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    Default Seat lumbar support

    For the seats with the turn knob lumbar support, originally did these come with the knobs by the center console or should the knob be seen as you enter the car. My mind is playing tricks on me.
    1971 240z, L28 with SUs.

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    The knob should be on the inside, by the console.

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    Marty,

    If you may be swaping the seats around, another related point of interest is, the fore/aft seat adjust lever at the bottom of the seat cushion should, also, be next to the center drive tunnel.
    I say this because, you may need to swap seat backs, and not the entire seats for correct installation.

    Dan

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    If you really want some support get a set of Recaro's..........a world of difference!

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    You mean Recaros at $800 each? You can add some lumbar by doubling some jute up in the lumbar area.
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    Aren't those knobs on the early seats for adjusting the rake of the seat back?

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    Yeah Mike, for the tilt so not exactly lumbar support as I called it. I was unaware of the word "rake" being used for that. Learned a new term today, thanks
    1971 240z, L28 with SUs.

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    I pulled a pair of Miata seats from a car at the boneyard for $40.00. Both the lumbar and lateral supports are great and they look like the were made for the car.

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    Thought I would wish everyone a happy and safe new year and since I do not post too often I thought I would spread a bunch of end of year good news regarding Z car interior stuff.
    I can once again provide Butterscotch interior vinyl and leather and can again do complete interiors and we still have some of the matching vinyl dye/paint for the plastic panels as well. We are also going to start offering some Z car seat covers that look original but have full size pockets on the lower seat backs so you can have some simple storage options and we will do them on both seat backs so you or the passenger will be able to reach to opposite seat for maps or whatever you may wish to store. Also we are going to start offering some new touring seats that will be a set of modified stiffer foams similar to the Miata style seats with better bolsters and more support for those who like some spirited driving and we will produce some covers that will go with the new foam to make your original seats into something better for those driving enthuseists or those who just want more support but want to keep your Z cars stock seats. I may try to include an opening in the seat backs to fit a set of shoulder belts through the backs if you have a rollbar with a provision for seat belts. Also I am currently working on some seat covers for the Miata seats that duplicate as close as we can the 240Z style covers and these allow for the speakers as well as leather and we will have them sewn to look more like the 240 seats and install the vents as well. This all came about for a customers car we are doing for a repeat customer in Indianapolis who we did a roadster and now a series 1 Z car and being an audiophile who enjoys his driving experience we are doing a beautiful silver Z with the rare red interior using a serious audio system hidden away with Miata seats in red leather and way upgraded speaker systems and it should kick ass like his roadster does. BUTTERSCOTCH IS BACK if you were waiting. Thanks everyone and be safe and now to find other forums to update with other news of new products.
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    Also we are going to start offering some new touring seats that will be a set of modified stiffer foams similar to the Miata style seats with better bolsters and more support for those who like some spirited driving and we will produce some covers that will go with the new foam to make your original seats into something better for those driving enthuseists or those who just want more support but want to keep your Z cars stock seats. I may try to include an opening in the seat backs to fit a set of shoulder belts through the backs if you have a rollbar with a provision for seat belts.
    That sounds awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CDM View Post
    . BUTTERSCOTCH IS BACK if you were waiting. Thanks everyone and be safe and now to find other forums to update with other news of new products.
    Les
    Les, I know someone who might be interested in the butterscotch. When do you think you might have pictures available? I'll be sure to steer my friend your way.

    Edit: Of course, I could have taken a closer look at your website and found it myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CDM View Post
    Also I am currently working on some seat covers for the Miata seats that duplicate as close as we can the 240Z style covers and these allow for the speakers as well as leather and we will have them sewn to look more like the 240 seats and install the vents as well.
    Let us know when this happens - it would be an interesting twist!
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    R180 3.9 Diff - Close Ratio 5 Speed - Toyota Vented Brake Upgrade w/ Porterfield High Performance Pads & Shoes

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    I would LOVE to see a set of more aggressive replacement foam and matching upholstery. I'd be all over that in a second! Keep us posted.

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