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Hot Rods GOING TO TRY IT AGAIN ~ SEATS ~ Ryan approved

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Mar 23, 2017.

  1. garth slater
    Joined: Apr 17, 2008
    Posts: 263

    garth slater
    from Melbourne

    Small 50s-60s English cars are a good source of fold forward bucket seats, Morris minor, ford anglia etc.
  2. bobwop
    Joined: Jan 13, 2008
    Posts: 6,091


    The ProCar seats that you can buy from Speedway have served me very well.

    You may dislike the looks of the plastic and the handle, but the key is to put the them in the car on the opposite side that you would normally think. In other words, the handle to recline the seat is towards the center of the car.
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  3. Danny, these may be just the ticket! You can even buy them uncovered, so you can use some of that groovy fruit print!! :D
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  4. seabeecmc
    Joined: Jan 28, 2005
    Posts: 994


    Chevrolet Spectrum. Ron deathracer6.jpg
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  5. Well since the MG Midget was introduced in 1961, their factory buckets are probably OK to discuss here. And at only 19 inches wide, they fit nicely into a Model A with a little 3 or so inch gap between them. I modified mine to tilt forward to gain ingress and egress to the back seat. The later ones have a headrest that is easily removed.
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2017
  6. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,264

    Atwater Mike

    Early '60s Volvo buckets. Narrow enough to fit perfectly in Terry Bickford's '34 Vicky. Low enough to look 'cooool'...:cool:
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  7. I have a set of Triumph seats that fit well in As and 32s
  8. Wonder how a Mustang bench would fit/look/feel...... although a little rare....
  9. bought a pair of these, 60's era vw tracks and dune buggy buckets. goofy looking but not really comfortable but they make up for it by not being in that great a shape. perfect for my 31 buick i am building. DSCF5013.JPG
  10. Mr cheater
    Joined: Aug 18, 2010
    Posts: 468

    Mr cheater

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  11. hotrodharry2
    Joined: Nov 19, 2008
    Posts: 638

    from Michigan

    I had mentioned in your other thread about mid 60's Rambler, I see a picture of them by 1oldtimer on this thread. They even recline almost flat! I have a pair if your interested but they would need to be redone. I will pm you.
  12. MyOldBuick
    Joined: Jan 25, 2005
    Posts: 606


    I am looking at some foreign minivan 2nd row three across seats in leather where the middle jump seat can be taken out and replaced with a console for long trips. This is going in our 1953 Dodge.

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  13. This is what I did for my A beater.
    Simple, quick, cheap, available, nobody ever guessed what they were.
    Rear seat from Volvo, 740, armrest cut out.
    Fits right in a Model A seat frame.
    Welded the seat bottom springs together after cutting out
    the center portion.
    You be the judge. P9220012-001.JPG P9220014-001.JPG PA240007.JPG
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  14. MyOldBuick
    Joined: Jan 25, 2005
    Posts: 606


    Nice, our truck has Volvo seat also, but it needs to be a bit wider on our cab.

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  15. lowrd
    Joined: Oct 9, 2007
    Posts: 282


    I saw one of my club members use a set of PT Cruiser rear seats. FYI. The fronts reminded me of the old Dodge D100 seats used in the old super stockers. Just an idea.
  16. I'll second the Jag seats. The ones shown above are sedan seats, for a even more 'sports car look', look for any year XJS seat. Similar construction, very comfortable, low profile, and feature a very thin back (about 3" thick). All will have headrests, but they're removable. The backs swing straight forward. The later versions have a large bolster that can be removed by using the earlier foam (or cutting down what you have). Jaguar XJS seat.jpg

    These are in a '79, and are 21" wide at the hinge point (including the adjusting handle for the seat back). Same basic seat frame was used across all years. One thing to check before buying is the rubber 'membrane' used as the lower spring; make sure it's good (they're pretty durable). Recover kits (style varying by year) can be had as low as $300 (vinyl), $750 for OEM leather. Take some Torx bits with you to remove.... and don't pay extra for 'good' upholstery; the thread they used goes bad if it gets exposed to humidity/neglect and splitting at the seams is common.
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2017
  17. CoolYourJets
    Joined: Dec 16, 2016
    Posts: 172


    I just had my seats recovered and I think they look great. The old guys at Cars & Coffee dont make fun of me anymore!

    The front bench is out of a Previa van. They fit and were super cheap ($20). Totally reworked them, but awesome because they move back and forth. They were re-stuffed with lots of padding.

    The rumble seat is original.



    Fendon's Furniture in Bishop CA did the upholstery. They did a great job... I highly recommend them.
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  18. IMG_0027.PNG No matter which seats you decide on, do yourself, your interior and your passengers a favor and use a Wise Guys Tilt Pedestal at least on the passengers side. Bart did and it is VERY handy.
  19. verde742
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 5,405


    I HAVE A COUPLE SEATS FOR SALE, FIT A MODEL WELL, ( I SET A CLEAN 4X6 ON IT FOR A WHILE) :rolleyes: back to stock, now:) crease gone.. IMG_0063.jpg IMG_0064.jpg IMG_0066.jpg
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  20. spooler41
    Joined: Feb 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,099


    What happened to page 3, all I
    get is a 404 error massage!
  21. denis4x4
    Joined: Apr 23, 2005
    Posts: 3,552

    from Colorado

    The photo of my '29 CCPU with Jeep CJ-7 seats seems to be missing
  22. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 6,882

    Bandit Billy

    If this is too far astray, delete my post not HRP's thread as it is good reference work for many. This is a seat at Summit, brand new, 24 pounds, reclines, $250 bucks and free delivery. I know it is not as romantic as digging soiled seats out of a wrecking yard that you don't want to use a black light around but I thought it a worthy add. Lose that plastic cover of the bottom over the reclining mechanism and do up a little sheet metal in it's place and it is a nice seat. Hell, if you don't mind black seats, they are already upholstered. Saw these in a car at the Portland Roadster Show, looked really nice.
    Dimensions even. Hope it helps HRP.
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  23. irishpol
    Joined: Jul 18, 2006
    Posts: 564

    from Texas

    These are the seats I build and sell on eBay, I use 5052... forms well for the rolled edging.
    Here's the links to my eBay listings so you can get a better look.

    Best wishes...

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  24. Those seats got a real '60s vibe going on. I thnk that they are probably as comfortable as my JC Whittney specials, but if you are building a '60s style performance oriented car that are it.
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  25. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 6,253


    Danny, remember the days (nineties) when everyone just had to have Fiero seats? May not be technically traditional but who would know the difference? Besides almost all HAMB cars contain some parts that are non traditional. Seats to me don't enter the equation.

    Last edited: Sep 11, 2017
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  26. Deadbird
    Joined: Jul 28, 2005
    Posts: 1,116


    I plan to use a pair of late 50's VW seats in my 29 Tudor. I got 'em free and they fit nice. New foam and upholstery is cheap and easy.
  27. verde742
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 5,405


    here its 9/11/2017,
    Do you have the seats you want?
    I have another pair for $250.00 plus the ride from 85296..

    they fit in a Model A very well.

    please advise.. Bob

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