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From memory (and it's over 40 yers ago..) the Daf 66 seats ran on sliders that were fixed to the floor of the car, whereas the frames of Daf 44 seats were attached directly to the floor of the car, with metal hoops in the floor holding the frame bars. I might be completely wrong, but this is how I remember it.
Major Denis Bloodnok, Indian Army (RTD) Coward and Bar, currently residing in Barnet, Hertfordshire!
Hi, Like Andrew my memory goes back even further, so couldn't give any definitive help.A question,and worthy of a check doesn't the coupe have a lower roof line? if so the seats maybe have a lower frame than the 44? I'm sure I maybe shot down.If anyone has a 44 and 66 parts manual, a check on part numbers may help.Give Matt at Essex Dafs a try. Several years ago I gave him all the DAF manuals I had...............starider
Thank you all. I actually have a 66 Richard. There is a chap not too far from me in France selling a set of leather seats which would glamorize my Daf quite a bit. They are tan and my car is 'inferno red' so a good compliment. I think they are worth taking a punt on and if I could not use them I am sure that one day somebody could. The only problem is that we are in tight lockdown at present so he will have to hold them for me. Thanks also for the coupe bodyline consideration and the Essex contact. I will let you know what happens.
Hi.... My Dutch friend helped me out here and established that it would cost about 200 euros each seat locally to re-upholster i.e. 600 plus materials so with VAT pretty much a grand. He also found out from contacts in Holland that the seats themselves are pretty much identical though I may have to play around with the runners fixings. I spoke to the vendor yesterday who advised that the seats come with the matching leather door cards. Hopefully I can get those to fit as well otherwise I'll have tan seats with black door cards which won't be the end of the world. Now I just have to wait for confinement to finish so that I can go and collect them all. Thanks as usual for the advice.
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