front seats that fit a mini saloon

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 Posted: Apr 12, 2013 06:23AM
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These seats are from a 93 Mazda Rx7. Very comfortable but hard to get into rear seat with them folded

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 Posted: Apr 9, 2013 10:38AM
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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-- minibitz@ optonline.net

thanks.

 

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

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I'm selling the seats out the Mini I just picked up. It's got a CRX drivers seat (RHD), and black passenger and matching rear seat. Would be could for a cruiser, but not my style for this build. I was thinking $225 for all of it...

I had the corbeau gts II seats in my other Mini a few back, and I like the look, feel, etc, but they just did not fit right in the Mini, way too tall of a seat. You could not really tip the seat forward to gain rear access. You would have to fold, slide, then almost be able to get in the back.

 Posted: Apr 8, 2013 08:38PM
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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-- minibitz@ optonline.net

thanks.

 

 Posted: Mar 13, 2013 11:07PM
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N.J. What year integra did you get your seats from? Thanks ErikG

 Posted: Sep 20, 2012 07:41AM
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Originally Posted by SAlexander

Kimbansim, do you know how much those Insight seats weigh?  Metalman, do you have a weight on the Miata seats per chance?  Everyone says "light" but that is a relative word.  My Mini has 90-91 Honda CRX seats, which recline all the way back onto the rear seat pan,(almost flat).  I am 6' 4" and 67 years old, and have slept on the passenger seat over night; but I find it more comfortable to remove the seat and fill the gaps with luggage and lay a foam pad over it though, for max comfort.  My CRX seats weigh 30 pounds each with tracks and fixinings, which I consider to be way too heavy.  If I can get OEM seats around 15 pounds each, I would go for it, but don't know if they make anything that light.  Otherwise I will have to make up something custom, to get the weight off....as usual.

I will weight them this morning and let you know soon.

Update: its 30 pounds with the rails, buckles, and plastic trim. I guess its the same as the CRX. What about the Lotus seats?

 Posted: Sep 19, 2012 06:04PM
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Not easy to find but Suzuki Swift Gti seats fit pretty well. I love mine.

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For ten plus years I had '89 jaguar XJS sport seats, power lumbar and heaters....high side bolsters and separate headrests....they fit nicely in a mk1 and had tilt and a separate seat back release to get in e rear....very comfy on road trips and didn't look tooo modern....

www.rxautoworks.com
 Posted: Sep 14, 2012 06:26AM
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Metalman, lucky me I'm not a Miataphile! I like my seats and was happy to find them at that price even if they are "undesirable." I have to admit they were ugly when they were tan, but I never planned to keep them that color. Good thing I don't know what the "comfortable" ones are like.

 Posted: Sep 14, 2012 05:55AM
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Originally Posted by RedRiley

The price of seats seems to have skyrocketed lately. I haven't seen anyone asking a "reasonable" price since I bought my leather set from Flyin' Miata salvage for 65 bucks each. 

Maybe you just dont know that much about Miata parts pricing? Just guessing here. I have been into them for 20 years, parting them since the mid 90s, longer than most vendors in the biz today. FM isnt currently doing salvage parts, and when companies first begin salvage they often underprice things until they figure out the market. Its a common mistake and they will normally soon realize that although they are selling there is no profit in the sale. I can look at your seats again to be sure but IIRC you have 99-00 tan seats that you colored in red. 99-00 seats are some of the less desirable Miata seats, they are known for being 'uncomfortable' and having much less support than early seats or later seats....at least to Miataphiles.

Many people misjudge a whole hobby and its related pricing based upon 1 or 2 transactions. A lot of people think Mini's are 'cheap'...but we all know better dont we.

60 Morris Mini

 Posted: Sep 14, 2012 05:47AM
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Is anyone in the CT New England area that has used, miata or other seats in their mini ? I would like to see how it looks and fits before I determine what solution I go for. Also what should be a reasonable price for say miata seats in decent conditon ?

Decent condition? As in not needing upholstery work? Or suitable for upholstery?

Nice Miata seats go for $200-300 a pair generally. They are getting increasingly hard to find in nice shape. I have a pair at the moment that will bring $175-200 with sliders.

Seats with sliders, needing upholstery go for less. Keep in mind, you can buy various color upholstery kits from less than $200, (they are easy to install) and fancy custom leather kits up to $600ish.

As for the weight, NO stock Mazda or other jap car seat is going to weigh under 15 lbs. Standard weights will fall in the 25-35lb range fully dressed with rails. If you need some 5 lb seats I know where you can get them but they will run $1300-2000 a pair....and most Mini guys I know are wayyyyyy to cheap to spend that kind of dough.

60 Morris Mini

 Posted: Sep 13, 2012 11:22PM
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Kimbansim, do you know how much those Insight seats weigh?  Metalman, do you have a weight on the Miata seats per chance?  Everyone says "light" but that is a relative word.  My Mini has 90-91 Honda CRX seats, which recline all the way back onto the rear seat pan,(almost flat).  I am 6' 4" and 67 years old, and have slept on the passenger seat over night; but I find it more comfortable to remove the seat and fill the gaps with luggage and lay a foam pad over it though, for max comfort.  My CRX seats weigh 30 pounds each with tracks and fixinings, which I consider to be way too heavy.  If I can get OEM seats around 15 pounds each, I would go for it, but don't know if they make anything that light.  Otherwise I will have to make up something custom, to get the weight off....as usual.

Retired manufacturer of VTEC/Mini performance conversion kits

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The price of seats seems to have skyrocketed lately. I haven't seen anyone asking a "reasonable" price since I bought my leather set from Flyin' Miata salvage for 65 bucks each. 

 Posted: Sep 13, 2012 03:05PM
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Sven, if you want to see more of how Miata seats fit/look, check out the gallery section of the MiniTec website, www.superfastminis.com

 The Miata units are their seat of choice and there are many shots of them there.

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 Posted: Sep 13, 2012 09:38AM
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Sven,

same topic- no apologies needed.

 

 Posted: Sep 13, 2012 09:21AM
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Hi all, After hafing my 71 mini in storage with little use while overseas for 4.5 years I found it had been experiencing quite a large mouse clan squating in it. As a result I am not sure I can de mouse the seats fully as washing the covers is not likely to do it.

Thus I am looking into replacing the seats and like Mini mike am looking into other seat options as it seems pretty expensive to reupholster the orginal mklll seats, which are not that comfy nor supporting.

Is anyone in the CT New England area that has used, miata or other seats in their mini ? I would like to see how it looks and fits before I determine what solution I go for.

Also what should be a reasonable price for say miata seats in decent conditon ?

Tanks and sorry or barging into your thread. Mini Mike.

Svenster..

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 Posted: Sep 13, 2012 05:05AM
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I have some Miata seats available.

They are quite comfortable.

60 Morris Mini

 Posted: Sep 11, 2012 07:34PM
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Early Toyota Tercel seats, the ones with the hole in the headrest work well, I just fabbed up a bar to adapt them to the Mini brackets at the front, and some 1 inch sqaure tube legs at the rear to get the right angle.. You can see them via the link in my signature to my first build site..

//minimike3bc.tripod.com/specs.html


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Driving the Mini 30 VTEC  Mini Van under construction... mikesmith.vic (at) gmail 

 

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Susuki Esteem....it's what I have in the PUP.  Drove 3000KM to MMW and back in them.

Can't find a pic of them fitted......

 

 

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I can tell you that the lumbar support is a godsend!

N J

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