Talk to me about seats

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Talk to me about seats

Postby MrBounce » Fri May 19, 2017 6:22 pm

Soon it'll be time for my Mk1 to go back on its wheels, and I have discovered an issue. I have Mk1 MX5 seats (the ones with headrest speakers). However, when I sit on them in the car, my head is almost out of the sunroof. I am only 5ft 8" tall. I know the Midas isn't exactly the biggest car in the world, but this is ridiculous.

It seems that I need some seats with a very low rise in the squab. Any suggestions? And I don't want to break the bank... :?
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Re: Talk to me about seats

Postby Inim666 » Fri May 19, 2017 8:47 pm

Hi chap I have mx5 mk4 seats in my mi2 bronze have a look at my Flickr account and you will see
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Re: Talk to me about seats

Postby Rich » Sat May 20, 2017 1:12 pm

I understand you can take the cover off the MX5 seat and hollow out the seat foam to reduce the height.
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Re: Talk to me about seats

Postby Val » Sat May 20, 2017 1:28 pm

I had TR7 seats in my Mark 2 - and they worked well and I had Ridguard ones in the Mark 3.
Sounds like if you could modify your existing seats and use a thin layer of high density memory foam that may be the best solution.
Failing that I can ask Alan Hudson if he still has the lovely black leather seats he offered me when I bought the convertible from him.
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Re: Talk to me about seats

Postby benofbrum » Sat May 20, 2017 2:45 pm

I have Corbeau GT in my Mk1 and Honda CRX in the Excelsior. I have done many days of 250 miles+ in the Excelsior without undue discomfort. I am 5ft 5
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