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I have a 13 Grabber Blue Vert with Recaros and I bought it with white stripes. Well, I like the black stripes better and made the switch and love the change but the white stripes remain on the seats. I have been watching ebay now for 9 months waiting for seat covers for a vert to show up with black stripes and have not found any. I have not talked with my local shop that is very good about changing them out as it scares me to death. Anyone on here have any thoughts?

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Those stripes Re actuAlly a sewn thin strip of material.so you have 2 options have the whitstripe stained black which shiuld simple. Or have a black material cut to strips and sewvthem over the. Of course you could just have the white strips uninstalled and have black. I have non recaro seats so my comments may be useless

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Those stripes Re actuAlly a sewn thin strip of material.so you have 2 options have the whitstripe stained black which shiuld simple. Or have a black material cut to strips and sewvthem over the. Of course you could just have the white strips uninstalled and have black. I have non recaro seats so my comments may be useless

So, you think I could remove them and it would simply be black underneath??

 

 

Try contacting SA for any take-offs or Try Ebay, that way you have a set to switch them back if you prefer or go to sell the car.

 

I will do in the am with SA, did not think of that, I like having the extra set, but in all reality it would mean changing the outside too and I doubt that is in the cards.

 

 

 

Are convertible recaros different than coupe? I know the whereabouts of a set for recaros but do not know if for coupe or vert

 

The seats are different for sure. I think the main difference is the seat belt guides, but I am not sure.

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Shelby sells "take off" seat skin sets on eBay. I check their eBay store daily. ( http://stores.ebay.com/shelbyauctions/_i.html?rt=nc&_pgn=1&_ipg=48 ) I have a '13 GT500 in Grabber Blue with black stripes and want the Grabber Blue striped seats. A month or so ago they actually listed a Ricaro set with the Grabber Blue stripes, but I have the standard seats. I do not recall if those actually sold. They do specify when the seats are for a Convertible, but heck if I know what the difference is. I live just a couple of miles from SA in Vegas, but still have to check the listings. Good luck on your quest. Beautiful Car!

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Thanks 13GrabberBlueGT500, I checked the auction site and did not find find any. I sent an email to Shelby American, so we will see.

 

I also looked closely at the stitching last night and it does not appear that the white is on top of anything. The surfaces were tight and level, so I don't think I can just pull off the white.

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The difference in the fronts is the seat belt guide for a vert. The rears are completely different and narrower on the seat bottom and back. You need the correct style for your body.

 

I have also been watching for a set with white stripes in the base trim for a coupe.

 

Tom

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Love your choice of color. The Grabber Blue with Black Stripes Rules.....

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I finally got off the fence and jumped on the seat leather swap on my 2013 GT500. (with 5,000 miles) I had always been disappointed in the plain black seats. They are very nice quality, but the embossed snake just doesn't "pop". In fact it is very hard to even see. I bought this Katzkin upgrade in "Bone and Black" from Shelby American via eBay. I was going to install them myself. There is a detailed video on YouTube showing how to do it. But.... I also wanted the door panels to match so I contacted Katzkin, who referred me to their factory auth installer here in Vegas. After discussing door panel change, he offered me a fair deal to install everything. I could not be happier with the new look. Yes, I know my car is not a Super Snake, and the seats have the SS emblem, but.... the price was right! Heck, 98.3% of people out there don't know the difference. (Did you know that 87.4% of all statistics are made up "on the spot"?) I easily sold my old leather to cover the price of door panels and installation.

 

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