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    2019 and after 10 years of use & abuse the Eureka's driver's seat has finally cracked under constant use. Or is it over eating at Christmas.

    Time to get the replacement seats I have refurbished.



    Stripped of its clothing & padding I have a frame



    It is suffering in a couple of places from tin worm



    A couple of patched pieces and the worst is good again



    Next on the list is the mounting points. I cut out the holes left where the original Rivnuts seized the bolts & snapped off inside the tubes.



    So I made some captive nuts to weld back into place.



    The first one tacked into place ready for full welding



    To ensure the first & 2nd nuts were parallel to the seat frame I first leveled the frame


    And the aligned the 2nd nut to the first one with the spirit level.


    And to ensure they were all evenly spaced & parallel to each other I made a jig. I will eventually have to do the passengers seat as well.


    Now I just need to get the foam, cut & shape it, get the leatherette out, along with the sewing machine & get creative.

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    Some nice work, but I think I would have said bugger it and bought these

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pair-MX5-...JLqJ:rk:6:pf:0

    Dirk

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    Dirk,

    Yes it would be easier but where is the fun in that??

    I like the process of fixing & modifying things along with testing my skills or acquiring new ones.

    When I tell people I built it my self it really means everything.

    Bushboy
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