Seat rail availability or seat options for 63 Coupe

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#1 Seat rail availability or seat options for 63 Coupe

Post by Ropariva » Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:11 am

I’ve been going through all the parts supplied with the new project. From the beginning I was aware the the original 3.8 buckets were missing, but a pair of later 4.2 seats were supplied.(along with new foams, and full covers) The rail mechanism was quite different to my S2 so I’m fairly sure the seats are actually from a S1 XJ6.
I’d like to use these seats as all the necessary upholstery has come with the car. Does anyone know if the correct runners are available ?
Any other options ?
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#2 Re: Seat rail availability or seat options for 63 Coupe

Post by abowie » Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:22 am

I'll check but I reckon Chris has a set of 3.8 coupe seats..

PM me if interested.
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#3 Re: Seat rail availability or seat options for 63 Coupe

Post by dxke38 » Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:09 am

Hi Andrew, those seats look like series 3 E Type to me.
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#4 Re: Seat rail availability or seat options for 63 Coupe

Post by mgcjag » Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:35 am

:yeahthat:
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#5 Re: Seat rail availability or seat options for 63 Coupe

Post by Ropariva » Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:00 pm

dxke38 wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:09 am
Hi Andrew, those seats look like series 3 E Type to me.
Hi, that makes sense. The old chap was pretty sure they were E Type....I hadn’t thought S3. Obviously the floor is different and there is no crossmember in the way. Still wondering if there is some way of making these work?

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#6 Re: Seat rail availability or seat options for 63 Coupe

Post by ralphr1780 » Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:05 pm

The best option is to sell these seats, then either get originals or MX5.
I have a pair of originals, let me know if of interest.
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#7 Re: Seat rail availability or seat options for 63 Coupe

Post by tinworm » Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:46 pm

Repro 3.8 seat runners are available - Barretts

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#8 Re: Seat rail availability or seat options for 63 Coupe

Post by Ropariva » Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:37 am

tinworm wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:46 pm
Repro 3.8 seat runners are available - Barretts

Barrie
That’s good to know. Not available through other suppliers I noticed. Series 1 set would be best and I may need to modify the bases to suit. All good fun. Cheers. Alan.

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#9 Re: Seat rail availability or seat options for 63 Coupe

Post by Geoff Allam » Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:27 am

3.8 seats are also available at SNG in both roadster and coupe style and are not terribly expensive.
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