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    More Headroom

    Has anyone pulled out the front seat (at least the driver’s seat) and installed a different type of seat to increase headroom in their Zagato? With the targa panel out, I bang my head on the opening unless I lean forward.

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    Re: More Headroom

    It's been too long since I owned my last Beta Coupe, so I don't recall how the mounting works. But I suspect if you look at the seat mounting / slider, there's a way to lower the standard seat. We've done this with Fulvias.
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    Angry Re: More Headroom

    TMK (and experience) there's NO way to significantly lower Beta/Beta stock seats.
    I've R & R-ed many in my time. It's not as tho the slider thru-bolts are sitting on
    a column of thick washers you can reduce in height by removing some. And when
    you re-install the seat ... and don't get the runner thru bolt holes aligned as they
    were @ the factory ... the seat won't as far back as it did before removal. Then
    you gotta repeat the whole seat install. Oh & make sure none of the runner rollers
    fly out of the greasy runner rails raceway ... and. I'd leave the seats as they are.

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    Re: More Headroom

    Oh Well. Not what I was hoping to hear. I guess I’ll tilt the seat back a little more.
    Thanks

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    Re: More Headroom

    Yeah, that's what I do. The other thing to consider is if early coupe seats sit lower than the later FI seats which seem to have a lot more stuffing. I think the backs may be too tall for the top for easy folding forward, so you may have to swap bottoms and recover to match. I would do a lot of trial fitting first however.

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