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Need seats & steering wheel MKII Sprite/MKI Midget

RickB

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I have some nice later Midget seats to get rid of, and I need some MKI Midget or MKII Sprite seats to put in the newest acquisition. If they need recovering that's OK.
An original MKII Sprite steering wheel would be fantastic.
Any help finding these would be greatly appreciated, and here's the hard part - my budget is blown to heck so I'll need to be mindful of the cost.

I found this one seat on Ebay Australia, the seller says he will ship it if I buy it. Is this correct for the car?

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I don't think so, I think yours should be more like the Mk1 seats with different upholstery.
 
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Oh, well the DPO who made all the other IMHO dumb choices got rid of the original seats and put in late Midget seats. That was a very long time ago, and the guy I bought it from never apparently had the original seats. Too bad.

SO - I have to find Bugeye seats.
Oh Boy that's going to be a challenge.
 
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If you just want the frames, they come up quite often. Complete seats are more rare due to the age.
 
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Looking on Ebay I am seeing parts like "Seat back - $300" "Seat bottom - $325".
Is there some after market thing that's "like" the original?
 

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How much repair work are you willing to do to a set of Bugeye seat frames? Can you weld thin metal or rresshape it?
 
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tony barnhill said:
How much repair work are you willing to do to a set of Bugeye seat frames? Can you weld thin metal or rresshape it?

Yes Tony, I'm all about the sweat equity.
If there's something too hard for me I can get it done just up the street.
 

tony barnhill

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Lemme see what the old set of seats I have really look like.... they're too bad for me to sell so if they'll work for you, just pay the shipping.

Jack Laird may remember the shape they're in.
 

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Sorry Tony, guys, I have no memory of them.
 

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RickB said:
An original MKII Sprite steering wheel would be fantastic.
What's the steering wheel look like? I have two steering wheels in pretty good condition hanging in my garage, but I have no idea what they came off of. If it matches, you can have it!
 

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Rick: The seats you need have piping making sort of a circle around the pleated sections in the middle. Check out a Moss catalog. They are on the same frames as BE seats but have more comfy padding. The padding is going to be the trick--almost all will require recovering. I always thought BE seats had too thin of padding to be really comfortable. The seat you have pictured is for a 66-67 car you need the seat right before it.
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ok, I'm still not sure about what I am looking for...
 

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I'm barely computer literate and have worlds slowest dial-up or I would post a picture. The seats you need have piping around the seat cushion and piping around the pleated section in the middle but the piping in the middle does'nt go to the outside edge. Catalog should make it more clear than I can.
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tony barnhill said:
Lemme see what the old set of seats I have really look like.... they're too bad for me to sell so if they'll work for you, just pay the shipping.

You've got my interest Tony!
 
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terriphill said:
RickB said:
An original MKII Sprite steering wheel would be fantastic.
What's the steering wheel look like? I have two steering wheels in pretty good condition hanging in my garage, but I have no idea what they came off of. If it matches, you can have it!

Do you have any pictures of the steering wheels?
If you could put them up here I'm sure people would id them pdq!
 
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What about these?

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Looks like this.
 

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Here is what was in it (one on the right) The seats you have pictured are from a later car (but have been recovered non-standard)

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