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Mazda MX5 seats into a +2?

PostPost by: 68+2 » Tue Aug 22, 2006 7:20 am

Has anyone fitted Mazda MX5 seats into a plus 2? Are they a fairly easy
swap? I'm trying to use my '68 as an everyday car but find the seats a
little uncompromsing for longer journeys, and my wife's MX5 has nice
comfortable seats that look like they would fit. Any tips would be
welcome.

Thanks,
Dave.
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PostPost by: davidallen » Tue Aug 22, 2006 8:48 am

Coincidentally there is a guy flogging some +2 seats on ebay at the moment
because he fitted MX5 seats so it must be possible!

Alterantively you could get hold of some later +2 seats which were much more
comfortable.

David



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Has anyone fitted Mazda MX5 seats into a plus 2? Are they a fairly easy
swap? I'm trying to use my '68 as an everyday car but find the seats a
little uncompromsing for longer journeys, and my wife's MX5 has nice
comfortable seats that look like they would fit. Any tips would be
welcome.

Thanks,
Dave.







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PostPost by: lotuselanman » Tue Aug 22, 2006 10:11 am

Gidday Dave,
Yes it has been done before and successfully. I have a +2 S and find the sit upon seat bloody awful. I like to sit in a seat not on it. When I put ours back on the road I will certainly be looking to MX5 or similar to really enjoy the car.
See ya, Les.

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Has anyone fitted Mazda MX5 seats into a plus 2? Are they a fairly easy
swap? I'm trying to use my '68 as an everyday car but find the seats a
little uncompromsing for longer journeys, and my wife's MX5 has nice
comfortable seats that look like they would fit. Any tips would be
welcome.

Thanks,
Dave.






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PostPost by: Tintin » Tue Aug 22, 2006 11:28 am

...When I put ours back on the road I will certainly be
looking to MX5 or similar to really enjoy the car.

I'm thinking of using these:

http://www.gts-classics.com/seats.html

The "Nuerburgring" is also available in a reclining
version in Germany, I'd suspect that this is what
this website lists as "Monte Carlo" (at least the
numbers are the same). Maybe with a Cord inner?

However, they might probably be more expensive than
MX-5 ones from ebay.

Does anybody happen to know the height of the seat?
The BF Nuerburgring is said to have 14cm from seat
to the upper edge of the rails.



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PostPost by: wilsongt » Thu Aug 24, 2006 7:50 am

Dave

It is a great swap, works well. Gives you a head rest, tilt, and,
comfort. Several contributors to the lotuselan.net forum have done
it, and I have them in my car, the previous owner's good work.

eg check out http://www.searchsmart.co.uk/lotus/for some hints and
tips

Always a few seats on EBay, they are popular for Triumphs and
component cars as well, so a little competitive on bidding. You could
always re-cover them in vinyl for a more authentic look, such seats
have just been auctioned on EBay, look under completed items

There is also a document "MX5toPlus2_Seat.doc" in the Files section
of this list

Regards
Glenn


--- In ***@***.***, "dan_dan79" <[email protected]> wrote:
Has anyone fitted Mazda MX5 seats into a plus 2? Are they a fairly
easy

swap? I'm trying to use my '68 as an everyday car but find the
seats a

little uncompromsing for longer journeys, and my wife's MX5 has
nice

comfortable seats that look like they would fit. Any tips would be
welcome.

Thanks,
Dave.

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Thu Aug 24, 2006 8:29 am

This begs the question: does it work with an Elan +0 ?

Cheers,
Pete (bad back)!


wilsongt2001 wrote:

Dave

It is a great swap, works well. Gives you a head rest, tilt, and,
comfort. Several contributors to the lotuselan.net forum have done
it, and I have them in my car, the previous owner's good work.

eg check out http://www.searchsmart.co.uk/lotus/for
<http://www.searchsmart.co.uk/lotus/for> some hints and
tips

Always a few seats on EBay, they are popular for Triumphs and
component cars as well, so a little competitive on bidding. You could
always re-cover them in vinyl for a more authentic look, such seats
have just been auctioned on EBay, look under completed items

There is also a document "MX5toPlus2_Seat.doc" in the Files section
of this list

Regards
Glenn

--- In ***@***.*** <mailto:lotuselan%40yahoogroups.com>,
"dan_dan79" <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> Has anyone fitted Mazda MX5 seats into a plus 2? Are they a fairly
easy
> swap? I'm trying to use my '68 as an everyday car but find the
seats a
> little uncompromsing for longer journeys, and my wife's MX5 has
nice
> comfortable seats that look like they would fit. Any tips would be
> welcome.
>
> Thanks,
> Dave.
>


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PostPost by: lotuselan2 » Thu Aug 24, 2006 12:51 pm

Glenn

Does the swap only work with the newer MX5 or do older Miata seats work
also? (When did they start calling them MX5's anyway?)



