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  • #306231

    yosemitesam
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    @yosemitesam

    I have had three of these kitcars.In all three the seats jam me up against the steering wheel.Does anyone know an easy solution or a different set of seats that will work. Thanks for any input. I am 76 and I need confort.

    #306232

    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    I’ve taken the seat back and put it up on the package tray. Cut it down for height. I’ve also taken a few inches out of the seat base.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #306246

    secretagentcat
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    @secretagentcat

    My kit came with a bench type seat but I’m thinking about trading it in for a set of VW buckets…Has anyone had any luck with those or should I just have my wooden bench seats redone? It sounds like some of you have had problems with seats…I wouldn’t mind sitting a little lower to the ground but not at the expense of being any closer to the dash…

    I’m afraid I’d have to start cutting down on Da Beers!!!

    Lol!!!

    #306247

    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    If these are VW pan cars there’s not too much that can be done. I don’t think VW bucket seats will work without modification, because the seat placement on a TD replica is about where the back seats on the bug were. The way the pan and the tunnel are shaped, you don’t have the width to put the stock bucket there.

    The fiberglass bulkhead that covers the transaxle could be modified a little, and the seat back could be made thinner or, like Bill did, effectively eliminated.

    But the best way to get this done, imho, is by changing the angle of the seat base. The wood or glass pedestal your set is mounted two tilts you back just so much. Make it tilt more, lowering the rear a bit, and you’ll gain a little chest room.

    If you’re doing a seat remodel I recommend a bench back with individual buckets for the seat part. That’s what the original cars had and it looks frankly much cooler than either a regular bench or modern buckets.

    They can be made very comfortable as well.

    #306248

    yosemitesam
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    @yosemitesam

    I’ve seen a couple with bucket seats since I started this. They look roomy but don’t know what kind of seats they are.I am thinking of trying some Mustang seats( 65,66 ) or Mustang II if I can find them. Thanks for the ideas. I have it for sale but don’t really want to sell it.

    #306249

    schu
    Participant

    @schu

    Somewhere on this site I did a repair with pictures of the wood base seats that eliminates the painful numbing and on top of it allows more distance from the steering  wheel and sits you lower in the car. I am a big guy ( working on that) and have no issues with my seating position etc. Others on here have seen my seating and will agree.

    I think it was called DBS or something like that…( dead butt syndrome ) – do a site search.

    #306251

    pmossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Here is Schu’s Seat Fix post:

    http://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/seat-fix/

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to http://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #306252

    pmossberg
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    @pmossberg

    This is another option to gain more room:

    http://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/moving-seats-back/

    Scroll down to the second post in the thread.

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to http://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #306254

    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    That second link (above) is the bomb! Thanks Paul.

    “Picnic Mode!” Brilliant.

    Man I gotta look into that…

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