7th gen seats in a ST185: Howto w/ pics

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Re: 7th gen seats in a ST185: Howto w/ pics

Postby alexinvancouver » Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:52 pm

i'm looking to upgrade my seats as well.
wish pictures worked (
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Re: 7th gen seats in a ST185: Howto w/ pics

Postby Alikazam » Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:11 pm

My alltrac had the 7th gen seats in it already but not properly mounted in the rear. I fixed that though. Had to cut off rear mounts completely to bottom of rivet heads. Ground off any sharp edges. Here's what I have now with fabricated and welded mounts to stock holes with welded nuts to plate for seat mounts welded to seat rails to bolt to. 2 piece affair but most of and accident force isn't going to affect this point much. Thinnest metal used was ⅛" steel and thickest was ¼". Feel free to ask any questions.

Passenger seat auto forward spring rear bracket had to be bent in under seat (away from seat rail towards middle of seat, about 45 deg angle now) a bit to clear everything but still works just fine.

Passenger side tacked and bolted in place.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Ag52AECKnzWMWzG86

Driver side mounted and bolted in place, welded and painted.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/j1o3AHnbyQWTti4L7
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Re: 7th gen seats in a ST185: Howto w/ pics

Postby alexinvancouver » Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:25 am

Alikazam wrote:My alltrac had the 7th gen seats in it already


i'm more interested in swapping rear seat, especially the back. mine was badly damaged by the sun exposure. i have no problems with fabbing, cutting, welding etc. some dude is selling rears from 4th gen Celica here and they look identical but surely some work has to be done or i will buy them and use leather for re-upholsting https://vancouver.craigslist.org/pml/pt ... 69038.html
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Re: 7th gen seats in a ST185: Howto w/ pics

Postby Alikazam » Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:41 am

alexinvancouver wrote:
Alikazam wrote:My alltrac had the 7th gen seats in it already


i'm more interested in swapping rear seat, especially the back. mine was badly damaged by the sun exposure. i have no problems with fabbing, cutting, welding etc. some dude is selling rears from 4th gen Celica here and they look identical but surely some work has to be done or i will buy them and use leather for re-upholsting https://vancouver.craigslist.org/pml/pt ... 69038.html


Ours are 5th gen, that's 7th gen stuff right? Don't think those will work at all having taken my bottom out. I'm just planning to reupholster all seats to match eventually (with front seat heaters! Love them in my former 2009 challenger and present 2007 chrysler 300C).
1990 Celica Alltrac - Emma
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