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    I RECENTLY CHANGED THE SEATS IN MY 87 RED VETTE. MOUNTED LEATHER SEATS FROM CORVETTE AMERICA. QUESTION...THEY ARE STIFF AS A BOARD,IS THERE ANY WAY TO SOFTEN THEM UP? I ALSO CHANGED THE CARPET AND FLOOR MAT WITH THE C4 LOGO ON IT. CARPET WAS PAIN IN THE BADOOSHKA! MY VETTE OLY HAS 49K MILES. I AM THE 3RD OWNER. CAR RUNS FANTASTIC AND NOW LOOKS EVEN BETTER!,

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    Is badooshka a technical term?

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    "Babooshka" is teh Russian word for Grandmother, DONT ASK WHAT THIS MEANS, badooshka!!!!!!
    When I have your Wounded
    Charlie
    hehehehehehheheheheheheh

    PS Glad your new seats look cool
    Charlie

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    If you mean the leather is stiff try applying Lexol on them, it's a leather treatment. Google it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonylong View Post
    If you mean the leather is stiff try applying Lexol on them, it's a leather treatment. Google it.
    HEY! THE LEATHER IS NICE. THE FOAM IS WHAT IS STIFF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAULIE B View Post
    HEY! THE LEATHER IS NICE. THE FOAM IS WHAT IS STIFF.

    They both are or should be. They will soften quickly just like a new pair of shoes.

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    I think the problem here is that you are used to your worn out seat pads. I switched the driver and passenger seat cushions in my 90,,,, ended up switching them back because I was so used to my sinking seat that I didn't like the other cushion.

    Glenn

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    Quote Originally Posted by G Winter View Post
    I think the problem here is that you are used to your worn out seat pads. I switched the driver and passenger seat cushions in my 90,,,, ended up switching them back because I was so used to my sinking seat that I didn't like the other cushion.

    Glenn
    I AM TRYING NOT TO THINK LIKE THAT, BUT I KNOW THAT IS THE PROBLEM. I GOT USED TO THE WORN SEATS. NOW I KNOW NOT TO RUSH INTO BUYING THINGS FOR MY VETTE WITHOUT REALLY INVESTIGATING AND LOOKING AROUND AND ASKING ALL YOU GUYS FOR THEIR OPINIONS AND THEN MAKE MY FINAL DECISION! THANKS.

    P.S. SO THERE IS NO WAY TO SOFTEN THE FOAM?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAULIE B View Post
    P.S. SO THERE IS NO WAY TO SOFTEN THE FOAM?

    PAUL

    Yep there is. Use them and enjoy the ride.

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    going to the drag strip and do some 5000 rpm launches breaks them in right now

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonszr1 View Post
    going to the drag strip and do some 5000 rpm launches breaks them in right now
    That will work on the backs but what do you do for the seats?

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    Too bad you missed my previous warnings on just about every Vette forum when someone asks about new seats....

    THERE is ABSOLUTELY NO WAY TO SOFTEN THEM UP! Unless maybe you hire some 350 lb goon to drive your car.... even then the leather is likely to wear first! I've got several thousand miles on mine and even had the kids jump on them and they still S%^*K! Pain in the Dupa!
    Return them NOW if you can!
    I also stupidly bought from Corvette America and it is NOT the proper OEM foam. Why? My GUESS is that there were complaints about when you have the perforated covers and the proper bolster density the leather cracks and wears faster. The more dense foam makes it LOOK better longer.


    Since after I bought them Mid America is now pointing out that THEY use the CORRECT Density Foam. I am seriously considering reordering from them to see if there really is a difference.
    If not I will use my old foam and recover them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dustoff529 View Post
    "Babooshka" is teh Russian word for Grandmother,....
    Yup, which also in Polish is the word for the kerchief (ala "doo rag") a grandmother is likely to wear on her head....I dont know which came first the kerchief or the grandmother term
    And a Balabushka is a pool cue named for the master craftsman George Balabushka.

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    Purchased mine from Willcox Corvette at Willcox Corvette, Inc. - Parts, Restoration, Help - "When you're not the biggest, You try harder" . If I remember correctly, these were drop shipped from Mid-America. Excellent color match and no issues with foam stiffness. Lost ~1/2" in head room which is understandable due to age. In 1989, GM stopped using the perforated leather. Scan this post to see what they look like. http://www.corvetteactioncenter.com/...lt-recall.html

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