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Discussion in 'The Welcome Wagon' started by GuldenRod, Jun 12, 2012.
Those will look good. Should be comfortable, too.
they are comfortable,i have the same seats in my 97 explorer and great on long trips
I drove it from FL to NC and back towing my GTS when i bought it and my girlfriend at the time went with me and she could kick back and relax.
I also drove up here to NJ from FL but made a detour to Tennessee to get some parts for my GTS and it's great driving long distances.
I picked up a set in Florida for my GTS off craigslist for $25 and then got the power base for the passenger side with the switches and paid another $25 for that stuff and later I found the correct side cover for the one with power but has the manual lumbar crank and paid about $5 so I only have about $60 in those with the hardware I bought to bolt them in.Eventually i have to pay good money to get them upholstered with the rear seat as it's getting done custom 2 tone with inserts in the middle
These seats have the power pump for the lumbar so it will be easier to find the side cover for the power seat set up. Also I only need to buy SEM vinyl paint and not have to recover them so my only expense will be the paint,the power base for passenger side,switch harness and hardware to bolt them in,
I already done the conversion in my 72 Sport so the wagon will be exactly the same and know exactly how to modify the feet on the base to bolt up to the Gran Torino seat riser on the floor.
I first did the passenger side on the GTS and after I figured it all out the driver side went alot quicker and now doing it again I can put in both seats in the time it took me to do the initial set up of the first one.
I really need to get some good maroon seats out of a 94-96 Roady wagon. The seats in my Cappy are killing me. I mean, BAD. I can't get in that car and drive it 20 blocks without my back going out. At my age it's really causing bad problems. I love the car but the seats are nothing like the Buick seats for comfort and fit. Right this minute my back is killing me from driving the car 3 nights ago. Have to go to the chiropractor every time I drive the car. A shame, too. The seats are nice looking in there, but, they don't fit me right at ALL. I hate to change anything because it looks so good and the seats are cherry. A great car but I need better seats. My back is killing me as I type.
have to start a progress thread where do I post photo's?
i had to kill the link to a forum i'm no longer a part of so that is why my pics are gone here. Sorry and I will post some photo's on a new thread soon as i know where to post a new project thread
Under the Cosmetic & Restoration section there is a subsection for Station Wagon Projects.
thanks I'll start a project thread there and ad a few here since i had to kill the lnk to a forum and lost the pics here
hello guldenrod nice to meet ya . i'm in so fla now hollywood to be exact . i used to work in jersey around the deal, shark river ,ocean twnship,asbury park areas . lived in so amboy for a while . still have some family up there .sorry i didnt say hello sooner been kinda busy this summer. we just got back from key west less than an hour ago and this is the first time i noticed this .
I lived in Stuart/Palm City,FL area for 26 years
just moved back to NJ in January
Start a new job in Medford,NJ at a body shop as head Heavy Collision Tech.
have 2 Car-O-Liner frame machines in a 3 bay shop all to myself.
I'm the main guy for the heavy stuff then they have a guy that does the light stuff. One painter & a detailer.
looking forward to getting back to work,been ruff up here finding jobs in the
Auto Body industry.
Work at the new job has been going well and started working on the wagon detailing the engine compartment getting it ready to take it to it's first car show that is local to where I live.I'll post some pics soon and start a progress thread of what I have been doing on it lately
:2_thumbs_up_-_anima Excellent...keep us posted.
Glad your job is working out ok. Post up some when you can!
hers are a few pics since all the others got deleted
Me and he wagon when I first got it
at the old gas station near Medford,NJ
at home with my 72 Gran Torino Sport
with the wheels from the Sport,Torg Thrust & BFG T/A's
starting to buff paint,before and after
40 year old paint still shines after polishing
refurbishing the engine compartment
removed hood hinges
painted rad support with black wrinkle paint
sanded inner fender wells
masking for paint
sprayed the engine compartment with satin black
painted hood hinges
Painting engine parts
polished alternator body
painted pulley and hand painted striping
painted alternator middle band
repainted Accel coil
painted water pump pulley and fan with polished spacer
prepping engine for paint
painted engine black
after assembly but not completed