Hi Grant. I have recently installed new belts and seat diaphragms.
I think retractable belts started in 1972. If you need to drill holes, I
would put the plates in. Otherwise the belt may do you no good. I bought
belts from TR Shop in London. Shipping was reasonable and fast and the price
at the time beat any US suppliers.
I did not replace the foam, but just replacing the diaphragms made a huge
difference. They are a bit difficult to install, but worth it. The second
seat installs much easier than the first.
- Hugh Fader
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> Behalf Of Grant Kester
> Sent: Tuesday, August 13, 2002 4:36 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: More Seat Questions
> Dear List,
> This is a follow-up to my posting about uncomfortable seats
> in my TR6. A
> number of people recommended changing the foam and the rubber
> Has anyone on the list done this work themselves? Or does it
> require the
> services of a professional upholsterer? Also, is it possible
> to change the
> foam without destroying/cutting the existing seat covers? I'd
> like to avoid
> spending the extra $300 on a set cover kit if I can avoid it.
> Another parts question: I want to install retractable belts
> in my TR6. The
> Victoria British catalog says it's necessary to also install a
> reinforcement plate underneath the rear wheel arch for cars
> that didn't
> originally come with retractable belts. Moss doesn't sell
> this plate or
> mention anything about it being necessary. If I skip the plate am I
> endangering my life?
> Thanks to everyone on the list for the generous feedback/info.
> Grant Kester