Are these the seat you're looking for? Mine are in a 3" choptop, so you have plenty of room in a bubble top.
You can see here that the bottom of the Fiero seat bottom is lower than the Vette.
I'll go out and crudly measure the seats. keep in mind Archie modified the seat rack extensively to allow for tilting of seat and it is very, very close. Don't expect to tilt both seats cause you really don't have much room. Also, if the seats your purchasing are larger than the ones I have....DON'T BUY THEM!
Here's the measurements for the Corvette seats. Keep in mind, Archie and the Crew max-out seat rails for fit and you'll need to do the same if you decide the use this type of seat. Also, you're limited as-to moving and folding the upper part of the seat thus the top portion will hit the roof. My seat are allowed to move forward, but you can't tilt the seat. Since we're about the same height the results should be the same.
Give a minute to post all of the pictures. I'm finally using my Iphoto.
Here's the bottom width-wise.
Bottom @ 20 inches (the best I could do while holding the camera)
Upper back seat from bottom to the very top (once again the best I could do without removing the seat from car)
Max- backward tilt; This is my normal driving position and I very rarely tilt the seat forward.
More pics; clearance
As you can see from underneath, the seat cannot be folded w/o it hitting the roof. I'm okay with this since nobody is getting in the back, right?
The Corvette seat truly hug your side without being obtrusive. It's a better seat for long drives and for going around corners. The down side to using this seat is the headrest blocks your view when trying to look from the drivers side sail window. However. you can see through passenger side sail window.
Last pic; Passenger seat. I usually have leaned as-is, but sometime it's tilted back.
Expect to pay about $600-750 bucks for these.
[This message has been edited by madcurl (edited 04-19-2010).]