Fordmods Logo

EL seat rails on EB Seats 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 8 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: EL seat rails on EB Seats
Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:02 pm 
Tyre Shredder
Offline

Age: 36

Posts: 369

Joined: 16th Dec 2005

Gallery: 2 images

Ride: XR6

Location: Sydney
NSW, Australia

Wondering how hard it would be to fit EL seat rails onto EB seats, Thanx Guys
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:01 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 42

Posts: 1343

Joined: 14th Dec 2007

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: EL fairmont offroader

Location: seaspray
VIC, Australia

I looked into this a bit the other day and i'm not sure, they seem different and the swap doesn't seem easy to me, but it's all new stuff to me.

I was looking into it because EL seats place me too high, even after modding the seat base, i'm tall though.

 

_________________

wrecking 9/97 EL fairmont sedan burgundy 6cyl auto 270k modBAintake

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:48 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 5582

Joined: 20th May 2005

Gallery: 11 images

Ride: EB1 Fairmont Ghia T5 Wagon

Location: Seven Hills, Sydney
NSW, Australia

There are a number of threads re this.

It is not possible to do a rail swap. You need to either, cut, shut and weld the legs on the EF/EL seats, or transfer the floor section from an EF/EL to the EA-ED.

BenJ

 

_________________

BenJ's EB T5 DOHC Ghia Wagon - Current Ride
BenJ's EB GL Sedan - Previous Ride
My respect and thanks go to - snap0964, Paulmac, SWC and MRE-50L

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:55 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 56

Posts: 1597

Joined: 20th Mar 2005

Ride: EDL Fairmont Wagon/AU XR8 Ghia

Location: Riverstone
NSW, Australia

You will find that the EL seat mounts are different in two ways - the first is the rear inner mount which is taller than the EA-ED. This means you would need to remove the post from that location in the EA-ED seats. But then you will find that the outer front mount is closer to the sill than EA-ED seats.

I just went through all this trying to put EL seats in my ED. Here's my solution to the problem:

http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopi ... &start=120

Cheers
RD

 

_________________

=1994 ED Wagon GLi body/EL Fairmont spec with *ALL* EL running gear.=
Build Thread: viewtopic.php?f=53&t=65695
=1998 EL Futura Sedan - The EF Fairmonts Replacement=
Build Thread: viewtopic.php?f=53&t=106588

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:18 pm 
Tyre Shredder
Offline

Age: 36

Posts: 369

Joined: 16th Dec 2005

Gallery: 2 images

Ride: XR6

Location: Sydney
NSW, Australia

Thanx guys for the replys, racedirector yea I didnt really wanna go that far with it by doing all that floor work was hoping could do something with the rails, I wonted to but EB GT seats into my XH as the XH use same seats as EF/L, Thanks
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:41 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 42

Posts: 1343

Joined: 14th Dec 2007

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: EL fairmont offroader

Location: seaspray
VIC, Australia

Yes, i thought you were going that way. I wonder if your way is simpler. Maybe just cut the inner-rear foot off the EB seats and weld on a straight mount? I don't know.

 

_________________

wrecking 9/97 EL fairmont sedan burgundy 6cyl auto 270k modBAintake

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:12 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 56

Posts: 1597

Joined: 20th Mar 2005

Ride: EDL Fairmont Wagon/AU XR8 Ghia

Location: Riverstone
NSW, Australia

relaxed_diplomacy wrote:
Yes, i thought you were going that way. I wonder if your way is simpler. Maybe just cut the inner-rear foot off the EB seats and weld on a straight mount? I don't know.
On my '98 EL the front outer seat mount is spaced wider than EA-ED. It is about 2" closer to the door. I have no idea if all EF/EL's are like that but thats what my one had which is the reason why I took the whole tunnel and seat mounts out of the EL for my ED.

I am sure there are others who have "downgraded" seats to fit into an EL, maybe some of them could give you some pointers...

 

_________________

=1994 ED Wagon GLi body/EL Fairmont spec with *ALL* EL running gear.=
Build Thread: viewtopic.php?f=53&t=65695
=1998 EL Futura Sedan - The EF Fairmonts Replacement=
Build Thread: viewtopic.php?f=53&t=106588

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:05 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 42

Posts: 1343

Joined: 14th Dec 2007

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: EL fairmont offroader

Location: seaspray
VIC, Australia

racedirector wrote:
relaxed_diplomacy wrote:
Yes, i thought you were going that way. I wonder if your way is simpler. Maybe just cut the inner-rear foot off the EB seats and weld on a straight mount? I don't know.
On my '98 EL the front outer seat mount is spaced wider than EA-ED. It is about 2" closer to the door. I have no idea if all EF/EL's are like that but thats what my one had which is the reason why I took the whole tunnel and seat mounts out of the EL for my ED.

Okay. It's easy to assume things are the same. I can't figure why ford changed the seat supports, it just doesn't seem worth it, but i guess there is a reason?

Ford seem to make a number of unecessary changes here and there, i have wondered if it is just to stifle the aftermarket and secondhand sector.

 

_________________

wrecking 9/97 EL fairmont sedan burgundy 6cyl auto 270k modBAintake

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 8 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 11 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:05 am All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names