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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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