I’ve tried to keep things as original looking as possible on LGL but the replacement seats just weren’t working for me.
The replacement elephant hide seats look the part but are fairly basic in their design… simply a block of foam with a vinyl cover. They’re very well made, as you might expect from Exmoor Trim but I felt like I was sat on the car rather than it.
Roundabouts make the passengers slide about (I have the wheel to hold onto) and with the material being vinyl, driver and passenger end up with sweaty legs and back (even in winter). But the biggest concern for me was the top of the seat back came to just below my shoulder blades. I didn’t much like this. A shunt from the rear would not be good… and as folks round here drive dangerously close…
Something had to be done to improve the user experience….
Exmoor Trim make a replacement high backed seat in a variety of fabric. They’re a lot more moulded to the shape of the human body and also came in leather… no more sweaty parts!
I never used to worry about such things, but most pleasingly, everything now matches in the cab.
Where are the seats from?
Hi. I would like to know where you sourced the new seats please.
Also, are there any other vehicles which seats would fit. I do like searching car dumps but I need to know what might fit and what does not. E xmoor looks good but it would be good to keep the cost down if possible.
Thanks. Your columns hav been very useful in my rebuild of a series 2A 1971.
Hi Nick, Thanks for the message. I got mine from Exmoor Trim and if Im honest, for the price they could be better but I will stick with them for now. It’s not as if I spend hours of my time behind the wheel.
I recall that Smart Car and Mazda RX8 seats were a popular conversion back in the 2000s but I have no idea how these would fit onto the seat box. If I were you, I’d be looking for a set of second hand Defender seats but I guess you won’t find them at a scrap yard.
Good luck with your search.