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Old 22nd May 2017, 22:26
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Still trying to decide on seat options for the SWB 250. I dont want to stick with the original Z3 ones.

I was oringinally thinking of bucket seats...

But I think I'm moving away from the fixed back seats.

I've seen the MG/Rover 45 seats but I still think they look a bit too modern.

What other options is there on used seats?

MGB? Cheap enough for a knackered seat and then get a rebuild kit?
Classic Mini? Even cheaper but would they fit?

I like the blue custom ones in Casamolino's (Geoffs) car - from a place in the NW?

Any other options that people know fit?

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Old 23rd May 2017, 04:54
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Hi,
I don't know if they'll fit but I had considered those from a Ford SportKa Mk1. They are comfortable although little bolsters. And they are cheap for leather.

Dave
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Old 23rd May 2017, 07:00
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I'm planning on the MGB option, only problem is that MGB seats, well look like MGB seats! maybe because I had one for many years.
I have found someone on Ebay who does a set of "hump" leather seat covers for £275, they don't quite look as MGish as others.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2920969639...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

And seat rebuild kit for £54 + Vat

https://www.mgpartsuk.co.uk/store/in...roduct_id=6607

Most sellers on Ebay are after £45 just for the "hump" seat foam.

I picked up a pair of seats for £35 for the pair.

I intend to fit them to the existing base and transfer the heated seat elements. I don't know if it's going to work as I'm still waiting to get the car back.

I did look at the Ford KA leather seats as option, cheap a s chips, you can get a good pair for less than £50. I'm not sure if the shape will work but at that money it could well be worth a punt.

MGF seats also look good, there was a blue car on the forum that had a cream pair fitted that looked very good but around £350 for a good pair. Alfa Spider seats also looked as if they could be an option.
I think the Rover seats just look too big.

I would be careful about fitting any kind of seat that does not have any back adjustments, they can prove to be very uncomfortable.
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Old 23rd May 2017, 18:29
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You need to think of the physical size of the seat too. Also with bucket type seats you need to be able to fit into them ! I've tried some of the "kit car" bucket seats and they are simply too narrow to drive more than a few miles. You need comfort and support! From the three you have selected, I would go with the Cobra Roadster type.
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Old 23rd May 2017, 19:29
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What about something like these, throwing away the headrests?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PAIR-OF-BL...IAAOSw5cRZJH10
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Old 23rd May 2017, 19:36
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I think they are MGF seats
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Old 24th May 2017, 05:57
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Good morning my seats were from Intatrim of Telford
http://www.intatrim.co.uk/classic-seats.html ,
i oredered mine and paid extra for the headrests although i do not fit the headrests unless its MOT time! Geoff .
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Old 24th May 2017, 13:40
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These are expensive but nice:

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Old 24th May 2017, 21:56
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Oooooooh me like!

Not cheap at £1200, but plenty cheaper than DeHavilland at £1650. I can't find them on the Intatrim site though. Where am I going wrong?
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Oops my bad - just released and on Facebook but not website yet.

It looks like DeHavilland have commissioned them from Intatrim.
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Old 25th May 2017, 06:59
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Priced FROM so that will be the venial price and they don't recline either by the look of the design.
I think Jeff's are much better value.

Not to bad for us classier convertible owners but just imagine a plastic seat in the coupe with widows that hardly open an no aircon!!!!
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