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 Post subject: Changing front seats in EL falcon
Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:58 pm 
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Has anyone tried changing the front seats in a EL falcon, I'm interested in fitting VS commodore or later model front seats, as the EL ones in my opinion are crap, breaking seat bases and breaking headrest mounts....
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 Post subject: Re: Changing front seats in EL falcon
Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 6:31 pm 
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nightstalker wrote:
Has anyone tried changing the front seats in a EL falcon, I'm interested in fitting VS commodore or later model front seats, as the EL ones in my opinion are crap, breaking seat bases and breaking headrest mounts....


you serious?

what you doing in there gymnastic routines?

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 7:05 pm 
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me thinks you got a fat a**.lol

if you really want to change them you will need to weld the other seat base to the EL rails.

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 7:14 pm 
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are their other options that could be used like do the ones from a Au fit
i have to admit i like the ones from the VT commodores
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Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:23 pm 
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Ive bought 2 sets of seats for a EL interior both have had broken seat mounts plus broken headrest mounts, so to me this seems it must be a common occurrence thus why I would like to move away from using EL seats.
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Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:43 pm 
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Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:15 pm 
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Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:26 am 
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Apart from being in an accident, I cant see how you would break the headrest mounts. Unless you're listening to some heavymetal music and you're being a little too enthusiastic with your headbanging.

Where might I ask did you get your broken seats from? The wrecker? Check what vehicles they are pulling these seats out of.

My EL has 285k kms and the seats dont exhibit anything like you describe.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:28 am 
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the courtesy EA at mums work has over 650,000km on it :lol: and the seats in it are absolutely fine. no wobbles or anything.

and no its not an ex taxi lol.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:12 am 
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my seats are like new under the covers and they have 370000klm

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:34 am 
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Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 3:42 pm 
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I have the same problem as madrose. The base has come loose and moves. Is it possible to repair or do I need to replace the seats.

Wreckers want $40 for a pair of front seats, is this reasonable? I have no idea on condition as the wreckers charge money to enter then refund on purchase.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:57 pm 
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Which wrecker is this out of interest?

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 11:53 pm 
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I'd love to know if later model seats fit EL Fairlanes.

I just bought a NL Fairlane and the base was completely smashed. Both of the mounting points top and bottom for the adjustments of the squab have snapped away from the steel.
I either find more NL seats and pay for that to be retrimmed or update then retrim.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 5:17 pm 
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yep my ef seat is rooted lol feels really scary when you corner hard and the seat doesnt want to stay there lol getting some new ones soon.
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