New MINI Carbon Parts
We have detected you're not on the correct site for the car you have selected! Click the green button below to go to the correct site.
Select your car: 
BMW Mini Cooper
Select
   Forum Width:     Forum Type: 

Found 75 Messages

Previous Set of Pages 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

 Posted: Jul 27, 2020 09:39AM
 Edited:  Jul 28, 2020 10:10AM
Total posts: 1280
Last post: Aug 8, 2020
Member since:Jul 15, 2008
Cars in Garage: 0
Photos: 117
WorkBench Posts: 1
US
Image Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rosebud


I happen to have 2 pairs of seats I know fit nicely in a Mini. And they happen to be for sale.   ...just sayin' 

I went through 3 sets of seats before I decided on the Newtons. The faux Cobras were well made and comfortable but overwhelmed the cockpit. The headrests almost touched the headliner. Plus, they were HEAVY. I loved the look of the Kirkeys, but even w/ upholstery, they were as hard as a rock. The Newtons are comfortable (enough), have good lateral support, and are really light.

I thought the high bolsters on the door-side of the Newtons would wear out immediately, and they might have. But the door-bars take all the wear-and-tear and the bolsters are still looking great.

I wouldn't mind having a driver's side headrest—maybe attached to the rollcage? I broke my back a while ago and have a C-spine fusion and some screws and a metal plate in my neck. If I ever get rear-ended, my neck will snap like a stale breadstick.

EDIT: the faux Cobras and Kirkeys have been sold.

 

Michael, Santa Barbara, CA

. . . the sled, not the flower

      Poser MotorSports

 Posted: Jul 24, 2020 06:58PM
Total posts: 157
Last post: Jul 24, 2020
Member since:Aug 28, 2013
Cars in Garage: 0
Photos: 0
WorkBench Posts: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by GBP555550
Robb - Did you (and anyone else on Forum) end up purchasing Corbeau Sport Seats for your Mini Mark I/II/III?  

I also wanted some decent seats that could flip forward to stuff a kid in the back if necessary.  Newton Commercial makes some very nice looking seats but way out of the $800 budget for a pair of new front seats in Black Vinyl.  Any input on these Corbeau Spot seats for a Mini Mk III would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks in advance.
Hi, I did not buy the Corbeau sport seats, I bought some used Corbeau buckets and hated them.  Last year I bought Newton Commercial Cooper replicas and I love them.  They are pricey, but I bought the entire interior to match an Almond Green Mark I and it looks amazing.  The seats are very comfortable and have a surprising amount of support.  The Pound is weak against the dollar right now, so they are kind of on sale.

My first pair of seats had head rests and did not flip forward enough to easily get in the back seat.  The headless Newtons and the tiny Corbeau buckets were easier to flip forward.

Keep in mind you will also need to buy bases for whatever you purchase.

 Posted: Jul 24, 2020 03:00PM
Total posts: 1
Last post: Jul 24, 2020
Member since:Sep 20, 2016
Cars in Garage: 0
Photos: 0
WorkBench Posts: 0
Robb - Did you (and anyone else on Forum) end up purchasing Corbeau Sport Seats for your Mini Mark I/II/III?  

I also wanted some decent seats that could flip forward to stuff a kid in the back if necessary.  Newton Commercial makes some very nice looking seats but way out of the $800 budget for a pair of new front seats in Black Vinyl.  Any input on these Corbeau Spot seats for a Mini Mk III would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks in advance.

 Posted: Aug 6, 2019 05:00PM
PSM
Total posts: 38
Last post: Apr 27, 2020
Member since:Feb 14, 2002
Cars in Garage: 0
Photos: 0
WorkBench Posts: 0
US
I have Saturn seats in my 66 mini, fit great, both recline, and passenger seat has lumbar. (RH drive) they are really comfortable. I think they were out of a 94 Saturn 2 door

 Posted: Aug 6, 2019 04:14PM
Total posts: 2
Last post: Aug 6, 2019
Member since:Jun 27, 2015
Cars in Garage: 0
Photos: 0
WorkBench Posts: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by bikewiz

Lets keep this one going just a little longer. These are mine. Not for the large of backside but very comfortable none the less.

