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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-22-2002, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
 
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Seats revisited

So I gotta go the wrecking yard for some misc. parts. I need new seats too.

Let's hear your recommendations for used seats, not aftermarket seats. Better include an estimate of the effort to adapt the seats to the Zuk and the installation time.

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Not that they are the best, but they work good.
Toyota Camery seats (they were cheep, and in good shape)
What did it take, one piece of flat bar (4'X 3") and 8 bolts,nuts, washers.
They are about one in wider.
I have picture at home (not the best) of the what the plate lookes like if you want.
Total cost was close to $35.
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measure the width of your stock seats. Stay within a couple of inches and you'll be fine. Pick a set of
seats that has a flat bottom. Meaning it's level from side to side and front to rear. That's the way stock
seats are. Makes it real easy to adapt Suzuki rails. I used 86 Chrysler LeBarron seats. Nice ride
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I used a set of Hyundai Accent seats, kept the tracks that they had and mounted them on 2x2 square tubing
and used 1/2" bolts to bolt it down..

also, on the ratchet I had the first 3 notches welded so the seat would not lean back as much,

they are way comfortable.

they were a pain at first figuring out mounting them, because I wanted the seat belt to not get hung up on them when I un buckled to get
out of the rig.

there is a writeup on those seats at www.izook.com one of the people on this board did the writeup...
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I used Honda Civic seats. I had to cut out the stock sheet metal risers on the drivers side then add 2 pieces of 1 1/2
angle to the front. i used aluminum. The slides that came with the seats were better than the stock ones so I just
bent the ends on frt to vertical and the rears to horizontal. The Honda slides were about half way bend that way. They are a lot more comfortabe than the stock ones and adjust every which way. I found them on Ebay 125.00
including free shipping from a wrecker in Dallas.

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I've been keeping a list of seats that people from this board say they've put in their Zuks. I don't know how much time or effort was required in each case, but maybe this will help you anyway. Good Luck!
SUZUKI SWIFT / ESTEEM
GEO STORM / PRIZM
DODGE NEON
TOYOTA MR2
FORD MUSTANG/ ‘02 EXPLORER
CHEVY S10 BLAZER
MAZDA RX-7 / 626
Mitsubishi 3000GT
Nissan Maxima
Honda CRX
Pontiac Sunbird/Sunfire
Hyundai Accent
And my swap: 2001 Ford Focus Wagon [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Depending on your fab skills and your budget. I'd just go for the $150 Corbeau seats (like beard suspension seats). Or there is PRP in Temecula starting at $160. And they’re new and won’t look funky like a lot of junkyard seats. I know this is not what your 100% looking for but I know that some Junkyards can be pricey here in So cal, and just wanted to remind you of that [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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I'm putting swift GTI seat tomorow.
Should be done in about 2-3hours.
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I did Dodge Neon seats. They can be easy or a bit of a pain. Easy is if you want to raise your butt
a couple of inches. Use the Neon rails and a 1-1/2 X 1/8 angle front to rear to stretch the mounting
pattern an inch or so. Just notch the front of the angle for the front mounting rail in the tub.

If you swap the rails for the zuk rails they set near stock height, (what I did) but it takes a
bit more work. You have to cut rivets and welds to get the Neon rails off.

DONT use 4 door seats unless you are willing to lose the passenger back tilt forward feature.
they did make a 2 door neon, but at least here, the are rare.

The set I picked blend in nicely with the rear zook cloth seat, and are VERY comfortable.
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Re: Seats revisited

I also put Neon seats in my 87 sammy. I can ride now for hours and not get into real pain from the seats. They are mount on the samurai seat rails. Picture is attached.
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