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Re: Help, My Seat's too High!

To: "MGs" <>
Subject: Re: Help, My Seat's too High!
From: "Lonn Howard" <>
Date: Sun, 2 May 1999 10:25:14 -0700
My problem exactly!  I just completed an interior restoration and
recently sat in our new BGT for the first time.  My wife is 5'4" and
even she has difficulty with the seat/leg-room/steering-wheel equation.
Let us know how you fix this problem.  I was/am considering a new
steering wheel that is smaller in diameter 'cuz I've never even sat in a
B before and didn't know what it should feel like. I thought it odd that
it should be so tight.  I'll hold off for a while.
Lonn Howard
'70 TR6  -mine
'71 TR6  -in my garage
'70 MGB GT  -ours
'89 Saab Turbo Convertible  -hers

"We are but temporary custodians with an obligation of preservation."
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Sent: Sunday, May 02, 1999 10:08 AM
Subject: Help, My Seat's too High!

> I just got done re-doing the driver's seat on my 71 B. I used parts
> Moss: foams, diaphragm, and seat upholstery kit. I used a diaphragm
> of webbing because the original seat had a diaphragm. Now my seat is
> HIGH! My legs are pressing against the steering wheel. I can't drive
the car
> this way! Before the renovation, I had a very comfortable fit. I'm
only 5'8"
> so it's not my physique that's the problem. The new parts don't look
> much different. But, I noticed the new foam is stiffer. Also the new
> diaphragm is way, way, way tighter than the original one. It seems
more like
> plastic than rubber and does not want to stretch. The little embedded
> bars that the hooks attach to bent into V's under the strain. Has
> else run into this problem? Does Moss have a Email address?
> Bob Donahue (Still stuck in the '50s)
> 52 MGTD - under DIY restoration NEMGTR #11470
> 71 MGB   - AMGBA #96-12029, NAMGBR #7-3336

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