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[Datsun 1200 encyclopedia]

Seats

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Datsun 1200s came with front bucket seats except in a few countries where a front bench seat was available. Front seat style include: fixed, tilting (folding) and reclining. The coupe rear seat folds down. Different trim levels got different materials, namely vinyl or vinyl with cloth inserts. Sedan and Coupe seats generally differ in the cut and level of support padding. Some market like Australia produced seats locally. Head restraints were optional in some markets, but standard in USA.

Contents

Operation

1972 USA Owners manual

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You can adjust the seat back to any desired position, even horizontal, by simply pulling the lever up.
  • Folding: 2-door models
  • Reclining: some models
  • Coupe rear seat folds down

Overview

Sedan DX vs Coupe DX seats
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sedan STD,DX - fixed, straight-cut pattern. recliner OPTION
sedan GL, GX - recliner with x-pattern cloth
sedan 2-door - folding, straight cloth
coupe 2-door - folding, x-pattern cloth
truck - fixed, no recliner possible

Coupe Seats - sporty trim, but light with very little padding
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Sedan Seats - flatter, with a bit more padding
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Danish two-tone seat option
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B110 GX-5 - hi-back seat, black
KPB110 GX - hi-back seat OPTION with ovoid recliner control
* laterally-padded seats
KPB110 GL - laterally-padded seats
B210 - low-back seats with small headrest
KB210/KPB210 - hi-back seats with round recliner control
KPB210 GLL/GXL - low-back seats with small headrest
B120 1978-1989 hiback seats, BROWN
B120 1989-1994 hiback seats, Black with GREY inserts

Highback Seats

High-back seats have the headrest portion built-in.

#GX-5 Hiback seats have GL-type cloth
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#Sunny Truck Late (from 1978 April) has rounded headrest (no seam)
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#PB110 OPTION seat has GX-type fabric
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Unknown High-back seats
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GL/GX Style

Cushions are cut in an x-pattern to make slightly bolstered. GL and GX sedans uses this style. All coupes (including Coupe DX) use this style.

Inserts have 5-rib style

GL/GX cloth inserts
Coupe DX is all vinyl

Coupe DX vinyl
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GL sedan used coupe-style cushions
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Location

Front seat risers
A seat cross member
B inside seat bracket
C outside seat bracket
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Also see: Coin Tray

Sunny Truck

Many/most/all? B120 have a fixed (non-sliding) passengers side seat rail, but all 1200 rails interchange so you can replace it with an adjustable seat rail.

1971-1978 Black low-back seats
1978-1989 Brown hi-back seats
1989-1994 Gray  hi-back seats
-7803 Early Datsun 1200 utes
* sedan seat bottom
* Truck unfinished back
* fixed (non-reclining)
* thin headrest 87700-G1001 Head Restaint Assy OPTION ALL(assist)

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7803-8910 - Brown high-back seat (needs no external headrest)
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8910- Gray
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Phillipines truck
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Coupe, Sedan seats fit in ute, no problem, even though they are a little thicker than truck seats
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Catalytic Converter Seats

later seats have passenger side lower mount -- to clear the catalyst bulge in the floor.

1976-1978 B-210 pictured here (1989-up Sunny Truck is similar)
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Connectors

A connector is used to attach the seatback.

* H10 STD FIXED connector
* H12 STD 2-DR FOLDING device [non-reclining]
* H11 DX RECLINING [+folding] black cover
* H18 GL,GX RECLINING [+folding] chrome cover

FIXED Connector early | mid-model ute
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GL/GX RECLINING device
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Upholstery

Datsun 1200 original upholstery was a very lightweight material. Colors available varied by market.

Japan
STD/DX  Vinyl Leather (black or yellow)
GL      fabric insert (black or blue Tricot)
GX      plaid insert  (brown or black)

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PB110 GX brown fabric
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1973 USA vinyl?
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B310
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Custom Upholstery

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Stock seats with custom fabric
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stock seats with cloth inserts
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Stock Seats

DX is all vinyl
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GL seats have cloth inserts
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Stock Seats
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4-dr Sedan seats may be folding, non-folding or folding + reclining (3 versions)

Standard, Deluxe and Reclining Seats
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GX Seats
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DX Seats
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Recovered Seats
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Aussie-Market

STD
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1200 Coupe seats (custom fabric) in Datsun 1000
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Ute

Australia-market B120 seats are not suitable for sedans as the back is not finished, but are extra thin compared to sedan seats with a slim-profile headrest. JDM seats are same/similar.

