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Guitarzanbikes

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Watsonian Palma front seat
« on: 27 April, 2022, 14:24:12 »
Hi has anyone got a photo of, or can let me take photo's of an original Watsonian Palma sidecar seat? The original seat is still fitted to mine however it has been recovered at some time in the past, not to brilliantly unfortunately. The sidecar still has the original child hammock seat in the back so I'm hoping to match that if possible as the rest of the sidecar is pretty well unrestored and original.
1972 A65 Lightning
1959 A10 Golden Flash/Watsonian Palma Combo
1968 B44 Victor Special
1968 Triumph TRW250 Trophy
1972 Triumph T150V Trident
1997 Triumph Sprint Sports

DAVE BRADY

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Re: Watsonian Palma front seat
« Reply #1 on: 27 April, 2022, 14:56:46 »
Hi,

I found this if it is of any use.  It the same as the one I used to have except mine was a blue/grey colour.  The fold up front part of the seat was great for ease of getting in and out.

Dave.

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Re: Watsonian Palma front seat
« Reply #2 on: 28 April, 2022, 15:34:27 »
Hi Dave, cheers for the pic it helps a lot, the seat i have looks something like that but isn't quite right, it has the original back, base and folding front bit so maybe a vehicle upholsterer can make something that looks more like the one in the picture. As an alternative i found an old note in "The Star" from May 1980 saying a Triumph Herald seat fits straight in, they will be pretty rare these days but there is one on ebay so that's a thought, thanks again.
1972 A65 Lightning
1959 A10 Golden Flash/Watsonian Palma Combo
1968 B44 Victor Special
1968 Triumph TRW250 Trophy
1972 Triumph T150V Trident
1997 Triumph Sprint Sports

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Re: Watsonian Palma front seat
« Reply #3 on: 28 April, 2022, 15:59:25 »
Hi,

With out looking it up I am trying to think who put the Herald seat in their sidecar.  I found something else around the same time, I think a Hillman Imp, but the legs had to be cut off or the passenger would sit too high.  Something like a Reliant seat may also do as they are not very bulky.

Dave.