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My lightweight project is a way away from needing seats, but it doesn't stop me planning and flip flopping on options.

I'm retaining under seat tanks, but would like  adjustable seats, as I'm short and would like to be able to reach the pedals.

Has anyone got useful ideas as to how I could fit, say, early defender/110/90 seats, or smart car seats? 

Having the seat runners pivot forwards, or sideways, perhaps?

I know the defender seat  squab comes out, so that's an option (and I have a set for refurbishment). 

But smart car seats do appeal, too.

 

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I’d recommend the Defender seats.  They’ll fit the bolt holes in the seat base that the steel top hat sections supporting the original seat squabs used, so no drilling is required.  In black or charcoal vinyl, they won’t look as obviously a MoD than other seats in your restoration, given the efforts you are going to to keep it authentic looking.

You can use the inboard bolt holes (each steel track uses two bolts at each end, and the Defender seat would normally be fitted to the outboard holes for standard position) to give a fair bit more elbow room and sit more in line with the steering wheel.  It still allows plenty of space for a cubby box, though it does preclude the use of a centre seat.  If you want the centre seat, you’ll have to use the outboard holes.

Any non standard seat will lose you leg room, but it sounds like that won’t be an issue for you.

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I think you are right. Britpart retrim and outlast covers should sort things.

Maybe after the engine goes in.

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