I am looking to do a very cool project for my bedroom. Currently, I have a boring black rolling office chair (similar to the one to the left) that I am simply tired of. The cover is tearing on the bottom and the stitching is coming undone. Also, it just looks so dull. So, I want to take a seat from a car and make it into an office chair! But the question is, which should I use?
Top Gear was the main inspiration of this. I love the olive green seats that are from an old car (or truck). If they could do it, why can't I? I found some sites online that make it look so easy. All you need is an old office chair (check), some nuts and bolts (check), a drill (check), and a car seat (no check).
There are so many cars out there that all have special seats. Between comfort or style, the choices are endless. And getting the seat should be easy too. You can go on Craigslist and find a car someone is parting out after a crash and take it home for under $50 or go to the local junkyard and buy one. But the question is which one?
One of my favorites would have to be these:
These are the seats from a 2011 VW Golf GTI. The plaid is really cool and they still look comfortable. Now, any GTI year will do because they are all plaid.
Now, another good choice would be these:
These belong to a 2010 Volvo S80. They may be bland, but damn are they comfortable. And they will stay comfy for a very, very, very long time.
So, what would your choice be? Do you choose comfort, style, or a mix of both? Your choices will really affect my choice for a seat.
But note, I only need one seat, so benches are off the table (for now). It should also be a pretty common car. I doubt I'll be able to get the seat from a car such as an Ferrari F40 or Shelby Cobra 427.