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Saab Seats

Discussion in 'T3 & T4 Tech Help Clinic' started by beastieboy, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. beastieboy

    beastieboy Active Member

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    Anyone done the Saab seat mod?
    Recently saw a van in a magazine a while back, fitted out with a set. I eventually worked out they were Saab 900 Seats, as today I stumbled accidentally across another article talking about this install.
    They look comfortable and are available in leather.
    Good replacement? Easy fit? Please discuss....
    Cheers
     
  2. kimosabi

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    Hmm, had a few Saab's.. and yes really comfortable seats. what type of Kombi are you saying they fit?
     
  3. beastieboy

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    I was browsing Just Kampers website. I happened to be looking at the swivel seat plates and just seemed to keep reading down into the comments section and found this.(Quote)
    • Matt said:18/07/10 10:14 PM
    • Hi, I have a 1976 (Ozzy) bay. I want to fit Saab 900 or 9000 seats (which, I am told fit straight onto the standard VW runners and are OK seats so long as you're around 6ft tall). So, would there be a problem with fitting the Saab seats to the (passenger only) swivel plate?
    • Answer:If they do genuinely fit straigh onto the original runners then the only issue you should face is that the swivel base raises the seat by around 1/2 an inch
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    But prior to this I read an old Volkswagen world camper magazine and as shown below the Saab seats are fitted into a T3. I didn't know they were Saab seats until I stumbled across the info on J.K website and then googled on from there. I'll scan the magazine pages and post them up.
     
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    Anyone have a link to the actual mod in progress, or instructions e.c.t to generally just check it out?
    Cheers Barry for your link. I've briefly read it and it mentions leg room under the wheel is more narrow. In my pic the guy has added power steering and looks like a smaller VW Golf steering wheel. This would regain the loss by the sounds of it.
     
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    They look kinda high.. the Saab Seats that is. As you say beastieboy the smaller steering wheel is showing the Saab seat have a higher/thicker base but look a better option than my efforts to try and fit Amarok seats to my T3. ( my head was resting on the roof.. and the tracks were to wide)
     
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    Thought the same actually...
     
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    Second the :( roof lining but agree the rest is:D.
    Cheers
     
  13. Syncro27

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    Wow that looks very comfy.
    Like driving a lounge chair around :D
     
  14. Leighton

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    Is it a bench seat in the crew cab? I have been looking at fitting a rear seat like that in my Dc is it also out of the Sabb? any more photo's
     
  15. beastieboy

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    Think that's the back seats from the Saab...
    Not 100% sure on the legalities of the steering wheel mod in my state but think that's an easy pickup for highway patrol here. However, I think maybe (and bonus) if the airbag was working on the steering wheel, I can't see them having an argument. So you fitted an aftermarket airbag? That should get bonus points surely! ;) But this area I'm unsure of, as much as I'd like a T3 to have airbags.
     
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  16. Luckyphil

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    No need for air bags "Die like a man" :)
     
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    If the windscreen holds up, it would be easy for the fire brigade to just hose the remains off it I guess.
     
  18. Leighton

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    In the front of the Crew Cab is it a fold down bench/dickie seat? any more pictures of this DC?
     
  19. David H

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    Been thru a 76 Kombi screen. Thought I was going thru it but it was actually coming back thru my position:( snug in my seat belt:). Poles penetrate! 'Air bag' was my exhale "oh s**t" which emptied the 'air bag' before it was needed.
    Cheers
     
  20. beastieboy

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    When I get back to the scanner I'll copy off the whole article for you later today. I think it's not a bench seat in the front but maybe some kind of fold down setup in the centre. This van is located in the U.K.
     

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