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Hot Rod Seat Frames~Model A Rollpans~Bengels Hot Rod Prod.

Discussion in 'The H.A.M.B. O'Dex' started by Metaltwister, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. Metaltwister
    Joined: Jul 10, 2007
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    Metaltwister
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    Jalopy Bench & Bucket Seat Frames
    Bengels Hot Rod Products

    www.HotRodSeatFrames.com

    Thanks Guys ...
    Because of the HAMB forum and all its members we are doing a booming seat business. I wanted to thank each and everyone of you that has done business with us over the years. Your trust in Bengels to build you the finest seat frames available says a lot about you... you have quality in mind. In a time when the dollar is shrinking in value, the business climate sketchy at best, and products are being cheapened as a result it's ultra important to do business in a setting like the H.A.M.B. O'dex. Knowing a company on a first hand basis who knows your likes and dislikes is worth its weight in gold. We know that being able to communicate directly with each other here on the Hamb O'dex is great asset to us all. In this age of the internet one bad report can result in a blemish that has instant negative results on a business. This is why it is imperative we please 100% of our customers 100% of the time.

    As a result, this is one of only a few places where we offer discount pricing. The discounts offered here is our way of saying thanks to the H.A.M.B. for all it has done for us over the years. We appreciate this relationship and take it very seriously. When you toss your hard earned dough in our direction for one of our products we know your serious and expect a quality product. We make sure to keep our prices as low as possible for the HAMB Members while making sure everything we build is as perfect as possible. It must be working... referrals to us has shot through the roof in a short time period and it is appreciated! Our hope is that we can continue this great relationship with you and the HAMB for years to come.
    Thank You,
    M.T.

    Scroll to the last post in this thread for the most recent H.A.M.B. offer...

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    Bengels Hot Rod Products has been sought out to solve the needs of the hot rod industry for years.
    The call to build quality custom seat frames at an affordable price has Bengels very busy these days at our Southern California facility. With the first Bengel Sr's. chop job on a Model T Ford in 1952 we have a long proven history as a custom car builders. Bengels knows what is involved with manufacturing quality hot rod parts. We are solving your seating issues one seat at a time.

    At Bengels Hot Rod Products each seat frame is hand built to your custom specifications or to our standard seat replacement configuration. We specialize in seat frames for Jalopy's, Classics, Street rods, and Muscle cars ranging from the early 20's through the 40's. All bench seat frames can be built with flip up bases increasing valuable storage space. It is a great out of the way place for mounting electrical components, and other accessories. As well, the additional storage under the seat can be used for hiding things out of public view, a big plus if you have an open car.
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    1932 Ford Pickup custom built Bengels seat frame. This seat frame was built to the customers size specs. to fit his needs. Then shipped to him.
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    The Bengels seat frame is 18" from front to back and 4" tall, exactly what he needed to install his electrical and still fit between the console and the back of the cab.
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    The Bengels seat frame with everything installed and tucked out of view with room to spare.
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    Bengels bench seats are available in reclining Full back, Split back, or Tapered split back configurations as well as offering options of arm rests, head rests, and seat sliders. Seats are delivered to the customer laced with Zig Zag No Sag Springs, fully painted and ready to upholster and install. While some seat frame Mfg.'s have gone to a cable operated recliner we have decided to keep the retro look and operation for our seat frames. We have found that the cable operated seat recliners have issues with the plastic components and are susceptible to degrading and breakage over time. They are available as an option but in our opinion they just look too modern for the traditional vehicles! All of Bengels seat frames are built to retain the nostalgic look of the vehicles era all the while offering the support and comfort of the modern vehicle seat.

    As firm believers of giving back to the community we extend a substantial discount of 10% off of our list price to all H.A.M.B. members. It should be noted that this is a huge, huge savings when compared to our competitors pricing, and all the while offering custom built quality seat frames and superior service.

