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Michaels Garage
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More Hawk seats for sale

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I have a pair of Hawk black leather seats for sale.
I bought the ones advertised recently at THT but I’m too tall for these even with no runners on them.
I think I’m going to have to look for some Kirkey style race seats so I can get low enough.

I’m not sure how to post photos of them so I’ve created an eBay listing with photos if anyone is interested in them.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/22587539432 ... edia=COPY
Feel free to make me an offer here for them and I can delist them on eBay if required.
Or alternatively make a bid and grab yourself a bargain.

Thanks
Michael
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Hi Michael,
I bought the red ones. They too are a bit too high but I like them. Looks like the drivers seat has had some padding pulled out.
I made my own which is perfect (height wise) and you're sat on the floor. just looks a bit naff at the minute but is comfy enough for 300 mile round trip.
Have you seen these? It's what inspired me to make my own. Try ebay search: Aluminium Bucket Seat, Low Top Bomber Blank Back - x1 - Classic, Retro, Mini, VW
They're made by Joshua Leech. I bet they're easy to trim - maybe even use the leather of the seats you have?
FYI, I measure a real Cobra scuttle to floor and it's 2" more than a Hawk so you really do need to sit on the floor for more authentic driving experience - in my humble (but measured) opinion.
Where are you located? You're welcome to try my seat shell for size.
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Hi Stuart, Thanks for the heads up on the eBay ones. I’d not seen those before, they look kind of similar to a kirkey.
I have my eye on a kirkey new old stock seat which is already trimmed.
I agree, the floor could do with being lowered to be right.
Sat in the floor with a cushion behind me is about right for me.
Thanks for the offer, I’m up in Carlisle.
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Not too far then. I'm in Goathland next weekend if you're anywhere near or I could ask David who's in Pickering if he can hold on to it for you?
Have you tried the Kirkey? They are quite deep sided. The Real 289 I sat in had a Tillet which was comfy and snug once in but a bit cumbersome to climb into.
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Unfortunately I’m working next weekend.
Do you have any idea what the seats are that were in the 289 FIA at the NEC classic show last weekend?
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Was that Stuarts car on the 289 Register display?

John Housgos build:
https://cobra289fia.com/2016/03/20/seats/
Looks like FIA
seats from Gerry?
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Hi Michael,
I’ve just sent you a PM.
Cheers
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StuBaker wrote: Fri Nov 17, 2023 10:47 pm Was that Stuarts car on the 289 Register display?

John Housgos build:
https://cobra289fia.com/2016/03/20/seats/
Looks like FIA
seats from Gerry?
Don’t think it was that car but looks like the same seats.
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