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Old 01-28-2008, 02:40 PM
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new drivers seat... a change of perspective.

I got a new drivers seat from pick and pull. its not the best looking seat, but it is in great shape springs and matting are perfect and it sits great. only the skin of the seat has some ware marks and cracking vinyl.

i'm having one problem. the front left hand mounting pad won't mount up. the other 3 bolts went in just fine. everything lines up. but that front left one is all cockeyed. noting is bent, that i can see. it just seems to not be correct. i got the seat from an 83 SD and installed it into my 84 SD.

I think i can make it work by stacking some washers under the seat and using a longer bolt... and maybe drilling the mounting hole on the seat rail a little bigger.. but i don't want to ghetto rig this thing if i can help it. attached is a drawing of the problem.



The other thing... my car seems less sporty... i sit an extra 3 inches taller in the car... its just a side note.. but it all seems weird to me. i got so use to that broken down seat.

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Old 01-28-2008, 02:48 PM
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Nick my bet is that you need to hook up the power seat cables and play with them until the holes line up. When i was trying to get the quarter out of the track I had to play with moving the rails around otherwise the holes wouldn't line up. And as for stacking washers, just make a metel wedge. Like get a little thick piece of steel and grind it into a wedge.

Btw does the back seat work fine also?
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Old 01-28-2008, 02:50 PM
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The nut in the body of the car moves around. You should be able to line it up with a screwdriver, punch, or awl. Try that, i'll bet it's your problem. Also, loosen the other 3 bolts first. Get them all started then tighten everything up.
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Old 01-28-2008, 02:56 PM
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back seat is in fine. the front seat was different then mine, in the fact that it was a power seat, not a power seat with seat memory... there was a brain under the seat that was in my car that was on a rail with motors. the motors from my original seat were shaped differently and everything.

the seat frame on the other hand looked exactly the same. so i transplanted the brain from my old seat to my new seat, and had to re-cable all of the motors because of the different length cables. it took me about 2 hours to do all that, but i got it all hooked up. there seems to be some sensors on the cables for the seat memory, they are between the motor and the cable. so the motor in the seat back for reclining the seat did not get changed. but i changed the rest of them. I've never had the seat memory work. but if i ever get ti to work again it will not recline the seat only move it forward and back and up and down... but who really cares.

BTW the seat frame on my old seat was completely broken. pretty freak'n crazy. that seat is done for.
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Old 01-28-2008, 07:22 PM
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back seat is in fine. the front seat was different then mine, in the fact that it was a power seat, not a power seat with seat memory... there was a brain under the seat that was in my car that was on a rail with motors. the motors from my original seat were shaped differently and everything.

the seat frame on the other hand looked exactly the same. so i transplanted the brain from my old seat to my new seat, and had to re-cable all of the motors because of the different length cables. it took me about 2 hours to do all that, but i got it all hooked up. there seems to be some sensors on the cables for the seat memory, they are between the motor and the cable. so the motor in the seat back for reclining the seat did not get changed. but i changed the rest of them. I've never had the seat memory work. but if i ever get ti to work again it will not recline the seat only move it forward and back and up and down... but who really cares.

BTW the seat frame on my old seat was completely broken. pretty freak'n crazy. that seat is done for.

Why didn't you just swap the entire power seat tracks?
Six screws, 3 per side, and your done.

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Old 01-28-2008, 07:45 PM
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because the frame that hold the tracks to the car, the part that holds the motors, was snapped in half... i suppose i need to go on a diet
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Old 01-28-2008, 08:47 PM
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because the frame that hold the tracks to the car, the part that holds the motors, was snapped in half... i suppose i need to go on a diet
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Old 01-28-2008, 11:53 PM
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If your old seat's cover is in good shape it should be easy to swap it on to the new seat.
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the seat covers are about in the same shape.

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