How do you find them? I was not a fan of the pair I had, but then again they were in poor nick
They're alright, snug, supportive, but they lean back a bit, it's a bit weird tbh! Also I need to take the seat pad out and foamectomy it, as the lower padding is huge. Once I've done that they'll be fine, I just sit very high!
Weird is definitely what I felt! They're a very old design so tastes have moved on a bit.
Yeah, I'll see how I get on. If I don't like it at all after removing the foam then I'll just chuck the OMP I have in, it's old and a bit battered, but more of a conventional bucket design.
Old design? from what I can see those Cobra seats are similar to the old 'Huntmaster' steel framed bucket seats that were evrywhere in the mid 80's & 90's
comfy if not a little reclined seating. position...
when composite seats became cheaper they became the norm & steel frames were generally dropped as heavy & not great in an accident as they can bend & in extreme cases collapse / crimp the person inside (composite seats absorb energy & can 'snap' or crack in an accident - have a few old ones in the shed that are damaged) I've seen people 'widen' steel frames with a scisor-jack
So yeah I wasn't massively getting on with these, I'm 6 foot and the padding was just silly, you can see here just how thick it is:
So I peeled the driver's seat pad up, gently peeled back the material (it's only bonded to the foam with adhesive) and took the foam pad out. I then spent about half hour cutting it roughly to half the thickness with a Stanley blade. Then put it back in and pulled the cover back over it. I need some fabric spray glue to hold it down, but the cutting actually went quite well:
It's a hell of a lot better now as I feel like I'm sitting in the seat and not on it, and I sit probably an inch or 2 lower, which makes for a much nicer driving position.
Another bonus is the half I cut off will be just the right shape to slot in behind my back to sit me a bit more upright, I just need to get some fabric to cover it with, should be ideal, these lean far too much for me, I like to sit practically bolt upright, especially with a fixed bucket.
Shout, shout. Let it all out. MX5's is what we're all about.
wannabe: I've got some of those with the grooves cut into them, so they look like a giant black paracetamol tablet, lol - unfortunately I can't get the trolley jack underneath the car without them, nevermind with them...
Feb 7, 2021 23:03:10 GMT
Zed.: wooden planks as 'ramps' are your friend wannabe
Feb 8, 2021 14:43:52 GMT
howardb66: A friend of mine is looking for a MK2.5 if anyone knows of one for sale.
Feb 16, 2021 15:46:56 GMT