Don't forget that your seats are "handed". Even though the early Mk3 lowback
buckets appear identical, they are not. The wider side of the seatback goes
towards the center. If a previous owner removed and replaced the seats, which
is very likely if they were ever recovered, and placed them backwards, the
wider portion of the seatback might be on the outside now, causing the problem
you are having. Just a thought.
It's also possible that after years and years (34 to be specific) of use, the
one-piece seatback frame may have splayed out just enough to widen
sufficiently for the fouling to occur. Hope this helps.
Jeff McNeal (San Diego)
'68 Spitfire Mk3 frame off, bare metal project, aka "Mrs. Jones"
'70 GT6+ "Accidental", eventual restoration project
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----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, September 22, 2002 8:31 PM
Subject: Conv. Frame causing Seat Damage
I have a '68 Mk3. I'm about to start working on
beautifying the interior, including replacing the seat
upholstery. I noticed that both seats have damage on
the upper outside corners, assumingly caused by the
inteferrence with the Convertible top frame. I am
currently not sure how to eliminate this from
happening in the future, and I don't want to start the
seat job till I have so kind of inkling.
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