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Seat choices

Post by jondwyer » Wed Jun 29, 2016 1:44 pm

it's now four years since I replaced my Se6 front seats, which didn't fold, with an equally venerable pair which did. The replacement pair are now so saggy that I feel I'm practically sitting on the floor, and it's time to do something.
First question is, does anyone have experience finding compatible seats from more modern cars that can be fitted to the Se6 quite easily?
If not replace, how successful is renovation and who can I get to do it?
Or perhaps you have a nice set of firm seats you want to sell?
(The current set are tan velour)



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Re: Seat choices

Post by philhoward » Wed Jun 29, 2016 1:51 pm

If they are sagging, it sounds like the bases just need the diaphragm (generic term) replacing? Might be worth having a word with Andy (AJL) as he has done a few, I think.


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Re: Seat choices

Post by ScimmyMike » Wed Jun 29, 2016 2:19 pm

Mazda MX5 or early XJS seem to be the most used and popular ones, I've tried Audi TT and Porsche 944, both too wide and hit the door pocket on a SE6 series car
Replacing the diaphragm is an easy job, I've done mine a few years ago, you need to adjust the position of the clips though as they don't align with the seat's holes from what I recall, easy enough to do.


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Post by philhoward » Wed Jun 29, 2016 2:57 pm

I did have a quick search and found the same comment from Corky - the diaphragms supplied may be MB stock as they apparently fit the later "VAG" framed seats but just need a tweak to fit the earlier ones which is what yours probably is, Mike.


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Re: Seat choices

Post by Roger Pennington » Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:42 pm

If you're looking for ideas about other, more modern seats, then it's well worth having a read through this thread, although that's in the Se5a section of the forum. (I'd hazard a guess that most things that will fit an Se5a should also fit an Se6? though I might be wrong?)


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Re: Seat choices

Post by Corky » Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:45 pm

philhoward wrote:I did have a quick search and found the same comment from Corky - the diaphragms supplied may be MB stock as they apparently fit the later "VAG" framed seats but just need a tweak to fit the earlier ones which is what yours probably is, Mike.
The later frames have 4 holes per side and the early ones have 3 per side. The diaphragms that GW had were 4 hole.. (IIRC of course, could've been 4 and 5 holes per side)


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Re: Seat choices

Post by greeny » Wed Jun 29, 2016 4:34 pm

Or recaros from an rs/xr ford like I have in my C, or even momos from an Alfa I have just picked up a pair of black leather electric heated momo Alfa 166 seats for my bus for £41!!!!!!!!!!! And the guy included some VW badges to cover the Alfa ones stitched into the seats! (Most seats don't have the embroidery Alfa badge on them)


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Re: Seat choices

Post by PeterSE6a » Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:58 pm

I have just fitted seats out of a TVR Chimera to my 6a , there are probably cheaper seats out there but I was given an offer I could not refuse :)


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Re: Seat choices

Post by ScimmyMike » Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:25 pm

greeny wrote:Or recaros from an rs/xr ford like I have in my C, or even momos from an Alfa I have just picked up a pair of black leather electric heated momo Alfa 166 seats for my bus for £41!!!!!!!!!!! And the guy included some VW badges to cover the Alfa ones stitched into the seats! (Most seats don't have the embroidery Alfa badge on them)
Should have said Dave, I've a set of black heated TT seats going spare ATM


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Post by CNHSS1 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:55 pm

I have a pair of mx5 seats if anyone fancies them


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Re: Seat choices

Post by peter freeman » Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:32 pm

I need some but you are a bit far away for me - and I won't be going to Curbs etc - shame.



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Re: Seat choices

Post by greeny » Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:46 pm

ScimmyMike wrote:
greeny wrote:Or recaros from an rs/xr ford like I have in my C, or even momos from an Alfa I have just picked up a pair of black leather electric heated momo Alfa 166 seats for my bus for £41!!!!!!!!!!! And the guy included some VW badges to cover the Alfa ones stitched into the seats! (Most seats don't have the embroidery Alfa badge on them)
Should have said Dave, I've a set of black heated TT seats going spare ATM

Unbelievable!

However I may be able to find a home for them!


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