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Mr. T
Tony Andrews
Kent Island, Maryland
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Registered:
10/23/2007 03:59PM

Main British Car:
'75 mgb, '74 grille, morspeed bumpers Rover 3.9

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Cool seats!
Posted by: Mr. T
Date: February 09, 2010 03:37PM

Saw the black version on "cut,chop,rebuild" show's '68 camaro project this past weekend. Thought they would look nice in some of the "resto-mod" mgb's - performance, comfort and looks!

Since Classic Industries only supplies a few gm cars and trucks, they're going to be to wide for our cars.

[www.classicindustries.com]


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Cool seats!
Posted by: Moderator
Date: February 09, 2010 03:57PM

Thanks for posting! Seat options are always interesting, although I'm starting to think I'll never get around to "upgrading" my seats. IMHO, seats just aren't one of the MGB's weakest links.

I couldn't find dimensions on the Classic Industries website. I think they have a bug in their code because it seems like clicking on product images should link me to somewhere. From the thumbnail photos, it looks like they'd be way too wide for my butt.

I'm more intrigued by these:
[www.classiccarseats.com]
http://www.classiccarseats.com/images/rallye-st/rallyest11.jpg
Note that they have taller side supports, provisions for racing belts, and corduroy instead of vinyl in the center section to reduce sliding around. Twice the price, but if I'm just window shopping anyhow...


77v8
Robert Dehart

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10/07/2010 06:56AM

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Re: Cool seats!
Posted by: 77v8
Date: October 17, 2010 01:39AM

Bride lowmax for my triumph tr7


B-Fast B-Strong
William Smith

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10/17/2009 11:28PM

Main British Car:
Bugeye Bodied Spriget

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Re: Cool seats!
Posted by: B-Fast B-Strong
Date: October 27, 2010 12:46AM

Hey Curtis,
I rather like these Carbeau Classic's and they are about 17" or less , a bit on the snug side for me , might be just right for you! I think you can get them with or without the head rest. I have seen some B's with these in them and I was told by them they are very comfortable .
William
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Bill Young
Bill Young
Kansas City, MO
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10/23/2007 09:23AM

Main British Car:
'73 MG Midget V6 , '59 MGA I6 2.8 GM, 4.0 Jeep

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Re: Cool seats!
Posted by: Bill Young
Date: October 27, 2010 08:03AM

Curtis, since you are on the thin side compared to someone like me with a fairly wide back side you might consider getting a true "racing " seat such as the Kirkey I installed in my Midget. They come in various widths so you can get one that fits you just right and with a little good upholstery work can provide a quite comfortable seat. I added about 3/4" of high densidy foam to mine in the bottom and on the back for a lumbar support and made the trip to Indy and back without any discomfort.
Besides, they would look the part in your car for sure and the cost is pretty easy to live with as well. I bought the seat and the optional upholstery and only have about $300 in it.
Kirkey small .jpg
Kirkey, upholstered small.jpg



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/27/2010 08:06AM by Bill Young.


flitner
John Fenner
Miami Fl
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03/11/2010 10:58AM

Main British Car:
1972 MGB 350 CHEVY

Re: Cool seats!
Posted by: flitner
Date: October 28, 2010 12:48AM

Saw the black version on "cut,chop,rebuild"
Not to be a smart alec but wouldnt that be Pimp My Ride?? :)


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4475 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Cool seats!
Posted by: Moderator
Date: October 29, 2010 05:07PM

Bill, we're thinking alike again. You know that seat photo I posted earlier in this thread? Jerry Richards has one of those in his trailer for occasional installation as a "passenger seat" in his racecar. When I asked him about it he said "You don't want one." I sat in it, and now I know what I really need is a real racing seat like you've installed. But I need a lot of other things worse...



MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Cool seats!
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: November 02, 2010 12:36PM

The problem with the really nice driving seats that can double as racing/track day seats......they are expensive!

I just don't think I would like a real racing seat for any extended street driving.


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
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04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Cool seats!/Speedster ?
Posted by: roverman
Date: December 01, 2010 08:02PM

If you must have the "vintage" look, without going off the deep-end with 'bomber" seats, perhaps repro Speedsters ? 2 cents, roverman.


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