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 Posted: May 1, 2014 04:58PM
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they think of everything these days.

 

 

 Posted: May 1, 2014 02:44PM
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Originally Posted by Minimike1

those really hold you in place in turns George.  But, don't fart, it may come out the wrong end! yuk yuk.

 

Mike I think there's a "fart gap" between the bottom cushion and the back to allow all but the worst ones outSmile

 

 

 Posted: May 1, 2014 02:34PM
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those really hold you in place in turns George.  But, don't fart, it may come out the wrong end! yuk yuk.

 

 Posted: May 1, 2014 10:07AM
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Lets keep this one going just a little longer. These are mine. Not for the large of backside but very comfortable none the less.

 

 

 Posted: May 1, 2014 04:57AM
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they just work for me even in long distance trips...

 Posted: Apr 30, 2014 08:41PM
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Lots of the stock mini seats are vinyl. Hot in the summer, cold in the winter. I prefer the fabric. also keeps my butt in the seat in a quick turn.

 Posted: Apr 30, 2014 08:26PM
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This may be off topic or need another thread but it applies here: My family is against leather (except me) I'll consider beathable vinyl (perforated or weave) - Anybody had to go that way?

Also regarding weight - what about 914 seats? they always seemed pretty light to me 

 

 Posted: Apr 30, 2014 07:23PM
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the acura integra seats are fabric, but I think they also come in leather or vinyl. Super comfortable and firm.

 

 Posted: Apr 30, 2014 07:04AM
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Generally tan leather Miata seats will be mostly destroyed if removed from the seats. Early MX5 leather seat upholstery (with seat speakers) in tan leather are not high quality to begin with. The leather is only on the face and tends to be of low quality. Torn to hell and beyond early seats are typical. The aftermarket offerings are MUCH better quaility.

New upholstery is your best option and is available in a variety of colors and combos.

 Posted: Apr 29, 2014 08:03PM
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I've been coveting RedRiley's red leather Miata seats for awhile. Glad to know they are dyed, thought I was going to have to spring big bux on red leather, Miata seats fit and have speaker's in the headrest. Some have really nice aftermarket speaker's in them (glad I checked mine) but mine are kinda torn up. If anyone changes out tan leather cover's that need work I'll take em. The next thing I gotta learn is upholstry, Mom has the heavy machines too

 Posted: Apr 29, 2014 05:12PM
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Anyone want to try BMW M3 (2008) seats?

 

 Posted: Apr 28, 2014 02:22PM
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The front mount is a section of retangular tubing, which I notched and welded in a flat tab. Drilled , this fits into the front seat slots with a single bolt. It lets the seat pivot upwards to access the rear. These seats also recline and tilt forward, but it helps to rock the seat forward like the oem seats for greater back seat clearence. The rear mounts had me puzzled as they are not aligned. I eventually made up a pair of 'towers' feet, welded to an angle iron, an bolted the inboard side to the angle, while the outer attachement required a bit of fiddling. I used a standard Lincoln mig welder with gas. I have a couple of electric 4" angle grinders. One set up with a cut off wheel, and the other with a grinding wheel. I spent all day fooling with this. It was a first for me. I'm pleased with the results, and the comfort is beyond compare. I"m about 5'-8" but if you're a tall person, you might want to lower the front and rear mounts.

 Posted: Apr 28, 2014 01:55PM
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I had Audi 5000 full power grey leather seats in my 64 Cooper. Access to rear seat involved foding kid in half and tossing them over!!!!!! not very practical but bloody comfortable...........................

Mini's are like buses they come along in a bunch

 Posted: Apr 28, 2014 09:37AM
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I have some 99 Nissan micra march seats in my mini, pretty nice for the long drive

I just did a 1800 mile trip in a 96 micra, 1.0/5speed, many hours on the road

 Posted: Apr 28, 2014 08:01AM
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I rode in a Mini this weekend that had Miata seats installed, it was quite comfortable, especially to the seats they replaced!

I have an extra pair of black cloth Miata seats I am going to sell if anyone is looking.

 Posted: Apr 28, 2014 02:23AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Minimike1

I'll take some pix and post them. I did not make templates as this is a one off experiment. the tracks on the Acura seats contour to the floor pan of that car, so the rear posts I made are different on each side of the seat.

excellent! photos would be very very helpful, was it difficult? Looks like N.J. had templates, hopefully with all the info I can get this done. I'm excited! Also this is my first post here and I'm pretty thrilled for your help, nice change compared to other forums! Awesome way to truly welcome someone :-D

 Posted: Apr 27, 2014 05:08PM
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I'll take some pix and post them. I did not make templates as this is a one off experiment. the tracks on the Acura seats contour to the floor pan of that car, so the rear posts I made are different on each side of the seat.

 Posted: Apr 27, 2014 05:03PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Minimike1

NJ,

I scored an interior from an integra. I'd love to see some pix of your mounts, and a copy of the template if the offer is still up.


No em in your profile. mine is-- optonline.net

thanks.

 

Emails sent. I pulled my e addy from the profile to cut down on spam.

I would love to get your bracket templates from you for the Acura integra seats. I just got my Mini and I'd love to get this upgrade done and I have a line on some mint condition integra seats. This would be fantastic if you could help!

 Posted: Apr 14, 2013 10:31AM
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Originally Posted by Richard1

Nice post with lots of information. I'm going this week to the used parts stores to find some for my pickup to replace these

Best hurry!

N J

Sarcasm - Because beating the crap out of someone is illegal.

Avatar:  'B, bye Veruca. Luv ya.

 Posted: Apr 14, 2013 10:05AM
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Nice post with lots of information. I'm going this week to the used parts stores to find some for my pickup to replace these

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