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Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:46 pm 
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This question includes EF and EL Falcons/Fairmonts/Fairlanes/LTDs as well:

Has anyone had a problem with their driver's seat bases?
I am referring to the four anchorage points on the seat bases, as I can move my mate's EF Fairmont seat base out a good 40mm from where it sits.

Is this dangerous, what causes it and how can it be fixed? Please help.

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:52 pm 
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Because the rear bolt mounts rip out of the seat base.

Its either caused by age or by a problem i like to call "fat C*** syndrome".

The seat base at this point is weak as piss, and it tends to happen.
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Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:54 pm 
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Can the rear bolts be oxy welded back up, or do I have to buy a new seat base, as the oxy weld may melt bigger holes in the seat base? Seen it happen on a DA LTD driver's seat as well.

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 6:00 pm 
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Seat bases between DA and EL are completely different. Probably similar issue, just different areas that are broken.

If you take the seat base apart you might find that the bolts have been ripped out of the seat making welding a little tricky. Might be easier to get another seat base.

Either new or off a passenger seat, as they wont have the problems.

I'm sure you have a couple floating around for sale... :wink:
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Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 9:09 pm 
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have welded mine before - just covered the seat in wet rags no problems! :)

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 9:43 pm 
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Just had to buy a replacement seat base for my sisters NF Fairlane yesterday. Brought a new one from Ford for $60.

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 9:56 pm 
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60 buck is good... i would have expected ford to charge ya like at least 200
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Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 12:43 am 
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Especially sionce its in a Fairlane model too.
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Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 1:43 pm 
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Relise this is an ol thread but was there a part number for that seat base as I'm in need of 2..
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