    All Bengels seat frames are proudly hand built and assembled in the U.S.A. with the best materials available. Our seat frames are priced much lower than the competition to start with, add to that the HAMB 10% discount and the saving is very substantial. Get our price quote and compare so we can get busy on your rides seat frame. Glide past the others and see how Bengels can save your

    ACTUALLY SOMETHING NEW!
    Bengels Has Wings!


    While other seat frame manufacturers are stuck on their 25 year old designs pressing forward with antiquated electric seat adjusters, we are focused on what you guys want and have been asking for. You asked so we developed a fully functional modern seat frame with the addition of side seat wings for your early traditional hot rod. Seat wings were the sheet metal sides that tied the wooden back and bottom seat frames together for strength. It was such a strong influence in the interior of the early vehicle that the interiors of traditional hot rods just don't look complete without them. As far as we know we are the first to develop the seat wings back into the hot rod interiors using the old school look on new seat frames.

    Our winged seat frames can be built in a fixed back bench, adjustable back bench, or split back bench configuration. These seat wings are for cosmetic purposes only and have no function other than making the interior of your ride look correct once again. So without going into a full on sales pitch just know that you guys are the reasons for the Bengels Winged Seats. Also know that this thread is the first and only place where you will be able to purchase these seat frames through out the summer. If they start popping up in other places remember it is a product that started right here on the HAMB! Let us know what your thoughts are on these seats and don't hesitate to contact us with any of your winged seat questions.
    Thanks, M.T.
    Showen are the 1931 ~ 1932 Ford and the 1934 Ford

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    Bengels 1933 ~ 1934 Winged seat frame with flip up base and adjustable back.
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    Bengels 1928 ~ 1932 Winged seat frame with flip up base and adjustable back.
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    Bengels 1928 ~ 1932 Winged seat frame with adjustable back.


    Scroll to the last post in this thread for the most recent H.A.M.B. offer...

    Bengels Hot Rods Products
    9007 Olive Dr.
    Spring Valley, Ca. 91977
    (619) 461-3502
    Email- Sales@HotRodSeats.com
    Website- www.HotRodSeatFrames.com

    company easy access
     

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  2. bag
    Joined: Aug 7, 2009
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    bag
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    I just recieved my 28 seat from Bengels. Boy, the quality is great and the price is the best ive seen. Service was fast, and I even received a call from them to be sure the seat arrived in good shape and that I was happy with it. These guys are great to deal with. They get an A+ in my book. If you need a seat, dont call anyone else but Bengels.
     
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  3. Tequila Bob
    Joined: Feb 1, 2009
    Posts: 156

    Tequila Bob
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    from Michigan

    We just placed the seat in for fit. I love it. my upholstery guy said it was the best made seat frame he had ever seen
     

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  4. Metaltwister
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    Another New item for the Hot Rod World from Bengels Hot Rod Products

    Air Suspension Retro Seat Frames
    We have been working on a new product for several months now with the intention of making the ultimate Hot Rod Seat Frame. We have developed a low profile air ride suspension system with an incorporated shock absorber and mini compressor to be mounted within the seat frame itself. We have been testing it in the Off Road Extreme Rock Crawling vehicles with wonderful success and I'm busting at the seams wanting to get it out for review. I'm thinking the Hamb should be the first place its seen as you guys have really been good to us at Bengels. We even decided to go with a name for the system that kinda fits in with the HAMB theme. :D It is calle the Bengels ASS System, (Air Suspension Seating) System We are taking the time to do a Patent on this item so posting any pics of the system is off limits until the patent pending process is completed. I'm going to be offering these system at a introductory option price of $750.00 per seat. This is an option that can be built into the actual seat frame or into the seat riser while keeping the original look to the seat frame.

    These frames have been tested on the harshest off road rock crawling environment on earth and passed with flying colors. They are adjustable to any firmness which can be achieved on the fly. Basically what it does is give just enough air cushion softness in the seat frame to take out the sharp spikes and bumps in the vehicle ride. The air bag pressure dictates the smoothness of the ride. Full inflation is like the ride with out the bags, using only the vehicle suspension and seat springs. Exhaust a bit of air and you can dial your ride smoothness right in for maximum comfort...