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The rear of the seats (all years) have a rubber bumper for the rear panel.
08513-41612 SCREW, pan head tapping M4x16 + 86805-15400 RUBBER PACKING
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Split-bench seat idea
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Bench Seat

120Y bakkie and 1400 bakkie (B140) came with a 3-passenger bench seat

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7-passenger bench seating
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Retrofit
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Mazda 1000 Bench seat which has been retrimmed
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North America

Canada & USA models
* 1973 models had blue or beige seats. 
  Black was available (again) on from 0173
* 1971-1972 models:
  * Coupe: Black, Beige or (optional) Yellow
  * Sedan: Black, Yellow, Gray
* Reclining seats standard  on coupe 
* Sedan had reclining seats OR folding non-reclining seats with (optional) 
* Sedan had some sort of optional front seats

1973 black?
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Occupant Sensor for Seat Belt Warning System
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Parts

  • 86982-A0600 Eyelet 'A' Seat Back $1.12
  • 86983-A0600 Eyelet 'B' Seat Back $0.85
  • 87550-H1603 Slide-seat LH $44.33
  • 87500-H1603 Slide-seat RH
  • 87400-M3000 Hinge-recline RH $179.58
  • 08310-81410 SCREW-MACHINE M8X1.25 SLIDE FIX TO FLOOR
  • 08310-81812 SCREW-MACHINE M8X1.25 [Seat Frame] FRAME FIX TO SLIDE

Seat Riser Trim

The seat riser trim is the little plastic pockets next to the doors sometimes called coin trays. These fit above the floor just to the outside of each seat.

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GX-5

#Highback seats have the headrest portion built-in, and were factory fitted to Datsun 1200 GX-5 sedans and coupes.

GX-5 front bucket seat
* high-back style with integrated headrest
* same five-rib pattern as all Coupe/GL type seats
* basically is GL seat with a different back

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Sedan & Coupe are same seat per Catalog C-231, but contrary to this are listed as having different cushions:

* Coupe: H41 coupe GL cushion
* Sedan: H33 sedan GL cushion

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Facelift

H33 SEAT COMPLETE GL SEDAN
H34 SEAT COMPLETE GX SEDAN
H41 SEAT COMPLETE GL COUPE
H42 SEAT COMPLETE GX COUPE
H72 SEAT COMPLETE GX-5 COUPE/SEDAN
H42 CUSHION ASS'Y GX COUPE
H41 CUSHION ASS'Y GL/GX-5 COUPE
H33 CUSHION ASS'Y GL/GX-5 SEDAN
H34 CUSHION ASS'Y GX SEDAN

PB110

Sunny Excellent PB110 seats are exactly like regular 1200 seats except for the colors and fabric style are upscale designs. They even use the same seat #Connectors, #Rails and Headrests.

1970-1971 1400 Coupe
H25 DX inserts have a center double-stripe
H26 GL inserts have four horizontal sections
H27 GX inserts have three vertical sections
1970-1971 1400 Sedan
H28 DX inserts have three stripes
H29 GL is like Coupe GL, includes H26 cushions
H30 GX is like Coupe GX, includes H27 cushions

1971 seats
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Sedan DX
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Sedan
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Coupe GL
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Sedan GL?
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Sedan GX Striped fabric brown & black
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Sedan GX — with non-standard fabric?
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OPTION high-back seats (like #GX-5 but with GX-type plaid fabric) | OPTION Coupe GX
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B210

Datsun 1000 Seats

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Headrests

See main article: Headrests

Alternative Seats

Factory non-1200 Bucket Seats
Sport Seats
Recaro Seats
Vintage
Racing Seats

Seat Rails

See Main Article: Seat_Rails
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Adapting Seats

NOTE: When bolting in seats, use high-strength bolts (10.8 spec), so that in a minor accident the bolts do not break.

Many, many seats will fit into your Datsun 1200. You can use flat plates to adapt the 1200 rails to the new seats:

Seat Adapting
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Just get 2 lengths of 50mm x 5mm flat bar bolted to the bottom of the seat front to back (or side to side) and then bolt the B110 rails to the flat bar. On some seats you may need to grind a bit off the Datsun runner if it hits the bolt that holds the seat to the flat bar.

Seat Slide
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Chassis Brackets - for flat seat runners
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323 seats in 1200 coupe
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Australia Legalities

Seats must be mod plated (conform to Australia Design Rules).

Be really careful when fitting different rails to different seats, like Datsun rails to Toyota seats. Reportedly, Engineers have said it is very difficult to get them mod plated, which all aftermarket seats have to be. You really need to spend some extra coin and at least get an engineer to design your fabrication. Then have th4 engineer do the work, or you can do the work and have the engineer to mod plate it for you.

Rear Seats

See Main Article: Rear Seat

See Also

* Seat Photo Index 

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