Houndstooth in a 2nd Gen?

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  1. MikeDVC

    MikeDVC Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I'm redoing my interior this winter; new dash, center console, carpet, rear package tray and going to finish installing the vintage air. I will keep the interior mostly stock. Color is all black.

    I currently have custom gray cloth inserts in my factory seats; but thinking of changing to an aftermarket racing style seat like this one http://www.arizenracingsports.com/images/69Houndstooth.jpg

    Want to get opinions about houndstooth in a second gen camaro. I have always loved houndtooth in the 1st gen camaro's, but not sure about it for a 2nd gen. What do you all think?

    here's my car
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    twozs Veteran Member

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    since your swapping the whole seat out and i would assume saving the originals do what you want , it can always be undone. i like the look of the black white or blue white its kind of retro 60s or 70s. I'm not really fond of the first gen yellow or orange hounds tooth but if it matches the car and it original... its a little over the top
     
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    I think it would look good. I thought a houndstooth was available from the factory at one point in the early '70's with a larger pattern. I might be confused though.
     
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    I think they would look awesome in your car!:cool: I really like the Arizen seats anyway...they are on my "want" list.
    Will you be doing the rear seats to match?
     
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    MikeDVC Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Yes, for sure doing the matching rear seats. I'm between redoing the ones I have, the Arizen's and these

    http://www.corbeau.com/products/reclining_seats/lg1/

    With the gray inserts (they sell material to match rear seats)

    Leaning towards the Arizen's with Houndstooth
     
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    Orange71 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Those Corbeau's are nice too but, you can get the Arizens the way you like them without the harness holes.
     
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    I remember seeing a second gen many years ago with a houndstooth looking material on the seats. I don't think it was actually called that on these cars, but a similar material.
     
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    I would say go for it, I saw a 70-73 at a show once with a ls1/6speed, done up nice in pro touring style, the car was white with orange stripes and they did the interior in white with orange houndstooth inserts. They used late model buckets and stock rear back with the late model bottoms, it looked great
     
  9. MikeDVC

    MikeDVC Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Hey Dave, thanks. I had trouble responding to your email; here's the info

    I'm running;

    Front 7" rim, 225/55/16
    Rear 8" rim,, 255/50/16

    I think the backspacing is 4" for both the fronts and rears

    Full Hotchkis suspension (one coil cut off for the fronts), and Global West
    control arms. I had to roll the wheel well lips in the rear; but had no
    rubbing problems with the front.

    Mike
     
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    In my 73
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