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sackerley
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spent a couple of hours this afternoon installing the passenger seat. As expected it was a lot easier the second time around.

Have to say I’m really pleased with the results.



Jamie Summers. I’ll have a think about what I’m going to do with the old seats. I’m 50:50 at the moment on wether to sell or not. I’ll drop you a line if I decide to sell.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They look amazing Sackerley - great job thumbsup

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sackerley
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks!

That’s a lovely interior you have there Thumb
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skinny_monkey
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you get sliding rails for aftermarket seats that hinge at the front to flip forward for rear access?
I mean, i never put people in the back but it's useful for storage and the lack of folding buckets is really the only thing holding me back (well, and the reports of the Porsche style seats being very narrow)
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I may be wrong but I suspect that even with hinged sliders you likely wouldn’t be able to usefully hinge the bucket seats forward since the high back rests would presumably hit the roof before getting usefully forward.

Happy to be prepared wrong though
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is where having no roof comes into its own - need to put something in the back with a fixed bucket? Simply reach down and do it.
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sackerley
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’m not sure if there is anything like that available.

I’d always needed the back seats for the kids. But they’ve out grown it and hate going out it.

You can still get access to the back for putting bags etc. But no way you can get through the gap.

I tried... got stuck! Had to escape out of the passenger side! (Before the new seat was fitted!)
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dagerous wrote:
I may be wrong but I suspect that even with hinged sliders you likely wouldn’t be able to usefully hinge the bucket seats forward since the high back rests would presumably hit the roof before getting usefully forward.

Happy to be prepared wrong though

Yeah you're right, they would just hit the roof quite quickly eh!

sackerley wrote:


You can still get access to the back for putting bags etc. But no way you can get through the gap.

I tried... got stuck! Had to escape out of the passenger side! (Before the new seat was fitted!)


Floor

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Tomo
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smaller people (adults) can just about squeeze through when the seat is as far forward as possible. It's a bit of a pre-test. If you can squeeze through - you'll be OK in the back! Smile
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grin

I can fit in, to clean the rear windows etc. It's tight and I have to go in with my back scraping against the B post and my chest scraping past the back of the front seat.

Small kids could easily though.
The worry would be getting them out in a hurry after a crash/fire/breakdown.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having kids in the back and access in an emergency is my worry too. Thats why I've ruled out even trying to get them in the back. From now on its a 2 seater. And I kinda like that Thumb
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Teffers
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My wife's cases are all bigger than a small child.

No fixed buckets for me.
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NedHan79
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was trying to order a set of d911 seats last week through a third party for reasons I’d rather not go into. Cough vat. Ahem. I waaworking away from home there and was so busy I never got back to them, must get my finger out. I’m 36 waist so might be a little bit too big anyway.
I need to shop around more. Some great options but a lot of bucket seats don’t seem to wear well at all. I might end up just going for the drivers seat to keep access to the rear. Either way the sports seats are going. Black and for sale
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