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 Post subject: Re: G8 seats
PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:20 pm 
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wigid wrote:
Navy Lifer wrote:
OUTSTANDING! It CAN be done!

tell me where you're located--as much as I'd probably be OK to do it myself, I'd really hope to have the expertise you've shown to do the swap on mine. I've had a set of G8 seats for a couple of years, just waiting for this revelation!


I am in Nashville Tennessee. It is pretty easy to do just took a bit of working out for the first seat. the hardest part was working out how to get the headrest and headrest tubes out


I'm about 3 hours from you, in N. Georgia--at some point I'll work something out with you to pay a visit, if you're open to that option.

I'm looking at some new upholstery work in the area of the lumbar adjuster to avoid the need to re-attach the knob. The SIR cutaway/breakaway seams on the upholstery are critical, but I'm going to be working with one of the companies that offer custom leather kits.

I'll PM you--away from home at the moment, but look forward to meeting up eventually!

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 Post subject: Re: G8 seats
PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:26 pm 
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Navy Lifer wrote:
wigid wrote:
Navy Lifer wrote:
OUTSTANDING! It CAN be done!

tell me where you're located--as much as I'd probably be OK to do it myself, I'd really hope to have the expertise you've shown to do the swap on mine. I've had a set of G8 seats for a couple of years, just waiting for this revelation!


I am in Nashville Tennessee. It is pretty easy to do just took a bit of working out for the first seat. the hardest part was working out how to get the headrest and headrest tubes out


I'm about 3 hours from you, in N. Georgia--at some point I'll work something out with you to pay a visit, if you're open to that option.

I'm looking at some new upholstery work in the area of the lumbar adjuster to avoid the need to re-attach the knob. The SIR cutaway/breakaway seams on the upholstery are critical, but I'm going to be working with one of the companies that offer custom leather kits.

I'll PM you--away from home at the moment, but look forward to meeting up eventually!

no problem


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 Post subject: Re: G8 seats
PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:32 pm 
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CrashTestDummy wrote:
Thanks, Wigid, I can understand. I recently did a re-upholstery job on our SVO, and am really NOT interested in replacing the fabric. That, and the seats in our car aren't in that bad a shape. I was just wondering if the seat rack replacement was a plug-and-play job, as I'd be interested in that. I haven't looked over this post in detail, but it looks like the wiring is doable, with just a couple of wire moves. Does the rack bolt to the seat bottom, and the rack bolt in to the body with any mods?

yes it is pretty simple and all bolts straight up.
if you want to just put a G8 runner under a caprice seat all you do is,
1 unbolt the caprice runner/track and remove the track harness from the runner
2 get the G8 runner and remove the harness from the runner
3 take out the two wires from the switch plug of the G8 loom as shown above
4 fit these two wires to the caprice loom
5 slot the switch out as shown above
reassemble the seat


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 Post subject: Re: G8 seats
PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:34 pm 
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Great post! Thanks for the pictures and explanations!

Maurice

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 Post subject: Re: G8 seats
PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:07 pm 
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Great mod opportunity for everyone! I think some G8's just lost their seats.... :)

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 Post subject: Re: G8 seats
PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2015 8:22 pm 
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Wigid,

How did you remove the heated seat wire loom? It looks like part of it is goes through the black plastic tube, but in your pics the tube looks still intact.

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 Post subject: Re: G8 seats
PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2015 8:27 pm 
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.....Or is there no need to because your using the entire assembly, all the wiring from the the PPV seat?

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 Post subject: Re: G8 seats
PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 5:30 pm 
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FzCobra wrote:
Wigid,

How did you remove the heated seat wire loom? It looks like part of it is goes through the black plastic tube, but in your pics the tube looks still intact.


I just cut the tube with a box cutter down the length of the tube and slid the wires out. when I was finished I just wrapped the tube in black electrical tape


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 Post subject: Re: G8 seats
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:21 pm 
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Looks like the pics are gone. Any way I could get a copy of them?


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 Post subject: Re: G8 seats
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:38 pm 
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The pics are there. Just install the add-on to fix PhotoBucket links in your browser (FF and Chrome).

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