Dear Seat Replacers,
I used the diaphragms and though they weren't easy, it's not too bad if
you warmed them up first, then put in the hooks on one side, then put them
in the opposite side with vise grips rather than your hands. Also,
immobilizing the seat frame in a vise or benchmate helps a lot!
"Never ascribe to Malice that which can be explained by Ignorance."
John J. Peloquin, Assistant Research Entomologist
Entomology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521
On Sat, 6 Feb 1999 email@example.com wrote:
> On Sat, 6 Feb 1999 02:20:54 -0500 "Mike Lishego" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >Hello all,
> > It's hard to believe that I'm going home to fix the seats in my
> >MGB soon. Of course, I've got a few questions for the list...
> > Which seat bottom diaphragm does the list recommend for a '74
> >MGB - the rubber one-piece type or the earlier woven one?
> Of the two the one piece rubber one gives better support in my opinion
> but be prepared for some major gouges in your fingers! - theyre really
> hard to fit even when you warm them up!
> I have found that a better solution is to have a canvas diaphragm sewn to
> the square frame - you need an industrial sewing machine to do it
> properly but an uphoulsterer can run them off in a few minutes - last
> ones i had cost twelve bucks - they are firm and less prone to
> stretching(webbing) or rotting(rubber)
> mikr robson
> 69 roadster
> 70 BGT
> 53 Riley