Original reclining seat frame/drawings

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Original reclining seat frame/drawings

Postby Trav1959 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:27 pm

I've already placed a post in the Wanted section http://www.mmoc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=48734 to see if anyone has an original (not Newton) reclining seat. I also wondered, as these seem to be fairly rare items, if it would be possible to fabricate a frame from a set of drawings. Does anyone know if that has been attempted?
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Re: Original reclining seat frame/drawings

Postby JOWETTJAVELIN » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:45 pm

This is news to me. At what date were they produced?
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Re: Original reclining seat frame/drawings

Postby LouiseM » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:40 pm

JOWETTJAVELIN wrote:This is news to me. At what date were they produced?
The reclining seats were available as an optional extra very late in Minor 1000 production and are very rare. They look like the standard late pattern seats but have a chrome lever at the side to recline the seat back.


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Re: Original reclining seat frame/drawings

Postby lambrettalad » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:08 pm

wow unheard of luxury
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Re: Original reclining seat frame/drawings

Postby southerly95 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:00 pm

I have a handed pair of these in blue, could help with sizes and pics if needed. Regards, John
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Re: Original reclining seat frame/drawings

Postby alawrence10360 » Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:30 pm

i have just bought a saloon And this has factory fitted reclining seats
see pic of owners manual attached
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Re: Original reclining seat frame/drawings

Postby southerly95 » Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:36 pm

Excellent thanks for sight of. Some pics would be good too particularly of the handles? Mine were missing and would like the same pattern. I’ve bought new covers made by Newton and they have the correct carpet trim to the lower rear of the squab. Thanks, John
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Re: Original reclining seat frame/drawings

Postby alawrence10360 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:35 pm

some pics of mine
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Re: Original reclining seat frame/drawings

Postby southerly95 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:58 pm

Excellent thank you they look the same as the MGBs which I have aquired, regards, John
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Re: Original reclining seat frame/drawings

Postby surfbum » Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:38 pm

They are mgb handles, same as on my gt. you probably could make recliners from part of mgb bits.The frames are quite cheap.

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Re: Original reclining seat frame/drawings

Postby alawrence10360 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:46 pm

alawrence10360 wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:30 pm
i have just bought a saloon And this has factory fitted reclining seats
see pic of owners manual attached
I’m trying to get some new covers for my seats
Did the Newtown ones fit ?

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Re: Original reclining seat frame/drawings

Postby southerly95 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:00 pm

I have yet to complete this work but the only difference between standard covers and recliners are the parts of covers that go down the sides of the rear squab. As usual with Newton they are beautifully made and faithful to the originals in that there is a carpet strip to lower rear of the rear squab.
They make them from existing patterns so should all be the same size. Not cheap but they are the only source.
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Re: Original reclining seat frame/drawings

Postby alawrence10360 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:56 pm

Ok
I will have a look at mine
Any chance I could have a pic of that part please

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Re: Original reclining seat frame/drawings

Postby alawrence10360 » Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:40 am

southerly95 wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:00 pm
I have yet to complete this work but the only difference between standard covers and recliners are the parts of covers that go down the sides of the rear squab. As usual with Newton they are beautifully made and faithful to the originals in that there is a carpet strip to lower rear of the rear squab.
They make them from existing patterns so should all be the same size. Not cheap but they are the only source.
Did you manage to fit the Newton seat covers to your recliners ?
Would like to see some pics

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Re: Original reclining seat frame/drawings

Postby southerly95 » Fri May 01, 2020 6:45 pm

It’s on a considerable list of to do’s and will post pics when done 👍
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Re: Original reclining seat frame/drawings

Postby Mark Wilson » Fri May 01, 2020 9:13 pm

I'll hopefully be fitting my adapted MGB seats in the next few weeks. The recliner handles are available from Sussex Classic Car Parts

https://www.sussexclassiccar.co.uk/shop ... html#p1731

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Better price here, though!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MG-Midget-Au ... Swh3xequSK

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Re: Original reclining seat frame/drawings

Postby southerly95 » Sat May 02, 2020 11:58 am

Ebay is a good source but beware these are handed left and right and I received two of the same 👎 and had to replace one so a false economy!
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Re: Original reclining seat frame/drawings

Postby southerly95 » Sat May 02, 2020 11:58 am

Ebay is a good source but beware these are handed left and right and I received two of the same 👎 and had to replace one so a false economy!
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