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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-18-2004, 12:32 AM Thread Starter
 
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EASY Seat Install

I just got done installing a replacement drivers side seat in my 88.5 tintop. Scored the seats out of a 1984 Honda Acura in exchange for some work on a rollback truck at my friends junkyard. They are almost the same size as Sammy seats, but MUCH more comfortable, with very thick side bolsters. They'll keep you in place. Haven't done the passenger side yet, got stuck replacing a hub on a customers Exploder today. The seat bolted right in with no mods on the front, the rails are the right distance and mounting system. The rear of the rails needs to be folded flat. They point down like the front ones do but the stock Sammy seat mount is flat on the rear of the rails. I just took a pair of Channelocks and bent the mount straight. The hole was about 1/4" off from the factory hole. I just sandwiched it down with another piece of metal I cut and drilled. Very simple. Seat was installed in less than 10 minutes. I'll get some pics up after I do the passenger side. The seats are super comfortable and really nice. Just thought I would point out another extremely simple option for better seats. I wish I could get the twin carbed engine out of that car in this Samurai, looks fast.
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Which carbs and intake are on that Honda?
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sounds good but which was it a honda or an acura?
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Re: EASY Seat Install

Sarge, I'm not sure. Don't know much about them. The hood tilts forward instead of opening from the front and the carbs are against the firewall. I believe they were large one barrels. About 14" apart. Thought it said Acura on the back, but I can't remember. I should be back up there in a few days, I'll check.
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Re: EASY Seat Install

i might be a little outta the loop but off the top of my head i was thinking that acura had no been introduced in 1984...was thinking a couple years later maybe 87. once again i could be wrong about that.
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Re: EASY Seat Install

No, I believe you are right. 1987 was the intro year.

I'm tring to think though which Honda had a hood that opened the opposite way than the others. For the life of me, I can picture it but not the car. I want to say a first gen CRX or 84-87 civic HB but I don't know for sure (actually I think I am wrong...still hedging here).

Regardless... I am mostly sure that they all mounted similarly. 87+ integras, 84 + civics, and CRX, all can be easily modified to swap into eachother.
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Checked it out... early Preludes opened that way.
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Re: EASY Seat Install

come to think of it my dad had a 2 door accord from 84 or 86 and i could almost swear that the hood opened "backwards" of normal.

the crx would be a good bet b/c the car is so small the seats have to fit in our wonderful little rigs.

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81-83 civic's open backwards as well as 87 and under ludes , accords were that way from 81-85. In general the dual carbs suck to work on and are expensive to replace.
Just my two cents...
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I know it wasn't a CRX. When I get back up there I'll snap a pic of it. Car was low and wide for its size.
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