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Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 1:41 am 
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Hi all,

Just a quick one, how hard would it be to get AU seats to fit in an EL?

I can get a set of really nice AU seats cheap as dirt, but no good if I can't get them to fit the car.. was wondering if you can swap the rails over?

What about the back seat? any chance it will fit?

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Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 1:58 am 
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i've heard that they should fit in?

if not it shouldnt be too hard to readjust the railings?

im not sure aye. would look nice

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:05 am 
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The front im pretty sure u can take the rails off and put the el rails on and they should go in. The back is a bit of stuffing around.

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 1:44 pm 
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Hi SicXH,

was hoping for something abit more definate... cos I might score electric AU seats and matching rear and make some adaptors, but if the back doesn't fit, not much point in doing the fronts as it won't match up..

back might have changed significantly due to irs changing the cars underside in that area....

anyone know? searched fordmods but found nothing useful.
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Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 2:38 pm 
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Ok, knew the thread was here somewhere.
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Two worthwhile links in maccas post down the bottom.

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:00 pm 
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So it is possible, but I don't see anything saying what needs doing other than the bollards need adjustments...

I keep doing things the hard way.. perhaps its time to just wait till EL seats show up.. I've picked enough hard paths lately. (like my latest plan to install the digital ED dash modified into the EL dash with boost and oil pressure guages where the door open warning system was...)
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Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:39 pm 
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If you can get the seats do it!

My EF has AU leather seats and there better then most of the stuff you'll be able to find in any e-series bah GT of course lol.

Simple, fronts are 100% fitment.

Rear Back fits in perfect, side bolsters leave a small gap but are ok.

Rear bottem half, need to make some sorta hook on the floor for it to hook in to, or simply get the mounts from the AU and fit to your floor pan (sorta sits into the chassis rail)

Also IRS and live axle have the same floor pressing as far as i know, just there are different bolt up points

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:59 pm 
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When you say "a small gap" how small do you mean? Don't suppose you could get a photo for me mr nicskitz??

As for the IRS, I've just been reading this:
http://www.trueblueford.com//shane_el.html

and it's a tempting option for a later date..
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Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 1:08 am 
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For pictures of the gap check the links in the thread i posted, it has a picture showing the gap.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 1:14 am 
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Oh, I see, you mean this photo:

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That gap could be sorted easily enough I guess.. I'll take a look at the AU seats next time I'm up there... who knows, I may well find myself fitting electric AU seats to my beasty...
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Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 1:22 am 
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Yeah that one or the one below it, both show the gap.
Real nice seats.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:59 am 
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You could easily do a bit of upholestry to make that look good..

thanks for that, I have more options available to me now.. that's excellent.
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The gap is soo small its not worth worring about

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 2:46 am 
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Maybe roll up some charcole upholestry carpet and just sandwitch it in the gap...
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ohh god

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