URQ Seat orientation & interchangability

Huw Powell audi at humanspeakers.com
Mon Aug 28 23:29:17 EDT 2006

> I have 2 "sport" seats from my wrecked 83 URQ (#610) that had the late  model 
> ball joints, under hood fuse box etc. They have the fore/aft adjuster  lever 
> on the outside (door side) of the seat bottom. My current car (#472)  with 
> early ball joints and under dash fuse box has non sport seats and adjusters  on 
> the console side of the seat bottom.
> I want to swap the seats but cannot see any way to "convert" the outer  lever 
> to fit. The floor mounted guide is welded to the car and is also side  
> specific.
> Switching bottoms and backs also won't work due to the seat belt  location, 
> and the bottom cushion tilt adjust lever for the driver  seat. 
> Any ideas?

Yes, the adjusting mechanism, as I recall, can actually be swapped from 
one side to the other.

I know I did it once or twice, and as far as I can remember (we're going 
back many years here), there was no drilling or other tough work involved.

The center of the seat, that rides on the guide, is symmetric, and the 
rear sliders are the same.  You just need the levers to be on the same 
"side" of the seat as the release mechanism mounted to the car floor.

If you need more detail or clarification I can probably look under some 
spare seats and elaborate.

Huw Powell



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