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will xt seats fit or even mount in an ea81 - archive on 8/5

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#1 Guest_Rooinater_*

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Posted 15 July 2002 - 01:24 AM

i really like the xt seats, and was wondering if i can get them into my ea81 bodied wagon. i know the ea82 gl seats have to be modified to fit. and i was wondering i can make the xt's fit the same way?

#2 Guest_james hogan_*

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Posted 15 July 2002 - 07:36 AM

Yes, it takes a little welding to fabricate brackets, but they fit as far as width and such.

I put XT seats in a 86 GL hatch by cutting the mounts off the rails and using 1"x1" square tube with tabs welded on the 1x1 to mount to the floor. I'm 6'1" so I used 1"x2" for the front mount to give them a little rake towards the rear. I'll try to post pictures this week. Jay

The height adjustable seats DO work.

#3 Guest_McBrat_*

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Posted 15 July 2002 - 07:58 AM

yep. I've got the height adjustable seats in my 82 wagon... mine *HAD* a custom welded bracket ont eh drivers side... the mount tabs were ground off of the ea82 bottom bracket, then the bottom half of the ea81 seat mount was welded onto the bottom of the ea82 bottom bracket.

unfortunately the drivers side bracket actually snapped.... (crystalized from welding maybe???)

so I made new brackets (no welding) and the height adjust works perfectly yet... (can't slide seat forward/back though....) not sure what's wrong, but it's in the right spot so I'm not worrying about it....

#4 Guest_Rooinater_*

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Posted 15 July 2002 - 10:02 AM

ok that's similar to what i saw with the way eric put his in the brat. thank you.

#5 Guest_qman_*

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Posted 15 July 2002 - 11:49 AM

Eric put GL-10 seats in his Brat. MikE W. has XT seats in his Hatch.


#6 Guest_Mike W_*

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Posted 15 July 2002 - 08:16 PM

I did it the hard way...making a custom bracket to connect each of the XT seat mounting points to the bolt holes in the EA81 floor. Mister Hogan's and Mick's methods are much simpler and stronger. The XT6 seats are comfy, but the drivers seat weights about twice as much as a stock seat.

#7 Guest_Dennis ex24_*

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Posted 15 July 2002 - 08:20 PM

they are a direct bolt in on ea82 cars arent they?

#8 Guest_Rooinater_*

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Posted 15 July 2002 - 11:32 PM

i'm having a hard time finding good xt seats. the driver's seat is somewhat bad in all the ones i've found and the passenger's seat was still very nice.

anyone know of someone who has some good xt seats for sale?

#9 Guest_Hondasucks_*

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Posted 16 July 2002 - 02:26 AM

Just find 2 passenger seats, and a set of driver's side rails. A hand held impact driver (The kind you hold in your hand and hit with a hammer, ~$20 at Harbor Freight) works great for getting the rails off, cuz those screws are usually in pretty tight.

#10 Guest_McBrat_*

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Posted 16 July 2002 - 07:21 AM

the xt seats are not a direct bolt in to the regular ea82 passenger cars. also, the height adjust bars under the seats are different for a GL-10 and an XT (I tried swapping, and it didn't work.) the bends are different....

#11 Guest_Flowmastered87GL_*

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Posted 16 July 2002 - 06:03 PM

To make the height adjuster from an XT work on GL rails you have to cut out rivots and welds and stuff. The result is worth it though. I have em and love em. I didnt do the work myself, I had a mechanic do it, it is tacklable by anyone though. No welding necessary, just drilling and grinding. Ummm this is for an EA82 though. However since EA82 seats fit in a EA81 with some mods, you just gotta combine afew mods from each and it will work.

#12 Guest_NV Zeno_*

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Posted 16 July 2002 - 09:31 PM

Watching with great interest..I've been holding on to a height-adjust EA82 seat with an eventual hope of installing it in my '83 wagon. There is some great stuff here, welding is out of the question for me...much prefer drilling and bolting:) .

#13 Guest_Subaru Syndrome_*

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Posted 17 July 2002 - 02:15 AM

Ditto NV Zeno

#14 Guest_McBrat_*

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Posted 17 July 2002 - 08:13 AM

here's how I did my drivers seat with GL-10 height adjust seats...

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*edit: the drawing is with the seat upside down, looking at the back of it....

#15 Guest_NV Zeno_*

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Posted 17 July 2002 - 04:19 PM

Please feel free to razz me if I'm wrong here, but is the above diagram for a RHD car:cool: ?

#16 Guest_McBrat_*

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Posted 17 July 2002 - 06:10 PM

please see above edit :)

#17 Guest_NV Zeno_*

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Posted 17 July 2002 - 06:14 PM

:lol: :lol: Thanks Mick, I thought I was going crazy there...

#18 Guest_sonik_*

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Posted 17 July 2002 - 08:30 PM

Are there seats "better" than the GL-10's that will fit (atleast without too much work) in a GL-10?

#19 Guest_McBrat_*

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Posted 18 July 2002 - 07:35 AM

you should be able to make any seat fit, just by making the bracket to fit....

just need to find the ones comfortable for you...

for me, the ea82 seats are definitely firmer, and better cushioned, but I prefer the shape and fit of the ea81 seats....

#20 Guest_EJ_*

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Posted 30 July 2002 - 02:51 PM

Any one have pictures of the brackets for XT6 seats to fit in a EA81???? I have a set of XT seats and I want these to fit in my hatch.....

#21 Guest_McBrat_*

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Posted 30 July 2002 - 07:27 PM

if you take off the bottom bracket from the XT seat, you should be able to make brackets just like my diagram above.

#22 Guest_EJ_*

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Posted 01 August 2002 - 12:46 PM

Maybe I just need to study it more...

#23 Guest_Turbone_*

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Posted 03 August 2002 - 10:40 PM

Ok, heres a new question. Are the GL-10 seats the same width as the EA81's? I'm thinking of replacing the seats in my Mazda truck with GL-10 seats, and if I had a measurement I would know if they fit or not.

#24 Guest_qman_*

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Posted 04 August 2002 - 11:20 PM

Bring your tape and check for yourself Rob.


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