    Bad Back for you or Mama? This just might be the E ticket ride that makes all the difference for you? Doing an extended trip and don't want to stop for gas at every station just to stretch your legs, This might be the answer.

    www.HotRodSeats.com

    A few 1939 Plymouth pics of a car we just built a pair of original looking modern seat frames for.
     
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  5. Normbc9
    Joined: Apr 20, 2011
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    Talk about savy and quality! Bengel's has been the leader in this field in my book for a long time. I was a Firefighter in Spring Valley prior to the merger of many fire agencies in that area. Anytime I wanted something done right I 'd head to Bengels and look up Bob. If they can't do he'll point us in the right direction. Seats? No question about it! Bob at Bengels!!! Where ever you are at it is worth the shipping/handling costs to get it done right.
    Normbc9
     
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  6. Metaltwister
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    Hamb Discount... Who gets it?

    We have been receiving a lot of inquires about the seat frame prices through the Internet by people seeing the Hamb O Dex page here. We want to keep the integrity of the discount as offered to the Hamb members only. Its not a Hamb discount if it turns into a regular price and is given to anyone and everyone...

    For this reason Hamb discounted prices will only be given via Private Message over the Hamb or at least a confirmation of membership if via email.

    If your not a Hamb Member it might be worth your time to take a minute to register. There is a lot of value in this forum both in knowledge and $$$$. We are requiring that at least 25 posts be made to qualify for this discount... If that sounds outrageous either your not a true enthusiast or ? Go to the New members page and welcome 25 new members and your in. But we must insist you are a member on the Hamb with 25 posts prior to quoting your discounted price.

    Thanks M.T.

    This is being added to all Email inquires who say that they saw us on the HAMB. To help us insure we are giving Hamb Members the Correct discounted prices please supply us with your HAMB Member name so we can P.M. you with the correct discounted pricing. Please be sure that on the Hamb that your Edit Option to Enable Private Messaging is selected.
    www.hotrodseats.com
     
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  7. fatluckys
    Joined: Jan 3, 2002
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    I'm almost done with this one. Nice seat, and Bob is great to work with!
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  8. Metaltwister
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    Metaltwister
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    image.jpeg image.jpeg A few more pic of what Fatluckys did with our seat frame... Just flat beautiful!
    We also wanted to thank everyone who took advantage of the Ham O Dex opportunities this last year and look forward to continuing to extend the H.A.M.B. pricing to it's members throughout the incoming 2014 year. As always we truly appreciate everything that Ryan has done to make this place possible. It also should'nt go without saying how much we appreciate the hundreds of you that have done business with us through out this past few years. So with that said we hope you have a safe, happy, and wonderful New Year holiday! Please feel free to contact us with any custom seating questions you may have.

    www.hotrodseats.com
     
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  9. Metaltwister
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    The March Model A Offer... 2013
    It's time to do this again, So Here's The Deal...

    Awhile back we did a special run of Model A Seats and offered them at a additional discounted price as a thank you to the HAMB and its members. We sold dozens during that offer which made it possible for quite a few members to get that extra nice seat frame at a very affordable price.

    Last time we just made up a bunch of standard Model A seats and sold them off. This time Id like to take slightly different approach and take Pre commitments. Meaning that on a April 1st will post up when the special run of seats will be done. No more commitments will be taken after that date. When the run is completed and packaged up you will be contacted for payment and delivery instructions. The commitment is just our way of knowing how many seats to manufacture for this one time run.

