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Postby SR71CRX » Mon May 10, 2010 2:23 am

Let me start off by saying I guess it is true that it doesn't hurt to ask. I work in the movie prop business and this week I got a great gift from my boss. I was working in one of the buildings just putting stuff back in there place and cleaning up when I spot two car seats on a shelf. They were really dusty, but they look pretty cool. They had no name on the seats so I thought the were knock offs of Sparco or Bride seats. I've seen replica seats go for a couple hundred for the pair. So I decide to ask my boss if he wants to sell them to me. I ask if he would take $80 for them and he told me free would be asking too much!(I know what your thinking, I'm a cheap ass! LOL) He told me to pull my car around the back and take them since they never rent out and they are taking up space.He told me that they came out of a car that was used in a movie and once the car was wrecked, he kept the parts that he thought were worth keeping.(lucky me) I was so happy and took these two pictures before I loaded them in my crx.

This is how I found them.
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This is when it gets good. I get them home and I start cleaning them. I start looking for any markings that might say who made these seats or what car the might have been made for. Then I see this.
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Ok, now think how I'm feeling right now as my brain lets me know that Recaro means MONEY! Hahaha I have always seen that name in super nice and expensive cars. I could never afford this brand, so I decide to really clean them up.
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I notice that there was a string loose on one of the headrest. I look close and saw that the covers were sewn on and were not sewn on too good. So I decide to pull them off.
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The site of the name made me go get clean boxers.LOL!
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Here they are before the cleaning really started. I told you they were really dusty. The headrest covers kept the Recaro name from getting dirty.
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Now after pictures with and without the headrest covers on the seats.
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There was a spot on the side of one of the seats where someone got white paint on it. I fixed that problem with my trusty marker. Hahahaha :-)b
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Now here is my only problem, where do I find sliders and a base for both of them so they can be put in my 1991 crx HF? Does anyone know what these seats go for new? Let me know if you have a story about getting cool stuff for really cheap or free. Thank you for reading this topic and for any help on the parts I need to make these fit in my crx. Have a good night everyone. Sam
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Postby REX_ATA2D » Mon May 10, 2010 2:41 am

Nice find :-)b
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Postby JDMCrx91 » Mon May 10, 2010 3:53 am

You lucky...!!!
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Postby stale_rice » Mon May 10, 2010 6:01 am

ebay item #300417426716 or just search "recaro sliders"
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Postby Baker » Mon May 10, 2010 6:31 am

SR71CRX wrote:Now here is my only problem, where do I find sliders and a base for both of them so they can be put in my 1991 crx HF? Does anyone know what these seats go for new?


I wouldn't call that a problem..... :lol: , finding sliders for you application should be easy, Recaros are popular enough to where it shouldn't be a problem!
eBay or Google search should help with your sliders and finding what these seats go for.

That's some great luck you've got!
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Postby SR71CRX » Mon May 10, 2010 9:37 am

Baker wrote:
SR71CRX wrote:Now here is my only problem, where do I find sliders and a base for both of them so they can be put in my 1991 crx HF? Does anyone know what these seats go for new?


I wouldn't call that a problem..... :lol: , finding sliders for you application should be easy, Recaros are popular enough to where it shouldn't be a problem!
eBay or Google search should help with your sliders and finding what these seats go for.

That's some great luck you've got!


Thank you guys for all the nice comments. I can't wait to install these seats. They are pretty light and that is one thing I love about my HF. I will have a brand new Sparco Torino 2 seat in black with slider and lumbar support for sale really soon. I don't need it anymore since I got these now. :bounce:
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Postby ZCuL8r » Mon May 10, 2010 11:58 am

Really nice grab!! Those might be from an early Evo.. how cool would it be if it was RHD??
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Postby ZCuL8r » Mon May 10, 2010 12:07 pm

After Googling: http://www.paragon-products.com/v/vspfi ... ed_all.jpg
They appear to be SRDs.
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Postby SR71CRX » Mon May 10, 2010 2:14 pm

ZCuL8r wrote:After Googling: http://www.paragon-products.com/v/vspfi ... ed_all.jpg
They appear to be SRDs.



Those are the ones! How much do they go for? They are the one on the far left on the top row. :-)b
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Postby 88CrexSi » Mon May 10, 2010 2:24 pm

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Postby nerdariostomp » Mon May 10, 2010 2:28 pm

wow dude nice score there! nice job cleaning them up too
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Postby dacheat » Mon May 10, 2010 2:46 pm

geeeeze :) nice that they're in great shape AND lightweight - the ones i have are HEAVY - like 2x heavier apiece than stock seats fo sho. i'll be putting them in a FS thread someday...but if they were like the ones you found, maybe i'd consider holding onto them :D
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Postby SR71CRX » Mon May 10, 2010 9:25 pm



DAMN!!! Did you notice how they make it sound like $700 is nothing for just one seat?

The RECARO Speed combines sporting design and optimum lateral hold at an introductory price. For drivers with sporting ambitions who still insist on comfort.

Thank God my boss gave me Recaro's cheap seats!!! :shock:
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Postby SR71CRX » Mon May 10, 2010 9:27 pm

nerdariostomp wrote:wow dude nice score there! nice job cleaning them up too



Hahaha! Took me 3 hours and alot of TLC to get them clean. :bounce:
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Postby dmlemus » Mon May 10, 2010 10:58 pm

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Postby beto323 » Tue May 11, 2010 12:11 am

If you were to sell them how much would you ask for them?
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Postby SR71CRX » Tue May 11, 2010 9:47 am

dmlemus wrote:Look Minty!

AND YOU KNOW THIS MAN!!! Hahahaha :-)b Funny how these seats cost more than my car! :crazy: :biggrin:
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Postby SR71CRX » Tue May 11, 2010 9:50 am

beto323 wrote:If you were to sell them how much would you ask for them?

I have no idea. :?:
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Postby 91TREXSi » Tue May 11, 2010 2:51 pm

nice come up! im sure your car if you ever decide to install them in your crx as well as yourself will appreciate it
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Postby SR71CRX » Tue May 11, 2010 9:02 pm

91TRexSi wrote:nice come up! im sure your car if you ever decide to install them in your crx as well as yourself will appreciate it

As soon as I get a pair of sliders and bases for my crx, they are going in. :bounce:
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Postby alh081 » Tue May 11, 2010 11:11 pm

i'd sell them for $1000 and use the money for other things but thats me..

but regardless, nice find! :-)b
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Postby beto323 » Tue May 11, 2010 11:49 pm

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Postby SR71CRX » Wed May 12, 2010 12:53 am

beto323 wrote:http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/pts/1732958740.html :-)b

Good looking out!!! :-)b I called & it looks like I might have my sliders sooner thanks to you. :bounce:
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Postby beto323 » Wed May 12, 2010 12:56 am

No problem man. :-)b Make sure to check for fitment before you purchase them though
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Postby SR71CRX » Wed May 12, 2010 1:11 am

beto323 wrote:No problem man. :-)b Make sure to check for fitment before you purchase them though

I will, the only bad thing is that he works at night & I work during the day. The only day we can meet up will have to be Sunday. Hopefully they fit my seats. Thanks for all your help Beto323. :-)b
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