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I've been patiently waiting for my Griggs seats to be built for a couple of months now. You can order them in different widths and colors. I don't remember what size I have on order, but I went with the all black cover. The coolest feature is that they'll swap your OEM power seat motor over to the racing bucket!

Here's what they look like installed on a GR40 Mustang and on a GT500.

 

Ken

 

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Yes, I purchased some Shelby Series 1 seats. They are awesome. I had to order some specially hand made brackets which should hopefully come in any day now. I can't wait to put them in permanently. I put the seats in the car temporarily just to see how they look and they are awesome, especially since they are signed. My only apprehension is that I am 5' 7" and not really that wide a person so I am hopeful the seats hold me in tightly enough. I also purchased 4-point harnesses as well. I will post pics when I can.

I have been doing SCCA Autocross Solo this summer when I could. It has been difficult to hold myself in the seat and spend energy hanging on rather than driving so I am hopeful to knock off a few seconds with the new seats and harnesses.

I went to HMS Motorsports here in MA and sat in a bunch of different seats. I really liked the Cobra seats and some Recarros as well.

If the Shelby Series 1 seats don't hold me in well enough for Autocross, I may sell them on eBay and purchase the Cobra's.

 

What seats are you thinking of putting in your SGT?

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I've been patiently waiting for my Griggs seats to be built for a couple of months now. You can order them in different widths and colors. I don't remember what size I have on order, but I went with the all black cover. The coolest feature is that they'll swap your OEM power seat motor over to the racing bucket!

Here's what they look like installed on a GR40 Mustang and on a GT500.

 

Ken

 

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I'd have to have a crane follow me around to help me get my fat butt out of those...LOL

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And, by definintion, would you not lose your side airbag? I had racing buckets in my 1967 Porsche, along with 4 point harnesses and that took are of things nicely (5 point would have been a touch better). I would do a 5 or 6 point harness first and, for most of us, that will keep our fanny in one spot. The heavier you are, the more you will need the racing seat (and you thought you would never use what you learned in physics). The same thing is true the more you road race (I can't imagine you would need a racing seat for 1/4 mile racing).

 

Adam, can you PM me with the cost of the Series One seats? Just curious.

 

Jim

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I've been patiently waiting for my Griggs seats to be built for a couple of months now. You can order them in different widths and colors. I don't remember what size I have on order, but I went with the all black cover. The coolest feature is that they'll swap your OEM power seat motor over to the racing bucket!

Here's what they look like installed on a GR40 Mustang and on a GT500.

 

Ken

 

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Ken,

 

Please PM the price on these.

 

Thanks

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Here's a shot of my RECARO Profi XL I install for the summer months/track days...

I have it mounted on a Corbeau seat mount/slider (05+ Mustang specific) so I can switch seats in about 10 mins just by removing/installing the 4 factory floor bolts- Snap the lap belts to the anchor hooks in the floor and the interior is all set for the track...

 

http://www.recaro.com/index.php?id=3619&region=3&L=2

 

 

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Here's a shot of my RECARO Profi XL I install for the summer months/track days...

I have it mounted on a Corbeau seat mount/slider (05+ Mustang specific) so I can switch seats in about 10 mins just by removing/installing the 4 factory floor bolts- Snap the lap belts to the anchor hooks in the floor and the interior is all set for the track...

 

http://www.recaro.com/index.php?id=3619&region=3&L=2

 

 

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Hey Kerry,

 

I noticed you have a harness bar in there behind the seats...how about some particulars on that bad boy???

 

Manufacturer, Part Number, Price???

 

Thanks,

 

Carl

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Hey Kerry,

 

I noticed you have a harness bar in there behind the seats...how about some particulars on that bad boy???

 

Manufacturer, Part Number, Price???

 

Thanks,

 

Carl

Carl,

Corbeau harness bar / Stage 3 Motorsports / $299 free shipping

The best part is that it installs in existing safety belt mounting holes.

I also got a deal on the Corbeau 5-point harness by purchasing it at the same time...

 

http://www.corbeau.com/products/harness_ba...ng_harness_bar/

<a href="http://www.stage3motorsports.com/c=lkkyr2R...100mustang2005/" target="_blank">http://www.stage3motorsports.com/c=lkkyr2R...100mustang2005/</a>

http://www.racing-seats-usa.com/hb9504m.html

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Carl,

Corbeau harness bar / Stage 3 Motorsports / $299 free shipping

The best part is that it installs in existing safety belt mounting holes.

