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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:04 pm 
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hi all
looking to upgrade my front seats,anyone got any ideas on which ones
thanks for now...nic

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Dolomite 1300,1980`V`reg in british racing brown(russet),3.63 diff with 21t speedo pinion,95%poly`d,HL clocks,standard wheels with SE covers wrapt in 175 70 13,mot`d 19-09-2014,been off the since 1990,(july2017) stainless steel exhaust 3-piece.

Dolomite 1300,1977(tax free 1-1-1977),`R`reg in carmine red,bog standard including rust :shock: last time on road 6-2005


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:58 pm 
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Frankly in my opinion MGF seats are the ones to go for.

Supportive, comfortable and relatively easy to fit.

I fitted them to RUK (Binny) and both Sam and Steve (Carledo) have improved on my design so they fit better. I expect that they can both elaborate! 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:53 pm 
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I went with Saab 9-3 seats, i used the dolomite seat runners on the Saab seat[

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:12 pm 
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What James said about MGF seats^^^^^^^^^

Also goes for the almost identical seats from MGZR. This car also has a 2 door variant with tilting seats for 2 door Toledos! MGF seats DON'T actually tilt!

I've also personally fitted MkVI Escort seats (bit of a faff and need reversing left for right and vice versa) and a Corbeau racing seat (hard but very supportive) I've seen used, seats from Alfa 156, Renault 19, Rover 45 (mount a bit high for my 6' height) and Mazda MX5. And a few others that I can't remember! But almost ANYTHING is better than the stock seats IMO!

I have in stock and for sale a full black leather set from a Rover 45 and an untried set of tilting seats from a 2 door Astra GSi in either cloth or half leather but predominantly black with bits of red, £90 and £50 respectively.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:02 am 
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MGF in mine. I managed to get black cloth and looks well with the Dolly black rear seats. Cloth = £70 leather = £150 upwards unless youre lucky (unlike me)

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:19 am 
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MGF here too.£10 for an OK pair of cloth seats about 8 years ago.Fitted at std seats were hopeless when doing night rallies. Daughter was 14 at the time, and pretty small, she was fine in them. Just done RBRR with 2 "full sized" blokes, again they were happy enough. Great seats....
I fitted mine with no extra holes in the floor. I welded extension steel plates to one runner, but for the RBRR I also had to make an extension to get extra legroom for the drivers. Which left very little in the rear :?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:20 pm 
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well,there`s a few options
been looking at few nearby front seat but all turned out to too tall...but still looking,,,next is a trip to breakers/salvage yards with tape measure

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Dolomite 1300,1977(tax free 1-1-1977),`R`reg in carmine red,bog standard including rust :shock: last time on road 6-2005


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:39 pm 
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£30 for a pair of MG TF seats when I got mine from: MGFnTFBITZ
They had a few sets in stock when I went to pick mine up.
Not a million miles from you?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:29 pm 
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Ive fitted my Toledo with Vauxhall corsa seats. They match the grey trim & tilt forwards

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Tidy job that Mr ragtop - as you say, they suit well!

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:26 pm 
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they look nice and suit the size of seating area...thanks for that ragtop

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Dolomite 1300,1977(tax free 1-1-1977),`R`reg in carmine red,bog standard including rust :shock: last time on road 6-2005


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:00 pm 
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Did they come out of the Corsa B in your sig by any chance? I know that Corsa C seats are different.

I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned Rover 45 seats. They can be made to fit and the rear seats can also be made to fit.

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