The earliest BN1's had a felt paper (tarpaper) lamination on the bare
painted floor only covering up to the front edge of the seat position, then
3/4" thick wood packing strips were installed between the metal seat pans
and the floor. Captive threaded plates were fastened under the floor and the
seat bolts anchored into them, with a couple of positions possible due to
the choice of holes in the metal seat pans.
A good picture of this arrangement can be seen on Larry Varley' site
www.acmefluid.com.au/larry/ regarding Blair Harber's restoration of
BN1l138031, the first production car., and check out the last installment of
Meanwhile I'm beginning final assembly of another early one, body #156.
Gotta love 'em!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Blue One Hundred" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, April 18, 2004 9:22 PM
Subject: Early BN1 - Wood strips
> Hi -
> I'd like to know, are the wood strips for an early BN1
> (i.e. without seat slides) the same as all the other
> wood strips... or are they supposed to look different?
> I need to find a pair and I don't know what they are
> supposed to look like. None of the usual sources for
> healey parts indicates anything of use as far as info
> '53 BN1 '64 BJ8