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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:38 pm    Post subject: Hardbacks lumbar cushion Reply with quote

Evening all, does any supplier make a replacement lumbar support for the hardback seats. The drivers side foam has collapsed and it would appear to be an easy swap if someone makes it?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Southbound would be my best guess. Although I'm not sure if Porsche can still supply the interior foam sections from their classic warehouse Dont know
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or you could just stuff an old T-shirt behind the padding. Works a treat Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi chaps.. so do the seat insets just pull out? Just velcro'd in?
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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hi chaps.. so do the seat insets just pull out? Just velcro'd in?


Yes - the hardback seat backs are just velcrod' in.
You may be able to swap it with the passenger side if that one is OK Question
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Or you could just stuff an old T-shirt behind the padding. Works a treat Thumb


I used to do that as my hardbacks were so uncomfortable, in the end, re enforcing the seat cushions themselves transformed the seats to comfortable!!

No more T shirt application!!
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all, will try the various suggested approaches and report back

in the long term I think I will have them re-stuffed but not retrimmed as the leather is good and I like the patina.

Is there a way of lightening the seats I wonder? Different rails, lighter foam etc

Love the look of these seats so would like to keep but lose some weight??
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nickjonesn4 wrote:

Is there a way of lightening the seats I wonder? Different rails, lighter foam etc

Love the look of these seats so would like to keep but lose some weight??


Only if you export it to Moonbase Alpha.

I'm not sure what loosing a few Kgs for the seats will achieve when there are easier ways like stripping out the AC, lightweight battery etc
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zingari wrote:
nickjonesn4 wrote:

Is there a way of lightening the seats I wonder? Different rails, lighter foam etc

Love the look of these seats so would like to keep but lose some weight??


Only if you export it to Moonbase Alpha.

I'm not sure what loosing a few Kgs for the seats will achieve when there are easier ways like stripping out the AC, lightweight battery etc


ha fair point. Am on the case with the battery and some other elements but wouldn't lose the aircon.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Zingari"]
nickjonesn4 wrote:

Is there a way of lightening the seats I wonder? Different rails, lighter foam etc

Love the look of these seats so would like to keep but lose some weight??


Only if you export it to Moonbase Alpha.

A ridiculous suggestion, Moonbase Alpha is in an un known orbit anyway, due to the explosion of the nuclear waste dump!! So how would you even get them there.......??
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nickjonesn4 wrote:
Thanks all, will try the various suggested approaches and report back

in the long term I think I will have them re-stuffed but not retrimmed as the leather is good and I like the patina.

Is there a way of lightening the seats I wonder? Different rails, lighter foam etc

Love the look of these seats so would like to keep but lose some weight??


A vanilla 993 is a heavy old thing. But being hell-bent on making it lighter rather misses the point . . .
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HPNer wrote:
nickjonesn4 wrote:
Thanks all, will try the various suggested approaches and report back

in the long term I think I will have them re-stuffed but not retrimmed as the leather is good and I like the patina.

Is there a way of lightening the seats I wonder? Different rails, lighter foam etc

Love the look of these seats so would like to keep but lose some weight??


A vanilla 993 is a heavy old thing. But being hell-bent on making it lighter rather misses the point . . .
Bandit


Yes agreed partially in that I wouldn't lose the carpets or aircon but all the various functional upgrades I've made have the added benefit of the components being lighter and or stiffer. I'd been looking at seats primarily from a comfort POV as I have a lumbar problem but with the added benefit of saving a few kilos. In the intervening months I've decided I like the look of the hardbacks too much to part with them so they will be getting upgraded with comfort firat then weight as the priorities.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

for comfort I don't think you can beat the bog standard seat .just a bit heavy
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really don't get the Hardback love in 993's. Had them in my previous 2S and was disappointed with their support considering they're marketed as a "Sports Seat".
The earlier 993 Big Bolster Sports Seats are streets ahead in both Comfort & Support and IMO look far better.

Horses for courses... good luck getting the foam sorted. Wink

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cableguy wrote:
I really don't get the Hardback love in 993's. Had them in my previous 2S and was disappointed with their support considering they're marketed as a "Sports Seat".
The earlier 993 Big Bolster Sports Seats are streets ahead in both Comfort & Support and IMO look far better.

Horses for courses... good luck getting the foam sorted. Wink

C.

Interesting point, and I quite agree. Mine has the original Sports seats you mention (but completely restored by Southbound), but I was always rather envious of the Hardbacks . . . until I sat and drove a car with them in. Truly an uncomfortable, rather cheaply made seat, made for admiration, rather than driving pleasure . . . In my humble opinion of course!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cableguy wrote:
I really don't get the Hardback love in 993's. Had them in my previous 2S and was disappointed with their support considering they're marketed as a "Sports Seat".
The earlier 993 Big Bolster Sports Seats are streets ahead in both Comfort & Support and IMO look far better.

Horses for courses... good luck getting the foam sorted. Wink

C.


Well that answers my next question.. ill be keeping my 94 Sports seats then as they go well with my wide arse.
 
  
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