Jump to content

IGNORED

Bolting in Seats


Recommended Posts

I have the 71 240z with series 1 seats, an adjustment knob...  Seats were out when i bought car. I am now ready to get them back in. I have seat in with front nuts on. The back nuts are the issue. Taking into account the carpet its virtually impossible to even get one hand underneath to tighten nuts much less two hands.

Anybody else have this issue? what did you do? I am contemplating taking off the back rest to see if that will help me a little bit.

Link to post
Share on other sites

The carpet section and jute pad (if still there) should easily be removable from under the seat. Since you have the front nuts installed, rake the seat back forward and then slide the seat fully forward. That should get you enough room to install the rear nuts. Yeah, its snug but doable. I've had seats out and back in any number of time, never had to remove the seat back.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Slide the seat all the way forward, recline the set forward as well...this will give you your best access.  It is challenging no doubt.  Slide your fingers under and feel around to get the nut started, you will be doing this blind as there's no way to be able to see what you are doing under there unfortunately.  Once you get it finger tight use a combination wrench to tightening it down.  This is about the best description I can think of right now.  Hope this helps.

Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, Vorticity said:

Use some plumbers putty to stick the washer and lock washer on so you don't have to hold them.

I use white lithium grease and a fine tooth racheting box end wrench. (Gearwrench:    https://www.ebay.com/itm/GearWrench-KDTools-Metric-7-Piece-Flex-Combination-Ratchet-Wrench-Set-9900-NEW/300930317149?epid=1717817801&hash=item4610d83b5d:g:yp8AAOxyAc1SPMfm ) This method has saved most of my cuss word vocabulary for other issues.

Link to post
Share on other sites

As i'm tall i used 4 (2x2) from those big plastix nuts there are used under the seat, to lift the front up.. if you then put the seat in the front position it's also easier to do the rear nuts. i used a flat ratcheting wrench.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

i got them in...sigh. but now need them back out... what a pain. 

part of the issue is the bolts are not that great. Has anybody successfully removed the bolts and replaced with new ones with really good threads? Something is keeping the bolts in. My eyes are not great and i cant tell it they are welded in or something else

Link to post
Share on other sites

I used a die from my tap and die set and carefully cleaned my threads. I can now break them loose and turn with fingers. Its hard to put seats in their position without scraping threads a little on my car and who knows who removed them in the past and didn't use care but mine were a pain to remove even with ratchet wrench. Now its not bad at all to remove seats now and we all know how much easier things are to work on without them in car.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Guidelines. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.