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Technical Bench seat for 1940 Ford Coupe - slider track needed.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by MIKE STEWART, Jun 12, 2019.

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    Shopping for salvage yard bench seat for my 1940 Ford Coupe. Looked at 2 different rear Dodge Mini Van seats - width looks good … backs are not too high … recline as well. But - they lock in place - no tracks that slide to adjust front and back. Any one have any ideas for tracks?

    Another option is a early 1970's Ford Maverick 2 door front seat. Located one - with is OK - slight trim needed - naturally it has the slide adjustment - but does not have recline adjustment.

    I do not have the original seat or frame. Prefer not to use bucket seats - wanting early 1960's type look. Any aftermarket support for new slide tracks - or ways to fabricate. I can weld.
  2. Seems I saw a couple of ads in the classifieds for seat track sliders. Don't know if either would be applicable.
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  3. goldmountain
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
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    Adapt seat tracks from some other seat. I used ones from a Toyota bucket seat. Just lengthened the rod between the two sides.

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  4. Maybe these could be adapted? 3525863-d49396c6575fd7c1711745180a823607.jpg 3525864-89b47c804d63baa08940be3592bd03ba.jpg
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  5. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
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    scrap metal 48

    The original or as close to original looking as possible would be my choice...
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  6. lowrd
    Joined: Oct 9, 2007
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    I've used an 80's model Chev C10 bench seat slider. It set the seat just about right and was easy to section
    the inch needed during the final fit.
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    wise guys have a track for $79 - designed to work with bench seats. Any one tried this product?
  8. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
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    from Oregon

    There should be plenty of truck seats in the boneyard or on CL that you could take the tracks from and maybe rework .
  9. .......and, if you get a seat from the boneyard and just use the sliders, don't throw away the seat. You know what they say, "Think globally, act Hillbilly"!:D;) 3299299644_32e91cc49f_b.jpg
  10. 56premiere
    Joined: Mar 8, 2011
    Posts: 1,445

    from oregon

    vans from the 70s , mustangs to 80s many others.
    Joined: Aug 23, 2016
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    Installed one from a late model Dodge mini van - rear seat about 45 inches wide. Fit well - will made wooded side boosters to give it original styling.

    39 gold cpe seat 63019.jpg
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