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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Time Bandit, Apr 23, 2019.
Anybody have pictures of custom seat configurations for Model A's. Looking for some inspiration
coupe , sedan, truck? buckets or bench?
Any set up you have... what are you bolting your seats to?
That's a 21 Oldsmobile
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This started out as a Chrysler minivan middle seat, ran it for years until I took an upholstery class recenty and made it a little nicer. I can't seem to find any Before pictures, but it was stock with a Mexican blanket.
These are CJ-7 Jeep seats bolted to a 1" square tubing frame. There are six color choices and are available from any Bestop dealer. Recently replaced these seats with ajustable high back Jeep seats, also from Bestop.
Old bus seat... **clic pic**
This is the look I was going for. What do you mount to? My floor and rails are all original and I'm not sure how to bolt it to the floor.
futon seat right size and look. 99 dollars
Tabs welded to bottom seat frame and bolted straight to the floor.. With a 6 1/2" chop on my 31 I needed the seat to sit low.. I used flat sheet steel for the floor to pick up a tad more head room...
Regular seat springs for back, fitted foam for bottom. Height of your seating position is critical to your vision from the car while driving. I had to make a second seat bottom to get it right. Better to get the seat fit right before you upholster the seat.
These seats are way over priced in my book, but do certainly work well in hot rods.
It's an A roadster, but a similar situation.....put the bottom seat cushion inside the stock seat riser. Only do this if you want to sit LOW and look COOL!
This is still an unfinished project, I'm working on seat belt installation now, but these are forklift seats from Northern Equip, 88 bucks each, w/ slider. After spending hours and hours looking for seats and hundreds of ads, and after buying and installing some bitchin Cobra style seats that just plain took up too much head & leg room, so I pulled them back out; I finally came up with the idea of forklift seats, and found these. So far these are great! Haven't put much seat time in them yet, but so far the seating position and the feel are great. Love the price too!
Installed them on a pair of seat risers from Speedway, but chopped I think 3" out of the back legs and 2" out of the front legs. Cut a couple pieces of 10ga to mate the seat sliders to the risers, and added lightening holes.
90's Dodge caravan back seat with 6 inches cut out of the middle of it. Fits my 31 A just right.
Just a little side comment, I purchased a Glide bench seat from a hot rodder who had installed the seat in his Model A Coupe, but discovered that being short in stature, meant that the seat needed to be forward for him, which had become a problem to taller passengers.
The seat was sold to me and he replaced it with another Glide seat which used 2 individual runners, so his seat setting was separate to that of the passenger.
Something to consider early in a build...
Thanks for all your help. A lot of great ideas!
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