Correct seats or not?

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Slow Smoke Moke
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Correct seats or not?

Post by Slow Smoke Moke » Sun Feb 23, 2020 17:48

Hi everyone,

I have a 68 English Moke. My next task is to refurbish the seats. This question is in two parts; rear seats and front seats.

1. The rear seats aren't original hence the seats I've purchased from Moke Panels. I assume they aren't original if you look carefully as the frame is fatter/deeper. Look at the cushion fittings. These are for sale should anyone be interested/not wanting to pay Moke Panel prices for replacements. I'm near Warwick if anyone is interested.

2. The front seats seem original however they are different from one another. See the first three images that show a new seat from Moke Panels and then the two that I have removed from the car. Showing the underside of the seats, the last one has a step in it, sits lower and can only be moved forward a limited amount. Is this correct? Is it the drivers seat? (I only noticed the difference after I removed them from the car).

Many thanks,

Nick
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Re: Correct seats or not?

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Sun Feb 23, 2020 18:41

The seat looks original, it’s probably been modified earlier in its life as they are a little high as standard for the taller driver
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Re: Correct seats or not?

Post by Slow Smoke Moke » Sun Feb 23, 2020 21:02

Are we talking about the front seats or the rear ones please Nige?

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Re: Correct seats or not?

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Mon Feb 24, 2020 17:31

The mokepanel seats are the correct shape. Any of the originals that match are therefore correct. The one with the reduced frame is the modified one.
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Re: Correct seats or not?

Post by Willie_B » Mon Feb 24, 2020 18:01

Looks like you are missing the rear seats center support bracket. Here is a link with what it looks like and where it goes.



https://minisport.com.au/moke-rear-seat ... ront-mount
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Re: Correct seats or not?

Post by Slow Smoke Moke » Mon Feb 24, 2020 22:03

Many thanks both.

I'll chase up the centre rear seat mount.

Interestingly I tried out one of the Moke Panels seats this evening and it sits about an inch higher than the two 'original' ones. Now it's getting confusing :(

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Re: Correct seats or not?

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Mon Mar 16, 2020 18:48

I see the old ones are on the bay of fleas :wink:
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