May I ask what brand and model seats are those? Thank you.

Howard

 Posted: Aug 17, 2018 08:12PM
Total posts: 3919
Last post: Oct 29, 2019
Member since:Oct 4, 2013
Cars in Garage: 0
Photos: 0
WorkBench Posts: 0
I think the MG metro seats are the BEST in a mini and damn cheap.. later bc

 Posted: Aug 17, 2018 06:45PM
Total posts: 2010
Last post: Feb 17, 2020
Member since:Oct 9, 2003
Cars in Garage: 2
Photos: 3
WorkBench Posts: 0
CA
I put VW passat seats in my most recent mini build.
Leather & heated seats with lumbar support!!!!

check out the official website for updates!!!!!  //www.minimeetnorth.com

 

 Posted: Aug 17, 2018 08:33AM
Total posts: 2
Last post: Aug 17, 2018
Member since:Nov 26, 2012
Cars in Garage: 0
Photos: 0
WorkBench Posts: 0
 what color are the seats and how much are you asking for them ?

 Posted: Feb 6, 2015 09:21AM
Total posts: 6789
Last post: Aug 10, 2020
Member since:Feb 26, 1999
Cars in Garage: 0
Photos: 0
WorkBench Posts: 0
US

my initial idea was to get an inexpensive comfortable seat to fit the mini.  There are tons of Acura's in the boneyards, and they recline, are articulated, and are comfy. Most of all, they fit the MK 3+ and if you can weld, you've got a cheap replacement.

If you're gonna recover an old seat from another beast, you're already spending too much, and missed my point.

 

 Posted: Feb 5, 2015 11:15PM
Total posts: 1280
Last post: Aug 8, 2020
Member since:Jul 15, 2008
Cars in Garage: 0
Photos: 117
WorkBench Posts: 1
US
Image Gallery

I happen to have 2 pair of seats I know fit nicely in a Mini. And they happen to be for sale.   ...just sayin'    Wink

 

Michael, Santa Barbara, CA

. . . the sled, not the flower

      Poser MotorSports

 Posted: Feb 5, 2015 10:43PM
Total posts: 390
Last post: Jul 14, 2020
Member since:Nov 12, 2008
Cars in Garage: 0
Photos: 0
WorkBench Posts: 0

I am just in the process of fitting a pair of Sunbeam Alpine IV seats or also known as microcell seats , we have had to make frames to go onto the standard mini seat mounts they were fitted to works cars in the sixties and they fit the period of the car , 1963 , and having owned both a Tiger and an S4 Alpine I know they are going to be very comfortable once they are retrimed and the bits are available from Sunbeam Specialities in CA how good is that!!

 Posted: Feb 5, 2015 08:09PM
Total posts: 13847
Last post: Jul 23, 2020
Member since:Jan 22, 2003
Cars in Garage: 4
Photos: 381
WorkBench Posts: 1
CA

Agreed....cloth is the better choice.

Leather is hot and cold and doesn't really add to comfort.

Pleather is also hot and cold...and cracks...

Fabric is cooler in the heat and warmer in the cold....and is grippy in turns.

Fitting leather Acura seats may make you feel better about yourself....but are impractical in reality

 

"Everybody should own a MINI at some point, or you are incomplete as a human being" - James May

"WET COOPER", Partsguy1 (Terry Snell of Penticton BC ) - Could you send the money for the unpaid parts and court fees.
Ordered so by a Judge

 

 

 

 Posted: Feb 5, 2015 06:20PM
Total posts: 157
Last post: Jul 24, 2020
Member since:Aug 28, 2013
Cars in Garage: 0
Photos: 0
WorkBench Posts: 0

Thank you Malsal, that is a good suggestion.

