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Gen1 vs. Gen2 Brat Jump seats

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#1 RallyKeith


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Posted 25 September 2003 - 09:04 AM

Is there a difference, and how can someone who has never seen them installed in a brat before tell the difference? Also, how much should you pay for a decent set?


#2 biffanyus


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Posted 25 September 2003 - 09:53 AM

Im almost 100% sure that the all the same....:headbang:

#3 mcbrat


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Posted 25 September 2003 - 10:02 AM

no differences between gen1/gen2, except there was a slight change in '84, when the tube supports behind the back of the seats became a continuous loop across the back, instead of just ending at the top with a rubber plug. the texture of the seats is slightly different, and the drain hole is a little different.

the headrest bars longer for the Gen2's, but the Gen1's have enough extra length that they can be drilled out to work fine....

price depends on supply/demand usually. I've given $30-50 for sets in junkyards but that's pretty rare. have seen 'em go for $250 for a set...
shipping them is usually what costs a lot.

latest observations from board/eBay:
jump seats: $75 to $125 a set.
the rear headrests usually go $15-$25 a set.
working rear seatbelts around $40 a set.
seat frame usually $15-$30

#4 RallyKeith


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Posted 25 September 2003 - 10:06 AM

Thanks guys. So for a set in decent shape with non working seat belts $75-$100 is reasonable?


#5 snoutmeat


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Posted 27 September 2003 - 10:01 PM

What a relief. I bought a set of seats off Ebay today. The guy called to ask if I needed any more Brat parts. I asked what year his Brat was, and he told me he had an '80 and a '78 -- both Gen 1! (My Brat is an '82). I was a bit worried that the seats had changed from generation to generation. I'm much happier now.

--Shane in Seattle

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