    The Seats for this run are our standard Model A style Bench seat with reclining and flip forward back rest panel. They recline forward and aft to about 45 degrees. The seat controls are mounted on the side with the lever release mounted on the driver side mechanism. Aluminum covers for the mechanisms are supplied These seats have flip up bases for additional out of view storage. They are fully sprung with no sag zigzag springs and painted black ready to foam and upholster.
    The Model A Seats Measure:
    42" across the top of the pack panel
    36.5" across the front of the bottom panel
    18.5" deep on the bottom panel
    25" from floor to top of the seat back. (In straight the up position)
    Add 1" if seat sliders are used
    5" Ride height at front of the lower panel


    This offer will honored until April 1st 2013. As this is a special offer for HAMB members only. Please PM me with any questions you may have on this limited one time offer. Thanks again

    * * * Edit... This style of hinge assembly is no longer being offered. We have upgraded to a smoothly upholstered flush seat frame end with no need for either the plastic or aluminum cover plates.

    www.hotrodseat.com
     
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  10. Metaltwister
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    1932 Brookville Roadster

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  11. Metaltwister
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    1928 thru 1932 Ford Seat Frames... 2013


    Like always we really appreciate what the HAMB has done for us here at Begels Hot Rod Products. And like always we like to give back to the Hot Rod minded Members here. In an attempt to give back we are getting busy building another batch of Model A and Deuce bench seat frames. These are the standard Bengels Model A and 32 bench seat frames with the flip up base, adjustable forward and aft reclining backs, Fully sprung with No Sag Zig Zag springs. measurements are:

    42" across the top of the pack panel
    36.5" across the front of the bottom panel
    18.5" deep on the bottom panel
    25" from floor to top of the seat back. (In straight the up position)
    Add 1" if seat sliders are used
    5" Ride height at front of the lower panel

    The price on this production run of seats will be $
    OEM style seat sliders are available at $ for the pair.
    Shipping and handling charges apply and will be quoted with receipt of your mailing Zip Code. Shipping limited to the continental United States only.


    This one time run price is a whole 15% lower than our already low list price. Check out the competition and see what their out the door price is then let us know when we can get started on your seat frame. Im looking to start delivery on this production run of seats on October 21s.t so if your in the need for a Model A or 32 Ford seat contact me and we will get you on the build list for a seat at these prices. If your ride is a 32 please let us know as there is a slight size difference. Thanks M.T.[/I]


    Edit 10/26/13

    Just a quick note of thanks and to let you know all 15 seats were shipped on Friday October 25th. Depending on your location Im sure you will be seeing them by Halloween with the exception of the set headed to England. Thanks again M.T.
     
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  12. Metaltwister
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    misc jobs 015.jpg misc jobs 013.jpg 1932 Ford HAMB Bench Seat Production Run Feb 2014
    Another order is going in on Monday for another load of seat recliner mechanisms and sliders. I have to build 3 1932 Brooksville seats right now and thought being I was set up that I should go ahead and do another good size run. Like alway the more I make at a time the less expensive it is for me, and like always the savings are passed on to the HAMB members.

    The price on this production run of seats will be $
    PM me if your interested and I will quote you the Hamb discount at that time. OEM style seat sliders are available at $ for the pair.
    Shipping and handling charges apply and will be quoted with receipt of your mailing Zip Code. Shipping limited to the continental United States only.

    43.5" across the top of the pack panel
    39" across the front of the bottom panel
    18.5" deep on the bottom panel (front to rear)
    27.5" **from floor to top of the seat back. (over all height in the ride position)
    6" Ride height at front of the lower panel (floor to butt)


    Note:
    **Let us know if it will be mounted or on seat sliders so we can factor in the proper seat back height.

    We will run this price through to the 28th of this month so if you will be in the market for a Duece seat in the near future this might be the time! :DThese seats will have a flush side with no plastic or aluminum end caps sticking out what-so-ever. Nothing but smoooth upholstry! :cool:
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  13. Metaltwister
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    Bengels roll pan1.jpg 0dc78a80-7873-42f4-b9c8-8bbd8e8410ee_zps1949ca04.jpg Jul1212009_zps4352f362.jpg ModelA017.jpg
    1928 ~ 1931 FORD MODEL A REAR ROLL PANS...


