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bomber seats.. were they actually used in trad hotrods

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Patdoody, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. Patdoody
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    I know its popular to use them now, but were they back then?, or at all? I assume probably not until late 60's? not sure when military surplus sales went into effect..
     
  2. denis4x4
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    Surplus stuff hit the market in 1946, including bomber seats. Lots of dry lakes cars were using them.
     
  3. Bib Overalls
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    Yes! But mostly in dedicated racers.
     
  4. Skirv
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    Not so, they were being used in the 40's.
     
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  5. Boeing Bomber
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    Check out some Little Page mags. You'll see 'um on lots of dry lakes cars, but not really used in the street cars
     
  6. Used Up Junk
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    The Cotton Chopper was built here in Merced in the 50's and sported a bomber seat. The guy that built it was in the Air Force, wonder where he got the seat?! Like other guys have said I think it was more of a race car deal, they probably woulden't be too comfortable in a street car unless you put some kind of a pad in the bottom of the seat as I believe many seats of this style were designed to be used by a guy wearing a parachute.
     
  7. handyandy289
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    I ran them in 1960 in a 4" sectioned shoebox coupe. Bolted them flat to the floor and used a boat flotation cushion to sit on. No padding on the seat back.
     

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