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Seats 3dr and 5dr the same bases????

Quick question are 3dr and 5dr front seat bases the same?
Thank you.



Re: Seats 3dr and 5dr the same bases????

Reply #3
Have you tried Matt Palmer, MK2 spares?

There’s probably a lot of people not selling right now, I’ve got things I need to eBay but stashing in the garage but I’m not currently inviting strangers to my home, or making unnecessary trips to the post office.

Just hang in there.

Re: Seats 3dr and 5dr the same bases????

Reply #4
Have you tried Matt Palmer, MK2 spares?

There’s probably a lot of people not selling right now, I’ve got things I need to eBay but stashing in the garage but I’m not currently inviting strangers to my home, or making unnecessary trips to the post office.

Just hang in there.
I've tried both Matt Palmer and Dubstock they rarely reply to emails and then usually drop off the face of the earth once you ask for a price....

Re: Seats 3dr and 5dr the same bases????

Reply #5
I have a seat base lurking around, if it's early I have no use for it.
I'll try and have a look at lunch.

Re: Seats 3dr and 5dr the same bases????

Reply #6
I have a seat base lurking around, if it's early I have no use for it.
I'll try and have a look at lunch.

That would be brilliant thank you!!!!

Re: Seats 3dr and 5dr the same bases????

Reply #7
Sorry to say it was a later base.


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Reply #9
Dubstock have looked after me and a height adjustable base is being shipped out to me, I've ordered new seat foam for both front seats direct from Germany.
Frustratingly a 30 day order time on foam bases.
Add in new cables and runner guides and it's got expensive.
Let's hope my butter fingers don't wreck my interior.

Re: Seats 3dr and 5dr the same bases????

Reply #10
Quick question are 3dr and 5dr front seat bases the same?
Thank you.

I know this is for an early car but sharing my observations:
When I was doing the seats on my late 5 door the bases looked like they would interchange with a 3 door. Also the back is very similar too except for there being an outer tab that is screwed into the base to stop the seat from hinging forward. The inner fixing of the back has the hinge hooked tab. Obviously the tilt handle and cables would need installing.
I'll take some pics later.
Now added.
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Re: Seats 3dr and 5dr the same bases????

Reply #11
Thank you Andy any advice on stripping down the front seat is more than welcome,  I really don't want days of faffing around with the car in bits hopefully I can sort one seat at a time.