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  This topic is about my 1974 MG MGB V8 Conversion
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billymgb1000 Silver Member william gaulin
harrisville, harrisville RI, USA   USA
1973 MG MGB
1974 MG MGB V8 Conversion "Sweet Thing"
Wow what a pain it was to get these seats in my car. I fell in love with these seats when I seen them, so I bought them. The big problem was the height when you sat in them. That was with the seat brackets that came with them so I made my own and the seat slides still work. Now i'm in the process of new installing new carpet. I bought auto carpet rubber backed from a carpet store. So I have rough cut it in, now to finish installing and glueing down. Boy I can't wait for spring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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billgknapp Silver Member Bill Knapp
Rochester, MI, USA   USA
1977 MG MGB "Nigel"
Those are beautiful! Nice work.

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billymgb1000 Silver Member william gaulin
harrisville, harrisville RI, USA   USA
1973 MG MGB
1974 MG MGB V8 Conversion "Sweet Thing"
Thank you very much Bill.

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1744 Gold Member Bill Guzman
CA, USA   USA
1973 MG MGB GT "Renegade I GT"
1974 MG MGB "Renegade"
Great looking, nice work.



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MG-Maxx Silver Member Charles Waugh
West Haven, CT, USA   USA
1979 MG MGB MkIII "Rumpelstiltskin"
2008 Chevrolet HHR
Nice seats. Looks like they are set up for headrests?

What mfgr and seller?



Chuck
Hamden, CT

79 MGB - Rumpelstiltskin
Just awakened after a 10 year slumber.
GM 60V6 Gen 3 - 3.5L EFI V6 T-5.

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billymgb1000 Silver Member william gaulin
harrisville, harrisville RI, USA   USA
1973 MG MGB
1974 MG MGB V8 Conversion "Sweet Thing"
Thanks Bill I love them.

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billymgb1000 Silver Member william gaulin
harrisville, harrisville RI, USA   USA
1973 MG MGB
1974 MG MGB V8 Conversion "Sweet Thing"
Yes Chuck they are set up for head rests, I have not put them on. I went and looked for the info you asked about, all I could find is the seller who is Ikon Motosports. I guess thats what you get buying from Ebay. These seats are beautiful i'm glad i found them.

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Seats look good. I installed similar ones in a ‘74 Mini I restored. Mine were not designed for anyone with a waist size greater than 36” but otherwise comfortable.

https://corbeau.com/fixed-back-seats/classic-bucket.html



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billymgb1000 Silver Member william gaulin
harrisville, harrisville RI, USA   USA
1973 MG MGB
1974 MG MGB V8 Conversion "Sweet Thing"
Thanks Simon, These also were made for a 36" waist, Didn't know that till I got them and I'm sporting a 38-39 inch waist. Which I'm not happy about but thats another story. Anyways I realized that the frame of the seat was metal tubing. So I got my brothers porta-power and put the hydraulic spreader bar in and started pumping, worked like a charm. Just have to go slow and be careful. I measured the seats where my hips hit the bar and it was 14 inches. After i was done I had 16 and one half inches so I fit perfect now. I would have not been able to do it if they were fiberglass so that was cool.

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