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PostPost by: NYK » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:28 pm

Does anyone know if these will fit a Plus2

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PostPost by: JonB » Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:16 pm

Yes I think they do. I've been after a set of fawn coloured ones for ages..

If in doubt, ask the seller to measure the seat bases. I think if they are more than 50" across they will be tight.
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PostPost by: NYK » Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:12 pm

Thanks Jon, yes have asked him. They’re in pretty good condition, leather plus heated so it would be nice if they fitted
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PostPost by: Barney » Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:18 pm

How will you deal with the seat belt securing? The original seat belts secure to the chassis but these are to the seats - that themselves are to the fibreglass floor?
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PostPost by: NYK » Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:28 pm

Barney wrote:How will you deal with the seat belt securing? The original seat belts secure to the chassis but these are to the seats - that themselves are to the fibreglass floor?


I was rather assuming that the attachments on the top of the seats are simply guides/retainers for the belt and not mounts. I would have thought they should be quite useful in the Plus 2. My car was in bits when I bought it, but surely the inertia reels fit on the inside of the rear wheel arch with a spreader plate outboard.
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PostPost by: NYK » Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:31 pm

Sorry, just realised you were referring to the belt mount on the tunnel, I guess I would simply use the lotus ones and remove the ones on the seat.
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PostPost by: Barney » Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:35 am

NYK wrote:Sorry, just realised you were referring to the belt mount on the tunnel, I guess I would simply use the lotus ones and remove the ones on the seat.


I suppose I asked for that! What I was meaning to ask was if it was possible to remove the belt mount on the seats without affecting the "finish" of the seat.
I assume by your answer that you've seen it is possible.
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PostPost by: NYK » Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:22 pm

For the record, I can confirm that these Mk3 seats are not a viable option. At 93cm high, they are just too high for the car.
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PostPost by: JonB » Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:36 pm

That's a bit of a rhum deal. :(
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PostPost by: NYK » Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:12 pm

Yes, looks like I'll have to get the Lotus ones refurbished.
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PostPost by: dougal9887 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:13 am

I have Fiat X1/9 seats which are a good fit and comfortable. MR2 seats are also reported to be a good fit.
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