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Cheap seats?


For cheapskates?

No, really.† If you have wrestled with the chassis, fixed the engine and remounted the body you want to drive the thing, right!

If your seats were the same a mine (really grim) then you are driving it sat on a beer crate trying to work out how you can afford a retrim.

Here's a cheap solution.

A pair of steel framed kit car seats, with runners that will fit a Peerless floor, and a vinyl rear seat cover.† (Just the cover, assume you have the grp shell)† This is actually correct for a Warwick, and is what I used for a couple of years while I got brave enough to start cutting leather.† Essentially everything else in the car is a flat surface, easy peasy.

Job lot £100 or offer, prefer not to split, and collect preferred, because shipping will be pricy.† This is less than a third of what the seats cost from big boys toys.

Any interest out there?

Frank

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44 dropped past so far to take a look Frank, can't all be tyre kickers†confuse

If no one else is interested I have a project I could use them for but lets give it a bit more time†smile



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I was going to put the seats on the local kit car site soon, I've tried them on here before, and they are taking up too much room.

They do fit a peerless, and because they have steel frames, the backs don't flex on roundabouts.

You can have the seat cover if you want it.

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I was tempted but only really need one. The drivers side. Mine are off for re-trimming so it's sitting on a toolbox time if I want to move the car around.

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Shame.† I need to shift both.

I bought two hides for £80 twenty years ago at the NEC jumble (the year that Browns Lane closed)

The Warwick seats were really, really grim, I tried to persuade Ian to get the GRP shells re-made but it never happened.

In order to get going, I bought these steel framed seats.† I made a back seat cover in vinyl to see if I could manage pleated and piped trim. (AKA tuck and roll)

I have been driving the Warwick around like this for five years.† Nobody laughed.

Last year I finally plucked up enough courage to cut leather, and did the front seats.† This year I have got round to re-doing the back seat.

You can tell me how much your re-trim cost of you like.......

F



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I really, really don't want to think about it.

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Finally, finished the upgrade to leather.

Not perfect, but I'm happy with the result. (No, I'm not offering to do yours)

F

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Looks very nice, Frank.

Mine should be back mid November.

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mikerf wrote:

I was tempted but only really need one. The drivers side. Mine are off for re-trimming so it's sitting on a toolbox time if I want to move the car around.


†Mike, I've got one small rally type seat you're welcome to if we can shift it about the country somehow?



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Frank, they look great for a DIY job, well done!

I'm sure you could have embroidered the P&WOR logo into the back panels tho†wink



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