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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:34 pm 
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My Sprint seats are very worse for wear. Ignoring the ripped vinyl on the front of the driver's seat, the foam is well and truly a flat crumbly mess. Once I finally get it back on the road, I know the metal framework of the seat base digging in will spoil any enjoyment driving the car.

I know that modern seats like the Rover 45 fit in easily. However they're far too modern for my tastes and look wrong in my eyes. Also, as far as I know, the correct Dolomite seat foam has long been NLA.

Question is, has anyone found a decent car upholster that has rebuild the foam on the seats so it keeps it reasonably modern?

Alternatively, has anyone tried any other readily available premade classic car seat foam padding with the Dolomite seat bases? I'm thinking Stag/Spitfire/etc seat foam kits.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:55 pm 
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Cliff Griffiths (late of Aldridge Trimming and Car SOS fame) did a very nice foam for our White Sprint last year, thoroughly comfy and the cover fits perfectly without wrinkles or bagginess. Cliff now works for himself and is working (at the club's request) on moulded foams for Dolomite seats, he already makes these for the Spitfire MKIV/1500, but work on the Dolomite one has been slowed by lockdowns. If you want his number, drop me a PM. He is in Wolverhampton.

Steve

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