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    Re: About to strat a full restoration TR2 / TR3 ?

    A few pics , Dont look too close at the tidy work shop
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    Re: About to strat a full restoration TR2 / TR3 ?

    Looking good. Did KAS in Australia get back to you?

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    Re: About to strat a full restoration TR2 / TR3 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by sp53 View Post
    Just thought I would put this out there. The early seats like you have are rare and when done correct they make the car a special original model.so if you send them out for blasting be very careful because they are thin and finding some more would be difficult
    Hi , what or why are the seats rare ?

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    Re: About to strat a full restoration TR2 / TR3 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidApp View Post
    Looking good. Did KAS in Australia get back to you?

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    Hi , no they never got back to me ,

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    Re: About to strat a full restoration TR2 / TR3 ?

    They were a little slow with responses to me but they always got back in the end.

    The seat bottoms were very good.

    The E mail I used for them. info@kas-kilmartin.com.au and the one they replied on

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    Re: About to strat a full restoration TR2 / TR3 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by TRo8son1 View Post
    Hi , what or why are the seats rare ?
    The seat pans are a particular weak point in these cars; they tend to collect water with the slightest exposure to rain or even a heavy dew; and then rarely get dried out thoroughly. The pans are also forced to flex every time someone sits on them and weren't overly strong to begin with. Between the two effects, the metal breaks. Every TR3/A I've owned has been repaired multiple times and was still broken! (Of course, I'm pretty heavy myself, might have had something to do with it.)

    The early seats are older, and there weren't as many of them produced (roughly 20,000 vs 60,000); making them rarer than original later seats. For some time, only the later pans were being reproduced as well, so again the early ones are scarcer.

    Another difference may be that the very early cars had carpet, which tends to trap water and hold it against the bottom of the seat.
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    Re: About to strat a full restoration TR2 / TR3 ?

    The early seats had square corners and the later had round. Your car probably had square. Over the years I found that putting some re-enforcement on the tracks made the seats hold up better
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