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Old 4th October 2015, 17:16
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Hi everyone,
just wondering if anyone has any idea where to get classic looking bucket seats from - I was going to use my old spitfire seats but they are much too wide at the back - I've found some ones I like from Holdens - see link -
http://www.holden.co.uk/displayprodu...thash.v8o5ZzR7
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does anyone know where I can get similar seats but cheaper?

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Try Cobra:

http://www.sportseats4u.co.uk/cobra-...s/cat_524.html
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Yeah, the cobra ones look good but they are a bit too wide at the back - that's why the holden ones were better because they have a narrower back. (just way too expensive)
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I used a pair of these and had them professionally trimmed in black leather -

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dax-AC-Cob...item1e9a638624

I just gave the trimmer a picture of some old Porsche 356 coupe seats that I liked and they made the covers to match them -



They're very comfortable, give a laid back driving position and worked out a damned sight cheaper than those from Holden (which also look a bit too upright and thick in the squab to work in a Sammio imho).
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Thanks guys, but having bought a set today and putting them in place it looks like I'll have to make a back panel and two separate bottom sections for it to work with my cockpit as I don't think any seats are going to work well without modification
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how did you get them to fit my bench seat is as for back as it will go and the leg room is just right. is my car different!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/akwnemfdiw..._9875.JPG?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/zpmiyhq3w6...00.08.jpg?dl=0
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... is my car different! ...
In a word, yes.

As you have a "one off" Spyder body shell modified to fit a GT6/Spritfire chassis.

There is more room in the traditional Spyder cockpit when it sits on a Herald chassis.

The Cordite kit was designed to fit the Spitfire chassis right from the start. ( )

However, even the Cordite cockpit is tight and if I was 6' then I would need a bench seat like yours too.

Thankfully, I am only 5' 7" and a bit, so I can use "normal" seats, but they are still pushed back as far as they can go.

Hope that helps, Paul.
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