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Guest Message by DevFuse

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Will EA81 wagon seats fit in an '84 BRAT?

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#1 Guest_WagonsOnly_*

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Posted 02 August 2003 - 02:57 AM

I have a set of EA81 seats from an '84 GL wagon, and I was wondering if they'd fit in a 1984 BRAT without modification. Also, will the carpet fit from the front to the back of the front seats, with mnimal cutting?

Thanks, Andrew

#2 Guest_Adam N.D.J._*

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Posted 02 August 2003 - 11:20 AM

Thats the godo thing about soobs. Most everything will swap from one to another. Specially if your talking about the same model year. The '84 wagon has basically the same front end as the Brat, so the seats will be a direct bolt in. And the carpt will work too (with trimming of course). That was the first thing I did with my Brat was put in the nice cloth seats out of a GL wagon, a lot better than the vinyl ones that came stock. Catch ya Laters.

#3 Guest_GeneralDisorder_*

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Posted 02 August 2003 - 10:02 PM

They will bolt in, but they will not flip forward like your old ones. Get some from a hatchback - those will flip forward.


#4 Guest_ShawnW_*

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Posted 03 August 2003 - 08:07 PM

I dont know what u mean about the flip forward part mine do.

Personally I had wagon seats in my brat for 2-3 years and I went back. The reason I did, was that the contour of the seatback allows the seat to tilt back further with a brat seat than a wagon seat. The solid headrests are also nicer in the Brat. I like wagon seats better in a wagon and brat seats better in a brat. Weird eh?

The valour interior seats did make it worth the decreased recline, I just happened to come up with another seat cover to make an original looking set for mine which was most important reason for my switching.

#5 Guest_GeneralDisorder_*

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Posted 03 August 2003 - 08:14 PM

I must be mistaken - mine also flip forward - I thought there was something about them that was different, as far as the flip action - maybe it's just the hatch seats that do that, so you can get into the back seat..... hhhmm


#6 Guest_WagonsOnly_*

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Posted 03 August 2003 - 08:49 PM

I'm glad you mentioned that, Shawn-I got this wagon for parts, so I've never driven it. I'll have to check to see if the seats do flip forward. I knew they did in the EA82 series but I never closely examined these. Thanks everyone for your input.

#7 Guest_archemitis_*

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Posted 04 August 2003 - 10:20 AM

seat swappin is great till you start trying to put xt6 seats in your hatch.:mad:

#8 Guest_calebz_*

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Posted 04 August 2003 - 10:23 AM

EA82 wagon front seats do not flip foward.. i wish they did..

#9 Guest_88wagon_*

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Posted 04 August 2003 - 12:49 PM

the front seats in my 88 ea82 wagon flip foward............

#10 Guest_calebz_*

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Posted 04 August 2003 - 01:07 PM

oh.. ok.. sorry if I gave wrong info.. I have had 4 EA82 wagons 2 87's an 88 and a 90.. none of them flipped forward. I just figured they were all like that.

#11 Guest_McBrat_*

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Posted 04 August 2003 - 01:25 PM

I believe all ea81 seatback tipped forward, but I *think* the the ea81 hatchback seats had the mechanism so that when you flipped the seatback forward, the rail would release, and the whole seat would slide forward on the tracks....

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