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#1 JamesW83

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Posted 29 January 2024 - 02:17 PM

Hi - I saw at the Mini Fair yesterday someone had installed Alfa GTV seats front and rear in their classic - looked great. Has anyone had any experience of doing this or know what’s required to engineer the frames to allow them to fit? I’ve no welding equipment, so hoping it’s something an amateur can do…..

Appreciate any advice.

#2 JustTooJazzy

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Posted 02 February 2024 - 10:52 PM

It's possible to fit GTV fronts quite easily by adapting some generic aftermarket Mini seat subframes, see these posts made on my old account https://www.theminif...neon/?p=3686444 and https://www.theminif...neon/?p=3686665

 

That was done with some basic tools and bits of scrap metal in my flat during lockdown, no welding needed! That said, if I were to do this again I'd look at mounting the seats a little lower toward the floor as they sat a tad high for me.

 

The rears basically just sit in place with no mods, but it's quite easy to fashion a simple mounting solution that'll fix the back permanently into place.



#3 Richard e

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Posted 03 February 2024 - 02:42 PM

Is it the alpha GTV 916 rear seat that fits (fairly) straightforwardly in mk4 mini? And is there room for the rear headrests that come with these seats? Ta

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Posted 03 February 2024 - 08:47 PM

Is it the alpha GTV 916 rear seat that fits (fairly) straightforwardly in mk4 mini? And is there room for the rear headrests that come with these seats? Ta

 

Yep those are the seats I fitted with relative ease. Mine didn't have the headrests for the rear so I don't know for sure, but I can't imagine it would be a big challenge to fit them.



#5 JamesW83

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Posted 09 February 2024 - 06:11 PM

Much appreciated - like your idea with the aftermarket frames bolted to steel bar. I'll keep lookout for some of those going for a decent price. Cheers mate!



#6 Steam

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Posted 10 February 2024 - 01:00 AM

The best solution is to find the seats you want then build a frame that suits both the car and the seats putting them in the position you want.




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