Ah, but wait, this thing ain’t over til the fat guy (me) sings.
While Scott was doing his usual COOL THING, I got another idea. Though those recovered 911 seats were nice, I started thing about a better, newer model seat. My 2007 GTI had some pretty nifty seats, comfortable, quality, adjustable seating, lateral support very good and a cool Tartan type plaid (how Porsche is that?).
So I started browsing around the web and, GOLLEE, would ya look what you can find on eBay on a good day. I found a set, great price, appeared to be in excellent condition. However, the set came from two different cars, and you guessed it, two different locations. One in the Sacramento area and the other in Sioux Falls, SD.
My impulsiveness took control and after umpteen messages back and forth to these guys to determine they were the right thing, BAM! They got purchased. Once again, by using this new shipping service I found for the wheels, the shipping was quite reasonable for a 60lb. Modern seat WITH HEAT!!! You mY recall you all punishing me for my failure to get the heated option. So there, I got it if Scott can figure a way to wire them.
Today, to my surprise, the passenger seat arrived from South Dakota! I opened the very-nicely packaged box on the front porch...The thing looks like it was never sat in!!! And this one got negotiated down to $155 plus $75 in shipping.
Talk about stoked, once I got it out of the box, I plopped my skinny butt down in that thing and man, are these things going to be great once installed. On top of that, I have already sourced the fabric itself and it is available...solid and plaid, plust they have a pretty cool Red German square weave for the floor once I get around to completing the rest of the job.
Now when that seat arrives from Sacramento, I just hope it is in a similar condition (odds are good). Attached are the photos from the eBay adds (the driver seat I negotiated down to $175 plus about $100 in shipping. All on all much cheaper than the 911 route I started on way back last year.