Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )


Hello, we have answers for your Volvo-related questions!. Why not take a few moments to ask a question, help provide a solution or just engage in a conversation with another member in any one of our forums. Together we can make our Volvo community a better place.
 
Reply to this topicStart new topic
Do you like Volvo-Forums.com? Link to us and help spread the word about our forum. Thanks!
> Swapping The Front Seats
forty2
post Oct 5 2008, 09:59 AM
Post #1


Newbie


Group: Members
Posts: 19
Joined: 2-October 08
Member No.: 48,836
Status: Offline
Location: Andover MA
Drives: 1991 Volvo 240 5-spd



Can this be done? The passenger-side seat has a working lumbar support and the bottom foam isn't as lumpy/squashy as the driver-side seat.
Go to the top of the page
 
QuoteReply
swishersweets
post Oct 5 2008, 01:10 PM
Post #2


Newbie


Group: Members
Posts: 24
Joined: 16-February 08
Member No.: 38,490
Status: Offline
Location: USA
Drives: 1983 Volvo 240 DL



You could just get new lumbars from ipdusa.com and fix up the driver seat. i believe the seats are different and cant be switched but see if anyone else can answer that for you.
Go to the top of the page
 
QuoteReply
manxman
post Oct 5 2008, 05:38 PM
Post #3


Expert
****

Group: Members
Posts: 529
Joined: 15-December 07
Member No.: 35,867
Status: Offline
Location: Perth, Western Oz
Drives: 9/'86 Courier Crew Cab Diesel, '80 Yamaha XT & SR 250's



seat can't be switched UNLESS your remove them from the mounting bases-& I haven't done that to know more. Beware that the lumbar knobs must clear each other in the middle of the car. g'luck!!! report success pls.
Go to the top of the page
 
QuoteReply
forty2
post Oct 5 2008, 07:48 PM
Post #4


Newbie


Group: Members
Posts: 19
Joined: 2-October 08
Member No.: 48,836
Status: Offline
Location: Andover MA
Drives: 1991 Volvo 240 5-spd



Hm... well I'll get in there and look at the mounting bases this weekend. Looks like the lumbar knobs would clear, they're not that big.

At some point I'll probably have em rebuilt but not for awhile. the foam is getting a little crumbly and the fabric is thin in places. I saw somewhere that OEM foam blocks are no longer available... argh. hope that's wrong!
Go to the top of the page
 
QuoteReply
sargesvs
post Oct 5 2008, 07:54 PM
Post #5


Full Member
**

Group: Members
Posts: 132
Joined: 10-February 08
Member No.: 38,234
Status: Offline
Location: Annapolis, MD
Drives: 1992 Volvo 240



Look at #7 in the seats section. Lower seat padding. Pricey.

http://www.vlvworld.com/indexframe.html?200/toc.htm


I believe you can get seat foam that you shape yourself for cheaper.

Id look at junkyards also. I'm sure a passenger seat pad would be easy to find in decent condition.
Go to the top of the page
 
QuoteReply
240on280
post Oct 6 2008, 11:57 AM
Post #6


Expert
****

Group: Members
Posts: 740
Joined: 14-September 05
Member No.: 7,689
Status: Offline
Location: USA
Drives: 2000 Volvo S70, 1988 Volvo 240, 1986 Volvo 245



The best thing for you to do would be to take both seats out. Remove the seat covers and build a driver's seat out of all the best components and put all the bad stuff in the passenger's seat. It might be a good time to wash the seat covers in a washing machine. The seat components are identical except for the upper seat covers. The lumber support mechanism will have to be turned upside-down to fit the driver's side seat cover.
The seat cover's are held on with "hog rings". You can cut these with wire cutters. To reassemble you can use zip-ties to close them back up. It may seem a little daunting but it's actually quite easy to do.
Later on you can pick up another passenger seat from a breaker's yard. If you just need the cushions, wagon vinyl seats and GL leather seats tend to have better cushions because they don't distort as much as the fabric sedan seats.
Go to the top of the page
 
QuoteReply
schaffee
post Oct 6 2008, 02:11 PM
Post #7


Newbie


Group: Members
Posts: 20
Joined: 17-July 08
Member No.: 45,690
Status: Offline
Location: Massachusetts
Drives: 1986 Volvo 240 GL



Whats a good aftermarket brand that would fit nicely into a volvo.

