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  1. #1 New member - already asking stupid questions re seats :) 
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    Hi there, I am new to this forum having just bought an early Marlin based on a 77 Marina. it needs a bit of a tidy but as it is going to be used in Classic trials its a perfect 'project' (just keep telling myself that lol.

    anyway already i need some help. when i bought the car it had horrible, ridiculously tight bucket seats in, so after some research i bought a pair of Corbeau SC recliners - the narrow ones. however they are not narrow enough and will not fit by about an inch i reckon. They are great seats and it seems very popular in Marlins so why do they not fit? can i narrow the prop tunnel?

    any advice gratefully received

    Don
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    Hi Don,

    Welcome to the forum, Here's a link to a thread discussion from last year where on MOC has put some Audi A4 S-line seats in his car. Bear in mind his car is a Cabrio therefore its highly likely the internal dimensions will be different.

    http://www.marlinownersclub.com/foru...0652#post40652

    I'm currently investigating new seats for my Cabrio and when I looked at the Corbeau SC recliners I thought they would fit the Cabrio OK.

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    These could be a starting point.

    http://www.intatrim.co.uk/saturn.html
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    Yes, I too looked at Intatrim however they only seem to sell fixed back and I wanted adjustable. Hence still looking.
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    Probably late with this but mine was bought with MX5 seats fitted. Not being the thinnest person in the world, they do a good job, and are adjustable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevepritch View Post
    Probably late with this but mine was bought with MX5 seats fitted. Not being the thinnest person in the world, they do a good job, and are adjustable.
    MX5 seats in a Roadster, that would be new!
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    Now thats interesting. Is it easy to see how much has been changed to achieve this? I would expect either:
    a. The transmission tunnel has been slimmed down
    b. The seats have been made narrower

    Neil (aka Wigs)
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevejgreen View Post
    MX5 seats in a Roadster, that would be new!
    Would they not fit? They are adjustable and come with headrests. No they are not in a Roadster but a sportster.
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    Nice but very expensive when you can pick up a pair of leather bvuckets for about $50 at a wreckers yard .I just picked up a pair of leather seats from a PT cruzer rag top to put in my Suzuki samuri 4x4 They even came with heat for $60 .
    Quote Originally Posted by stevejgreen View Post
    These could be a starting point.

    http://www.intatrim.co.uk/saturn.html
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    Michael47 - I think you'll find that just about any production seat is too wide for the Roadster so you would need to factor in the cost of cutting them down to a suitable size and then re-upholstering, which would probably make them as expensive, or more, than the Saturns.
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