At 08:35 AM 2/26/99 -0800, Simmons, Reid W wrote:
>I have considered using racing buckets to replace the seats in my Spitfire
>because of their better durability. I was unaware of any "insurance
>Can you elaborate on that?
There was a thread a couple years ago on the Triumph list regarding
replacement seats. I never saved it, and someone correct me if my memory
is faulty, but I think one concern was for those who insured their cars as
'classics' (you know, only driven to shows etc). The car had to look
original or it did not qualify.
The other thing may have been regarding replacement of damaged or stolen
parts of the car...just like with aftermarket radios or CBs, unless a
modification was specifically stated to be insured, it was not covered.
If you want to be on the up-and-up, check with your insurance company.
This may not be any big deal to some. I'm sure those expensive double
sidedraft Webers always fall off in accidents... ;-)
Atwell "not a tattler" Haines
Succasunna, NJ USA
'79 Spitfire, very original thank you.
>Subject: Re: SPITseat replacements
>Author: "Atwell Haines" [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org] at MSXGATE
>Date: 2/26/99 8:06 AM
>At 10:34 AM 2/26/99, Bowen, Patrick A. RP2 wrote:
>>I don't know but if someone offered to completely redo a set of seats for
>>$250 I would jump on it. (a covering kit costs that by itself).
>Jump on a newly recovered seat? I think not. :-) Oh, you were not
>I spent about $900 US on foams, coverings and door panels last year. My
>b*tt thanks me every time I get in the car.
>I would look closely at the foams & make sure they were ALL replaced.
>BTW an alternative might be to aquire some racing bucket seats. I recall
>from past threads they are a bit cheaper. There were some insurance and
>(of course) originality concerns with that however.
>>At 06:59 PM 2/25/99 -0800, Flinthoof Ponypal wrote:
>>> What is an appropriate price for a pair of rebuilt complete seats?
>>>ones I have are.... well, they don't even qualify as remnants. The frames
>>>are there somewhat, but I'm not sure what's missing if anything. The
>>>and covers are so far gone that all I know is that the color was black
>>>originally. That's it.
>>> Local supplier quoted $250 for a pair. Since I've paid nearly that
>>>reman bench seat for my ol' Chev PU, that's not horrible to consider, but