Why not look at using later type Spitfire seats or GT6 late mk2 or Mk3, these rebuilt with foams and good covers look excellent, offer good support of you are not too large and of course, look more at home.
Early Spits will be de-valued if weird seats are fitted.
Newton Commercial do early Spit covering kits.
BTW,do not throw your old seats away, worth money on the secondhand market.
Club Triumph Round Britain Reliability Run (Part of the organising team, what a team)! RBRR is the best car event in the UK, not probably, it is!
1970 GT6 Mk.2: Royal Blue 6 RBRRs (98, 00,02,04,06 & 10), 2 10CRs (03 & 07). 2 HCRs 1 LCC, lots of Autosolos and numerous track days. Bought in 1983, crikey where did the time go! Now running the Roy Lacey cooling system!
1969 2.5Pi Mk.1: Slate Grey 3 10CRs (05,09 & 15), 3 RBRRs (08, 12 & 16), 3 HCRs, 2 LCCs. A few alloy panels, does need the pi kit fitting. Bought April '04. Needs paint! Just fitted some new 7J Minilites-not copies!
1967 Spitfire mk2: Wedgewood Blue. Bought November 2010. Almost seems civilised. Car has done a RBRR (Dave Picton 2010). Blimey, could be on the road soon!
I'm with Tim. My Mk3, Toby, was deficient in the seat area (the driver's side frame was broken) so I am fitting Mk4 seats, as my brother's old Mk2 had. They look appropriate, even though not correct, and fit properly. The only slight issue is that the runners for the Mk4 are slightly wider spaced, so you need to re-drill some of the holes in the floor - I think it's the outer pairs, nearest the sills.
Current fleet 1967 Vitesse 2L conv "Tessa" 1970 Spitfire Mk3 (project) "Toby" 1972 GT6 Mk3 Not enough time or space
Recently sold: 1972 2.5 PI estate "Harry" (gone to russell on here) 1973 Toledo 2-door "Spike" (gone to a club official)
Late spitfire seats are also extremely comfy when rear straps and foams are in good condition.....as Tim said providing you are not too large. The added advantage is if you get the right ones they also recline and can have headrests if 1500 seats.
Triumph spitfire 1500 white.....rbr04,06,2012,2014 and 2016
Had my GT6 mk3 (spit 1500) seats all re-done - basically all new apart from frame.... Had the bloke make the side bolsters a little deeper and firmer, and also the squab sides too
Comfy, but still very firm, so hoping they will soften a bit with use
Not as comfy as the Corbeau ones I had some time ago in my spit 1500
Some stuff on youtube about mx5 seats....
Newton Comm = expensive - I had mine done in leather with alcantara centre panels, colour stitching, frames rebuilt, webbing etc.. all new foams and mods all for less than NC wanted for basic black vinyl
Current: 1973 Triumph GT6 mk3 OD (Still on the road ....and now with carpet and new seats ) Defender 110 300TDi (SORN Waiting for re-build) * Alfa Mito (Daily) * Defender 110 Td5 Previous: 1976 MK2 Escort 1.3HC * 1977 Spitfire 1500 OD (Inca) * 1980 Cortina MK5 * 1976 Land Rover S3 Airportable * 1977 Land Rover S3 SWB 1979 Mini Clubman 1275GT * 1972 GT6 MK3 OD (French blue) * Austin 1300GT (Biscuit & vinyl roof) * 1980 Spitfire 1500 OD (Pageant) 1986 Land Rover 90 300TDi * 3x Peugeot 306 1.9TDi *
Yep much the same , all the interior is leather, right down to the two gearbox inspection panels for the gear box filler and speedo drive, new foams from Rimmer's and had the side bolsters changed because Rimmer's sides were way too soft, coloured stitching to match the car, just waiting for a new dual temp and oil pressure gauge from Smith's , the last new one, once warmed up always read "normal temp" even when the engine was cold, then I can go and play, my trimmer is in hampshire if you want his details pm me
Ford Anglia 105E (in the beginning ) Spitfire Mk3 Ford 1600E BMW 2002 BMW 320 Series 2 Landrover SWB BMW 3 SERIES (E36) GT6 Mk3 under restore (well nearly finished)