[Healeys] Interior

ROBERT BAGGS baggsr at embarqmail.com
Mon Dec 18 18:56:10 MST 2017

I have a question about my Healey rear seats. The rear seats are individually mounted into the rear bench. I am about to reupholster them and reinstall them into the bench. 

I noticed that the seats are bare metal on the outside bottom and completely exposed to the elements while sitting above the rear axle and wheels. Was (Is) there a plate that blocks the water/dirt, etc., from hitting the seat bottoms and corroding the seat bottoms? I don't see anything like this in the Moss catalog. 

Has anyone constructed a panel that would block the elements, keep the seat bottoms dry and not allow water or dirt get into the vinyl overlap folds around the perimeter of the underside of each seat? 

Thanks for ideas/input. 

From: "Michael MacLean" <rrengineer.mike at att.net> 
To: "i erbs" <eyera3000 at gmail.com>, "Healey List" <healeys at autox.team.net> 
Sent: Monday, December 18, 2017 10:41:29 AM 
Subject: Re: [Healeys] Interior 

Did you cut holes in the bottom of the seat foam to soften it. You don't want to sit to high in the seat. The original Dunnlo Pillow seat foam was very soft and let you sink into the seat. When I had the Bugeye seats done the upholsterer used a closed cell foam. When I sat in the seat for the first time, my nose was even with the top of the windshield. I replaced the seat bottom foam with a less dense foam rubber and got down to where I should have been. See Norman Nock's Tech Talk book on how to do this. 
Mike MacLean 

On Monday, December 18, 2017 10:06 AM, i erbs <eyera3000 at gmail.com> wrote: 

After 43 years of working on my Healey, I have finally arranged to have my seats recovered. I striped them down to metal, had the fulcrum point raised so I can tilt back my seat back. drilled a lower hole in the seat back too, so I can change the angle. New Seat covers, foam and wood ready to go. Dropping off at upholsterer on Thursday. 
Ira Erbs 
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