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Changing the seats in a Griff

Changing the seats in a Griff

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Purple Helmut

Original Poster:

73 posts

129 months

Thursday 6th September 2012
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I just wanted to ask if anyone has changed their seats in the griffs.

my question is, what fits easily? or what can be fitted?

Can you fit seats from a Tamora? ...it's a sililar size car?
what about other seats ie T350, Tuscan etc

If anyone has done this or can reccommend an option, i'd be interested to hear about it

Thanks

cavebloke

518 posts

132 months

Thursday 6th September 2012
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Not much info but these guys have clearly put Tam seats in a Griff so it must be possible.

virgil

1,554 posts

129 months

Thursday 6th September 2012
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I think the list of done's extends to:

Tamora
Tuscan
Cerbera (500SE OE)
Lotus Elise/Exige std and probax
Mazda MX5

And i think a particular narrow sparco fixed back has been done...

Seat height seems to be the main quantry with fitting the new ones...ie, does your head now hit the roof? :-)

cossers

956 posts

45 months

Thursday 6th September 2012
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cavebloke said:
Not much info but these guys have clearly put Tam seats in a Griff so it must be possible.
think that guy is the upholsterer! looks like he does a very good job too! think these seats can be seen in the car in the the pics from the griff growl

jeboa

519 posts

166 months

Thursday 6th September 2012
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He is a great upholsterer, finished those of for me last year - and only lives round the corner - which was handy!

They are not the easiest seats to work with, and originally were white/blue. Thought it would be a good idea to have the 'whale tail'/centre console done at the same time.

The T350 seats fit, but are very close to the hood bolts. Bit of modification required to the seat rails to get them to match the original mounting positions.

Extremely comfortable to sit on, especially if you're over 6ft - I find they support all the way up to my shoulders.

Wasn't sure about the TVR stitching as it was his suggestion at the time, but I think it turned out okay.
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Bluebottle

3,329 posts

145 months

Thursday 6th September 2012
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jeboa said:
...Extremely comfortable to sit on, especially if you're over 6ft - I find they support all the way up to my shoulders...
extremely comfortable when you are 5'8" (in the morning wink ) also smile they do elivate you an inch or so over the stds seats...which is fine by me being a short arse, but not if you are over 6' as you will bash ya bonce on the targa panel...i do with a crash helmet on. very good lumba support over the std seats which are quite frankly Pants!

jeboa

519 posts

166 months

Thursday 6th September 2012
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I'm 6'2" and haven't bashed the bonce yet! I guess with a helmet on, you might have a problem, but the bottom cushion is removable too which gets you a bit lower in the seat (also providing a bit more support as you're deeper in the seat).

Barreti

6,385 posts

142 months

Friday 7th September 2012
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Cerb seats fit, but they make you sit a couple of inches taller. They are brilliant seats, but not cheap - well, they are TVR after all!!!

I have a document iwhere i wrote this all up somewhere!, I'll see if I can find it.

Tom The Cat

188 posts

62 months

Friday 7th September 2012
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Hi Steve

look at these Pic's


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Cheers Tom

cossers

956 posts

45 months

Friday 7th September 2012
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jeboa said:
He is a great upholsterer, finished those of for me last year - and only lives round the corner - which was handy!

They are not the easiest seats to work with, and originally were white/blue. Thought it would be a good idea to have the 'whale tail'/centre console done at the same time.

The T350 seats fit, but are very close to the hood bolts. Bit of modification required to the seat rails to get them to match the original mounting positions.

Extremely comfortable to sit on, especially if you're over 6ft - I find they support all the way up to my shoulders.

Wasn't sure about the TVR stitching as it was his suggestion at the time, but I think it turned out okay.
pics pics pics pics!!!!!!!!!!!!! pleassssssssssssseeeeeeee

jeboa

519 posts

166 months

Saturday 22nd September 2012
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Eventually got round to taking some pics (thought that getting the new engine in, and the car through it's MOT should take priority!!)












7 TVR

2,532 posts

73 months

Saturday 22nd September 2012
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MX 5 seats, not the best photo but gives you the idea!


haircutmike

13,456 posts

109 months

Saturday 22nd September 2012
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You on the sauce Christian, they're Lotus!

I'm watching you smile.

7 TVR

2,532 posts

73 months

Saturday 22nd September 2012
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haircutmike said:
You on the sauce Christian, they're Lotus!

I'm watching you smile.
Peter i told the wife it was the pink tabs in the morning!!!

SSPPGG

2,112 posts

107 months

Saturday 22nd September 2012
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ive the same"mx5 seats'" in mine thou untrimmed

cossers

956 posts

45 months

Sunday 23rd September 2012
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jeboa said:
Eventually got round to taking some pics (thought that getting the new engine in, and the car through it's MOT should take priority!!)
lovely! love that interior, the guy that trimmed it uses it on his website, looks like a top quality job! BTW what engine did you put in?? rebuild??

jeboa

519 posts

166 months

Sunday 23rd September 2012
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Bought a 4.6 later (serpentine) from Alex (alexdaredevilz). Got it working with my MS2 pretty well so far, need a RR session to get it 100%, although it did pretty well against an Evo yesterday afternoon. smokin

panic

814 posts

188 months

Monday 24th September 2012
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Sparco ''Revs'' will fit streight in...

Wildfire

8,669 posts

157 months

Monday 24th September 2012
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Aren't those Elise Seats rather than MX-5 seats?

haircutmike

13,456 posts

109 months

Monday 24th September 2012
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Think he was joking as Christian posted MX5 wrongly, catch up!