Seat swap???

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Re: Seat swap???

Post by torchard » Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:13 am

It is a good question though: does the bench easily swap in? The captains chairs as you know ride on two rails each. Do the bench seats use these same rails, at the same width and so forth?

Or maybe the bench seat uses the same mounting locations in place of the sliders?

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Re: Seat swap???

Post by loki » Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:25 am

the rails that the captains chairs slide an are held down by 3 bolts I think it was, I would imagine that the bench either has it's own set of rails that bolt to either the same holes or other that are likely already there or the bench just bolts directly to holes already there (possibly the same ones that the rails mount to?

Anyways I'm speculating, the Japanese usually make it so the options are possible in all the configurations as it is to expensive to make a totally different body just to have a bench instead of captains chairs.

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Re: Seat swap???

Post by TardisDeli » Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:48 am

Hmmm, would be a major & painful operation to change the seats. We snooped about a few deli's looking at just that. The floor bolt holes are different places, and have totally different methods --number of legs, sliding tracks etc. So you would have to remove the seats, remove the carpet, remove the tracks. Then decide where to place your new seats, drill holes and hope to heaven you get the correctly re-inforced area to drill into, so your seats don't land in your windshield during your next emergency stop (messy with all the blood and guts everywhere). Since also may have to reach up from underneath to attach the nuts and washers to your bolts, may have to remove fuel tanks or mufflers or stuff. Just buy the preferred Exceed or the Chamonix model, the seats are the major difference, everything else is a menu choice.
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Re: Seat swap???

Post by twisted » Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:07 am

I guess I'll find out when I get my Delli, next week. I'm a fabricator in a hotrod and chopper shop so making things work shouldn't be much of a problem. We are real used to making things work where they should'nt. After I have a good look at mine, and some detailed picts of the bench mount, I'll start looking for a bench.

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Re: Seat swap???

Post by GREENME@U » Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:37 pm

Hello all now that where talking about seats do you guys think we could get bucket seats in the front with 4 point belts? i would like to buy 2 if they would work.....on ebay i seen mitsu bucket seats,they look very nice.I think this would be a good mod if they where cosey. thks;

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Re: Seat swap???

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Re: Seat swap???

Post by torchard » Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:24 pm

I seen pix of a Delica with Recaro seats - maybe on the UK site. Can't speak for the 4 points, wouldn't want them, but I think you could retrofit some other seats.

Someone on this site tastefully outfitted their rig with an EZ-boy recliner.

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GREENME@U wrote:Hello all now that where talking about seats do you guys think we could get bucket seats in the front with 4 point belts? i would like to buy 2 if they would work.....on ebay i seen mitsu bucket seats,they look very nice.I think this would be a good mod if they where cosey. thks;

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Re: Seat swap???

Post by CVI » Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:37 pm

Hey...it'll be nice to have those recaro seats ....only if these "rolling bricks" can hit 160kph... :-D
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Post by CVI » Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:39 pm

Or should I say....if only :cry:
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Re: Seat swap???

Post by GREENME@U » Fri Apr 25, 2008 3:03 am

mitsubc wrote:Hey...it'll be nice to have those recaro seats ....only if these "rolling bricks" can hit 160kph... :-D
racing seats is not all about racing........im a short guy about 5.9' and when i sit up at a traffic lite in my deli...well i cant see it mind you thats only when im near the front so for taller guys and maybe even gals it might be nice to sit a little lower. I know all id need is 1to2 inchs ot even and hey i know one thing for sure i would jump on it if they were a nicer seats to sit in for 6 hours.... but i dont know if they would be its just somthing to think about! AND SORRY FOR JACKING THREAD got to reply to a bcmitsu..... no punn intended :M :M

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Re: Seat swap???

Post by after oil » Fri May 02, 2008 7:01 am

my 93 chamonix is coming with a bench, and my friend's (i think its an exceed) comes with captains chairs. we agreed to swap 'em (she has kids) so they better swap ok! i heard somewhere that the floors have all the bolt points for all the seat configs in every van. as loki speculates:
loki wrote:the rails that the captains chairs slide an are held down by 3 bolts I think it was, I would imagine that the bench either has it's own set of rails that bolt to either the same holes or other that are likely already there or the bench just bolts directly to holes already there (possibly the same ones that the rails mount to?

Anyways I'm speculating, the Japanese usually make it so the options are possible in all the configurations as it is to expensive to make a totally different body just to have a bench instead of captains chairs.
so if its true it would be a matter of cutting the carpet to find where to bolt the rails down.
twisted wrote:I guess I'll find out when I get my Delli, next week. I'm a fabricator in a hotrod and chopper shop so making things work shouldn't be much of a problem. We are real used to making things work where they should'nt. After I have a good look at mine, and some detailed picts of the bench mount, I'll start looking for a bench.
PLEASE let us now what you find, and with photos too if possible. i might be able to get a bench for you from my father in laws jasper. in theory he dont want it, but he might change his mind when he sees it.

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Re: Seat swap???

Post by The Pinkfingers » Fri May 02, 2008 6:38 pm

after oil wrote:my 93 chamonix is coming with a bench, and my friend's (i think its an exceed) comes with captains chairs. we agreed to swap 'em (she has kids) so they better swap ok!
Then you would be the only Chamonix with captains, and she'd be the only exceed with a bench... http://www.delica.ca/forum/delica-model ... s-857.html

However, you'll also have a mix 'n' match look, because Chamonix and Exceed seats look very different and feel very different. You may want to switch both 2nd and 3rd row seats. The Chamonix seats have a more durable fabric, but my kids found them a little less comfy.

Hope it works out for you!

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Re: Seat swap???

Post by Erebus » Wed May 21, 2008 4:06 pm

There have been posts, both here and on the UK forum, with photos with everything stripped out. The photos should show the bolt holes. Will probably take some snooping or good search-term-selection to find.
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