The question is pretty much in the title.....
I'm getting to the expensive end of speccing safety bits and bobs for my rally car rebuild and as the car will need to be logbooked (or whatever it is called now - MSUK Historic passport or something) I need to buy some new seats (plus other pricey bits) or at least ones that are in date.
I'll obviously make sure I find seats that fit me, but my main concern is that they also fit the car otherwise this could be an expensive mistake. I would like them to have a wrap around helmet "wing" design if possible to give some helmet support in the event of a side impact, but obviously with packaging issues within the confines of our beloved mini's, plus a roll cage to dodge, this may not be possible with needing the navigator to also have a seat!!! (so much easier and cheaper in a race car with one one seat needed!!)
I appreciate I should just get the tape measure out and maybe mock something up, but my shell is currently in storage and i thought with a wealth of knowledgeable folk out there, someone must have already experienced this problem and bought seats that fit.....or at the very least know the sizes of their seats. There are "seats that fit mini's" guides out there, but they are more for looks over actual motorsport practicality and safety.
Thanks in advance.
I know Cobra Monaco (steel framed) style/sized seats fit quite happily side by side in a mini with a slight overlap (see below for details) but I'm building this car to a high spec, and would like seats that are a little bit better than these...plus, I have had them in the past and they are not the more supportive or comfortable.
I'm considering something like the Sparco Circuit (see below) as it's kind of the price point i'm looking at in order to keep things sensible.
And then if the helmet wing design style of seat won't fit in, something similar to this from Cobra...........