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    Raise Seat Height - DIY

    A few folks have asked me about the modified
    seat rails I installed in Crypty. So here's
    a short how I did it:

    I am 5'-9" height and the Mrs is 5'-3".
    I had to strain and stretch my neck for my eyeballs
    to clear the steering wheel. Plus my knees got cramped
    from being so close to the steering wheel.

    I fabricated a 1" height spacer from extruded C-channel.
    The spacer is also two inches longer than the standard
    Triumph seat rails. So I now sit 1" higher and see over
    the steering wheel and 2 inches further back. The Mrs
    can now see over the dash.

    I purchased two standard TRF seat rail hardware kits and
    used them to install my 1" height spacer.

    I then purchased larger steel washers and stubby 3/8"
    bolts and nuts. I used these to install my original
    seat rails into my spacer.

    Some will point out my aluminum spacer is not as strong
    as steel. I counter that my seat belt is probably what
    will keep me safe. The seat rail original ain't all that
    strong to begin with.

    The spacer made my drives more pleasurable. Particularly
    when the Mrs was able to see out of the car.

    EDIT- Yes the seat still slides forward and backward.


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    Re: Raise Seat Height - DIY

    My 4A came with GT6 MKI seats (very low) and the PO adapted them to the 4A floor using exactly the same channel. Well, mine were plain aluminum, not red. But nearly the same. They worked great.
    PeterK
    1958 TR3A 1966 TR4A both HVDA

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