Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Lanarks
    Age
    63
    Posts
    133

    Seating position - In it or on it ?

    The bottom of my new Cobra seats don't match the floorpan.

    Removed the runners but still too high a position for me.
    I want to sit down inside the cockpit.

    Could some kind soul out there with a Dax seat still to be installed possibly show me a photo of their seat base?

    I could just sell on these new seats and runners or just alter the metal framework around the rear base
    Has anyone had similar problems with seats that sit too high?
    Attached Images Attached Images

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Lanarks
    Age
    63
    Posts
    133
    Solved

    My options

    a/ spend £700 on 2 new seats
    b/ cut and weld the chassis then alter the grp floorpan to suit
    c/ ALTER the rear seat frame
    Attached Images Attached Images

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    481
    Hi
    Dont forget that your seats must be bolted into steel for the IVA
    They do not allow seats bolted into fibreglass (check this out )
    Two 10mm thickness straps across the chassis under your seats may combat this problem
    Which cobra are you building ?
    Jon W

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Lanarks
    Age
    63
    Posts
    133
    This will be my 1st Cobra build to sit the new test.
    Long time since building my 2-part DJ bodyshell (advertised on Exchange&Mart) on my homemade chassis.

    As you can see my new seat is sitting nicely in the chassis - the way I like.
    The before and after seating position shows the difference in height and angle
    and yes Jon - they will be secured to the chassis.
    I've drilled and tappped the seat frame.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Woodham, Surrey, UK.
    Posts
    534
    I could be wrong, but I think headrests are mandatory

    B

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    481
    A job well done
    What a difference in Height !!...I too am all for sitting in it ....not on it
    Jon W

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Stevenage
    Age
    47
    Posts
    253
    I have about three sets of seats
    Dax ones ( very narrow base) fit down into the base( direct to metal crossmembers) the seat runners add an inch. But I find them bit narrow on the hips

    BB seats a bit to over sized a touch but super comfy

    Then the headrest built into seat cobra high backed bucket style seat purely for Iva would be great for safety and touring etc, again little too wide on the base

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Lanarks
    Age
    63
    Posts
    133
    With 6 Cobra builds over the years (all built not bought) this will be the first
    with a narrow BUS seat with integral headrest and seat belt.........
    .....job done for them that want to see it, sit on it, measure it etc.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Essex, UK
    Posts
    3,889
    The hawk seats are amazing.....nice and wide (for those of us with a Lardy ar5e) steel framed with a proper rubber trampet under the seat cushion. Incredibly comfortable and sturdy. Mind you, at £1200+ for the pair, they should be. 8 hours “ in the saddle” on Friday and they proved to be worth every penny!
    Simon
    WARNING: Translation of author's random thoughts may have resulted in the unintended introduction of grammatical errors, typos, technical inaccuracies, lies, propaganda, rhetoric, blasphemy, rambling, and/or exhibition of shocking levels of ignorance.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Lanarks
    Age
    63
    Posts
    133
    £1200+ you say for twa seats

    All I can say is that is a bummer !!!
    and di yi ken that is £300+ per cheek
    or £600+ is you have no passenger.

    Think I'll just stick wi ma cheap and cheerful but cumfy wide seats and spend the difference on a holiday abroad.
    Attached Images Attached Images

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •