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PostPosted: August 16, 2017, 4:23 pm 
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Thanks Lonnie!
Cutting the tube stock a bit longer than the pieces need to be.
10" for this one,
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!5" here,
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And 20".
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Need to buy new sandbox sand and maybe more 1/2" tube.
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PostPosted: August 22, 2017, 4:56 am 
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STranger 7 wrote:
I've been working on MG stuff all summer. Picked up 2 1967 MGB GTs, They both run, but need work to move under there own power


You never have just *one* old British car.

[cough, cough] Spitfire [*twitch*]

I think part of it was they were designed with a three to five year lifespan, and then they expected you'd buy another car. Nowadays, that's less time than it takes to get a restoration project done, so by the time you get the last thing fixed, replaced, or painted, the first few things you did need attention again, and you can never quite get off the hamster wheel.

I liked the Spitfire a lot and I missed it when it was gone, but tossing the to-do list in the trash when the new owner drove it away (it was running at the time!) was one of the happiest moments of my life.


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PostPosted: November 16, 2017, 2:45 pm 
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Well it's like this, I seriously doubt that I'll be getting back to these seats any time soon.
I"m into the process far enough that I want to see them completed but I want to get the 7 on it's wheels and running first.

So,if there is anything about the design or build process that someone would like to discuss further, that I'll make time for.
I may have more pictures of a dissembled original seat if more detail is desired. I'll see what I can find.

One point though, a seat like this is best fitted to the individual. Knowing how to do that is important.

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PostPosted: November 16, 2017, 6:51 pm 
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I'd like to see as many pictures as you care to post.

I've been impressed with your seat building, but I understand the desire to git'r'done. A piece of upholstered plywood across the back and a couple of stadium cushions, and Colin's your uncle...

Hopefully you'll get back to the seats after the new wears off the car. [grin]


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PostPosted: November 17, 2017, 11:14 am 
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TRX,
About that piece of plywood. I'm trying to hook up with a seller from Craigs list to buy
this tan colored leather seat from a 1999 Lexus ES300.
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If I can, I'll fit it to the frame and set pedals to it.
I'll dig up any pictures that aren't already here and add them soon.
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PostPosted: November 17, 2017, 11:51 am 
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This link works as of today 11,17,2017.
http://website.lineone.net/~dmch2/seats.htm
The write up details the construction of the seat backs.
The molded plastic piece used could be reproduced in carbon fiber.
The bottom is of similar design and construction. Here are some pictures that show how the bottoms fit the frame.
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The headrest appears almost identical to the MGB.
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Easier and cheaper to use Honda Civic style, but the top would need to be flatter.
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