Changing seats in an SE4

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Changing seats in an SE4

Post by Jezza » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:10 pm

I am considering replacing the original seats in my SE4. Namely, although they are in good nick, they are not the most comfortable. Obviously they would remain with the car when ever it was sold.
Can you advise me which is the most popular substitute. I have been told MX5. But on running a measure tape over one they appear too wide. I don't think i could get away with a seat squab being much wider than 44 cm's. The MX5 Seat I measured was 52cm.
Any advicie or past experience would be appreciated.



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Post by b.c.flat hat » Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:57 am

Morning, I put MX5s in mine with the separate head rests, not the tombstone looking ones. I didn't like the originals with no "whiplash" protection after a rear end collision in the GTE. I don't remember them being tight width wise although it is a while since they were fitted and they are miles more comfortable. Can't find a decent photo and I'm not with the car, sorry. Regards, Brian.



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Post by pjkpjk » Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:44 am

Hi, my straight Six coupe has MX5 seats fitted,it came with cloth,MX5,and I changed to leather as felt it suited the look of /age of car,cheers Peter
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Post by Jezza » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:28 pm

Hi Peter,
thanks for that. They look great. Could you tell me the width of the seat Squab. MX5'S I have measured are around 52cm I thought that might be too wide.
Many thanks,
Jerry Ray



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Post by pjkpjk » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:04 pm

Hi Jerry, measured them, at the seat back they are approx 40 cm, and at the front of the bolster they are 48 cm,but this is fairly soft and they will compress back to 40cms.I’d recommend them, we also have them in a MGBGT we drove 6000 miles to Athens and back in comfort,regards Peter



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Post by Jezza » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:25 pm

Hi Peter,
those sizes make sense, and are narrower than those I have measured. Are they from a particular Model of MX5 or have a specific type number ?
Are you going to Scimfest by any chance ? Your seats definitely fit the bill.
Thanks,
Jerry



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Changing seats in an SE4

Post by peter freeman » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:31 pm

I have MGF seats in our 4A



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Post by pjkpjk » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:41 pm

Sorry Jerry could’nt say what model MX5 they come from, both have radio speakers in the headrest, and are the tombstone type Brian mentions.I’d suggest cruising the auction sites and ask sellers to measure,cheers Peter



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