[xj] How do you install a SIII XJ6 seat bottom?

I have a 1985 XJ6 VDP. I took the seats all apart years
ago, and not I cannot figure out how to reattach the seat
bottoms to the seat frames. I bagged and labeled all of the
hardware as I took it off, and the bag for both the driver
and passenger seat have the same 3 parts in them: (1) small
screw, (1) long machine screw, and (1) bracket. From what I
can tell, the small screw goes into the part of the seat
bottom that faces the front of the car - but that’s all I
can figure out. The bracket might loop around the seat
frame, but I’m not sure. I have no idea where the long
machine screw goes - I want it to go into the seat frame or
something but it doesn’t!

A picture would really help here - anyone have their seats out?

Thanks, -Dave–
1985 XJ6 LS1 - For pictures go to www.buyrcars.com
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
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I recently went to help out a friend and local Jaguar enthusiast who had a
large fuel leak in his Series II XJ6 coming from the rear of the car and had
to get it towed home. Other motorists noticed the leak and signaled him on
the highway to pull over. He is not handy with tools, and has never really
done any work on his own cars, so he asked me to come over to his place to
see if I could determine the source of his major fuel leak before he got it
repaired.

I had him remove the trunk carpeting, the board over the spare tire, and the
spare tire so I could get a look at the fuel hoses in the spare tire area.
I didn’t see anything obvious, and learned that the fuel filter in the
Series II is not in the right forward spare tire area, but in the engine
bay.

With a couple of buckets placed beneath the trunk, I had him put the shifter
into Drive and turn the key to the Start position so that the fuel pump
would come on and pressurize the fuel injection system. It only took a
split second for me to see where the fuel was gushing from. I immediately
told him to turn the key off. The fuel was leaking from one of the hoses in
the spare tire area downstream from the fuel pump before exiting forward to
the engine, the one that was leaking said in large white letters, “Not for
use on Fuel Injection Systems”. Good grief!!! He had been driving with a
ticking time bomb.

This man has never worked on his own cars. I told him to go through all the
receipts, find out what shop replaced his fuel hoses with inappropriate and
unsafe fuel hose, and have a long talk to them about this.

Regards,

Paul M. Novak

1990 Series III V12 Vanden Plas
1990 XJ-S Classic Collection convertible
1987 XJ6 Vanden Plas
1984 XJ6 Vanden Plas
1969 E-Type FHC
1957 MK VIII Saloon
Ramona, CA
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In reply to a message from Dave Y. sent Fri 25 May 2012:

Hi Dave,

I recently put a VDP interior in my XJ6 and I didn’t reinstall
the brackets. The seats sit really well on the fame and don’t
move at all. This lets me take them out easily when I clean
the car and take my seat bottoms inside when I but leather
care on them. I’ll look through my things and see if I can
take a picture though of how it should all go back, I think I
remember.
-Adam–
The original message included these comments:

I have a 1985 XJ6 VDP. I took the seats all apart years
ago, and not I cannot figure out how to reattach the seat
bottoms to the seat frames. I bagged and labeled all of the
hardware as I took it off, and the bag for both the driver
and passenger seat have the same 3 parts in them: (1) small
screw, (1) long machine screw, and (1) bracket. From what I
can tell, the small screw goes into the part of the seat
bottom that faces the front of the car - but that’s all I
can figure out. The bracket might loop around the seat
frame, but I’m not sure. I have no idea where the long
machine screw goes - I want it to go into the seat frame or


Jaguar XJ6 4.2 Series 2 Jessie
Den Haag, Netherlands
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Dave: the seat bottom is held by the bracket, which clips into the front
bottom edge of the seat bottom and passes under the tubular frame of the
seat, and the screw (with washer) which passes through the Ambla front of
the seat bottom and into the bracket - it is held by nothing else. So you
have an extra screw - the mystery screw which is always found (or sometimes
not found) in the bags we so carefully put away for future reconstruction.
Perfectly normal. :slight_smile:

Gregory
Victoria, Canada-----Original Message-----
From: owner-xj@jag-lovers.org [mailto:owner-xj@jag-lovers.org] On Behalf Of
Dave Y.
Sent: May-25-12 4:58 PM
To: xj@jag-lovers.org
Subject: [xj] How do you install a SIII XJ6 seat bottom?

I have a 1985 XJ6 VDP. I took the seats all apart years ago, and not I
cannot figure out how to reattach the seat bottoms to the seat frames. I
bagged and labeled all of the hardware as I took it off, and the bag for
both the driver and passenger seat have the same 3 parts in them: (1) small
screw, (1) long machine screw, and (1) bracket. From what I can tell, the
small screw goes into the part of the seat bottom that faces the front of
the car - but that’s all I can figure out. The bracket might loop around
the seat frame, but I’m not sure. I have no idea where the long machine
screw goes - I want it to go into the seat frame or something but it
doesn’t!

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In reply to a message from Dr Gregory Andrachuk sent Sat 26 May 2012:

Thanks for the info! That makes sense - I look forward to
trying it next week. Maybe that long screw has something to
do with the knob on the side of the seat back - for lumbar
support, I think?

-Dave–
1985 XJ6 LS1 - For pictures go to www.buyrcars.com
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
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