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wackywebs
October 2, 2017, 3:54pm Report to Moderator

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I need to change my spitfire mk3 seats.  Other than mx5 seats any suggestions?  I like the look of  intatrim voyager seats, anyone used intatrim?
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timbancroft61
October 4, 2017, 9:57am Report to Moderator

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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.


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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!
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RobPearce
October 4, 2017, 10:40am Report to Moderator

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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)
Used to have:
1968 Vitesse 2L saloon
1980 Dolomite 1500
1977 Dolomite 1850
1980 Dolomite Sprint
1982 TR7 DHC Sprint
1975 2500S saloon
1971 Herald 13/60 Estate (with 1500 Spit engine)
1975 Stag
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Guppy916
October 10, 2017, 6:58pm Report to Moderator


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I had mine re-trimmed not as dear as you would think, New foams from Rimmer's and my local trimmers handy work


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)
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Alex
October 10, 2017, 7:00pm Report to Moderator

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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.

Alex


Triumph spitfire 1500 white.....rbr04,06,2012,2014 and 2016


RBRR 2004,2006,2008,2010, 2012,2014 and 2016

Triumph spitfire 1500 Blue for sale.

Triumph Herald 1200 CV project.

Andover,Hants
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stevegt6
October 10, 2017, 9:34pm Report to Moderator


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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 *
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Guppy916
October 12, 2017, 4:36pm Report to Moderator


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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)
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