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#1 Cosprint3D

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Posted 28 July 2020 - 12:23 AM

What rear seats fit a mini without major work? There are possibly hundreds of posts online about front seat swaps but only 1 post I've ever found about rear seats and that was alfa GTV rears, I was wondering who's found rear seats that fit without huge amounts of work and reupholstering e.t.c. the one in particular I thought of was Audi TT rears because it's only 2 seats and they're quite narrow in the back.

#2 mkw

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Posted 28 July 2020 - 09:19 AM

I think i've seen Rover 200 Coupe rears done but not sure on the work involved.



#3 Cosprint3D

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 02:46 AM

Seems that nobody bothers with rear seats they just throw in fronts and leave the back looking crap. I'd love to put the alfa rears in but I found one guy after £25 for a set and he wouldn't post but all the people near me breaking them want £200+ which is ridiculous.

#4 W1NG3D

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 08:41 AM

Most of the rear seat swaps I've seen have been the Alfa GTV ones, but I have seen on instagram recently a rather interesting project by @marshseismini (not sure if they're on this forum as well), where they're taking the running gear and interior from a modern gen 3 MINI and grafting it into a classic mini shell - including the front and rear seats. From what I can see the front seats required modifying the floor crossmember so quite a bit of work, but I'm not sure how extensive the required modifications are to fit the rear bench seat. So maybe new MINI rear seats are a potential option to look at?






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