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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by NewGuyOldFord, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. NewGuyOldFord
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    These came in my 56 Ford and would like to recover them if I could find out what they are out of. Thanks in advance..... BART 20190618_181726.jpeg 20190618_181735.jpeg 20190618_181742.jpeg 20190618_181752.jpeg 20190618_181804.jpeg

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  2. squirrel
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    62 tempest?
    62 tempest.jpg
     
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  3. Squablow
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    They look like A-body GM seats from 64-65, upholstery is similar to '64 LeMans but not quite the same. Corvair also used these seats but typically not with the chrome trim on both sides. Be aware there are two widths for these style seats and not all upholstery sets interchange.
     
  4. desotot
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    How about what squirrel said.
     
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  5. Taboo56Chevy
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    64-65 GM A body or early Corvair, same seat used.
     
  6. They are GM seats and the fact that they swing inboard will help date them. Some years swung straight forward, I just can't remember the years.
     
  7. flatford39
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    64 65 Chevelle or like everyone else has said A bodies.
     
  8. oldolds
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    Pontiac. I forget which way this works. Small cars angle when tilting, big cars fold straight. Or it could be the other way. Squirrel is probably right.. as usual!
     
  9. I’d vote 64-65 A-body. Here are the seats in my ‘64 GTO. If it helps they fold straight forward.

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  10. squirrel
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    lmao...

    maybe they're from some other car that has upholstery that also doesn't look like a 62 Tempest?
     
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  11. 52HardTop
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    I pulled a pair of these same seats out of a Corvair in a local yard. They also fold forward and have the same hockey stick type trim on the outer sides of the seats. They were chromed while the inner trim pieces were painted. I'm pretty sure they're all the same width. The smaller cars, like the Corvair, have no consoles so the seats sit pretty close together.
     
  12. Squablow
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    I was still typing when Squirrel posted but I agree with his identification.
     
  13. NewGuyOldFord
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    Hey Squirrel, is the lever you pull to move the seat original? Thanks again.

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  14. Poncho60
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    from N Illinois

    Big car seats (GM) 62-64 fold at an angle, 65 folds straight.
     
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  15. squirrel
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    Probably...
     

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