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Under seat storage #754457
04/09/22 05:09 PM
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I've finally got around to lifting the front of my passenger seat and thought that I'd make the area easily accessible at the same time. This will be used to house our high-vis vests and emergency beacon which need to be easily accessible when touring on the continent.
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Mrs Bunny made the neat 'wedge of cheese' shaped bag to slip into the underseat slot.
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The rails are 6cm high at the front and around 5mm high at the back. They stop just shy of the chassis rail that supports the rear of the seat and having the tapered end 5mm thick helps to guide the back of the seat into place without it getting caught on the chassis rail.
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I did try a 6cm lift to the front of the driver's seat but found that it was a little too much for me to comfortably reach the pedals so I ended up raising it by 45mm. However, Mrs Bunny reports that her seat is now much more comfortable!


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Re: Under seat storage [Re: Bunny] #754479
04/09/22 07:06 PM
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I don't know about having under seat storage. That is WAY too practical for an impractical car! smile

Nice modification. I've considered doing something like this for comfort on longer trips, but wasn't sure if it would be that practical since my legs are so long. I'm 6ft 4in, and I don't know if I could really tilt the seat that much to make it work. Andy, how tall are you, if you don't mind me asking?


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Re: Under seat storage [Re: Bunny] #754487
04/09/22 07:51 PM
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Very neat. A waterproof bag might be a good idea there! I do find I need a rubber mallet to get the seats back into place...


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Re: Under seat storage [Re: CraigL] #754505
04/09/22 10:11 PM
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Originally Posted by CraigL
I don't know about having under seat storage. That is WAY too practical for an impractical car! smile

Nice modification. I've considered doing something like this for comfort on longer trips, but wasn't sure if it would be that practical since my legs are so long. I'm 6ft 4in, and I don't know if I could really tilt the seat that much to make it work. Andy, how tall are you, if you don't mind me asking?
Around 5ft 8in last time I checked, but I've probably shrunk since then!


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Re: Under seat storage [Re: Bunny] #754537
05/09/22 09:29 AM
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The critical measurement when you lift the seat base is the gap to the bottom of the steering wheel.

This varies according to which dashboard design you have. The shallow dash from the 2002 to 2006 (approx) era allows more upward adjustment of the steering wheel. Later dashboards are deeper, so limit that upward movement.


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Re: Under seat storage [Re: DaveW] #754541
05/09/22 10:00 AM
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Originally Posted by DaveW
The critical measurement when you lift the seat base is the gap to the bottom of the steering wheel.

This varies according to which dashboard design you have. The shallow dash from the 2002 to 2006 (approx) era allows more upward adjustment of the steering wheel. Later dashboards are deeper, so limit that upward movement.

Dave - this is the M3W section they weren't being produced from circa 2012 from memory innocent

The steering wheels are removable I believe.


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Re: Under seat storage [Re: +8Rich] #754561
05/09/22 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by +8Rich
Originally Posted by DaveW
The critical measurement when you lift the seat base is the gap to the bottom of the steering wheel.

This varies according to which dashboard design you have. The shallow dash from the 2002 to 2006 (approx) era allows more upward adjustment of the steering wheel. Later dashboards are deeper, so limit that upward movement.

Dave - this is the M3W section they weren't being produced until circa 2012 from memory innocent

The steering wheels are removable I believe.


Oh Bum!

So the issue isn't quite the same if you have a removable steering wheel! But the gap between the bottom of the steering wheel and top of the seat base is still the one to watch.


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Re: Under seat storage [Re: PaulV] #754585
05/09/22 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by PaulV
Very neat. A waterproof bag might be a good idea there! I do find I need a rubber mallet to get the seats back into place...


I use a zip loc baggie to hold registration papers under my standard seat. Never had to show it yet.


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Re: Under seat storage [Re: Bunny] #754589
05/09/22 03:37 PM
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Mrs Bunny has done a cracking job there.

Re: Under seat storage [Re: Bunny] #754733
06/09/22 02:54 PM
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great idea. I'm 6'0 and find the stock seat to be comfortable but raising the front would make it more so and easier to affix. Storage is a bonus.


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