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    Veccy Recaro's are in...

    ...sort of...

    I've got the fronts in and they look really good. Very happy with them.



    Having a mk4 estate, I was led to believe that the rear seats would go in as a direct fit... First piece I picked up from the pile was a seatbase, and almost immediately I have proved the "direct-fit" theory WRONG!

    Here you can see the differences...

    VECTRA



    ASTRA



    and here's a comparison shot of the two types of spring release clips...



    Basically, the problem is that the spring release clips for the base are wider on the Astra than on the Vectra seatbase, so what do I do?

    Is it possible to get a spring clip with a narrower centre section and longer "pins"?

    can anyone compare the P/N's on EPC for the spring clip on the Astra G estate and the Vectra B (GSi if it makes any difference)?!

    I'm now going to go back out and try and fit the seat backs now, hopefully I won't have a problem with those!

    Any help with this greaty appreciated, I'm not sure if anyone has the rear seats fitted in an estate, so hopefully I'll be a first... Of course, if I'm not the first, then could the first person please tell me how to fit them!
    NOW - Sapphire Black 3dr Astra G

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    You really aint having much luck with these seats are ya Pete!!!

    Where did you get the runners from in the end?

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    Maybe Pete, you should just give up on the Veccy Recaro idea, and sell them to me
    Cleanest car awarded 'Fast Show' 2006 & 2007

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    Quote Originally Posted by redhotpanther View Post
    You really aint having much luck with these seats are ya Pete!!!

    Where did you get the runners from in the end?
    got the runners through a Wanted ad on here £50 delivered! spent ages looking for them though, and the day after I sent the cheque off I was offered a set by two seperate people on vectra-sport and vvoc

    Quote Originally Posted by Alfa GTV View Post
    Maybe Pete, you should just give up on the Veccy Recaro idea, and sell them to me
    You can buy them off me if you like mate, would need another interior now though. Tell you what, you pick up a VXR interior and show me how to fit it, and I'll do ya a straight swap
    NOW - Sapphire Black 3dr Astra G

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    Ah good things do come to those that wait then!

    Sods law that you got offered two more straight away!!

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    can't complain, can I really though, the seats and subframes have cost me £150 so far, thats at least a third of what I saw just the front seats going for, and I have the doorcards/rear seats to play with/sell on too

    well, I say I have the rear seats... they don't seem to want me to have them though!
    NOW - Sapphire Black 3dr Astra G

    THEN - Glacier White 2.0Di Estate - 136bhp 1.6 Pineapple Yellow Mk3 - Flame Red 2.0Di Van - Chianti Red 1.8 Coupe - Star Silver 2.2 Zafira - Flame Red 2.2 Linea Rossa Coupe - Titan Gold 1.8 Coupe

    9 Years, 7 Astras, 1 Zafira, No Regrets.

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    get pics up as soon as matey
    The car in front is my astra!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I've no idea what you mean by spring release clips, but I might be able to offer a sugestion once I see the piccies

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    Ive never seen them fitted to a estate.
    hope they fit for you pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ffoeg View Post
    I've no idea what you mean by spring release clips, but I might be able to offer a sugestion once I see the piccies
    on the estate there is small spring type clips that hold the bottom back bench in place(at the front of the bench not in the middle like the hatch)

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