July 14, 2009 at 8:40 pm #232679
Has anyone tryed to replace the seats that came with there TD I was on line looking for new seats WOW they are really proud of there seats and covers , then I looked to boat seats ! Less than 1/2 the price ! now for my question , has any one put boat seats in there car or in there boat the pictures and sizes look good let me know if you have done that.
Dan RJuly 27, 2009 at 1:40 pm #239298Tom LashleyParticipant
Dan – I took my seats to an upholstery shop that work on boats and had them rebuilt.July 28, 2009 at 10:37 am #239299Mark HendricksonParticipant
If you go to the Photo Gallery, look up Pink MG, you can see the seats and door panels I had re-done in leather. My seats were completley rotted, wood bases and all. I used marine grade plywood that I sealed with urethane (4 coats) and used stainless hardware to build new seat bases and a seat back.
Then I bought three leather hides from Keleen Leathers. I took the mildewed vinyl seat covers to a local, old school auto upholsterer. In the end, for all the materials and labor I spent about $1,400.
You can see how they look in the car by checking Larry Murphy’s Photo Gallery. Too bad you can’t smell the pictures!July 29, 2009 at 10:29 pm #239300
Mark ; the seats look great . but I like the look of bucket seats simple rounded back low cut like a MG A I just can not find any local I will just look till I find what I like the look of , mine has no rips or rot I just want to up date the look and seating position. Tom ; Thank you for your input. ………………………………….Dan RJuly 30, 2009 at 7:54 am #239301Rob BakerParticipant
How about Cobra seatsAugust 1, 2009 at 9:57 pm #239302
Rob .. I’ll look in to them a little more they are small and may work I would like to keep white ………… DanAugust 4, 2009 at 10:30 am #239303Mark HendricksonParticipant
There are many aftermarket seat manufacturers that make “retro” look low back bucket seats. Corbeau, Sparco, Scat, etc.
Finding tiny, low back buckets that would fit relegates you to 60’s British cars and their seats are big $$…for that matter, so are the aftermarket seatsAugust 6, 2009 at 8:19 pm #239304
Mark and the guys ; I found a pair of seats that I like from a Junk yard , no idea what they are from but the size works now to get them done , light gray with red piping white is nice but hard to keep clean I think I may get the top done in the same I know it is not correct but I like the look of piping!!!!!! Dan
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