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I want to replace the front seats in my 87 CSX with something a little more comfortable, like out of a Datona.

I plan a some interior mods, such as custom gauges (pillar mounted), different upholstery color scheme (Black, Gray with Blue accents) using the later model Datona seats.

My current interior is shot from sitting in the AZ sun and the original owner never parked the vehicle in a garage or used a car cover, so all of the upholstery is badly torn and coming apart. :(

Question is, how will installing different seats and changing the fabric and color scheme effect the value of the vehicle? I know the value will increase as the upholstery will be nice and clean, but it will not be the bland Gray as factory OEM. Any recommendations?

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CSX-550 said:
I know the value will increase as the upholstery will be nice and clean, but it will not be the bland Gray as factory OEM. Any recommendations?

Thanks!

Brad
Not necessarily would the value increase and there is the potential for the car to decrease in value.

How you ask?

If a collector or someone like me were interested in buying your CSX we would probably have to take money off your selling price to offset the cost of replacing the Daytona interior you installed back to a Shadow ES interior.

If the 1987 CSX interior design really bothers you that much you could always think about upgrading to the 1989 CSX interior. Yes like the Daytona interior it wouldn't be correct but it would be a much more desirable "upgrade" that a future owner could remove and sell for a little bit of money.

As always it's your car and all you have to please is yourself.

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I second Steve's advice. I think upgrading to the 89 CSX interior would probably be your best bet. Its from a CSX shadow, and in my opinion it is one of the best looking interiors. Or you could find a 90+ Shadow ES interior with the built in lumbar and so on. It would also be a good upgrade for you, and probably not affect the value as much as say putting a Daytona interior in it.
 

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Thanks for the input. :thumb:

I meant by value increase, as the car will at least have upholstery. I know that to a collector this interior would not be right for resell at best price. Plus, I really do not intend on ever selling this car.

My biggest deal is I really do not like the bland gray and the original style fabric deteriorates quickly in the sun. Plus the seats are so bad that they need to be completely reupholstered from the frame up. The foam is shot.

I do like the idea of later model Shadow seats though!

Brad
 

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My 87 CSX came with most of the ES interior. I managed to track down the restr of the parts in charcoal grey to match. I consider it an upgrade. If my CSX was all original when I bought it, I would probably have kept it stock or would have kept all the original parts, bagged them up and stored them away. Mine had been in a collision and had some other mods done to it, so it wasn't as big a deal.
 

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My 87 csx also has most of a 90+ ES interior. But what bothers me is the red accents that don't match with the exteriors blue accents. Where there any cars that had a blue interior accents?

Also my steering wheel foam is mostly gone, is there a aftermarket wheel that will bolt onto the shelby adapter?

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Also my steering wheel foam is mostly gone, is there a aftermarket wheel that will bolt onto the shelby adapter?

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Landon Kivett
Sort of.........the steering wheel in my 87 csx was TOAST so I went to pep boys and bought the 3 spoke 13" carbon fiber looking one by Grant it was the only one there that I liked.
The problem is the shelby wheel is held on by 6 bolts and the grant is held on by 5 bolts....so this is what I did:
Just center the grant wheel over the oe shelby adapter and mark the location of the new holes, maybe one lines up and you may only have to drill 4 holes its been about 4 years and i'm not sure, the next step is use a centerpunch on the marks you just made and drill it out the next size smaller than the oe shelby bolts then use the correct size tap then bolt it up.
If the wheel has the same diameter center hole as the one I used it aboit 1/16 larger than the oe shelby wheel and the factory horn button works perfectly!!!
Will try to post some pics tonight.
I'm thinking of filling in the "Grant" script and having a "shelby" signature engraved then repainting the spokes so it looks factory.
 

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I have 89 CSx interior in my 87 CSX. There's a slight different in brackets use your 87 brackets on the 89 seats they will bolt to the 89 seats.

 
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