Upgrade for 1970 lotus 7

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Postby KiwiBirkin » Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:10 pm
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Re: Upgrade for 1970 lotus 7

Post by ady_uk » Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:42 pm

yep, that seems the case. They are now saying the car will require headrests, and the foam fitted to the roll bar is no good(which I was told would be passable,(not by Neil) is not the case).
What I can not understand is, looking on this forums finished builds, there is quite a few cars with no head rests????
Neil has be really helpful and has come up with some options, I thinking of bent tubing like on the cobras with a pad fitted, what would the thinnest dia tube I could use??? and what thickness would it need to be? I am hoping to run the tubes behind the back of the seats, where I can bolt them to the frame work. Any info would be great.

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Re: Upgrade for 1970 lotus 7

Post by Boffy » Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:15 pm

frikin hell Ady, you really are being put through the ringer, hopefully it wont be a major to fix and you can get on the road.
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Re: Upgrade for 1970 lotus 7

Post by dennischristian » Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:21 pm

The car has to comply to 2011 rules which requires head rests, I had the same issue. I took the two from the third row of setas in my Pajero drilled the cross bar that is behind the seat back and slid them in backwards. Solved a
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Re: Upgrade for 1970 lotus 7

Post by Boffy » Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:38 pm

Sudden brainstorm, I have a couple of seats that I wont need for a while, do you want to borrow them?
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Re: Upgrade for 1970 lotus 7

Post by flewy » Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:49 pm

Interesting the headrest thing...although we have them....alot of Frasers don't including the Demo Fraser.....I can understand their need I guess.....get rear ended without one, and thats gotta hurt.

I so feel for you and wanting the car all go with this perfect weather....good luck...

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Re: Upgrade for 1970 lotus 7

Post by ady_uk » Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:16 pm

Thanks Boffy for the offer, fitting new seats into the car may bring more problems I think, after looking how Dennis had done his, I went a slightly different way, welded tubing to the back seat rail, drilled holes in the headrest bars, and now I have adjustable rests.

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Re: Upgrade for 1970 lotus 7

Post by KiwiBirkin » Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:24 pm

Once again Ady good luck fingers crossed it passes.
Why walk when you can accelerate through life in a 7..... :lol:

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Re: Upgrade for 1970 lotus 7

Post by dennischristian » Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:37 pm

Head rests look good, well done
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Re: Upgrade for 1970 lotus 7

Post by Boffy » Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:46 am

Great news Adrian, look forward to seeing you zipping around the shore.
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Re: Upgrade for 1970 lotus 7

Post by KiwiBirkin » Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:34 am

Great news Ady now you can get it out and scare the locals ;)
Why walk when you can accelerate through life in a 7..... :lol:

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