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Old March 18th, 2016, 09:28 AM
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Preferred method convert to four hole seats

I have some used seats coming in from Jpound to replace the original ripped seats in my 110. My current seats are 8 hole base design. Do most folks drill/tap new holes or use some other method of conversion? Thanks
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There isnt enough material to tap, it is just sheet metal. You will need nuts, bolts and washers or some other method of fabricating a backing plate.
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One way is just to use four of the existing 8 holes in the seat box. Offset the seats slightly in or out.
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One way is just to use four of the existing 8 holes in the seat box. Offset the seats slightly in or out.
I haven't seen or mocked up the 4 hole seats yet. So given your advice the new seats should line up unless the fabricator that fateful day in 86 had too many pints the night prior.

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Food for thought. If you move them out you are snug up against the door. If you move them in a center console and/or the seat belt buckles may not fit right.
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I enlarged the inner holes and used them. Compared to the NAS seatbox I have they were the same or very close in spacing.
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I haven't seen or mocked up the 4 hole seats yet. So given your advice the new seats should line up unless the fabricator that fateful day in 86 had too many pints the night prior. Thanks
Yes. They line up fine. I did this in my truck. I'll snap a pic later.
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I put mine to the outside. I have a series style middle seat and needed the space. They should fit either way depending on what is in the center.

They bolt into a backing plate with captive nuts. There should be no drilling.
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You could also change out the bottom runners and just bolt the new seats on top of them and still use the 8 holes. I have done this a couple of times.
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