Ken

'69 Lotus Elan +2 with BDR

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Of wilsongt2001
Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2006 3:50 AM
To: ***@***.***
Subject: [LotusElan.net] Re: Mazda MX5 seats into a +2?



Dave

It is a great swap, works well. Gives you a head rest, tilt, and,
comfort. Several contributors to the lotuselan.net forum have done
it, and I have them in my car, the previous owner's good work.

eg check out http://www.searchsm <http://www.searchsmart.co.uk/lotus/for>
art.co.uk/lotus/for some hints and
tips

Always a few seats on EBay, they are popular for Triumphs and
component cars as well, so a little competitive on bidding. You could
always re-cover them in vinyl for a more authentic look, such seats
have just been auctioned on EBay, look under completed items

There is also a document "MX5toPlus2_Seat.doc" in the Files section
of this list

Regards
Glenn

--- In ***@***.*** <mailto:lotuselan%40yahoogroups.com> ps.com,
"dan_dan79" <[email protected]> wrote:
Has anyone fitted Mazda MX5 seats into a plus 2? Are they a fairly
easy

swap? I'm trying to use my '68 as an everyday car but find the
seats a

little uncompromsing for longer journeys, and my wife's MX5 has
nice

comfortable seats that look like they would fit. Any tips would be
welcome.

Thanks,
Dave.

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PostPost by: steveww » Thu Aug 24, 2006 3:11 pm

They are known as MX5 here in the UK.&quot;Lotus&quot;
&lt;***@***.***; wrote: &gt; Glenn &gt; &gt; Does the swap
only work with the newer MX5 or do older Miata seats work &gt; also? (When
did they start calling them MX5's anyway?) &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Ken &gt;
&gt; '69 Lotus Elan +2 with BDR &gt; &gt; _____ &gt; &gt; From:
***@***.***lto:***@***.*** Behalf &gt;
Of wilsongt2001 &gt; Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2006 3:50 AM &gt; To:
***@***.*** &gt; Subject: [LotusElan.net] Re: Mazda MX5 seats
into a +2? &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Dave &gt; &gt; It is a great swap, works
well. Gives you a head rest, tilt, and, &gt; comfort. Several contributors
to the lotuselan.net forum have done &gt; it, and I have them in my car, the
previous owner's good work. &gt; &gt; eg check out http://www.searchsm
&lt;http://www.searchsmart.co.uk/lotus/for&gt; &gt; art.co.uk/lotus/for some
hints and &gt; tips &gt; &gt; Always a few seats on EBay, they are popular
for Triumphs and &gt; component cars as well, so a little competitive on
bidding. You could &gt; always re-cover them in vinyl for a more authentic
look, such seats &gt; have just been auctioned on EBay, look under completed
items &gt; &gt; There is also a document &quot;MX5toPlus2_Seat.doc&quot; in
the Files section &gt; of this list &gt; &gt; Regards &gt; Glenn &gt; &gt;
--- In ***@***.*** &lt;mailto:lotuselan%40yahoogroups.com&gt; ps.com,
&gt; &quot;dan_dan79&quot; &lt;***@***.***; wrote: &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt;
Has anyone fitted Mazda MX5 seats into a plus 2? Are they a fairly &gt; easy
&gt; &gt; swap? I'm trying to use my '68 as an everyday car but find the
&gt; seats a &gt; &gt; little uncompromsing for longer journeys, and my
wife's MX5 has &gt; nice &gt; &gt; comfortable seats that look like they
would fit. Any tips would be &gt; &gt; welcome. &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; Thanks,
&gt; &gt; Dave. &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; &gt; [Non-text
portions of this message have been removed] &gt; &gt;


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