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Triumph Spitfire - Seats and bumpers
|Hello all. I am the proud new owner of a 79, 1500.|
I love the car.....I'm so jazzed I cant believe it.
A couple things though. Whats involved in replacing those rubber monstrosities bolted to the front and back of the car with chrome ones?
The seats are really a cheesy houndstooth sort of deal, if I were in a junk yard, what cars seats would I be looking for for an easy replacement? I saw a pic of a spit with Miata seats, which didnt really look right. Any past experience or advice from you good people would be appreciated.
miata seats are quite a good fit into a spitty as they are narrow enough to drop straight in. also a lot of miata seats have speakers in the headrests this saves cutting holes in the rear pannel & trashing the speakers when the usual junk is put in the back.
|Does anyone know if the GT6 seats can be modified to fit a 77' Spitfire 1500? Is the Miata seat the only practical solution?|
|Kevin, GT6 seats will bolt right in, no problems.|
Nice idea wrt Mazda seats. But I'll think I'll be keeping my original ones!
|Thanks for the advice everyone. This Spit is a 79, but the seats are from a 62 I am told.|
The PO didnt like the cheesy houndstooth stuff......cant blame him. Maybe I'll just get the re done.
What about retrofitting the bumpers? Any ideas?
|OK I see the seat ?? answered but what about those rubber monstrosities? I have a 79 spit as well. Also has anyone come up with a better looking taillight system, the back end would look much nicer with 3 round lights or 2 round and something for the reverse. thanx|
|Ex- USA cars re-imported to the UK usually seem to keep there original 'Federal' bumpers- whether this is through choice or necessity I am not sure- but it is possible that the mounting blocks on the chassis outriggers may be different.|
I doubt that this is an insoluble problem- it may just mean cutting off the old mounts and welding on new ones suitable for the slimmer chrome bumpers Chuck.
Tom, I can't suggest a local solution- I guess it is a case of looking around and seeing what is available. Circular rear lamps are found on a number of european cars- the ones I most like are the ones found on the Fiat Coupe. Not much help to you I know- but they are pretty smart.
|Why did the American government make manufacturers put those godawfull looking rubber -What can I call them? Crash barriers? Airbags? whatever- on cars? They look stupid and are totally useless at speeds of over 6 mph. What's the point?|
This thread was discussed between 25/04/2001 and 18/05/2001
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