I switched from Kirkey high backs to the vintage Kirkeys - it allowed me to reuse my seat mounts, plus I could always put the high backs in if I wanted to. So far no regrets at all - I much prefer the look of the low back seats, and they are actually more comfortable than the high backs - the foam in the vintage seat covers gives more thigh support than with the high back seats. The only down side to the vintage kirkey's is that they are vinyl so not a great option in hot weather. I drove down from Seattle to California this summer and put the highbacks in since they are cloth.
408W, IRS, TKO600, PS, PB, QF SS 750, POM Sept 2010.
FFR 6817 // Delivery Date: 11/20/08 // Roller: 9/25/09 // First Engine Start: 3/31/10 // Gokart: 4/11/10 // Painted: 7/2/10 //Graduated 10/03/10. Graduation thread with my progress links is here.
I switched from Kirkey high backs to the vintage Kirkeys - it allowed me to reuse my seat mounts, plus I could always put the high backs in if I wanted to.
I also have the Kirkey highbacks in, and a set of the vintage low backs for when I want that look. Doesn't take that long to swap them out. I do prefer the look of the vintage low backs, but have the high backs in and prefer them so far.
FFR #7124 Mk 3.1, Levy 5 link, LCA's & brakes, 17" Halibrands, electric PS, SAI, Eibach springs, BOSS 427w, webers, hood louvers, tilt front. Delivered 12/23/09, 1st start 02/19/12. 1st go cart 03/03/12. Titled 10/3/12.
I went from the FFR-supplied low-back seats to the high-back seats and then to the low-back Roadster SS seats sold by Sube Sports.
Absolutley hated the FFR low-back seats. Liked the high-backs which were mounted on Breeze's angled brackets. But after a while I grew to not like the look. Looked out of place to me with modern high-back seats in a vintage looking car. Plus the passenger side high back creates a blind spot towards the right rear.
I've had my low-back Roadster SS seats mounted on the angled brackets installed for 6 years or so and they're great. They're comfortable and look 'right' to me. The only downside as far as I'm concerned is the lack of a headrest.
Dual Quad Ford Racing 345-Horse B Cammed 302
Went from the original Street Performers (MKII) to the original low-backs . . . never looked back. Only thing on the horizon is the newer MKIV seats, they have more give in the seat then the early fiberglas shell type.
I agree with the guys that just don't think it looks right to have high-backs . . . .
Just my 2¢
little block, BIG BLOCK . . . HUMMMMMMM? FFR3712K (POPSDRM) in Lost Wages, NV. MKII, 5.0, GT40-EFI, E-303, T5, 17" 5-Lug Chrome Cobra "R's", 315's, PBR 4 wheel Disks, Full Tubular suspension, Flaming River, 3.73:1 3-Link, Drop Butt mod, Dash forward mod, Footbox Air vents, Custom Turn Signals, Custom 4-into-4 headers, Non-Donor build, Ford Royal Blue Pearl w/ Arctic White stripes.
I wonder if you got the kirkey classic seat but the cover for the highback seat. Then you could modify the cloth cover to fit the classic. When I look at the shop drawings, it seems to me that the classic is just the highback chopped down.
FFR 5353K,351/400hp,TKO 500, 3-link w/3.08 and Truetrac, Koni DA coilovers front and rear,APE hardtop,Forte front and VPM rear swaybars
Welcome to FFCars! The
representations expressed are the representations and opinions of
the FFCars.com forum members and do not necessarily reflect the
opinions and viewpoints of the site owners, moderators, Factory Five
Racing, Inc. or Ford Motor Company. This website
has been planned and developed by FFCars.com and its forum members
and should not be construed as being endorsed by Factory Five
Racing, Inc. or Ford Motor Company for any
purpose. "FFR", "Factory Five", "Factory Five Racing", and the
Factory Five Racing logo are registered trademarks of Factory Five
Racing, Inc. FFCars.com forum members agree not to
post any copyrighted material unless the copyrighted material is
owned by you. Although we do not and cannot review the messages
posted and are not responsible for the content of any of these
messages, we reserve the right to delete any message for any reason
whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your
messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless with
respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s).
Thank you for visiting the FFCars.com Forum dedicated to Factory