    Finishing what Henry forgot to do...
    If Henry was going to build a Roll Pan for the rear of his prized Model A Ford Coupe and Roadster is this what he would of come up with? He would of probably played around with a couple of options. He most likely would of come up with a smooth clean race looking roll pan. But ultimately Henry would of decided on a more distinguished looking roll pan, one that would continue the body lines through out the entire car until they dropped off the back. Just by adding a few sexy lines it gives the Model A that "Look at my A" elegant look. Either way we think its an improvement to an already sexy A body.

    This all came about from this thread:
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=691108

    So this is what Bengels is offering the Hamb Members... And only the Hamb members!

    Our 18 gage sheet metal roll pans are available in a Hot Rod Smooth finish, or with the body lines added for a more original look.

    For fender-ed cars the wheel radius on the body is extended from the top to bottom of Roll pan end allowing the fender to match up nicely to the roll pan.

    For fender-less cars an extended skirt finishes off the side view of the roll pan. Pan skirts extend from the front of the roll pan to just aft of the axle, and can be easily trimmed shorter if needed. The skirts are sold as a pair and an option. Roll pan skirts need to be tack welded into place by the end user as all cars of this vintage are slightly different in fit.

    We have built several dozens of these roll pans now and we think we have them down pretty well. Right now each pan is hand built to your order 4 times a year. Depending on how busy we stay with the seats determines how and if we can bump up our roll pan production. Maybe not flooding the market would be a good thing?

    All pans have 3 each 1/4-20 nutserts installed on the top edge of the roll pan and a pre punched hole on each end for a mounting bolt. Matching holes will need to be drilled on the underside lip of your pan mounting surface. Mounting hardware is included.

    Hamb-O-Dex Pricing is...
    Smooth pans run $350.00 plus Shipping and handling
    Bead lined pans run $375.00 plus shipping and handling
    Side skirts run $30.00 for the set

    Right now delivery is about 4 to 6 weeks after receipt of order but double check with us prior to ordering as these are only built as time allows. If interested contact me with your zip code and I can get shipping costs sent to you.

    I apologies for the lack of pics... I will try to get some up soon. :rolleyes:

     
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  14. Bikertrash
    Joined: Aug 29, 2007
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    from Boise

    I ordered a Model A roll pan from Bob. That dude is a class act. Great customer service, teriffic product, and fast shipping. I would order from him again in a heartbeat. I will post some pics of it on his other post when I get it installed. Great stuff. Thanks Bob!
     
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  15. gearheadbill
    Joined: Oct 11, 2002
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    Me too. Just got mine. Great product, communication and price. Recommend to anyone looking. Thanks Bob.
     
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  16. Metaltwister
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    Well, we got Mom all taken care of last week for Mothers Day.
    Now it's your turn...
    From now until Fathers day take advantage of this huge opportunity to save a big chunk of dough while getting that custom seat frame you desperately want and deserve. We are bumping up the 10% Hamb O'Dex member discount even more... It is our most competitive price ever! In fact we aren't even going to advertise this discount...


    Be sure Fellas to let Mama know how much smoother the ride is going to be with that new seat frame installed, and be sure she knows she will be able to wear light colors again without the fear of picking up the grease off the old seats. Then float out the Sure Fire Ace of Spades and let her know how hot she is going to be looking and how much better the car will look by her just sitting comfortably in it... Easy sell guys! Shoot me a PM and be amazed at what a great value this offer really is.

    Any car or truck pre 69.

    Contact Bengels and let us show you how we can save your Ass for Fathers Day!

    Or Contact us at our new site.

     
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  17. Metaltwister
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    Just a quick word of thanks to everyone who took advantage of this Fathers day sale. The huge HAMB response eclipsed all of our prior sales by a very large margin. As a result we are cranking out some very sweet seat frames and will be all caught up with the deliveries in just a few weeks. I also wanted to thank all that Emailed and Private Messaged me with your questions on when the next sale would be offered... All I can say is every day is a sale day on the Hamb O'dex... But keep a close eye on the HAMB as this is one of only a few places we offer these ridiculously low prices.

    Again thanks, and your seats are on their way!
     
