[Healeys] BJ8 Rear Seat Pans

BJ8Healeys sbyers at ec.rr.com
Mon Dec 28 07:07:58 MST 2015

Two or three of the studs on both pans broke off the first time I tried to
remove the nuts, so I'm one of those people who replaced the studs with the
screws from above.  For the nuts, I used "anchor nuts", which are riveted to
the seat structure and provide some "float" to make inserting the screws
easier.  It only takes a minute to pull a seat pan for access to the fuel
pumps (I have two), and I've found it also makes accessing the differential
fill plug easier, as well as the fuel filter that I have located under the
right seat near the pump.

Steve Byers
BJ8 Registry
AHCA Delegate at Large
Havelock, NC  USA

-----Original Message-----
From: Healeys [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of George
Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2015 9:47 PM
To: Bob Spidell; healey list
Subject: Re: [Healeys] BJ8 Rear Seat Pans

Hi Bob,

Well sorry to tell you but there are four studs welded to the bottom of each
seat pan that penetrate down through the rear seat deck and four nuts
securing them in place.  The only access to remove the nuts is from
underneath the car which to me is harder to get to than just pulling the
right rear wheel and exposing the fuel pump for service.  I have seen some
bj8's with chrome screws going down through the upholstered seat pans into
the deck for easier access from above.  It just depends on what you like.  I
think the bj7's and earlier cars have the screws for removal of the pans but
I'm not 100% sure of that.

Hope this helps,

George Haywood
'65 bj8   
---- Bob Spidell <bspidell at comcast.net> wrote: 
> Listers,
> Believe it or not, I've never removed the rear seat pans on my BJ8. It
struck me that this might be an easier way to R&R a fuel pump, and I need to
get to the underside to replace the vinyl strips that seal the holes in the
pans; anyone got an "Austin-Healey BJ8 Rear Seat Pans Removal for Dummies"
> TIA,
> Bob

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