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best bench seat for a 49-54 chevy?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by hell-boy, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. hell-boy
    Joined: Oct 16, 2008
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    hell-boy
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    from indiana

    what have some people used. my car has a set of low back buckets.. not really feeling that. i have an s10 bench but...i dunno. its kinda small. any better sources for a seat?
     
  2. smichaels
    Joined: Jan 1, 2009
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    Early 60's Impala bench seat in a 54 that I used to have. Worked well and was cheap to get one.
     
  3. 1bdsinner
    Joined: Jun 6, 2006
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    from phoenix

    mid 70's nova split bench in mine made seat bracket for height. I had a stupid truck seat in it before but when people got in both front seat passangers would have to get out .. lol...
     
  4. R Frederick
    Joined: Mar 30, 2009
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    from illinois

    I have an original split back bench frame from a 53 Coupe in the classifieds. That would work.
     

  5. cavistyle
    Joined: Aug 20, 2008
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    i think the 70-80's C10 benches work.
     
  6. 1bdsinner
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    from phoenix

    You all did notice he put car right?
     
  7. chop50chevy
    Joined: Nov 8, 2006
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    from upstate ny

    Can't go wrong with what came with the car. Stock bench seats are comfortable and fit the car well. A good upholsterer can contour the seat with foam before covering it if you want.

    I am going to run my stock bench in my '50. Since I chopped it 4 inches, the seat was too high. so, I sectioned the risers about 2 3/4 inches. I had to modify the floor in a few places - flatten out the tunnel, and make pockets for the runners at the rear. I also had to tweak the adjuster linkage that runs from side to side, I think I actually reversed it for clearance. Lastly, I had to trim the side valence to each seat. If you take your time and think it through, it isn't a bad project. Sorry, no pics right now.

    PM me if you want me to take pictures of what I did to my seat. I would need some time to take the seat out. I may do it anyways and post here when I have time, but it may be a while.

    Andy
     
  8. R Frederick
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    from illinois

    A Coupe is a car.
     
  9. butcherted
    Joined: Oct 17, 2006
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    from hagerstown

    Try to find 49 to 54 chevy front seat.
     

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  10. Franz Hyland
    Joined: Jul 16, 2007
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    I used the original front seat in my 54
     
  11. 51hrdtp
    Joined: Nov 10, 2009
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    Just went from S-10 buckets that came with the car when i bought it to the original seat. I hated the buckets and a friend found the stock seat with good springs for 50 bills. The seat does need to be recovered, but nothing fits like the original.
     
  12. hell-boy
    Joined: Oct 16, 2008
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    from indiana

    if i had a stock seat, i would use it. the upholstery is all recovered so redoing a stock seat wouldnt be a big deal to me...if i had one.. just looking for other options until i come across one.
     
  13. TERPU
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    Stock split bench seat if you ever want Momma to sit close to you at the drive in.


    Tim
     
  14. outlaw1949
    Joined: Oct 8, 2009
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    I used a mid 80's Dodge Dakota bench in my 49. Fit like a glove.
     
  15. Mine has an early 80's split bench from a cadi in it.
    Nice part is they are a bit thinner so I fit with the chop.
     
  16. holeshot
    Joined: Sep 18, 2009
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    HELL-BOY...YEA definatly 1 from a 49-54 chevrolet, and i'am an excelent driver...RAYMOND.
     
  17. layedout49
    Joined: Jan 15, 2008
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    I believe a 65 el camino bench would work. I had measured it and its only about an in narrower and an inch lower than a stock seat
     
  18. kpcnov
    Joined: Nov 17, 2008
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    i like this thread, i gotta a 52 chevy coupe i need seats for and am looking for ideas
     
  19. jeepfink
    Joined: Jan 3, 2008
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    from So Cal

    We have a pulled out Mini van seat, can't remember if it was a second or third row.
    Works GREAT! It is in a Sedan Delivery,48 Chevy. Did some mods on the mounting and like it way better than the 2 different sets of buckets we tried.
    Just measured the width and depth of the area and bought one from a custom shop that was tearing them out , found it on Craigslist!
     
  20. jrlemke
    Joined: Dec 20, 2009
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    I have a 74 Coupe de Ville bench in my 52 2dr Power and all. JRL
     

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