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  18. Metaltwister
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  19. 46Chief
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    I just received the 1st winged seat ( the one pictured above) and can't say enough good things about Bob, the quality of his product, his attention to detail and keeping his word. Do not hesitate to order a seat from him. I have to go and toss my minivan seat in the burn pile! I'll post some pictures of the seat once it's upholstered. Thanks Again, I owe you big time on this!
     
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  20. Metaltwister
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    Skirvin50merc1.jpg LABOR DAY 2014 SEAT FRAME OFFER

    For those that missed out on the Fathers Day Sale... Here Ya Go!

    This offer is for a bench seats only no buckets this time guys. We are offering 1928 through 1932 seat frame that fits in Ford's, Chevys, Plymouth's, and many other vehicles as well. These seats do not utilize the original seat riser as most traditional hot rods no longer have original floors or seat risers ...

    These seat frames mount directly to the flat floor or with your measurements we can make them match your existing mounting holes in either the floor or seat risers. These seat frames are available in several configuratins...
    Our standard fixed backs seat frame, or simply add the components that make your seat exactly what you want from the list below.
    Select the options you would like for your seat and give me a PM or a Call for your pricing...

    The following options are available on this run of frames...

    Adjustable Back
    Flip up base
    Seat Sliders Pr.
    Seat Risers Built to size
    Seat Side Wings *

    * Seat wings include all required brackets and mounts & are the same as pictured in the early posts in this thread.

    These Model A 1928~31 Seats Frame Measure:
    42" across the top of the pack panel
    36.5" across the front of the bottom panel
    18.5" deep on the bottom panel
    25" from floor to top of the seat back. (In straight the up position)
    6" Ride height at front of the lower panel
    Add 1" to over all height if seat sliders are used

    These Deuce 1932 Seat Frame Measure:
    43" across the top of the pack panel
    38" across the front of the bottom panel
    18.5" deep on the bottom panel
    27" from floor to top of the seat back. (In straight the up position)
    6" Ride height at front of the lower panel
    Add 1" to over all height if seat sliders are used

    Orders will be taken thru Labor Day to Sept 15, 2014. We are still running right at 3 weeks for delivery after receipt of the order.
    PM me or give me a call as far as lead times and shipping cost. This run is also a "HAMB Plus" Discount offer.

    Please keep in mind that we build a wide variety of seat frames in many different shapes and styles. Custom built seats for that unique vehicle are available If your in need. Please don't hesitate to contact me through the Hamb, through our site at www.hotrodseats.com, Or give us a call. While we are officially closed on the weekend we are ultra busy right now so give it a try, someone might just pick up!
    Thanks again guys. M.T.
     
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  21. Metaltwister
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    A few of our most common FAQ's
    While there are exceptions to every rule I thought I would go into depth to why we do what we do. Instead of just giving you a yes or no answers I think it will make perfect sense when your informed as to why...


    Are Foam Kits offered for Bengel's Seat Frames?
    Seat foam is an easy sell, easy to upholster, with a wonderful profit margin to be made by everyone who touches it.
    So why is the answer NO?

    Over time we have found that most of our seat frames are being covered by very qualified upholsters who would like to have full control of the seat build from scratch. With more than 18 different densities of foam to choose from the chances of us picking the correct density of foam for your Upholster would not be wise. Foam kits are pre made to cover the full spectrum of body weights which means they need to be built to support the heaviest of folks. This obviously leaves everyone weighing less stuck sitting on an extremely firm and un comfortable seat cushion. Most reputable upholsters would rather build up your seat foam support where it is desired and needed. Not where we think it needs to be. Typically if they are going to stand behind their work they want to know exactly what materials they are working with and how long it is going to retain its properties. Also most seat frame builders that supply foam kits build their seat frames ultra small and use the foam to fill in the extreme gaps around the sides of the seat. This is fine for the frame builder but requires an excessive amount of work to trim, shape, and fit the foam by the upholstery Gurus... One size, shape, and density does not suit all!

    Will the Bengel's Seat Frames accept the original seat covers?
    They most likely will not fit.