 Posted: Feb 5, 2015 06:15PM
Total posts: 8294
Last post: Aug 10, 2020
Member since:Feb 7, 2006
Cars in Garage: 0
Photos: 0
WorkBench Posts: 0

I can't give you advice on your seat choice as i have never used them, that being said Corbeau has been around years so the product should be decent. The problem i have seen with a lot of Mini's is due to their size when you install bigger seats with higher backs and headrests they sometimes take over the whole interior and look way too big for the car. Due to the fact of cost @ $700 and that you have all the dimensions of the seats you are looking to buy i would make a life size carboard pattern to see how well they really fit in a MK 1 Mini with door pockets, i have seen some where they touch in the middle and are too high to tilt forward for rear access. Just my thoughts.

If in doubt, flat out. Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

Give a car more power and it goes faster on the straights,
make a car lighter and it's faster everywhere. Colin Chapman.

 Posted: Feb 5, 2015 05:35PM
Total posts: 157
Last post: Jul 24, 2020
Member since:Aug 28, 2013
Cars in Garage: 0
Photos: 0
WorkBench Posts: 0

Has anyone tried the Corbeau Sport Seat?

//www.minimania.com/part/COR90010/Corbeau-Seat---Sport-Seat-Black-Vinyl---Pair

I think going with an original seat looks nice, but I think I want something that offers more support.  I like the looks of the Corbeau and it will probably fit my 36" waist better than buckets.  It would be going in an early Mk1 with the fixed welded seat mounts.

I would like to have decent access to the back seats with whatever I end up using.  I thought these would be good as it looks like they can be flipped forward? 

I have no idea where the trashed seats I have now came from, they are bolted in the back. Nothing salvageable from them.

Thanks, Robb

 Posted: May 22, 2014 10:50AM
 Edited:  May 23, 2014 09:56AM
Total posts: 169
Last post: Dec 8, 2014
Member since:Jul 23, 2003
Cars in Garage: 0
Photos: 0
WorkBench Posts: 0
US

@ N.J.

 

How much did it end up costing you for the brackets and can you get another set? I am thinking of going this way on my car. I used to drive a 93 Acura Integra and I always did love the seats.

--Mark

Hey... Who learned you to spoke?

 Posted: May 17, 2014 11:07PM
 Edited:  May 18, 2014 09:04PM
Total posts: 57
Last post: Oct 20, 2016
Member since:Feb 28, 2014
Cars in Garage: 0
Photos: 0
WorkBench Posts: 0
Image Gallery

just installed some acura integra seats into my MK3 today. I had to fab some zinc plated 1.5" steal bars to extend the width of the Corbeau seat brackets. those seat brackets sits a bit higher than stock, but overall size of the seat fit very nicely. I thought these would be wider, but turns out to be about the same width as the original morris seats.

 Posted: May 3, 2014 12:56PM
Total posts: 2010
Last post: Feb 17, 2020
Member since:Oct 9, 2003
Cars in Garage: 2
Photos: 3
WorkBench Posts: 0
CA

I have aftermarket Honda Prelude race seats in my mini

But I don't have a back seat 

check out the official website for updates!!!!!  //www.minimeetnorth.com

 

 Posted: May 1, 2014 07:36PM
Total posts: 624
Last post: Jul 2, 2020
Member since:May 18, 2002
Cars in Garage: 0
Photos: 0
WorkBench Posts: 0
US
Quote:
Originally Posted by rb92673
Quote:
Originally Posted by bikewiz

Lets keep this one going just a little longer. These are mine. Not for the large of backside but very comfortable none the less.

What kind are those and what did you use for rails?

Do you have any problems with the seat belts?

They look nice. 

They're Newton Commercial Classic buckets. Newton supplies them with the direct fit rails. Seat belts work fine. The only complaints I would have for them is getting in and out you really need to slide the seat back to get in and out and the price $$$. I made one alteration to the rail so the front of the drivers seat would sit a little lower, other than that they're really comfortable.

 

 

 Posted: May 1, 2014 07:09PM
Total posts: 157
Last post: Jul 24, 2020
Member since:Aug 28, 2013
Cars in Garage: 0
Photos: 0
WorkBench Posts: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by bikewiz

Lets keep this one going just a little longer. These are mine. Not for the large of backside but very comfortable none the less.

What kind are those and what did you use for rails?

Do you have any problems with the seat belts?

They look nice. 

Found 75 Messages

Previous Set of Pages 1 | 2 | 3 | 4