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DJ 254 seats

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Crossley Stephenson
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DJ 254 seats

Post by Crossley Stephenson » Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:42 am

Specifically addressed to: ChrisJ, Jojo, Migray, Pendle, Beat and Peter but others may be able to assist too.

I am nearing the end of the restoration of 90515 but I am still grappling with the seats or more accurately lack of - they were removed and lost before I became the custodianof the car.

I have fabricated a seat frame based on best guess, photos and measurements of other cars here in Australia (and some from our recent visit to Peebles) but I have nothing of much use regarding the seat runners. Do any of you have some photos of the seat runners that you would share with me?

My fingers are tightly crossed🤞
Michael

migray
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Re: DJ 254 seats

Post by migray » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:00 am

I attach the one picture I have, taken by the previous owner. You can see the sprung device for tilting/raising the passenger seat on the right hand runner. I'm not sure if they are similar to the saloon ones.
There is another picture here https://forum.dloc.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=4330
Best of luck.

Mike
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Crossley Stephenson
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Re: DJ 254 seats

Post by Crossley Stephenson » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:30 am

Cheers Mike.

Anymore contrutions welcome.

Michae

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Re: DJ 254 seats

Post by Pendle » Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:13 pm

I just saw your post. I have gone through my restoration photos, but have none of the seat runners (only the tops of the seats). A few critical points (from recollection):

- the two runners on each seat are at different floor levels. If you have the original floor with the mounting holes, you should be able to measure this. The runner mounts on the seats are higher on one side than the other to allow for the floor levels (i.e., runner is mounted to seat on blocks on one side).

- the passenger seat only is hinged at the front of the frame to swing forward, with a spring loaded hinge.

- I believe that runners are different from those in DJ saloons.

I will try to take a look and take some photos later today.
Chris Young
1954 DJ 250
1954 DJ 252
1957 DJ 254

Pendle
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Re: DJ 254 seats

Post by Pendle » Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:57 pm

A couple of photos of driver's seat runners (from a very cold garage!). In the second photo, the spacer between the seat and outer runner (next to door) is visible. Please let me know if you have any questions.
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Chris Young
1954 DJ 250
1954 DJ 252
1957 DJ 254

Crossley Stephenson
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Re: DJ 254 seats

Post by Crossley Stephenson » Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:21 pm

Thanks Chris, the photos help.

Cheers
Michael

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