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Old 06-10-2009, 11:15 AM   #1
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Replacement front seats--can it be done?

Hi: I am getting a set of new AS leather seats, including two front seats, hopefully to replace our 27 year old front seats. The guys selling the seats does not have a model number but they look very similar to the Flexsteel ones already in my 1982 280. What are the chances they can be easily swapped out?
I am scheduled to pick them up Friday but it's a drive, so I want to know ahead of time if there is zero chance that we can use the two front seats. I know I can't use the third chair and will sell it on Craigslist asap.
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Old 06-11-2009, 09:15 PM   #2
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Airstream Mothership says YES!

For those just dying to know, the helpful guy in Tech Support (Chris) checked out the pictures of the seats and thinks it's doable. Unfortunately, the guy selling has not gotten back to me to arrange the pick-up that was supposed to be tomorrow. It's a three hour drive each way, so we really do need to hear back from him before starting the trip. The good news is that Airstream will hold onto the seats until they can work us in to install them next week, they just couldn't make it work tomorrow afternoon on such short notice but I felt like if they could have, they would have. So far, I'm quite pleased with AS factory's responsiveness and willingness to work with me.

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Old 06-11-2009, 09:20 PM   #3
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Anything is doable with: metal, cutting torch, and a good welder....

May you have at least one sunny day, and a soft chair to sit in..

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Old 06-12-2009, 05:46 AM   #4
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No problem! Seats are often made with alternate holes in the seat frame to match pedestals of different variations. I put new seats in Airstream One a few years back and all went smoothly with aftermarket seats.

I just finished removing them for the engine job in process so the guys would have clear access and not make a mess.

New seat upgrades are worth every penny spent.
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