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Old 11-03-2009, 10:45 PM   #1
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Default What seat do you have in your 55-59 Chevy trucks??

Hey guys...just looking for some ideas on a decent looking seat that doesn't look out of place, but will also be comfortable enough for the long haul. Some pics of what you guys have put in your 55-59 Chevy/ GMCs would be great.


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Old 11-04-2009, 07:58 AM   #2
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Default Re: What seat do you have in your 55-59 Chevy trucks??

I'm running 55-59 chevy truck seats in mine. way more comfy than that 72 caddy seat I used to have in one of them....

Look for a 88-98 chevy pickup bench seat, they fit ok and since the backrest is so thin you don't lose valuable legroom.
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Old 11-04-2009, 08:53 AM   #3
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Default Re: What seat do you have in your 55-59 Chevy trucks??

Jim is right 88-98 chevy pickup seat fit right on with little fab to the center mount, it's what i have in mine ,a 40-60.I did try couple car bench seat but they didn't fit and look right.

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Old 11-04-2009, 10:39 AM   #4
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Default Re: What seat do you have in your 55-59 Chevy trucks??

Mine came with a '70s car seat. It fits good, but the plastic parts and headrest look terrible. I'm going with a '60-'66 chevy truck seat. It looks more right and is easily available.
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Old 11-04-2009, 10:42 AM   #5
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Default Re: What seat do you have in your 55-59 Chevy trucks??

i've driven 450 miles in my 56 chevy truck with a stock seat. compfy all the way
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Old 11-04-2009, 12:13 PM   #6
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Default Re: What seat do you have in your 55-59 Chevy trucks??

Squirrel/Goon Did you guys rebuild/recover your seats? I have an '57 seat but the spring structure is junk. Did you re-spring or cut foam to take its place?
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Old 11-04-2009, 12:21 PM   #7
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Default Re: What seat do you have in your 55-59 Chevy trucks??

I don't have the stock seat....it didn't come with it. I would like to put something in there that has good lumbar support, or that i can add some sort of lumbar too as my back doesn't work well with wore out old seats.
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Old 11-04-2009, 02:58 PM   #8
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Default Re: What seat do you have in your 55-59 Chevy trucks??

You can rebuild the seat springs, it helps if you have an extra seat to rob parts from, usually the driver side is shot and the rest is ok. I guess I'm lucky, I've got a few of these seats free over the years.

I can understand wanting newer seats, just keep in mind that anything high back or with a thick backrest will make you have to sit forward pretty far, which means your legs will be bent pretty far if you're at all tall....not very comfy
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Old 11-04-2009, 03:05 PM   #9
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Default Re: What seat do you have in your 55-59 Chevy trucks??

I couldn't use the stock bench, since I opted for a roll cage. So I went with buckets. I got a set out of a Scion. They are comfy as all get-go, and give me room for a center console.

(I still have the stock bench seat, in very good condition. If anyone wants it, I'll let it go cheap. PM me!)

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Old 11-04-2009, 03:37 PM   #10
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Default Re: What seat do you have in your 55-59 Chevy trucks??

These seats are out of a 99 Cadillac Sedan DeVille. I am 6 ft and 210 Lbs, and they are comfortable but they are all the way back. No gas tank. That's in a 58 that I sold.
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Old 11-04-2009, 05:08 PM   #11
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Default Re: What seat do you have in your 55-59 Chevy trucks??

I had mine rebuilt by a friend,its stock and has givin me many a comfy mile!!I would put up a pic but those pics are on a different pc.
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Old 11-04-2009, 07:16 PM   #12
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Default Re: What seat do you have in your 55-59 Chevy trucks??

I think the truck would be worth more with the stock seat...........If you do change,keep the old seat.....
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Old 11-04-2009, 07:19 PM   #13
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Default Re: What seat do you have in your 55-59 Chevy trucks??

Like I said I don't have a stock seat. The truck is heavily modified anyway and not super hamb-friendly....just looking for good ideas for junkyard seats.
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Old 11-05-2009, 04:55 PM   #14
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Default Re: What seat do you have in your 55-59 Chevy trucks??

["You can rebuild the seat springs, it helps if you have an extra seat to rob parts from, usually the driver side is shot and the rest is ok."

Thanks Squirrel, I will keep that in mind as I get closer to rebuild mine. I also agree that the stock seat provides the best legroom and seating position for above average height.

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Old 11-09-2009, 08:24 AM   #15
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Default Re: What seat do you have in your 55-59 Chevy trucks??

Can any of you guys post the dimensions of the stock seat? Height, width, depth, etc.? I have a '55 and it didn't come with a seat so I need to find either a stocker or something else that fits as well. Thanks in advance for the help!
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Old 11-09-2009, 09:28 AM   #16
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Default Re: What seat do you have in your 55-59 Chevy trucks??

this is what chevy says it looks like
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Old 11-09-2009, 09:42 AM   #17
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Default Re: What seat do you have in your 55-59 Chevy trucks??

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Old 11-13-2009, 01:11 AM   #18
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Default Re: What seat do you have in your 55-59 Chevy trucks??

hmm. well, there are some different factors here. i have the stock seat, but i also still have my gas tank behind me. u get alot more options and leg room if u dont have the gas tank in the cab. there are many many options out there. its all up to the builder. one thing i did do on my seat is put a 1.5 inch wood block under the front bench seat legs. my truck has a good rake to it, and it keeps my butt planted back in the seat better.
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Old 11-13-2009, 08:49 AM   #19
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Default Re: What seat do you have in your 55-59 Chevy trucks??

The tank doesn't really get in the way of the seat, if the backrest has the right angle. The tank is short and sits down low, and the rear of the cab angles forward at the top. look a the drawing
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Old 11-13-2009, 12:28 PM   #20
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Default Re: What seat do you have in your 55-59 Chevy trucks??

Local upholstery guy built a plywood bottom and used a block of foam to duplicate the original shape of the seat. Worked out great and it's comfortable. Looks like original also which is what I was after.
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