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    G'day Froggers

    Would anyone have any experiences regarding the replacement of 504/505 seats?
    Mine is a late model so 505 seats do fit without a hassle.
    But what about 406 or 605 seats for instance ? Would they fit without a headache ?

    Ideas are much appreciated

    Thank you.

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    1982 504 SR white manual sedan with A/C (257 000 Km)
    2012 308 1.6 VTi Vapor Grey manual H/B (35000 Km)
    1994 405 1.6 white manual sedan (208 000 Km)
    1992 605 SV24 (91 000 Km)
    2005 406 2.0L automatic (Replaced with a 2013 C5)
    1983 505 GR white manual sedan with A/C (170000 Km)

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    405 seats won't work as they need to be on angled runners, this may the case for 406 etc. as well.

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    Series 1 505 seats are the most comfortable in my opinion. Go for them.

    Just make sure the bottom of the drivers seat is not sagging too much from age and constant use.

    It is possible to install the foam from the bottom of a passenger seat into the drivers seat quite easily.
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    The 505 Executive seats in velour are the best in series one, Beano how do you swap the foam from the bottom of the drivers seat to the passenger one?
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    It's been a few years now, but from memory it's best to take the seat out of the car. However it may be possible to do it in place if you can locate the clips that hold the fabric in place.
    You shouldn't have to undo the clips at the rear.

    Basically the seat material is held on around the bottom by wire clips. They are "C" shaped, if I remember correctly. Once you undo these at the front and sides of the seat, and pull back the material, the foam just comes straight out. The only reason it doesn't move around during use is because it it held in by the fabric and sits in a shaped metal cradle.

    Couldn't be easier.

    I love how so many things on (mostly older) Pugs are simple. I once helped my father remove and replace the top of the dash in his Jaguar. Crikey....what a drama.

    At a later date I took him out to my 504, opened the passenger window and said I was going to remove the dash top, but to watch closely as he might miss it.

    Whole procedure took less than 10 seconds.
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    Thanks, I know the clips you mean, I've had some undone before to do repairs on these seats, just didn't realize you could take the whole foam section out, while you can reuse the clips or even buy new ones, what I've done previously is to use cable ties, work a treat. I'm not sure if you will get around the inside edge far enough with the seats in the car but it's worth a try, will let you know when have time to tackle that job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beano View Post

    At a later date I took him out to my 505, opened the passenger window and said I was going to remove the dash top, but to watch closely as he might miss it.

    Whole procedure took less than 10 seconds.
    in later s1 cars (from 83~) some of the bolts are hidden behind a narrow plastic cover between the dash and the windscreen which after all those years crumbles to flakes when it only sees the screwdriver.

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    ^ Sorry....my fault.

    I meant to say my 504

    505 dash tops take a few minutes....unless they crumble

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    These are my stock seats.
    I really love them & they're in good shape too, but I think they lack proper lateral support.
    I would die for 605 seats, but will have to either keep those, or go for 505 ones if it's worth it.
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    1982 504 SR white manual sedan with A/C (257 000 Km)
    2012 308 1.6 VTi Vapor Grey manual H/B (35000 Km)
    1994 405 1.6 white manual sedan (208 000 Km)
    1992 605 SV24 (91 000 Km)
    2005 406 2.0L automatic (Replaced with a 2013 C5)
    1983 505 GR white manual sedan with A/C (170000 Km)

    All since new


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    Nice seats, but the 505 executive seats are much better and the blue velour ones would look a treat in your car.
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    A possible solution Neil, however I wonder what the supply situation of 505 Executive seats is in Egypt ?

    Freight cost is likely prohibitive.
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    I think all those 505s that the Egyptians brought over in containers from Australia were carby models, and Executives were injected.

    A pair of GR or SR seats would be good, as long as the drivers seat does not sag.

    What is wrong with your existing seats, Chadi ? Is the drivers seat sagging at the bottom ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beano View Post

    A pair of GR or SR seats would be good, as long as the drivers seat does not sag.

    What is wrong with your existing seats, Chadi ? Is the drivers seat sagging at the bottom ?
    My seats are in pretty good shape, but unfortunately they lack modern seats' lateral support.

    Seats for 504/505-my-504-seats.jpg

    I really love the tweed seats, amazingly comfy & they absorb you inside. But hard to find in good shape.

    Seats for 504/505-505-tweed-seats.jpg

    They velour seats seem comfy, but too bling bling for my taste and also hard to find in good condition.

    Seats for 504/505-505-velour-seats.jpg

    So this leaves only the leather option, which is easy enough to redo in case it gets tired while still being comfy enough & having proper lateral support.



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    I would also love to fit the rear seat with the headrest (I think it adds elegance) but I don't know if they'd be too wide for the 504 (being narrower specially at the back than the 505)
    Chadi

    1982 504 SR white manual sedan with A/C (257 000 Km)
    2012 308 1.6 VTi Vapor Grey manual H/B (35000 Km)
    1994 405 1.6 white manual sedan (208 000 Km)
    1992 605 SV24 (91 000 Km)
    2005 406 2.0L automatic (Replaced with a 2013 C5)
    1983 505 GR white manual sedan with A/C (170000 Km)

    All since new


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