So, £60 quid in foam and leatherette and a superb job by the mother in law sewing them up, and here are the new seats. I've used sticky backed velcro on the back to make them removable as they will get wet and muddy trialling. All good to go for the Exeter trial next week.
I think I need to pull the seats out on Wednesday and have a proper look at my options. I've been looking on youtube and ebay and foam, leatherette and a ply wood base seems a simple way to make a seat at minimal cost.
Here's the one I took for my profile. 1st problem, I don't fit in with the seat. What seat are other people using. The one fitted is pretty small, but I need one even lower and with the hip further back.
Looks good doesn't it. I've been trialling a 1977 Midget but it's irreparably broken (chassis bent from the abuse, and was rotten anyway), so hoping the Phaeton will be more reliable and more capable on the hills. So i'm completely new to Duttons, where do I find info on the construction, original build instructions, ways to identify my exact model etc? Can't see any obvious links.
My Dutton has had a bit of a facelift (it's now red), but is basically the same as the one in the video. It has pedigree having won the overall national trials comp in 1990, so hopefully I can be at least competitive in it. There are several people using Melos' at the moment in trials but I don't think I see anyone on this site.
I spent 6 hours on building a carport yesterday, need to keep the rain off the car and allow me to work on it in the winter without getting wet. Should be just about ready for when the car arrives Saturday.