Seat Wanted
  • Thanks John but I am not sure they would be a tight enough fit. As you say, someone must make something similar. Yes the seat bases are the same. There is a firm in Malton near York who can make me one, and they may also know where I can get clips that would do. Always worth asking here first, just in case.

    My haf has now changed colour. The old Hammerite has been soda blasted off and I am in the process of rubbing down. The inside of the cab looked like Xmas had come with the snow. What a mess. But the worst is over and it's all easy stuff now. Just about to order some coach paint and primer. I am pushing hard to be ready for the Treffen.

  • I actually have some new genuine ones that I bought some years ago and the spring clips so have enough to replace both seats. The frames are ok so while the cushions are off they will get repainted. Btw, both my seats fold forward. The Pirelli webbing clips might work for the seat squabs. I could close them up tight in the vice and then just tap them on.
  • Hi John, thanks for posting the photos on the Gallery of the seat webbing and staples, it makes every thing a lot clearer, it just goes to show " a picture's worth a thousand words " maybe it will encourage more Forum Members to post photos to explain what they are doing on there Haflingers..... Pete
  • All the backs that I have have sleeves sewn in to the back to contain the rubber straps. That way the back can,t slip down like the one in your picture. Is that correct?
  • Have now engaged a local classic car upholster to make me two seat squabs. He can use the innards of my tatty one, but says the rubberised horsehair stiffening is not available for the other one. He is going to use some stiff plastic sheet with foam layers. Now have to visit the bank manager for small mortgage. But at least they will look the same and the reduced height for the drivers seat will stop me banging my head on the roof, as I found out at Dersingham. The backs have cleaned up quite nicely and I now have enough proper rubber bands and clips for all the bands. I painted the frames today and it's all starting to come together. My Polycab will never be pretty but at least it will be a bit tidier.
  • Thanks John, I wonder why I never thought of that. Perhaps I couldn't get a flowerpot big enough

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