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Old 03-28-2007, 08:36 PM
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Chev 06 HHR Seat Relocate

Hey all, name is Skip. Kinda old dude who's money now goes into my custom Harley after years with the golden oldies like the 55 and 57 Chev's. Man, the memories. Anyway, this is hardly a hot rod but I just bought a 06 Chev HHR. Besides the sensible crap(gas millage, warranty, etc) I got it because it reminds me of the 49 Suburban. Good bang for the buck and pretty nimble but one problem...I'm 6'2" and need more leg room. Looking at the power seat and rails w/o removing plastic trim, it doesn't look too easy. Anyone with info on this one? Thanks, happy rodding. Skip
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Old 03-29-2007, 09:14 AM
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Hey skip, glad to help. But what exactly is the question? Do you currently have power seats and you want to relocate them back a few inches?
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I like those panel SSRs... too bad they didn't make a bigger similarly styled one based on the trailblazers... proportion it right and it might look good. I dunno though. Off topic but the panel versions (no side windows) are sweet!

Too bad no rwd though. Oh well, even the Impala SS drives the wrong set of wheels these days, and most Jeeps have independent suspensions as well... what's going on! EEK!
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Hey all, name is Skip. Kinda old dude who's money now goes into my custom Harley after years with the golden oldies like the 55 and 57 Chev's. Man, the memories. Anyway, this is hardly a hot rod but I just bought a 06 Chev HHR. Besides the sensible crap(gas millage, warranty, etc) I got it because it reminds me of the 49 Suburban. Good bang for the buck and pretty nimble but one problem...I'm 6'2" and need more leg room. Looking at the power seat and rails w/o removing plastic trim, it doesn't look too easy. Anyone with info on this one? Thanks, happy rodding. Skip
How does it do on the freeway? Have you loaded it yet? How is the ground clearance? You might be able to use the universal seat mount kit from Jeg's to allow you to move the seat back enough to feel comfortable.

I have been looking at the HHR. I am 6' 1" and 260. The HHR is supposed to be the same delta platform as the Saturns and Cobalts. I have a saturn and it could use 2 to 3 more inches of leg room.

The panel versions are not "down on the bayou" yet. I was looking at that one as a possible service vehicle.
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Hey skip, glad to help. But what exactly is the question? Do you currently have power seats and you want to relocate them back a few inches?
Hey sniper, thanks for reply. Yes, that's exactly what I want to do, move the power drivers seat back as much as possible. Thanks, Skip. !st. ID, Nam,66-67. Go Army!
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How does it do on the freeway? Have you loaded it yet? How is the ground clearance? You might be able to use the universal seat mount kit from Jeg's to allow you to move the seat back enough to feel comfortable.

I have been looking at the HHR. I am 6' 1" and 260. The HHR is supposed to be the same delta platform as the Saturns and Cobalts. I have a saturn and it could use 2 to 3 more inches of leg room.

The panel versions are not "down on the bayou" yet. I was looking at that one as a possible service vehicle.
Does real well on highway, pretty solid in wind and will cruise at an easy 78-80 and still get 27+mpg. At 260 you may need more side room. Demo a new one as long as it takes. I drove three from different dealers for over 200 miles and still wasent sure but after 6000mi I llke it. A lot of fun. Get the good sound system. Not bad in heavy snow, supprised how it did in last storm!
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As far as the tech involved//one would need to remove the plastic trim from around the bottom of the seat which should expose the bolts holding the seat down..Taking it out is the easy part..

Then relocate the seat to where you want it and drill some new mounting holes..Now the fun part..In a lot of the late models the nut plates are welded in so a fellow will need to fab some new nut plates and install them at the new bolt locations..Hopefully there is nothing in the way of the new nutplates..Then bolt the seat back in and replace the plastic trim..

The wires to the seat are hopefully long enough and also the seat belts come out right..

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Thanks Sam. That's about what I expected just wondered if anyone had actually done one yet. Looks like a project for when I finish my bike. Thanks again. Skip
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