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Old December 22nd, 2008, 13:03
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land rover seats?

i found some nice leather land rover front seats with grab handles at the junkyard today. has anybody ever mounted these in an xj? just curious if it would be a relatively easy swap.
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 20:18
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Re: land rover seats?

give it a try and let us know how it goes
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 09:53
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i have a broken arm, so i didn't want to get into it if it's too difficult right now. if it's an easy swap i'll go for it, too much trouble right now otherwise.
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 10:08
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send em tome and i'll let ya know
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 10:35
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Re: land rover seats?

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i found some nice leather land rover front seats with grab handles at the junkyard today. has anybody ever mounted these in an xj? just curious if it would be a relatively easy swap.
i seriously doubt it a direct swap. you will need to find a way to mount the xj seat bracket to the land rover seat. if you dont swap brackets, than you have find a way to make the land rover bracket mount to the xj floor. the contour of the bracket might be different.

are you able to weld? if you can weld, than you can probably modify the xj bracket to work with the land rover seats.
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 14:57
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Re: land rover seats?

i can't weld all too well right now. i guess it's prob. a little too involved of a project right now. too bad b/c they are some really nice seats!
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Re: land rover seats?

searching through threads and i was thinking of swapping for land rover seats. our junk yard has to land rovers... another thing i was thinking of doing was chopping the top of a discovery and putting it on my xj...then i would have two sunroofs and those cool curved windows. the only problem i see is that the discovery roof is 4inches wider than my xj...

anyway, i'd like to put the seats in atleast.
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Old January 22nd, 2009, 15:00
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searching through threads and i was thinking of swapping for land rover seats. our junk yard has to land rovers... another thing i was thinking of doing was chopping the top of a discovery and putting it on my xj...then i would have two sunroofs and those cool curved windows. the only problem i see is that the discovery roof is 4inches wider than my xj...
the roof is probably aluminum as well, meaning no welding in to the XJ. those things leak bad too

any seat can fit if it is narrow enough. look at the xj seat base to see the available space. very small.
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Old January 23rd, 2009, 05:25
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^ Really? I didn't know rovers were aluminum.
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Old January 23rd, 2009, 17:41
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Re: land rover seats?

I'm curious as to what the rover seats look like.
P.S. it's Aluminium, lol.
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The Rover hoods are aluminum.
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Old January 30th, 2009, 04:57
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Re: land rover seats?

The Series 1, 11, 111 and Defender style have aluminum bodies on steel ladder frame chassis. Pop rivets were used on the aluminum bodies. The Range Rover and Discovery have steel bodies. Until recently these models had a separate chassis now they are unibody.
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Old January 30th, 2009, 05:01
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Actually, I'm not entirely certain that they are a true unibody as I think they use subframes.
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