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PostPost by: Slowtus » Sat May 11, 2019 12:37 am

Moderators, I DEMAND that you delete this thread!!!

(until I find the one I want, at the lowest possible price, at which point...) :D

I look at Lotus the way I look at my 3 (adult) children...I love them all equally...but I do have my favourite.! :D :D :D :D
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Sat May 11, 2019 7:37 am

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JonB wrote: I have Oatmeal vinyl and it gets very sticky in the Summer.


I've told you, make yourself a sheepskin seat cover. Warm in winter, cool in summer.

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PostPost by: JonB » Sat May 11, 2019 8:35 am

I'm not putting sheepskin covers on my seats because I don't want my friends to start calling me "Huggy Bear". Plus, it's not the 70's any more.

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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Sat May 11, 2019 9:48 am

In the late 1960s the Ford works Team were sponsored by the Wool Board for their Lotus Cortina entries in the London Sydney Marathon. They used wool-covered rally seats, and talking with one of the drivers a couple of years ago, he claimed they were the most comfy seats he had ever sat in! That is saying something, considering they were travelling over Australia in the middle of summer! Their overalls were also made from wool, which again, were very comfy, even in the heat.

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PostPost by: vincereynard » Sat May 11, 2019 2:52 pm

JonB wrote:I'm not putting sheepskin covers on my seats because I don't want my friends to start calling me "Huggy Bear". Plus, it's not the 70's any more.
:D


Can't help some bug*ers. Stop moaning about getting sticky then! Anyway it is not a sheepskin cover.
It's a hand made , artisan designed, comfort blanket. And an example of recycling, so therefore very topical.
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PostPost by: vincereynard » Sat May 11, 2019 2:55 pm

elanfan1 wrote:That was my brother you heartless bastids! Sob :lol:


Got any sisters? I need another for the passenger seat. Swap you a spare pair of wellies.
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Sat May 11, 2019 4:58 pm

Elanintheforest wrote:In the late 1960s the Ford works Team were sponsored by the Wool Board for their Lotus Cortina entries in the London Sydney Marathon. They used wool-covered rally seats, and talking with one of the drivers a couple of years ago, he claimed they were the most comfy seats he had ever sat in! That is saying something, considering they were travelling over Australia in the middle of summer! Their overalls were also made from wool, which again, were very comfy, even in the heat.

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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Sat May 11, 2019 5:01 pm

Look out! Rob’s been on the sauce...........

If you try any preversions [sic] in there, I'll blow your head off
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Sat May 11, 2019 5:07 pm

Not yet, but I intend to later. Go Mr. Thomas, name that movie, though I think it's more up Pete's street.
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Sat May 11, 2019 5:16 pm

Mazzini wrote:Not yet, but I intend to later. Go Mr. Thomas, name that movie, though I think it's more up Pete's street.


Sorry Rob,
I’m feeling strange love! Must see a doctor


PS what on earth has this got to do with Welsh preversion?
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PostPost by: JonB » Sat May 11, 2019 5:26 pm

Regarding the Cortina seats, I think the shape of them had much to do with comfort, and the custom fitted wooden upholstery looks smart.

Compared to... https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0209/ ... 1511891911

..which looks a bit too aftermarket for my tastes.
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PostPost by: JonB » Sat May 11, 2019 5:28 pm

P.S. Thread drift alert!!

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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Sat May 11, 2019 5:46 pm

JonB wrote:P.S. Thread drift alert!!

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Topic love.... Topic!


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PostPost by: Mazzini » Sat May 11, 2019 6:14 pm

Only nuts drive Lotus cars
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PostPost by: vincereynard » Sat May 11, 2019 6:17 pm

JonB wrote:Regarding the Cortina seats, I think the shape of them had much to do with comfort, and the custom fitted wooden upholstery looks smart.
Compared to... https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0209/ ... 1511891911
..which looks a bit too aftermarket for my tastes.


That would be a bit hard, could go a bit against the grain. Still, no sweat.
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