finally got the boot release cable routed ok so the carpet is (hopefully
) in for good.
then had a trip inot the loft to see what i could find, came down with a bundle of stuff that needed cleaning
mainly for in the boot and under the rear seat.
the mouldings that go on the inside of the rear pillar went on easy enough along with the parcel shelf supports so then got the rear seat belts out and fitted them before the seats go in to keep it easier to get at the fitting points. just one bolt missing for the top pivot points and a bit of adjustment needed for the mounting brackets and they will be all in
also found a cover that goes over the little cross-member in the boot under the rear seat. it wasn't from my car but from one of the banger racing suds, tidies it up a bit rather than bare metal
rear seats in now which my 2 have tried out and confirmed as "nice and comfy"
time then to go off to boston may fair so work stopped for the day
couldn't resist an hour in the shed tonight though as the front seats needed a bit of work.
my passenger seat wasn't too bad, a bit faded but the material was in one piece if showing a little wear. recently bought a replacement base off steve parry which is better so that needed swapping over, not a big problem as it's just 2 bolts each side
while it was apart the sticky tilt mechanism was seen to then a fresh coat of paint put on the visible bits. that one will go back together tomorrow night when the paint has hardened off.
the drivers seat i had looked like this
never intended to use it but saved it in case it was needed for anything, which was handy as the seat i got off pats' brother mark last week was a passenger one. fairly easy to convert them though
start off removing the side cover which is really only held on by the tilt adjuster which shows the 2 bolts to undo
then the 2 bolts under the caps on the other side and the 2 seat halves come apart.
to remove the cover from the seat frame (as i wanted to do so it could be swapped to the drivers frame) you need to peel back the spikes that hold the cover in place at the bottom, be careful though a they are razer sharp
the cover can then be pulled up once the head-rest is removed which is by 2 clips.
as i removed the material from my donor drivers seat i was faced with a dilema, the frame was worse than i thought possible
comes to something when even the seat frame has rusted, at the top at that
guess it has been sat outside at some point with a leaky sunroof
then i noticed that the frames are
identical, the mechanism for tilting the backrest which is on opposite sides for drivers and passenger seats is actually bolted to the side and not a permanent
quick swap over of the fittings, back on with the seat cover and all ready for fitting, but painted the lever first so it will go back together tomorrow night
now for another scrounge
has anyone got a spare front seatbelt, or a pair? mine are somehow different to each other and one has a chrome top pivot point instead of a plastic covered one and it has rusted. every time the belt rubs on it it looks to be pulling at the fibres so it will soon fray it, no good at all
the good one i have has a fiiting like this
i know i keep asking for things but it is only as i start putting it back together that i am finding the issues. i am starting to find multiples of things so am happy to help out others with parts if i can
nice pic to finish up of the rear seats in situ
think the spots are actually from my camera, they are visible on all pics but not on what you are taking the pics of? anyone know how to clean a digital camera