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Offline kkkaiser

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seats on 73 and 78
« on: June 06, 2019, 01:18:59 AM »
Hi  are the seats the same in a 78 Eldo biarritz and a 73 eldo, convert,, meaning, are they interchangeable??

Offline D.Smith

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Re: seats on 73 and 78
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2019, 07:11:30 AM »
Yes and No.   Yes they will fit.  But the 73 had a bench or 60/40 seating, whereas the Biarritz had 50/50 seating.  So you will need to drill new holes for some of the mounts.

But the 73s never had pillowed seats, so it will look funny.

Offline kkkaiser

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Re: seats on 73 and 78
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2019, 10:13:22 AM »
ok, thanks,, my reason for asking is a 78 biarritz came up for sale,, looks like its in good shape, red,, like my eldo.  and the interior looks great, but I'm concerned by the low price of 5k,  on a car that looks very good in pictures ..   of course, it may be just a great deal, but considering my eldo could use some new seats, and the last bid i got was 8k for leather,, i thought hey, if they swap,  i could get leather.
at a 3k discount,,, with seats that dont feel blown out,, you know, that deep sink in worn springs..

anyway,, just a thougt

Offline V63

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Re: seats on 73 and 78
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2019, 11:52:16 AM »
I would say the mounting should fit ? 60/40 vs 50/50. Am i incorrect? The 60/40 seat is really in 50/50 pattern as the extra 10 just ‘stretches’ over the transmission hump. You will have to make up a wire harness for added features of the 78 such as power recline and dual power functions. I do agree it will look funny 😳
« Last Edit: June 06, 2019, 11:54:14 AM by V63 »

Online TJ Hopland

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Re: seats on 73 and 78
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2019, 12:03:34 PM »
Didn't the floor change a bit for 75?   Seems like it was to accommodate the cat converter.    I don't know if that effected where and how the seats mounted.   
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