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Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 6:40 pm 
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hey guys.

im soon going to be redoing my whole interior with black and grey vinyl.

does anyone have a description or diagrams on the best way to remove the front seats, and how to take apart the back seats?

some help would be much appreciated!

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Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 6:57 pm 
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Front seats are just held in by Torx bolts (I think...they are in the EL). So get yourself a Torx bit set if you don't have one. There are 4 bolts per front seat, which hold down the rails. Remove the bolts and remove the seats. Make sure you can swing your doors wide open.

EDIT: If you want, put some cloth or foam around the corners of the rails...that way you won't accidentally scratch some paint off the car.

Rear seats are pretty easy. The bottom bench seat can be removed by pushing the seat down and towards the back of the car from the front of the seat. The bench is held into place by 2 hooks on the car chassis, and a metal frame on the bench seat. Once they unhook the bench seat should just come off.

The folding back rests are held in place by 10mm bolts. Remove them all and they should just come off. The side bolsters are held in by one bolt on the bottom which doubles as a seat belt anchor point. Remove that bolt. There is also a little plastic surround around the seat backing locking pin. Remove that also. From here I think you have to push into the bolster and then up, or something along those lines. Just make sure when you push the bolster up that you have control over it...you might accidentally slip and rip the side off due to the seat backing locking pin...just from experience.

Hope that some how helps.

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Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:06 pm 
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Remove plastic caps on the feet of each front seat and there will be four torx screws in each one. Remove these and fronts will be out.
Use your knee to push the bottom of the back seat towards the boot while lifting up at the same time. Do this on each side. Remove the bolts holding the backrest hinges and remove. Use a large deep socket (cant remember the size) to remove the locking pins in the side bolsters and then the two smaller bolts in the bottom. Job done.
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Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:34 pm 
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you guys are legends! much appreciated.
this is my next project, hopefully ill have it up and running soon.

im tryin to find a supplier for LEATHERETTE material for the project.
anyone got any ideas on where'd id get it all from?

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:39 pm 
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BLWN_EF wrote:
you guys are legends! much appreciated.
this is my next project, hopefully ill have it up and running soon.

im tryin to find a supplier for LEATHERETTE material for the project.
anyone got any ideas on where'd id get it all from?


shot gun, 2AM, someones farm? :lol:

I would try Spotlight...I don't think they would have it, but maybe they can also point you in the right direction.

Good luck with the hunt on that.

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Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:25 pm 
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found a supplier and getting the interior up and running in the next few weeks!

ill keep you posted ;]

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:48 pm 
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hey guys
i was also stumped on how to get the front seats out of my fairlane
as its the same setup
now i no
but umm
where would u go to get a torx screw
and wat size is it and how m,uch?

cheers guys
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Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:52 pm 
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The size is T50. Most auto places should sell torx bit sets, I got a full set with heaps of different bits from d**k Smith for about $25.
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Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:15 pm 
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vrblou02 wrote:
hey guys
i was also stumped on how to get the front seats out of my fairlane
as its the same setup
now i no
but umm
where would u go to get a torx screw
and wat size is it and how m,uch?

cheers guys
Drifty


$20 from supercrap...works a charm a couple of times, overtime the crap tools start to wear out...though how many times does one remove the seats?

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Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:57 pm 
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haha yeah, but still i got a set from autobarn 40 for kinchrome, done my headunit multiple times and seats, and a few towbars now, also for the steering wheel, not sure if they use any other torx bolts thats all i know of still been damn handy..

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 1:10 pm 
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thanks for the help guys

now i can get the seats out
woohoo

much appreciated

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cheers
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