Seats - 17" and 16" in Classic Stalker

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Seats - 17" and 16" in Classic Stalker

Post by pwhittle on Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:41 pm

I really just wanted new seat covers for my 10 year old UltraShield seats but they do not have the patterns anymore and the first local auto upholstery place I called wanted $450 per seat to make some for me.

That puts it back in the price range of new seats. I am down to choosing between the UltraShield Rally Sport and the Kirkey Road Race seat.

My old UltraShield seats were 17" for the drivers side and 16" for the passenger side. I recall having to grind the welds off the sides of the 17" to get it to fit, but the 16" went in without too much trouble. I will take all the width I can get in without major effort.

Of the UltraShield Rally Sport and the Kirkey Intermediate Road Race seats, who has fitted 17" seats to the drivers position and 16" to the passenger position in a Classic Stalker? How much work was required?

Thanks for sharing your experience!

Paul

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Re: Seats - 17" and 16" in Classic Stalker

Post by Gary Hughes on Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:31 pm

Paul,

I have 16" Kirkey Intermediate Road Race seats in my Stalker, and I'm not sure a 17" would fit. The 16" seat is a tight fit and is up against the frame and the trans tunnel as it is. Great seat, so you might see how you fit in a 16" Kirkey. It's snug for me, but that keeps me firmly planted, which I really like for autocross.

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Re: Seats - 17" and 16" in Classic Stalker

Post by GALE on Fri Aug 14, 2015 9:54 am

I have a Kirkey 17 and 16. They fit but it requires me to litituarly jump the 17 into place. It takes a pry bar to get it out. VERY TIGHT FIT! I do not enjoy having to do this job as it takes the better part of day to get them out and back in.
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Re: Seats - 17" and 16" in Classic Stalker

Post by ecarte56 on Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:41 pm

Can't Ultrashield supply new seat covers?

My classic Stalker will not accept a 17" seat. I think I have a later wide tunnel frame version that Scott built for the V8 option. Both my seats are 16" inch Ultrashield Rally. The outside dimension of these seats are 16 - 5/8". I bent the passenger seat to get it to fit. BTW I recently installed a Kirkey poured foam seat for the driver's side. I put 1" safety foam sheet in the bottom and 1/4" foam in the seat back prior to the pour. A lovely assistant is needed to pour the two part foam down your back while you sit in the seat. I tried to post pictures but could not get the upload to work for some reason.

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Re: Seats - 17" and 16" in Classic Stalker

Post by pwhittle on Sun Aug 16, 2015 11:07 pm

My original UltraShields are 10 years old now. They no longer have the patterns to make seat covers for me.

I have a local shop that has the 16" and 17" UltraShield seats in stock I will try to drive over one day this week and see what fits.

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Re: Seats - 17" and 16" in Classic Stalker

Post by pwhittle on Sat Aug 22, 2015 6:12 am

I picked up a 16" and a 17" UltraShield Rally Sports yesterday. The 16" slips right in. The 17" is only going to need a slight bend to the very front lip.

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Re: Seats - 17" and 16" in Classic Stalker

Post by Bonjo2 on Sat Aug 29, 2015 11:19 am

I cannot imagine squeezing a 17" in. My 16's needed some bending to fit. And, even with my 230lb's needs padding to get snug fit.

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Re: Seats - 17" and 16" in Classic Stalker

Post by pwhittle on Sat Aug 29, 2015 1:24 pm

Do you have UltraShield or Kirkey seats?

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Re: Seats - 17" and 16" in Classic Stalker

Post by pwhittle on Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:14 am

I got the seats fitted yesterday. Width was fine with minor bends, but I had to trim the lower part of the outer shoulder wing to get them low enough in the frame.

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Re: Seats - 17" and 16" in Classic Stalker

Post by Bonjo2 on Sun Aug 30, 2015 10:26 pm

Ultra Shield Rally Sport 16"

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