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post May 12 2020, 12:27 PM
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RetroSeats.com is proud to offer a beautifully made high quality FRP Shell lightweight Retro Bucket seat with a removable head rest design.
Designed by true auto enthusiasts these seats add a unique retro touch to your Porsche 914. They are strong, lightweight, and will give you the side support the OE seats lack.

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They are currently available in limited quantities and offered in a variety of center section patterns/designs.
Price is $489.95 for the PAIR (2) + $24.95 for shipping to the lower 48 states. We also ship world wide, please inquire.
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post May 17 2020, 04:36 PM
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Hmm very interesting.. That might be an option for me..
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post May 17 2020, 04:40 PM
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Do they fit the factory seat rails?
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post May 17 2020, 05:11 PM
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wow local for SoCal guys
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post May 17 2020, 06:55 PM
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QUOTE(mb911 @ May 17 2020, 03:40 PM) *

Do they fit the factory seat rails?


The seats are universal in design so you can basically fabricate some mounting plates to mate up with the factory rails, others have purchased universal rails and adapted them that way. Skies the limit in the way you can get these bolted up to your car. I'm sure there are plenty of tutorials online.

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post May 17 2020, 06:56 PM
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QUOTE(ndfrigi @ May 17 2020, 04:11 PM) *

wow local for SoCal guys


Yes, Orange County in fact. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
We do however ship to at all states along with the rest of the world.
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post Jun 24 2020, 10:25 AM
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Anyone pull the trigger on these? Back and bottom cushioning looks pretty flat, just wondering how they are.
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post Jun 24 2020, 10:33 AM
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Nope.. Not interested unless they are pretty much bolt in..
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post Jun 24 2020, 10:39 AM
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QUOTE(AZ914 @ Jun 24 2020, 09:25 AM) *

Anyone pull the trigger on these? Back and bottom cushioning looks pretty flat, just wondering how they are.


Looks like almost zero seat padding from the picture. the edge of the front of the seat is quite a bit higher than the seat area, too. Doesn't look that comfy, but I'd love to be wrong as they are 1/2 the price of anything else out there.
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post Jun 24 2020, 11:01 AM
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QUOTE(AZ914 @ Jun 24 2020, 09:25 AM) *

Anyone pull the trigger on these? Back and bottom cushioning looks pretty flat, just wondering how they are.


Looks like almost zero seat padding from the picture. the edge of the front of the seat is quite a bit higher than the seat area, too. Doesn't look that comfy, but I'd love to be wrong as they are 1/2 the price of anything else out there.


We have had a couple of buyers who plan to install these into 914's but no pictures yet.

Although the padding may look thin, it is pretty comfortable from our testing. The seating position is also comfortable and due to the thinner FRP design it helps you sit lower into the vehicle giving it an optimal driving position.

Here is a photo of a recent install we did into an NA Mazda Miata to give you an idea. This car is driven daily by the customer on a 30 minute commute to work and back.
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post Jun 24 2020, 11:49 AM
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Are these a FG "bucket" Like the OE 914 seats or a tube frame design?
& more importantly do they fit into the OE backpad scallops (with & without the headrest)?
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post Jun 24 2020, 12:00 PM
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QUOTE(914werke @ Jun 24 2020, 10:49 AM) *

Are these a FG "bucket" Like the OE 914 seats or a tube frame design?
& more importantly do they fit into the OE backpad scallops (with & without the headrest)?


The frame of the seats are made of an FRP material so they are not steel tubes.
As far as fitment, there is a measurement diagram included in the original post above. We have had several 914 customers for these seats with no issues reported as far as fitment goes.

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QUOTE(914werke @ Jun 24 2020, 10:49 AM) *

Are these a FG "bucket" Like the OE 914 seats or a tube frame design?
& more importantly do they fit into the OE backpad scallops (with & without the headrest)?


The frame of the seats are made of an FRP material so they are not steel tubes.
As far as fitment, there is a measurement diagram included in the original post above. We have had several 914 customers for these seats with no issues reported as far as fitment goes.


Fiber-reinforced plastic, so like Zytel, delrin hdp? How thick is the plastic? It gets hot here, plastic lawn chairs warp and fold like tacos in the summer.
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Fiber-reinforced plastic, so like Zytel, delrin hdp? How thick is the plastic? It gets hot here, plastic lawn chairs warp and fold like tacos in the summer.



This is automotive interior grade FRP. They are designed to withstand interior temperatures and will not warp. Of course, It goes without saying that I would advise against leaving any chair or seat out in direct sunlight for extended periods of time.
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Bump! Has anyone installed these seats and can report on the results?
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I'm still looking for the direct answer from the manufacturer to the two questions that have been posed here.

1.Can these be installed without raising the OEM seat height? Yes or no?

2. Will these seats fit in the clamshell seat back when the seat is moved all the way back. Yes or no?

The OEM seat height and rail dimensions are readily accessed for comparison.
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QUOTE(RetroSeats.com @ May 12 2020, 10:27 AM) *

Id like to try one of theses. That price is pretty attractive (dont know how you can ship for that, but Im happy to take advantage!) How do you buy a single?

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QUOTE(914werke @ Jan 28 2023, 05:26 PM) *

QUOTE(RetroSeats.com @ May 12 2020, 10:27 AM) *

Id like to try one of theses. That price is pretty attractive (dont know how you can ship for that, but Im happy to take advantage!) How do you buy a single?

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So, has anyone ever bought these seats for their 914? Do they fit or do you have be 5ft 2in tall and weigh 120lbs for them to work?
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post Mar 29 2023, 12:52 PM
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Why cant the vendor tell us if they work or not? Maybe they should sponsor a user so these questions can be answered.
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