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 Post subject: Swapping Floor Shift To Colum, and Bucket Seats to Bench
Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:06 pm 
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Hey guys i have a 1993 EB II and i would like to know if it is hard to swap my bucket seats to bench seats and also convert the floor shift to a column shift?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Swapping Floor Shift To Colum, and Bucket Seats to Bench
Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:43 pm 
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Dad's got an ex cab EF sitting the the back yard with a column shift and bench seat set-up.

Maybe you could look around in your area for an ex cab with this set-up.

I don't think his interested in wrecking the car out as he doesn't have the time.

Entire car is yours for $200 but you would have to organise to get it to you while would cost a fair bit. I tried to get a non drivable car from SA to QLD and was quoted around $800.

You have to think of other things like power window switches and hand brake ect. The hand brake is changed to a pedal where the clutch would go and the windows are usually manual.

Shoot me some questions i could arrange some photos and help your out by having a look at it.

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 Post subject: Re: Swapping Floor Shift To Colum, and Bucket Seats to Bench
Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 3:27 pm 
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itlookslikeaxr6 wrote:

You have to think of other things like power window switches and hand brake ect. The hand brake is changed to a pedal where the clutch would go and the windows are usually manual.

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I have an EB and it doesnt have power windows so switches arent a problem, also since its an EB the hand brake is one of the old school ones that you pull out from the dash, so i dont think i need to do too much. I leave near U Pull It so i can just get the stuff i need from there but i just need to know how to do it and if its easy !

 

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 Post subject: Re: Swapping Floor Shift To Colum, and Bucket Seats to Bench
Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 5:13 pm 
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If there is one at the U pull it then go have a look that would be just as much if not more help than me. It didn't even cross my mind that our cars have the crap annoying handbrake lol.
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Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:53 pm 
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if it means less modification to my colum shift idea then i wouldnt call it a stupid handbrake

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:47 am 
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The column shift cars don't have an adjustable steering column, they are fixed, due to the gear change mechanism.

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 Post subject: Re: Swapping Floor Shift To Colum, and Bucket Seats to Bench
Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:32 am 
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Do you guys think the Eb Shifter would get to would obstruct the Bench seat if i left it floor mounted? I have a feeling that it would aslong as i got rid of the surround and what not !

Do bench seats come in fairmont velor as seen in ED Monts?

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:47 am 
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The column shift bench seats run straight across so I think it may fowl up on the shifter. If you want a bench seat and keep the floor shift I would look for a bench seat out of a ute as it has a cut out to allow clearance for the shifter. Modification may be needed to install a bench seat from a ute. Also your car is registered to sit 5 people, you might need to take it to regency and have it changed to legally seat 6 people.

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:55 am 
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Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:14 pm 
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Yeah mate have a look at yours then a look at one at you pull and you should be able to work it out from there. I'd imagine you would need:

-seat rails
-seat
-floor carpet(for a tidy job)
-steering column and linkages to trans

It may only work if your current car is a three speed.Might be alot harder if you've got the four speed...

...and it looks like you've got the four speed trans, some modification would be required to the linkages...

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:57 pm 
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peaandham wrote:
Do you guys think the Eb Shifter would get to would obstruct the Bench seat if i left it floor mounted? I have a feeling that it would aslong as i got rid of the surround and what not !

Do bench seats come in fairmont velor as seen in ED Monts?

We had a da-dc LTD with bench seat and velour come into the wreckers. had the switches in a panel under the dash for the windows.
Honestly though, couldn't f**k believe my eyes when i saw it, like an LTD f**k.

 

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