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At 20:40 on November 30, 2018, Daryl Heasman said…

Nope  my seat belts were fixed to grp  in my S2 another car was held with chicken poo 

At 19:47 on November 30, 2018, Adrian Southgate said…

Worthwhile fitting a drain pipe at the lowest point (not found a dutton that doesn't leak somewhere yet) 

Also worth sealing up any sort of wood used for the seat base, maybe fitting a couple of 1cm bits of closed cell foam under it too, just to lift it out of any water that may creep in.

Seat belts should mount to captive nuts under the chassis (normally just nuts welded to flat plates, welded to the rails.) but not sure they were fitted to S2's.

At 18:46 on November 30, 2018, David Middleditch said…

Ok, no problem. I didn't get time to look, but will need to remount the seat belt lower fixings. Will there be a weld but on the body or need some spreader plates?

At 18:29 on November 30, 2018, Daryl Heasman said…

Seat cushion base drops into it , either 3 or 4"  foam will do nicely covered in vinyl or something water proof , its not good with a wet Arse-:)

At 18:19 on November 30, 2018, David Middleditch said…

Drops down

At 18:13 on November 30, 2018, Daryl Heasman said…

Is that floor under the seat level or does it drop an 1" David ?

At 17:33 on November 30, 2018, David Middleditch said…

Here's the pic with seats removed. I sat in and just cushions would seem appropriate. Confirmation from the experts please?

At 21:22 on November 27, 2018, Daryl Heasman said…

What are those seat belts anchored to James -------- the exhausts???

At 18:51 on November 26, 2018, Daryl Heasman said…

Underneath    those seats  there should be a lower section that the seat cushion sits down in to stop the cushion sliding forward 

At 18:19 on November 26, 2018, David Middleditch said…

Yes, triumph front end, Cortina rear end. I'd just been researching and concluded it must be an S2.

At 18:04 on November 26, 2018, Daryl Heasman said…

Yes before you buy anything David , Looks to me that you have an S2 Phaeton , do you have cart springs on the back 

At 9:58 on November 26, 2018, David Middleditch said…

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.

At 9:08 on November 26, 2018, James Doulton said…

Mine has 'seats' moulded into the GRP tub and the only padding (other than my extensive food reserves) was a slightly padded seat cover that was stuck there.

At 7:27 on November 26, 2018, Daryl Heasman said…

They are Ade ,just cushions  3" or  4" foam bases and 3" foam backs  covered with vinyl 

At 0:49 on November 26, 2018, Adrian Southgate said…

I've got a set of back seats from a peugeot cabriolet to be cut and shut into my S2. Just going to savage the foam out with a sharp knife until they fit in the gap.

I always thought the S1 S2 and B types were just 'cushions'.

At 21:48 on November 25, 2018, Daryl Heasman said…

Ah silly sod I just remembered I have a brand new set of S1 seats upstairs in the spare room 

At 21:42 on November 25, 2018, David Middleditch said…

I just searched the site and found some pics and dimensions. I'll have to make some (or get someone who's a lot better than me to see some...)

At 21:41 on November 25, 2018, Daryl Heasman said…

The back of that seat  looks a long way forward from where it should be 

At 21:34 on November 25, 2018, Daryl Heasman said…

I will take the seats out of my S2 tomorrow as the car is at work  (only problem is remembering to do it)

At 21:23 on November 25, 2018, David Middleditch said…

Thanks Daryl, anyone got a picture of one of know a good way to make one?

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