|I have a bad back so
have to be careful about seating positions, in addition I need to
have a lot of headroom to position the seat correctly for my back...the
SZ does not accommodate me very well in either of these areas!
with another SZ owner in the UK, he suggested removing the subframe
of the seat to lower it and permit more headroom. This would allow
me to sit in a more vertically to ensure the lumbar support is
in position - better for my back.
Removing the subframe
means the seat base no longer moves, the helpful UK owner measured
the pedal positions from his car and it all looked promising...but
I just couldn't bring myself to do it!
Firstly it involved
drilling extra holes in the SZ's chassis and some basic seat modifications
for the seatbelt, neither of which I was very happy with,. Secondly,
and more importantly, I don't think it would give me enough headroom
to make a difference.
What I needed was more
lumbar support because the seats are so damned uncomfortable.
There is a large area at the base of the seat back where my lower
spine has no support at all; this causes lots of pain...so I decided
to add rather than take away.
For months I've been
driving with a small cushion pushed in the lumbar area, which
worked well, but adjusting it for comfort every drive was tedious,
so I came up with the following solution. Before you look any
further, I have absolutely no upholstery experience...at all,
so apologies to anyone in the trade!