback bucket seat for 72 CJ5
I went to the wrecker's (actually 3) last weekend to look for some seats. What a grim selection. No Fiero's that's for sure. The cars in the pick a part yards had only the most disgusting seats, stained, cigarette burned, worn out fabric, etc. I should consider fabric dye to increase my range of acceptable seats due to the colors. I've never tried it, but I hear the spray can fabric dyes work well. I'm hoping black would cover any ugly color.
The only seats that looked decent were Honda Prelude seats. Looked kinda like the Fiero's. Side bolsters, etc. Maybe the volvo seats as well, they had a nice shape and cool head rests. One had black vinyl, and that's a plus for a jeep. The typical seats I was finding looked wider than jeep buckets, and didn't have any side bolstering.
I'm going to try again in a few weeks and see if there is any better selection. I'm not going to the work of pulling and refitting them unless it's a definate upgrade. My jeep highbacks don't work properly with my 5 way harness, the seat back spreads the shoulder belts, so I need a detached headrest style.