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New discovery... late model XT seats BOLT IN to Loyales!!!!
Posted 01 July 2004 - 07:53 PM
85-89 GL/DL series cars only have 4 seat bolts, 1 at each corner.
85-87 XT's also have 4 seat bolts, 1 at each corner. The rear bolts are 3 inches farther back than the GL/DL ones.
87.5-91 XT's have 5 bolt holes. 1 at each front corner, 1 at the rear outboard, and TWO at the rear inboard. The one they added is a bit father back and takes a 16mm ( ) bolt.
90-94 Loyales have SIX bolt holes on the driver's seat and 5 on the passenger. Similar setup to the XT's, just with another 16mm bolt added behind the first.
So... here's where it gets interesting. On these 88 XT seats... the 5th bolt hole lined up!! So, 3 bolts went directly in, and the fourth (rear outboard), well, it was a straight shot, just 3 inches too far back. Used a 3 1/2" M8x1.25 bolt to keep it from moving around too much, and the seat feels rock solid. Only other mod I had to do was to swap the lap belt buckle, as the XT buckles are smaller.
In summary... if both the donor XT and the recipient sedan/wagon have automatic belts, the XT seat swap is pretty much a bolt-in job! Unfortunately if you have an 85-89 car or seats from an 85-87 XT, you'll still need to do the old rail swap and mod.
Posted 01 July 2004 - 10:01 PM
Posted 01 July 2004 - 10:34 PM
no , but but with a few changes they will , bottom track on seat must be swapped , mine are in my dl right now
So does tht mean he didn't really do it?
Posted 01 July 2004 - 11:08 PM
Posted 02 July 2004 - 12:08 AM
Posted 02 July 2004 - 09:05 AM
I read it loud and clear !_!j
I don't think the sarcasm button on my keybard is working right:)
TROGDOR: Thanks for the heads up. Now Loyale duders can have some tricked out seats!
Posted 02 July 2004 - 08:31 PM
that's right, Chris, I still haven't put them in yet
Posted 03 July 2004 - 07:41 AM
Posted 03 July 2004 - 10:10 AM
Posted 04 July 2004 - 01:30 AM
i can imagine what trogdor nmeas, if both having auto belts, and the difference in the loy-a floor and the xt, one rail protruding slihtly farther past ithe mounting hole, hence the longer bolt
the ones i used in wagons, mine and jim's, mine from an xt6 (88? tom?) and jim's from an 86
on both i used GL-10 rails to swap the tracks, to preserve the height adjustments(gl seats would have no atatchment in back
the driver rails were a direct swap, but the slide lever interferes withteh xt adjustment, so the locking tabs have to be bent out, the cable has to be re-bent to take a little slack out.
the passenger seats have to get the rear holes drilled, a bolt and nuton each, and one side needs a spacer(lug nut works). any seat rail will work for the passenger, but you will lose the 2-door slide forward function from the rear foot lever. but i am certainly assume rx seat rails will work, it has to.
my application from the wagon, the seats swapped into the rx the same fit
Posted 18 September 2004 - 11:17 AM
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