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Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:01 pm 
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My EL Ghia driver's seat ( the base cushion we sit on ) has got a decent split in the leather and I am thinking of swapping the base cushion over with the one from the passenger's side seat, which is in excellent condition. I don't mean swapping the whole seat, just the base cushions.
Are the base cushions interchangeable?

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 Post subject: Re: EL seat cushion
Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:04 pm 
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yep i did it with my EL XR seats and it works fine.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL seat cushion
Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:21 pm 
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You can either swap cover and cushion, or the whole seatpan.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL seat cushion
Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:25 pm 
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yep as mentioned, you can swap the whole base part over, 4 allen keys and its off.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL seat cushion
Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:46 pm 
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Good news for me then.
T50 torx from memory I think and then figure out how the cushion is attached to the seat... excellent.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL seat cushion
Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:15 pm 
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leather conditioner-they look bone dry :shock: :shock:

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:57 pm 
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yep roll of the padding off th edges it just hook over, this is a bit of a dodgy dealers trick,

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:07 pm 
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Incidentally, I have been looking for another whole driver's seat in cappucino leather to replace the original seat ( pictured ) but have gone through three wrecker yards and nothing available atm. Reason for this is I think I have a knackered seat rail as well as it makes a banging noise when taking off from and stopping at the traffic lights.
It would appear these seats are hard to come by. :?

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:26 pm 
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Vic wrote:
Incidentally, I have been looking for another whole driver's seat in cappucino leather to replace the original seat ( pictured ) but have gone through three wrecker yards and nothing available atm. Reason for this is I think I have a knackered seat rail as well as it makes a banging noise when taking off from and stopping at the traffic lights.
It would appear these seats are hard to come by. :?

ford-parts-for-sale-f17/fs-el-ghia-cappacino-seats-t106832.html

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL seat cushion
Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:27 pm 
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Have just sent a PM inquiring whether that's velour or leather.

Anyhow, have started to organsie a bloke to weld broken bits on the driver's seat when he has time next week. Then I'll swap out the seat bases.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:44 pm 
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hans hartman wrote:
Vic wrote:
Incidentally, I have been looking for another whole driver's seat in cappucino leather to replace the original seat ( pictured ) but have gone through three wrecker yards and nothing available atm. Reason for this is I think I have a knackered seat rail as well as it makes a banging noise when taking off from and stopping at the traffic lights.
It would appear these seats are hard to come by. :?

ford-parts-for-sale-f17/fs-el-ghia-cappacino-seats-t106832.html

They're definitely velour going by the photo.
Full velour wasnt even an option for EL Ghias.
At best you could de-option down to the half/half leather/velour.

 

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