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Old 10-07-2015, 02:27 PM   #111 (permalink)
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Thanks for the information iveyjh.

BD, The only additional information I have is the shipping label on the package. Not sure it will help.





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Old 06-25-2016, 02:54 PM   #112 (permalink)
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Finished the new interior for the white VX

I finally finished the interior of the white 94 VX.

Here are some pictures










I also repainted the doors, front fenders and nose of the car.
























Hopefully we met our goal of building a 70MPG+ eccomodder that also looks like a well maintained classic.

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Old 06-25-2016, 03:00 PM   #113 (permalink)
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I finally finished the interior of the white 94 VX.

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BEAUTIFUL! I especially like how you matched the door inserts with the seat fabric. Excellent job!

Was it a car upholstery company that reskinned your seats?
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Old 06-25-2016, 04:16 PM   #114 (permalink)
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Yes, Chew Chew. I had the seats and door panels professionally done. This car originally had a blue interior. I removed all the black interior panels from my red 92 VX, cleaned them up and re-installed them in this white VX. Also installed new black carpets and painted the dash black.

The front bucket seats are from an 80's BMW. I cleaned them up and only the inserts were re-covered.
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Old 06-25-2016, 11:49 PM   #115 (permalink)
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The front bucket seats are from an 80's BMW. I cleaned them up and only the inserts were re-covered.
Donkey, did you first buy the BMW seats and THEN figured out how to mate them to the Honda seat rails? Or, did you choose the BMW seats because you knew they would mate with the Honda rails?
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Old 06-26-2016, 04:07 AM   #116 (permalink)
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I bought the seats because they are very comfortable. They do not match the OEM mounts on the VX.

I used 4 - 1/4 inch thick by 4 inches wide by 17 inches long pieces of aluminum stock and bent it and drilled it with both the OEM VX and the BMW mounting holes. I then attached the BMW seats to the plates and mounted the seat into the car using the OEM mounting holes and hardware.




The seats are about 1 inch taller than the Honda seats, but are fine for my 6' 2" frame.

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Old 06-26-2016, 08:32 AM   #117 (permalink)
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I used 4 - 1/8th inch thick by 4 inches wide by 17 inches long pieces of aluminum stock and bent it and drilled it with both the OEM VX and the BMW mounting holes. I then attached the BMW seats to the plates and mounted the seat into the car using the OEM mounting holes and hardware..
BIG THANKS for the pictures, Donkey! Very nice of you.

You inspired me to change out the front seats of my 27y/o Civic hatchback. After 250k miles, the driver's seat could use a refresh.

I don't have the metal forming skills to make the new seat mounts. But, I'll be having some custom bike work done this coming week, so I think the bike builder would likely have the skills and tools to make the new seats fit.

Again, thanks for the inspiration, Donkey!

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Old 06-26-2016, 03:21 PM   #118 (permalink)
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You are welcome! Actually I was able to bend the aluminum by putting it in a bench vise and using every pound of my considerable bulk to persuade them to the correct angle. The holes were drilled with a 1/2" hand drill.

Good luck with your project.

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