    All of our seat frames are our own designs and shapes. While we do make an extra effort to insure that the seat shape and design is era correct, there is enough difference in the shapes that the standard seat covers will not fit. This isn't to say that we couldn't make you a custom seat frame that could accept an original type cover. Please contact us if this is what your needs are.

    Will the Bengel's Seats Frames bolt to the original mounting locations?
    They can but not necessarily.

    Typically our seat frames are placed in modified cars and trucks that have had the rusty floors removed, customized, reconfigured and then reinstalled. If you have a vehicle that this is a critical issue with, please contact us with the measurements and we can do all that is possible to match up our seat frames to your mounting points locations.

    What is the finish on the frames and why?
    The seats are finished in Gloss Black Paint.
    In today's modern vehicles the OEM seat frames are bare metal with no need to even paint the frames. They are manufactured and installed directly into the climate controlled vehicle free from rust forming moisture. Most of the seat frames we build go world wide and directly to the car builder. The typical seat frame is not installed for a lengthy time after being shipped. Our main concern is giving the new owner enough time to work with the new frame without the fear of surface rust forming. Many of our seat frames have subtle modifications performed by the upholstery shop that is unique to the way they work. For this reason Powder Coating that is hard to remove, work around, and match is not used.

    What is the typical Delivery time after I order my seat frame?
    Three to three and a half weeks after receipt of order for a standard style seat. Three to Four weeks A.R.O. for a custom built seat.

    While this is our rule of thumb our workload does vary from time to time. If a shorter delivery time is an issue please contact us and we will see what we can do to expedite your order.

    Why different seat ride heights?
    Seat ride height preferences vary from car to car.

    We offer two different ride heights on our Retro Standard Seats. So many of the antique and classics on the road today have been modified with mild to extreme chop tops. The seat back remains the standard height in both chopped and un chopped vehicles usually with the seat back top topping off just above the bottom of the window reveals. The problem starts with the head room as it is decreases with a chop. A 6" seat height is our standard seat ride height with a 4" seat height available for the extremely chopped vehicles. Keep in mind that the 6" ride height is typically enough for a mild chop on a car of these eras. Along these lines if your ride has been channeled or sectioned the back of the seat will look too tall in the car if it is left the standard seat height. We can make the seat back to any height you desire... Please use the custom seat page on our forum to send us the custom measurements if this is what you are dealing with. ( http://www.hotrodseats.com/custom-frames/order/ ). As custom car builders we have been there and done that and know exactly what your up against. So feel free to contact us if you have any seat questions at all.

    Will Bengels ship out of the United States of America?
    Not at this time. With the exception of Canada and Mexico...

    Bengels seat frames are shipped world wide as we work well with the Export Brokerage house of your choice. We ship via FedEx daily and can deliver anywhere in the USA, Canada, or Mexico. Call or email us with your mail to zip code and we can quote your shipping and handling fee.

    Need a seat frame? Don't put it off until the last minute... Give us a call and let us know what your looking for.
    (619) 461-3502
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2017
  22. Metaltwister
    Joined: Jul 10, 2007
    Posts: 743

    Metaltwister
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

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    The H.A.M.B.'s
    Early Thirty Down & Dirty Seat Frame Offer

    For those of you that have been following us here on the Hamb for the past few years you know that we are all about keeping it as real as possible here on the H.A.M.B. O'dex. At Bengels we do all we can to keep our hobby as affordable as possible! We have heard those of you that are forced to build your Hot Rods on a much tighter budget due to the economic climate. Lets face it, things are tight for a lot of the H.A.M.B. members. In many cases the projects in the garage have to take a back seat to more pressing priority's. (Pun Intended) While our business has taken a big up turn the past few quarters we are optimistic that this will be the trend that everyone will experience shortly. To help you gets back up to wrenching speed we have decided to do a few things to lighten your load and help you out! All you need to do is act on this incredible offer!

