I'M NOT SHOUTING, I'M TYPING CHALLENGED.
I HAVE A 66 ELAN WITH 68 RUNNING GEAR. I'M THINKING
ABOUT GETTING SOME NON STOCK SEATS. I WANT BETTER SUPPORT AS I LIKE TO SIT
PRETTY STRAIGHT UP.
66 OR 68 ??
- "JOHN KENNER"
Welcome to the group. I have a crook back and find that the basic Elan
seat gives little (no!) lumbar support, so for a while I've been looking
for something to replace it with. the problem is that every seat I have
looked at is too wide to fit in the Elan; I think that a seat from the
AH Sprite (the bug/frog-eye original) may fit but it looks to have even
less lumbar support.
If you just want to make the backrest more vertical, maybe you could
block the rear?
I am looking for a spare seat which I will dismantle and fit a lumbar
pad to, maybe even cut the frame and re-weld back at a different angle.
I'll be interested to see what responses you get.
- Coveted Fifth Gear
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- Location: Cheshire, UK.
You might also have the seats reupholtered or at leat new padding installed. Elan seats were never plush, but the foam is pretty much 40 years old now.
- "Roger Sieling&quo
- "e s"
Look at a Sparco catalog. They have classic looking bucket seats that
will work in an Elan and are comfortable with modern construction (think
safety). I've been thinking about them myself.
66 Elan S3
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- Location: Harvard, MA
you will need to fiddle with the mounting brackets, but you will be able
to get good and modern seats with headrest. They are sometimes offered on
Lotus Seven S2 pre-XF 1961
- First Gear
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- Location: Denmark
- "Clivey Boy"
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