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I'm sort of in the same situation with mine right now. The original bench seat has been recovered and it's comfortable enough for short trips but on a longer ride there's no support, no bolsters on either side. So I while I do plan to put bucket in this winter, I haven't decided whether to go with some original seats and recover them and put in new foams so the car still looks original or go with either aftermarket seats or maybe just go to the salvage yard and look around for some nice looking and comfortable seats out of something else. A friend of mine has an `04 GTO that I have driven a few times and I really like those seats but they say GTO on them. Decisions, decisions. The TMI seats, well, we all like different things and while those seats look comfortable, they also look just a little too busy for my taste. Don't mean to offend, it's just my opinion.
 

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They look good. But like stated before, comfort means more. And comfort is an individual feeling. I have Procar Scat and they fit me well, but a wider person might have issues fitting due to the high sides. Also climbing in they can be an issue
 

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I'm sort of in the same situation with mine right now. The original bench seat has been recovered and it's comfortable enough for short trips but on a longer ride there's no support, no bolsters on either side. So I while I do plan to put bucket in this winter, I haven't decided whether to go with some original seats and recover them and put in new foams so the car still looks original or go with either aftermarket seats or maybe just go to the salvage yard and look around for some nice looking and comfortable seats out of something else. A friend of mine has an `04 GTO that I have driven a few times and I really like those seats but they say GTO on them. Decisions, decisions. The TMI seats, well, we all like different things and while those seats look comfortable, they also look just a little too busy for my taste. Don't mean to offend, it's just my opinion.
No offense taken Bill. But I like one off stuff that no else has. I also don't like to plain Jane stuff! Def not a OEM guy......
 

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I've been in the restoration business for 43 years and while I'm not a complete purist with my own cars, it's still difficult for me to stray from basically original but I sometimes envy you guys who have no problem building the cars the way you want them with no regard to keeping them original. I do feel that when it comes to our own cars we should have what we want, not what the rest of the world feels we should have, In my case, my El Camino is a driver but it's also a numbers matching big block car and that's where it gets hard for me to stray too far from OEM. My `65 Skylark is a different story. They aren't real valuable cars so I don't feel bad cutting a hole where I need one. One thing that will be an important factor for seats is my wife is in a wheelchair, so big side bolsters aren't going to work. She gets in and out of my Skylark just fine with the original bucket seats so I'll probably have to stick fairly close to a seat design that mimics the originals.
 

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I like that TMI seat!

I like a lot of the vintage foreign car seats..

There was a thread about those new bolstered seat covers that look close to the originals and how there not made to well..
 

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No offense taken Bill. But I like one off stuff that no else has. I also don't like to plain Jane stuff! Def not a OEM guy......
I am in total agreement with you. I like a lot of color and detail in an interior. I think it lends an old school aesthetic. Not a fan of the mono look of the newer cars.
 

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Zx1truth, I'm getting ready to install TMI bench to bucket brackets. Did you ever finish your TMI seat install? Any advice would be helpful.


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3 of the 4 studs/holes or bucket brackets line up the the stock seat. You will need to drill a hole or two to make them work. Overall it was pretty straight forward and easy.
 

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Looks great Glenn. I have their seats in my 65 and i like them.

 

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Mechanic:
3 of the 4 studs/holes or bucket brackets line up the the stock seat. You will need to drill a hole or two to make them work. Overall it was pretty straight forward and easy.
I used the 2 outer holes and had to drill 2 new holes for the inner bracket studs on both sides. I also bought the center console but it uses velcro staps to the carpet to hold it in place; it's very loosely installed and wobbles under you arm.

How did you end up installing the console?
 

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Those seats look SHARP! (y)🔪
I like that distressed leather look.
 
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