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                      Miata Seat to Spitfire Roof Clearances

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   Installing Miata Seats in a Spitfire

The Iinitial Trial Fit and Comparison         The Mechanical Mounting                       The Results

     The initial impression is there shouldn't be any problems here. After the mount slide feet are removed, the seat should sit an inch lower than in these photos.

    The folded frame of the convertible top fits nicely down the side of the seat due to the seats shape below the 'shoulders' of the backrest.

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Initial test fit comparison- roof clearance.


   Another area of concern is access behind the seats from the doorways. The original Spitfire seats could be flipped forward by releasing the seat back, base handle. The Miata seats do not lift like that. BUT!...


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   As you can see the Miata seat flips forward farther than the Spitfire seats ever would, without having to lift the whole seat.


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