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When my car caught fire a couple years back, these seats were in the it. A local guy is interested in finding some rebuildable bucket cores and may consider these. I don't know how much to ask for them.

The seats didn't totally burn, but you can see from the pics, the upostery did catch fire and it isn't pretty.

Basically, the sliders are rusty, but not really any worse than when I got the car (seat bottoms didn't get as hot as the backs). They still slide freely, but should be sanded/blasted/refinished. All the springs should be replaced with repros but the seat frames appear to be OK. They are dirty/rusty and really need to be cleaned up/ blasted to make the call. Basically, if you are wanting "new" seats and just need frames/sliders to start restoring, I figure these are probably usable.

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What are these seats worth in their current condition?

Thanks,

Wayne
 

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I wouldn't ask us what the seats are worth but how much do you want for them unless it's all about money instead of helping someone out. What are they worth to you, or how much do you want for them? If it's a price you both like then sell them and everyone is happy.
 

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I wouldn't ask us what the seats are worth but how much do you want for them unless it's all about money....<snip>
I just want to ask a fair price based on what they are worth in the market. I know there are good people here who will share their honest opinions. It's not all about money for me, but money sure does seem to come in handy when I am trying to buy the parts to finish my car.
 

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I say $75 for the pair, even though the frames are good, whoever gets them will need to replace the foam, springs possibly, all of the trim, head rests, and covers. How did that happen anyway?
 

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....How did that happen anyway?
Thanks for the input, Brandon. The car caught fire when header heat ignited some old carpet scraps that had been pushed up under the car in the garage... see details in my post here.
 

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Around here, a decent set of rebuildable cores sell for around $250... Decent meaning only needing new foam/covers, but plastic peices, headrests, etc are there and in repairable condition.

With yours, all the plastic is toast, the headrests are toast, the seatback lock mechanism is melted and is not reproduced... Also the spring assemblies most likely are toast from the heat of the fire.

Personally I would wait to find more complete seats- yours will need a LOT of work... They'd have to be darn close to free to offset the stuff that is missing/ruined for me to want them.

But since you asked, I'd say $50-$75 for the pair would be about right. Basically he's paying for a pair of seat tracks & the steel seat frames.
 

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the seatback lock mechanism is melted and is not reproduced... he's paying for a pair of seat tracks & the steel seat frames.
I thought the seatback locks were reproduced (see link), but agree these are just frames and tracks.
 

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Actually the seatback lock on the driver's side seems to still be OK (the button is even in decent shape). Passenger side is gone though :)

I will let the local guy know I'd take $50 (I figure the good seat tracks are worth close to that). I also still have the plastic parts that go around the seat bases (weren't on yet when it burned). I'll include those.
 

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DallasMalibu said:
The seats didn't totally burn...but...all the springs should be replaced with repros...the seat frames "appear to be OK."

If you are wanting...frames/sliders to start restoring, I figure these are "probably usable."

What are these seats worth in their current condition?

If it was me, I'd just give these frames/sliders away to a fellow hobbyist who was willing to put the time, money, and effort into trying to make them usable.

They've been burned down to their frames in a fire, and what's left of the frames is in rough shape...



Oh, I suppose there might still be some juice that can be squeezed out of that grape.
But, as I said, I'd just give them away if it were me.

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-Greg
 

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You guys convinced me :bow:
I went ahead and told the guy they were his for free if he wants them.


I don't think the seat frames got hot enough to damage the metal (it didn't even burn off all the upolstery, I tore that off after the fact). The fire department arrived as the seats were starting to burn (even the plastic seatlock is still intact on the drivers side).

Now if I see my seat tracks on ebay for $120 I will be annoyed ;)

FYI, My car is almost repaired from the fire. I ended up replacing the seats with refurbished vintage BMW recaro's (in factory Chevelle white with '69 Camaro houndstooth inserts)
 

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Well, i wouldn't have given them away, lol. Sorry to hear about the car, but i hope it's turning out even better than before!! I want moar pics! :)
 

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He gave em away now will come 15 guys saying they're worth $175 :)
 
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