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Lomax 223 seats

My Lomax 223 is fitted with seats from Corbeau Equipe. They have fore and aft adjustment, and a seat back which tilts forward to allow access to the rear cubby hole. Unfortunately, they are only 12.5 inches wide on the seat squab, which is too narrow for comfort even for a slm guy like me. Can anybody recommend a source of wider and more comfortable seat, which are in harmony with the body style? Thanks

Membership No. 1966

Re: Lomax 223 seats

I have a pair of Triumph Spitfire MkII seats which will go in my Lomax. The seat squabs are nice and thin which means you won't be perched too high up which to my mind looks daft.

Membership No. 1906

Re: Lomax 223 seats .

i used s/h seats off mobility scooters,quite heavy but well made and sit low in body with tilt for boot access ,will have to refit fibreglass buckets for weighbridge ticket [as not stamped on logbook] for.mot tester wants to see its in correct tax class this year .

Membership No. 1939

Re: Lomax 223 seats .

Use a rear seat from at leather trimmed jag or similar to make a bench seat. You may have to make a frame or brackets to support it.

Re: Lomax 223 seats .

Thanks, chaps, any more suggestions out there?

Membership No. 1966

Re: Lomax 223 seats .

I've got 2 pairs of Blackjack Avion buckets. Both upholstered by Intatrim. One set in blue vinyl piped in cream, the other in red Bridge of Weir leather.

Not selling these cheap though.... New from Intatrim they are £189 each for vinyl and £227 for leather. The blue ones are in excellent used condition and the leather seats are brand new. I'd be looking for £250 for the vinyl pair and £300 for the leather pair.

Re: Lomax 223 seats .

Thanks, for the offer, Geoff, but I don't think either colour would match the paintwork on my car.

Membership No. 1966

Re: Lomax 223 seats .

I've got a pair of single seats and a bench seat from a Cessna. Either would fit in a Lomax. They are very high quality and very light. They need recovering though.

Re: Lomax 223 seats .

I have spent hundreds of hours on Cessna seats, and recall that they were on rails. They gave some trouble when worn, and I think the rails would have to be removed to get the right height. Problem with replacing the existing ones is that you really need to put the new seats into the car before knowing whether they would really suit. But thanks again for the offer.

Membership No. 1966

Re: Lomax 223 seats .

They are on rails and they have some struts that make them just right to use in a 2CV but too high for a Lomax. They need cutting off and some brackets TIG welding on.

Yes - it is very difficult to work out just what will work. The thing to do is take it to a friendly old fashioned scrap yard (not many about any more though) and have a few in and out.

BTW - there was a thread here about using a cut down and reupholstered 2CV rear seat. There were some pictures and it looked very good.

Re: Lomax 223 seats .

I have been using MG Midget seats for nearly 20 years. They are very heavy but supremely comfortable, and the backs tilt forward for access to the boot. An advantage is that they are vinyl (rainproof) and re-covering kits are available from MG specialists, so you might be able to pick up a tatty pair from an autojumble or MG breaker and re-cover them yourself. They will just fit across the Lomax cabin, but you will have to fit the drivers seat to the passenger side, and vice-versa to get the back adjusting levers to the outside of the car.

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