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Early Sport Seat Weight - How Much?

By chance, does anyone know how much these sport seats weigh? Not approximately, but exactly?

I know, I know... I can simply unbolt them and weigh them but I thought I would give this a shot and save myself the trouble of removing them.

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Old 12-29-2003, 09:07 AM
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On our digital scale, the leather sport seats in my '82 weighed 37.5 lbs.

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Old 12-30-2003, 06:47 PM
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40 lbs for 74 - 80 sports.
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Those aren't what I'd call early sports seats...
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Those aren't what I'd call early sports seats...
You tell em, PWD. What are they thinking? The 74 - 82 Porsches are early cars? That is not the definition that I have come to know and love.

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How much do the pre-74 sport seats weigh?
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My stock sport seats in my 73E weighed in at a hefty 65 lbs each believe it or not. When I put two 15 lb Sparco seats in, I lost 100 quick lbs by doing it.
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I believe it. Tho I dont recall the exact weights, I do recall the original factory sport seats in my 72 e were much heavier than the stock square backs in a 73 e. About 15-20 lbs heavier each.
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My stock sport seats in my 73E weighed in at a hefty 65 lbs each believe it or not. When I put two 15 lb Sparco seats in, I lost 100 quick lbs by doing it.
I've always heard that they weigh a ton, WTH do they put in those things?? A lot of steel, I guess, unless leather and foam weigh more than I thought. At today's prices, they're worth their weight in..........something.
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It's the bases that mount the early 67'-73' sport seat to the chassis that weighs a ton. I think they took a seat design that wasn't necessarily designed for Porsches and adapted it with layers of heavy duty iron. The bases must weigh 30lbs. a piece on their own.
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I would love to see a more weight-reduced base than what's currently on our boat-anchor "early" sports seats. I'm sure a better design or better materials would yield nice weight savings. Oh well, they look good and feel good, so I'll suffer their weight contribution for now. Are the period-correct-looking repro seats significantly lighter?
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Jim,
'period-correct-looking repro seats' Where can I find those?
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Here's a link that jpnovak posted recently:
http://www.bielstein.com/BF-Sitze/NURBURGRING/nurburgring.html

Perhaps there are others available, too.
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Are the period-correct-looking repro seats significantly lighter?
Big time light. Strong too, and I just happen to have a pair for sale. :-)

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Jim,
Thanks for the link. However 'ich spreche nicht serh gut Deutsche'
The style I want is the NÜRBURGRING 911 R. Looks like they cost 531,00 € (or about $640 USD). I'l wait for the dollar to strenghten.
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in my 79 911SC they weighed about 48 lbs per seat.

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