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Has anyone tried these seats in a Miata?

http://www.procarbyscat.com/StreetSeats.htm#RALLY

They're the Scat Rally Series 1000 seats. They're meant for VW bugs, but some guys with early Porsche 911's use them. They're relatively inexpensive and they have a classic look that some of us are into.

If they're small enough to fit in bugs, they should be small enough to fit in a Miata. But I wonder if the backrest will clear the seatbelt towers ...

Here are pics of them in an early 911 and the next in a Karmann Ghia:

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploads9/DSCF00701169351929.jpg

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploads6/T34+new+seats+001_WEB1125058221.jpg

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Believe it or not I've seen them a lot in Mustangs of all generations. Sorry I have no 1st hand experience to offer.
 

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Wassup?? I have about 3 pairs of them and I love them to death. Ive test fitted them in the miata and Im gonna reupholster them with nicer material. Ive been using them since in the 80s in my Escort Mexico I have the ones that are exactly in the picture but those are out of production already. Theyre hard to come by used and in decent condition. I dont have 1st hand knowlege of the newer ones and theyre not the same as the ones I have. Fitted in the miata, theyre the perfect size being smaller than recaros and theyre very snug. The only problem is the reclining knob. the knob works by turning it clock or counterclockwise. With the seat in ideal position, the know is buried below the level of the door sill making it close to impossible to turn. what im gonna do is make an extension so that ill be able to position the knob slightly past the front edge of the seat. Let me know if yhou want me to snap pics of the seat.
 

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oops, those in the pictures are the full size ones and the ones i have are the smaller ones that they had marketed for the vw beetle. just let me know if you want pictures of them.
 

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Hey Gil!

There are smaller ones? I didn't see any smaller ones offered on the Scat website. Are these smaller ones still available?

Yes, please take some pics of your seats and let me see 'em. I'd like to see the difference between the smaller ones and the larger ones. Does the backrest fit inside of the seatbelt towers when you back-up the seat fully?

Thanks Gil!
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The smaller ones are now out of production. Ive been able to buy them used but takes a long wait to find them decent on ebay. They are the best fitting and looking in the miata because of their small size. Did I mention theres no interference whatsoever with the seatbelt tower?
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"Scat rally" sounds like some kind of terrible German porno I downloaded on accident.
 
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