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#1 Brat_Dog

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 06:52 PM

They gotta go... a busted spring, the foam is flat and the covers have pretty well had it. Just damn well uncomfortable driving more than a block. Short of having a car upholstery shop fix and recover them, are there any suitable drop-ins that can be had without drilling or modifying something?

#2 Yo'J

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 07:28 PM

Well the mods are easy if you can drill a piece of metal and wrench a bolt. You will need 4 sticks of flatbar, size depending on the seat size and were you want it (for taller folk or shorter folk). I think I used 2" x 3/32" (maybe 1/16")a little thin but its what the seat was made of. Any seat will do if they fit in the car width and depth whatever. Keep your frame rails!!!!! My ea81 (totaled christmas) has 2004 outback seats with the height adjust lever. Little tight on install but if I where to do it again.... Well I'd pick a narrower style legacy bucket seat (that folds totally flat:brow:). They are nicer for skinny folk like me. If you are a bigger person, the outback seats rock as they are wider. Oh, my front set ran like $75 to $100. You can do better.;)

Edited by Yo'J, 30 December 2008 - 07:30 PM.


#3 Brat_Dog

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 09:09 PM

Man, that's some Christmas you had then. Sorry to hear that.
A little modding I can do, but I'm hoping to keep it close to stock looking as possible... I've already had to clean a bunch of the redneck off of her. A narrow set of seats I think would be ok, but they don't need to lay flat in a Brat...that's what the bed is for:grin:
Thanks for the tips tho!

#4 subiemech85

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 11:58 PM

'79 toyota corolla liftback deluxe seats come close

#5 The Dude Abides

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 04:38 AM

How do you compensate for the rear seat, i mean you need a matching set right.

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 10:10 AM

i have impreza RS seats in my 83 sedan. MUCH better than stock. Yes i had to modify the brackets to bolt in but it was well worth it in the end.

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 10:12 AM

I have XT6 seats in my Brat. I used the seat rails that were on the seats, I just had to drill new holes and make one bracket for the new seats but it was very easy and yes well worth it!! And mine are also height adjustable!

Edited by bratman18, 31 December 2008 - 01:18 PM.


#8 The Scooby

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 01:16 PM

97 outback fronts in my 86 wagon, height adjustable as well.

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 03:02 PM

gl-10 seat height adjustable :grin:




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