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1985-1996 Fleetwood and Brougham Forum Discussion, 84 Coupe Deville Project in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Put them on the stock rails from the coupe....
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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    Put them on the stock rails from the coupe.

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    Use the coupe seat frame rails then make adapters (I used angle iron and cut it with a grinder) so you can bolt them to the factory bolt holes.

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    Motors just swap over, too? Sounds tricky.



    Makes me wonder how much this car could be worth if this bucket setup works out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csbuckn
    Motors just swap over, too? Sounds tricky.


    Makes me wonder how much this car could be worth if this bucket setup works out.
    I'd swap the whole seat frames if possible (unbolt seville and install your originals)
    If that won't work, you can make adapter brackets like I did.

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    Top of the pic, see the two 10mm silver nuts? Take those out, then the two more at the bottom (you can see them in the pic) and the complete frame comes off the seat. Then, do the same for a set of RWD seats, put those frames on your new seats. The seats will be controlled like stock and bolt in/wire in.

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    So I just can back in from trying to swap the seat frames and they dont work. The Seville seat frames are two pieces and way different but I'd also loose setbelts if I took the frame off. Would have been real nice to be able to just swap over the frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csbuckn
    So I just can back in from trying to swap the seat frames and they dont work. The Seville seat frames are two pieces and way different but I'd also loose setbelts if I took the frame off. Would have been real nice to be able to just swap over the frame.
    How far away are the seville seat frame "frame to floor" holes and the stock coupe deville mounting studs in the floor?

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    They're about 6 inches back from the original seat studs. Also, the seville seats only have one hole that mounts to the floor, the rest either bolt to the side or they hook into a split in the floor pan. Also, the Seville seat frames are too wide to fit into the area that the seats sit in, it hits the tranny hump and the side of the floor pan but its not bad, I can still mount them with some imagination.

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    Just wondering, are you keeping the stock grille or you gonna go with the 90s grille...

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    I'm keeping the checker grill. I think its the best one they made.

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    I actually prefer the other style grille. I have my checker one from my 87 hanging up in the garage but I replaced it with the other style long ago. That's what's great about the little changes from year to year is you can pick and choose and make the car exactly how you like it

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    Quote Originally Posted by outsider
    I actually prefer the other style grille. I have my checker one from my 87 hanging up in the garage but I replaced it with the other style long ago. That's what's great about the little changes from year to year is you can pick and choose and make the car exactly how you like it
    Yup...my caddy has a 90-92 grille

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    Quote Originally Posted by csbuckn View Post
    I'm keeping the checker grill. I think its the best one they made.
    personally and no offense , I hate it. Looks like a big ol' waffle maker, lol. The best looking grille, IMO, is the 1980 grille. I'm not saying it because I own a 1980 Caddy, its just that it resembles a Rolls Royce grille with its vertical bars going down..
    What sucks right now is that I had to replace my grille with that of an 82, stock grille broke in half.

    but like outsider said, you can interchange grilles to your liking..
    and if you notice the 90-92 grille resembles the 1980 grille

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    Yeah right now I have one from an 80 but the one on my new 90 parts car is much better shape so I'll swap it out when I have time

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    Quote Originally Posted by outsider View Post
    Yeah right now I have one from an 80 but the one on my new 90 parts car is much better shape so I'll swap it out when I have time
    what are you going to do with the 80 grille? Im in need of the correct grille for my car...
    PM me with details and pics..I would be interested if price is right...

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