i tookt he car out of the garage yesterday and opened the bonnet, and straight away i noticed the wing didnt look right. Its one of those things, you know when someone comes over to look at your car, and says its nice, then when they walk off, say to their mate wings look rubbish, so i made a decision today
I cut the wings off
I thought that if i notice it, everyone will do, and as ben_o said, itll always bug you.
Also, second problem with the car. Ive always wanted to do the car original, ive bought the trim for the advantage, ive got almost everything right for it now, even a radio. But the problem is, i wont be able to use the car. Im a fair sized chap, last year i slipped a disc in my back and havnt been right since. So, those little mini seats will be no good for me. I dont want to do this at all, but ive bought some other seats for it. Now, i researched what fits, and the best i have found are metro seats. Put in the right place, they fit, will recline, allow access to the rear, and are a austin rover part.
so, i started to fit them today.
I put the seats i bought in the car on some wood, and got them roughly where i wanted them
Seems runners into the front of the crossmember was the best place
I squared them up off the sill and marked holes
I got some washers, and welded nuts onto them
Drilled holes in the crossmember and welded them in
as you can see here now, the seat will go right back
and also right forward too!
then out of 50x25 made some mounts
i put a brace between the two legs,
brace was part of the old back seat !
I think that when bolted down will be ok, i may put some plates on the floor too yet.
As i say i didnt want to do this but its done now, seats are very comfortable, recline if i need a snooze somewhere, and you can get into the back.
I am thinking of getting the seats recovered so they look a bit more like the originals, but may cost a bit...