I also got a deal on the Corbeau 5-point harness by purchasing it at the same time...

 

http://www.corbeau.com/products/harness_ba...ng_harness_bar/

<a href="http://www.stage3motorsports.com/c=lkkyr2R...100mustang2005/" target="_blank">http://www.stage3motorsports.com/c=lkkyr2R...100mustang2005/</a>

http://www.racing-seats-usa.com/hb9504m.html

 

Thanks Kerry, I wasn't aware that the Harness Bar would fit the 05-08 Mustang now...Are there any issues with the

Plastic Brackets on the 08 that pull the front belts forward to make it easier to get to them? I don't know what they

are called, but they rotate down when you try to get in the back and pull back up to hold the seatbelt forward...

Carl

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Thanks Kerry, I wasn't aware that the Harness Bar would fit the 05-08 Mustang now...Are there any issues with the

Plastic Brackets on the 08 that pull the front belts forward to make it easier to get to them? I don't know what they

are called, but they rotate down when you try to get in the back and pull back up to hold the seatbelt forward...

Carl

 

Just a little issue with the ratchet device inside, there is a possibility that the ratcheting mechanism can come a part when you remove them. If this happens, be sure to pay close attention to the way it comes a part, so you can reassembly the device when your ready to mount the bar. If you’re careful you can keep it together without this happening, I had 1 come a part on me mostly because I didn't have enough hands and dropped the assembly during the reassembly process.

Also there is a metal spacer/sleeve that is used when mounting the bar that goes on the bolts between the plastic and body of the car, if you’re not careful one of these could easily be dropped between the interior panel and cost you time fishing around for it with a magnet (I had no issue here but I can see were this could happen).

 

I did my install all by myself, but an extra set of hands to hold the bar will attaching it would have been very helpful.. Other then that it was pretty straight forward

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Just a little issue with the ratchet device inside, there is a possibility that the ratcheting mechanism can come a part when you remove them. If this happens, be sure to pay close attention to the way it comes a part, so you can reassembly the device when your ready to mount the bar. If you’re careful you can keep it together without this happening, I had 1 come a part on me mostly because I didn't have enough hands and dropped the assembly during the reassembly process.

Also there is a metal spacer/sleeve that is used when mounting the bar that goes on the bolts between the plastic and body of the car, if you’re not careful one of these could easily be dropped between the interior panel and cost you time fishing around for it with a magnet (I had no issue here but I can see were this could happen).

 

I did my all by myself, but an extra set of hands to hold the bar will attaching it would have been very helpful.. Other then that it was pretty straight forward

 

Thanks much for the info Kerry...very much appreciated!

 

BTW, very nice cars...both of them...best of both worlds...I think my wife secretly wants a Mustang of her own too...LOL

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BTW, very nice cars...both of them...best of both worlds...I think my wife secretly wants a Mustang of her own too...LOL

 

Thanks Carl, we couldn't just have 1 money pit.

I created a monster- but she's a lot of fun to go shopping with now :shift:

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Okay I finally finished putting the Shelby Series 1 Seats in my Shelby GT/SC. Hope you all like the pics. I love these seats. They look awesome. I also love the feel of the seats since they have less cushion than the Mustang seats so I feel the power of the engine more in my back when I rev it up. I also love the design since the headrest is positioned further back than the Mustang seats so when I wear a helmut, I will be able to keep my head straight instead of forward (which was uncomfortable).

I bought these seats a long time ago and had to have seat brackets made so it took a while to put them in but it was worth the wait. As mentioned earlier in this thread, my only apprehension is that they are a little wider than what I was expecting so I am concerned they won't hold me in as much as I'd like for SCCA Autocross and road course racing.

Don't mind the installation of the 4-point harness. Other than a clutch, driveshaft, 3:73 gears and front suspension upgrades, one of my other next mods is a roll bar so once I have that, I will properly install the rear of the harness. I just need to find a roll bar which will allow me to put the kids car seats in the back.

More pics here if you want to see - http://s221.photobucket.com/albums/dd174/aodwyer/Racing/

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So for those of you that don't really care whether the Griggs logo is on the racing seat, but really like their seats...

Roger pointed out to me that it looks awfully similar to the Kirkey road race bucket. Well it most definitely is, just with the Griggs logo sewn over the Kirkey logo.

The Griggs logo is worth lots of dough to me, but may not be to you. So here's the Kirkey seat and cover for a whole lot less cash at Jegs:

 

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http://www.jegs.com/p/Kirkey/Kirkey-Alumin...760654/10002/-1

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