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Jon Mello

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Re: Racing seats
« Reply #45 on: July 30, 2014, 01:28:41 PM »
The car is undergoing restoration. Much of the bodywork is done but it is not yet painted. Dave says the fiberglass seat
is very narrow and does not fit him well so he is putting it on the shelf and is picking out another style of low-back seat.
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Re: Racing seats
« Reply #46 on: September 05, 2014, 10:16:51 PM »
   A friend just bought a Corvair race car which has been dormant for years. It has a Solar ( steve McQueen ) fiberglass high back seat which he will sell. $200 & shipping or make offer.It is in my garage here in Indy.

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Re: Racing seats
« Reply #47 on: February 03, 2019, 03:39:28 PM »
A great thread. 
Nascar Busch champ Randy LaJoie now runs a seating and racing safety company in Concord NC "LaJoie of Seating".  He has a mint Donohue/Racemark seat at his shop, says it was the inspiration for the fabricated aluminum seats he builds, primarily for Nascar, but we use his seats for road racing.  He will build vintage seats to order.

Most aluminum racing seats (ButlerBuilt, Kirkey, Richardson) and those shown in this thread capture the ribcage and pelvis to keep the torso located. 

The Donohue seat and LaJoie seats, capture the shoulder and pelvis.  Much more effective, less injuries result.   thejoieofseating.com/

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Re: Racing seats
« Reply #48 on: February 07, 2019, 08:54:05 PM »
Boys,
FWIW, when I bought an old MGA (back in the 1980s) to go racing, it had the GM racing seat installed. I also thought it was an old 'R' model seat. Unfortunately, I threw it away (I know, I know, wrong thing to do!) because it did not have head supports. I was just a dumb kid back then…Oh well live and learn!  lol
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Re: Racing seats
« Reply #49 on: February 10, 2019, 02:21:08 AM »
This photo may have been posted on the forum before by Jon ? Craig Fisher's Camaro prep.

Did they really just use what looks to be a stock seat, with side bars ?  I know it was early times,,,, but   ???

Also looks to be some work on the front fender ?

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Re: Racing seats
« Reply #50 on: February 11, 2019, 02:48:36 PM »
Looks like the flared the wheel lip a little for tire clearance, but as to the seat it looks like its a stock seat, but the headrest looks like the factory 68 piece, not the taller 67 unit.
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Re: Racing seats
« Reply #51 on: February 12, 2019, 06:02:16 AM »
Looks too low to be a factory headrest seat.

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Re: Racing seats
« Reply #52 on: February 13, 2019, 05:56:30 PM »
I have a copy of the original sales invoice for the car and it did not have headrest seats.
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