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Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 11:47 pm 
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Just wondering how hard it is to fit seats from a LWB ford into a SWB model? Im looking at buying a LTD interior to go in my soon to be brought monty.

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 11:54 pm 
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Pretty sure front go in fine, but you need to do a bit of modding to get the rears in

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 11:54 pm 
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yeh thats the impression I was under, how much modification are we talking here?

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 1:20 am 
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Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 1:30 am 
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so going from that I can just remove the bracket off my old seats and it bolts straight onto the new ones?

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 12:56 pm 
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its actually just time consuming. i put the fairlane seats in mine. You will need to recover or use your old seat bolsters as the fairlane ones are too long. also too make the rear top part of the seat (with the headrests) fit you need to swap over the actual seats onto a fairmont or normal falcon steel seat base platform.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 1:42 pm 
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ill tell you what i done, mind you i had all the LTD seats retrimmed at the same time.
Fronts fit in fine, what i did with the back was:

a) yes you do need to use your existing side bolsters so you will have to get them redone to match the LTD trim

b) the base of the back seat fits fine

c) I took the cushions off the back of the LTD metal base and had the upholsterer put the cushions onto my fairmont metal base and that took care of it instead of mucking around with the brackets because you will have to take off the leather either way.

so just take everything off your existing back and put the LTD cushion and trim onto that

thats the easiet way

if you dont want to be mucking around with that, when you take the side bolsters to get retrimmed to match the LTD seat ask them to swap it over

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 2:47 pm 
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You can just add another holes on each bracket just down from the original one. Then use a large washer on the lower bolt to secure it. The Pins that come through the bolster will need adusting or modifying though. Not much easier than swapping the skins over though.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 6:27 pm 
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Toook me about 4hrs in the middle of the night to do it all.
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Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 6:39 pm 
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rather than getting rear seat bolsters retrimmed to suit the ltd stuff just use the fairmont ghia cappa bolsters, thats what i put in mine

 

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