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Driver seat upgrade #592778
31/08/19 11:20 AM
31/08/19 11:20 AM
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Driver seat upgrade

I've changed the original wooden wedges (high back low front) from the driver seat with wooden blocks (same hight back and front).
The seat now reclines more backward and I sit lower in the car.
No more cushions needed to support my back.

I couldn't remove the wedges because there is a crossbar behind the seat with the chassis number on.

Dirk

1993 Morgan +4 (Connaught Green)
2009 Mini Cooper D
2008 BMW 320d
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Re: Driver seat upgrade [Re: DirkM] #592882
01/09/19 08:32 AM
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I took the wooden supports out of the current car to lower my side. They were replaced with thinner, short blocks front and back. The only issue is the seat adjuster bar is close to the chassis cross member and my fingers get jammed in. I have put a loop of cord round it to act as a pull strap instead. Whilst doing it I replaced the rear hex head bolts with socket heads as they sit in the seat runner channel and now easier to remove if needed, I had to use a small Stillson that fitted in the channel until replaced. Stilson was a good fit and held the bolt steady.


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Re: Driver seat upgrade [Re: DirkM] #636473
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I'd like to lower the driver's seat in mine but I don't seem to have wooden wedges or supports. I think Ronnie Price (the previous owner) must have been a tall chap. Otherwise, as an ex-factory car, perhaps they were removed at Morgans. In any case, it seems I would have to cut and weld. Saw something on here about that, some time ago.


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Re: Driver seat upgrade [Re: SFG] #636509
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Originally Posted by SFG
I'd like to lower the driver's seat in mine but I don't seem to have wooden wedges or supports. I think Ronnie Price (the previous owner) must have been a tall chap. Otherwise, as an ex-factory car, perhaps they were removed at Morgans. In any case, it seems I would have to cut and weld. Saw something on here about that, some time ago.


By 2012 you didn't get any wooden spacers. The seats were bolted directly to the chassis and floor.

The revised dashboard which emerged in 06/07 was deeper than the previous dash. so the steering column is lower at it's highest point.

I realised this when I added spacers to my 2012, and found the steering wheel was a bit low for getting in, even at its high point. And I'm not big at all.


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Re: Driver seat upgrade [Re: DirkM] #636546
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Well that’ll save me some woodwork. Hopefully Sifab or Mulfab, or Holdens, or Melvins, will be offering lowered exchange seats with one’s leather trim transferred?


SFG
2012 4/4 Sport
Re: Driver seat upgrade [Re: DaveW] #637234
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Originally Posted by DaveW
Originally Posted by SFG
I'd like to lower the driver's seat in mine but I don't seem to have wooden wedges or supports. I think Ronnie Price (the previous owner) must have been a tall chap. Otherwise, as an ex-factory car, perhaps they were removed at Morgans. In any case, it seems I would have to cut and weld. Saw something on here about that, some time ago.


By 2012 you didn't get any wooden spacers. The seats were bolted directly to the chassis and floor.

The revised dashboard which emerged in 06/07 was deeper than the previous dash. so the steering column is lower at it's highest point.

I realised this when I added spacers to my 2012, and found the steering wheel was a bit low for getting in, even at its high point. And I'm not big at all.


I always liked my 2005 S1 Roadster dashboard also for this reason.


'14 4/4 graphite grey

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