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Old 10-10-2018, 03:08 PM   #601
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I have been watching your resto as I too am restoring a series 1 2+2 originally from the USA and a basket case. A lot of the problems I have had are similar but many of mine relate to getting it to a concours standard and not the even more difficult resto you propose. The costs of everything have been eye watering and I have been misled many times along the way but the car is 3 years in and close to completion.

Firstly there were some great straight six engines in the Nissan world from 70s and 80s. These on the face of it had similar dimensions but I have no idea about exact dimensions. The RB30 engine used in the Skyline seems to be a bit of a legend.

Secondly I am scavaging for a few last parts. I was wondering if you are keeping your back seats in the same format. My restorer has lost the rear seat hinges that allow the seat back to cantilever forward and back to give more space. I thought if you were going for a modern arrangement you might like to get good money for your hinges.

Just a long shot.

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Chris,

A fellow sufferer!

Thanks for your thoughts.

I’m sorry but I exchanged my seats for a very classy pair of MX-5 reupholstered seats that someone was taking out of his E-Type. However, I don’t recall whether the springs/hinges were attached. I’ll ask Steve to take a look as everything is bagged and tagged.

We’re you asking about this on the E-Type Forum, which seems to be down at the moment?

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Old 11-10-2018, 10:06 AM   #602
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Yes indeed I was asking on the etype forum.

The hinges are on the rear seats at each side of the back rest. Basically its like a heavy steel parallelogram about 12 inches long.

If you are fitting your rear seats back then you will obviously need them but if you are fitting seats from another vehicle such as BMW etc then you wont.

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Old 11-10-2018, 11:13 AM   #603
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Yes indeed I was asking on the etype forum.

The hinges are on the rear seats at each side of the back rest. Basically its like a heavy steel parallelogram about 12 inches long.

If you are fitting your rear seats back then you will obviously need them but if you are fitting seats from another vehicle such as BMW etc then you wont.

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Chris, I'll ask Steve if the hinge thing is still there.

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Old 11-10-2018, 04:13 PM   #604
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Hinges

Really appreciate it.

I found a set in the states but the guy has been awkward about posting to the UK.
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