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#1 limo

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Posted 01 August 2018 - 07:12 PM

how similar are the bucket seats in LX to HQ?

I need to replace the base of a LX seat and have some HQ ones in shed

Being lazy I know I could pull both seats apart and measure but thought some one would know

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 09:05 AM

I don't know, but I would reckon each floor pan would be quite a bit wider in a HQ, so perhaps a wider seat as well.



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Posted 02 August 2018 - 09:22 AM

Whilst on this subject, how many bolts does everyone use to mount their bucket seats? I notice the runners have like 6 or 8 holes each...??



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Posted 02 August 2018 - 10:37 AM

Used to use 4 bolts per seat.

The extra holes were for the shorter or taller people to move the seats back and forward a little more.

Going from memory anyway.



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Posted 02 August 2018 - 10:56 AM

There are only 4 captive nuts per seat in the floor pan.

 

I don't have a HQ seat to compare, but may be able to ascertain something from the runners I have, when I get a chance to dig them up later today. Cheers Ron



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Posted 02 August 2018 - 11:14 AM

how similar are the bucket seats in LX to HQ?

I need to replace the base of a LX seat and have some HQ ones in shed

Being lazy I know I could pull both seats apart and measure but thought some one would know

thanks

Hi there,

If you have early HQ seats (full spring base) the spring mounts might make it difficult but if you have later model ones (4 springs) they are quite similar with the main difference being the springs and foam. The frame of a Hq has a level rear centre section whereas an LH/LX it kicks up slightly. Basically you would have to remove the HQ springs and fit the LH/LX springs (the mounting positions are exactly the same) and to compensate for no kick up in the frame just glue in some firm foam or even some layers of cardboard (about 1cm). You'll have to strip them both down to do the job and you'll see what I'm talking about.

Hope this helps

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 04:43 PM

thanks jj that's saved me stripping seats to check

the base of the LX seat has rusted away so nothing would be much good to swap

have other LX seats I can use

I use 8 bolts, there are 2 in each of the 4 runner mounts



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Posted 01 November 2018 - 05:29 PM

I had these re trimmed, but they look a bit odd. Is it me or is there some issues ?

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Posted 01 November 2018 - 07:03 PM

There are only 4 captive nuts per seat in the floor pan.


...some have 4 total, some 4 per seat, some have more. Depends on when it was produced and seating capacity.


I put HX buckets in an LH and the gap between seat-back foam and B pillar was less. Made putting the seat belt on harder.

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Posted 01 November 2018 - 10:49 PM

Those seats look terrible Ray, but only because you pointed it out. If you didn't I may not have noticed at all. Got any pics of the outside of the car yet? I've been waiting to see it for almost as long as it took you to get it!



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Posted 02 November 2018 - 12:33 PM

Hey Laurie, Yeah I was a bit concerned, but just spoke to my mechanic and he said it looks fine it must be the picture.

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 01:21 PM

Sorry, this one

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 01:28 PM

Looks nice, black air filter finishes the motor ok. I will change it to an original looking one in time. I will also relocate the tacho light into the aircon vent from the dash. I hate the tacho light in the dash.

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 06:24 PM

Looking good Ray.  You must be happy.  Cheers Ron



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Posted 02 November 2018 - 09:07 PM

Thanks Ron, yeah happy. :). Needs a good polish.

 

 

Hey Ron. I did a favour for a mate the other day. He insisted on giving me another Deville badge I think they car them. I remember you saying about not paying stupid money for one and I agree. When I pick it up, I will have to keep that one lol. I will have the one off mine (WB). I think I could let it go cheap to yourself. I will take some pics when its available. Or if mine is in better shape then you can have the other one lol.



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Posted 03 November 2018 - 09:03 PM

Car looks good ,coming along!

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 07:36 AM

Thanks Ray.  Pm me once you have it and we will take it from there.  Thanks for remembering and the thought.  Cheers Ron 

 

Out of curiosity, what height air filter is currently on it and what carby is under it.  Just doing some research for when the time comes as I know it can get a bit tight without a scoop.  Cheers Ron


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Posted 04 November 2018 - 08:43 AM

Cheers Paul/Ron, Shit its been that long I cant remember if it a 650/750 Holley Double Pumper. I think its a 650 that's been up-jetted. I will advise the air filter Ron. Thanks again Guys :).



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Posted 13 November 2018 - 06:27 PM

Hey Ron, the air filter is 76.5mm x 360mm.

 

 

Here is a better pic of the back seats. the camera angle can sure play tricks

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Posted 13 November 2018 - 06:49 PM

The seats look fine now lol

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Posted 13 November 2018 - 06:55 PM

Yeah, I was a bit concerned lol.



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Posted 13 November 2018 - 07:05 PM

Hello Again Ron, so the carby is a Holley. Is there a number somewhere ? It doesn't have a choke. Starts fine atm.



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Posted 14 November 2018 - 06:49 AM

Thanks again Ray.  I don't need the exact carb info just trying to get some generic info at present. 

 

Seats look good. Cheers Ron






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