I have the GL leather and someone fairly large rode in my drivers seat before me, and its angled towards the door.

I'm sick of back problems.
Go to the top of the page
 
QuoteReply
240on280
post Oct 7 2008, 11:48 AM
Post #8


Expert
****

Group: Members
Posts: 740
Joined: 14-September 05
Member No.: 7,689
Status: Offline
Location: USA
Drives: 2000 Volvo S70, 1988 Volvo 240, 1986 Volvo 245



You can fit the Volvo 850 seats to the 240 frame.
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.p...+seats+245+ryan

Go to the top of the page
 
QuoteReply
BrockHead01
post Oct 7 2008, 11:02 PM
Post #9


Newbie


Group: Members
Posts: 5
Joined: 15-September 08
Member No.: 48,160
Status: Offline
Location: USA
Drives: 1985 240



NIce maybe i can get some help in this thread..
I have 85 244, front seats shot..all leather..
looking to replace.
My ****/back hurts..
I found NICE 700 series at local junkyard with newish seats with nice side pockets....will these fit my 240????pockets and all...???can someone please measure their 700 seat mounting bolt pattern so i can match up with my seat patterns?
i am cool with light drilling but not fabricating..OR should i just reup. these leathers????

thanks
Go to the top of the page
 
QuoteReply
black240
post Jul 18 2009, 10:15 AM
Post #10


Newbie


Group: Members
Posts: 2
Joined: 17-July 09
Member No.: 59,623
Status: Offline
Location: huntington beach
Drives: 91 240



I just bought 2004 bmw 3 series seats from a local gentalmen for $200 in perfect condition. They look brand new. they were a perfect swap and definatly a up grade. The car is my daughters and she misses the retro look of the original headrest. The fit with minor fabrication. Much cheaper and less time that rebuilding, buying new covers, buying foam, ect. There are lots of deals to be had.
Go to the top of the page
 
QuoteReply
Rayovac
post Nov 17 2009, 12:33 AM
Post #11


Newbie


Group: Members
Posts: 1
Joined: 25-August 09
Member No.: 61,344
Status: Offline
Location: Canada
Drives: 1985 Volvo 245



QUOTE (black240 @ Jul 18 2009, 08:15 AM)
I just bought 2004 bmw 3 series seats from a local gentalmen for $200 in perfect condition. They look brand new. they were a perfect swap and definatly a up grade. The car is my daughters and she misses the retro look of the original headrest. The fit with minor fabrication. Much cheaper and less time that rebuilding, buying new covers, buying foam, ect. There are lots of deals to be had.


Was the swap a simple bolt in or was there some modification necessary?
Go to the top of the page
 
QuoteReply
« Next Oldest Volvo 240, 242, 244 & 245 Forum Next Newest »
  Advanced Search

1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

Reply to this topicStart new topic
Get your Volvo listed in the Garage Today, for FREE, to share with the world what you drive and what toys and modifications you have.

Collapse

> Similar Topics

  Topic Replies Topic Starter Views Last Action
No New Posts Front End Squeak
1 Chuck Ketcham 612 15th April 2014 - 02:53 PM
Last post by: guiseppe
No New Posts Front Engine Mount
0 geraldc70 138 5th April 2014 - 11:50 AM
Last post by: geraldc70
No New Posts Topic has attachmentsThe Modified Volvo Thread
Pics of the best modded swedes
4 benaaron87 529 21st February 2014 - 01:25 AM
Last post by: TylerFunnell
No New Posts Front Axles 2008 Xc90 3.2l
2 williala 529 23rd January 2014 - 06:20 AM
Last post by: Antartide
No New Posts Front Volvo Emblem
2 rhudson2 978 17th December 2013 - 07:42 PM
Last post by: TheGreekMason

 
> Link To Us
If you found our site useful please link to us <a href="http://www.volvo-forums.com">Volvo-Forums.com</a>.
 
Time is now: 28th July 2014 - 09:35 PM
© 2004 Volvo-forums.com
Volvo-Forums.com is not affiliated with or endorsed by Volvo Car Corporation.
Privacy Statement