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 Post subject: AU seats into ED fairmont
Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:17 pm 
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picked up a full set of au seats to put into ed fairmont i have bolted the front in
im having trouble with the back one any one done this and how did they do it?
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 Post subject: Re: AU seats into ED fairmont
Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 11:04 pm 
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They should still bolt in, the bolsters are different however as the latching mechanism changed.

Remove the latching posts, they just unscrew. Line up the AU striker plates, drill a couple of holes so they sit in like they would in an AU. If you're really careful you can remove the fabric off the AU bolsters and glue it straight over the EA-EL bolsters. Or you could see if an auto trimmer has any of your fabric in stock, should only take them a couple of minutes to skin your bolsters.

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU seats into ED fairmont
Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:37 am 
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i have gotten the top half in but the bottom half is different can i drill holes in the floors sothey fit
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 Post subject: Re: AU seats into ED fairmont
Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:10 pm 
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scotty-williams wrote:
i have gotten the top half in but the bottom half is different can i drill holes in the floors sothey fit

its all good thanx for help i got them all fitted up they look good
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 Post subject: Re: AU seats into ED fairmont
Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:51 pm 
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Ah yep, forgot to mention the wire frame from an E-series zip tied to the wire frame of the AU seat base will sort it out :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU seats into ED fairmont
Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:53 pm 
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to my suprise my handbrake only bolted in the rear bolts in the front seats
has anyone done this conversion and if so how u over come the front bolt hole isusse
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 Post subject: Re: AU seats into ED fairmont
Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:40 am 
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scotty-williams wrote:
to my suprise my handbrake only bolted in the rear bolts in the front seats
has anyone done this conversion and if so how u over come the front bolt hole isusse


It would probably be easier to FIT EF/EL seat rails. Several people on here have done it. The AU front seats will bolt straight onto EF/EL rails.

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU seats into ED fairmont
Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:01 pm 
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a_total_tool wrote:
scotty-williams wrote:
to my suprise my handbrake only bolted in the rear bolts in the front seats
has anyone done this conversion and if so how u over come the front bolt hole isusse


It would probably be easier to FIT EF/EL seat rails. Several people on here have done it. The AU front seats will bolt straight onto EF/EL rails.



are they a stright bolt in or do u have to mod these
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 Post subject: Re: AU seats into ED fairmont
Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:21 am 
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scotty-williams wrote:
a_total_tool wrote:
scotty-williams wrote:
to my suprise my handbrake only bolted in the rear bolts in the front seats
has anyone done this conversion and if so how u over come the front bolt hole isusse


It would probably be easier to FIT EF/EL seat rails. Several people on here have done it. The AU front seats will bolt straight onto EF/EL rails.



are they a stright bolt in or do u have to mod these


I havent done it.
I have only fitted AU seats to my EL. I am still running EL rails. I believe that fitting the EF/EL rails to an EA-ED it is a matter of attaching a leg to the inside rail (only at the rear). There are several people that have fitted EF/EL seats to an EB/ED. They may be able to provide more info here.

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU seats into ED fairmont
Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:07 pm 
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I have EF seats in my EB, you need a piece of thick walled tube (cant remember how long) and a long bolt or you can unpick the floorpan mount from an EF/EL and then weld it in.

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU seats into ED fairmont
Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 6:38 pm 
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i got givin a set of leather seats out of a el fairmont too put in my eb they would be the same as a ef hopefully all i have to do is unpick that step out of a ef/el, did u end up fitting the plastic covers back over the end of the rails or they didnt line up
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 Post subject: Re: AU seats into ED fairmont
Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:03 pm 
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snelly91 wrote:
i got givin a set of leather seats out of a el fairmont too put in my eb they would be the same as a ef hopefully all i have to do is unpick that step out of a ef/el, did u end up fitting the plastic covers back over the end of the rails or they didnt line up



i put them back onbut i had to put a few new holes in the side so they clip in at the moment i just put a pice of tube in but i will be welding the section in for it my engineer said it will be safer
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