    We recently have retooled our fixtures and streamlined our production capabilities. We have negotiated better pricing from all of our suppliers, and have committed to larger quantities purchases. We have also made some subtle design changes in the seat frames that have saved us time and money in the manufacturing process. This has been accomplished while keeping the superior quality of our seat frames intact. And finally, we are manufacture direct to you here on the H.A.M.B.. This means cutting out the price raising commission of the distribution level of sales.

    Yeah, so what?... You might ask? Sounds like you made some good business decisions and will be making more profit on your products... We probably could, and would, but we're not! We have decided to do more production runs of what we call the"Early Thirty Down and Dirty Seat Frames". These seat frames will be only offered on the Hamb and they will be based on the Model A & 32 Ford Bench Seat Frame measurements. It should be noted that they will also fit nicely in a wide variety of vehicle of the early 30's era.


    42" across the top of the back panel
    37.5" across the front of the bottom panel
    18.5" deep on the bottom panel
    25" from floor to top of the seat back. (In straight the up position)
    5" Thick ride height at front of the lower panel
    *** Add 1" to over all height if seat sliders are used


    These will be a standard size frame with the adjustable back, Fully welded tube frames with no open exposed tube ends, Fully laced with Zig Zag No Sag springs, Fixed mounting brackets, and Fully painted in gloss black paint. Perfect fit for that open, mild to heavy chopped car or truck. Just add high density foam for a taller seat ride position. These frames will be built in production runs of 10 or more at a time so we can keep the production costs ultra competitive. Delivery time is still 3 to 4 weeks after receipt of order but could be sooner if in stock. (Call to confirm) We think the extreme cost savings will make the short build time worth the wait. As mentioned this is a HAMB Discount only! If your not a member forget this offer, or it might be a good reason to sign up and become a Hamb member?

    The bottom line is this... These seat frames will be sold for $490.00 plus shipping and handling... Shop this price and be amazed. Then shoot us your mailing zip code for a S&H Quote. Bolt in seat slider adjusters are available with this offer for $75.00 for the pair. May we strongly suggest that if you are in need of a seat frame now or will be in the near future that you make this a priority. Don't let this offer get away from you! It is the best value on the market today... Feel free to contact us with any questions seat related and let us know your interested in the "Down and Dirty Early Thirty" offer.


    *** If there is a price listed in the above paragraph this offer is still active.
    Now more than ever
    COMPARE PRICES then glide past the others and let Bengels save your ass!


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    Picture shown with flip up hinge not offered in this special.
    As always we reserve the right to terminate this offer at anytime without notice

    www.hotrodseats.com
    www.hotrodseatframes.com
    sales@hotrodseats.com
    (619) 461-3502
     
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2015
  23. Your frames look awesome. Look forward to trimming one someday!!! Jim
     
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  24. Hanke
    Joined: Oct 3, 2010
    Posts: 21

    Hanke
    Member
    from washington

    Just ordered one for my 31 roadster with the bat wings!
    Bob is very knowable and a pleasure to talk to. He helped me tailor a seat to fit my needs.
    I thought about putting a van third row seat in but they don’t look very comfortable to me.
    Seems to me if the seats not comfortable even in the most bitchin rides, it’s not going to be enjoyable to drive for long. . And I want to Drive them! Well maybe it wouldn’t be an issue if I was in my 20’s; lol.
    Bob defiantly takes care of us H.A.M.B members!
     
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  25. Just got off the phone with Bob and yes he is a great guy. Talked to him about a seat frame I needed for a customers car and he is willing to make any modification needed. We also discussed him building a custom seat frame for my 52 Chevy 2dr sedan and he came up with ideas I didnt think about. I definitely look forward to receiving one of his frames and trimming it out.
    X2 Bob will go the extra mile to take care of us HAMB members!!!
     
  26. LFS11
    Joined: Jan 7, 2012
    Posts: 88

    LFS11
    Member

    Just purchased a seat from Bob and I can't say enough good things about both Bob and his product.
    I had some interesting challenges due to inherited work and Bob worked with me and even made extra brackets to make sure all worked out well which he absolutely did not have to do.
    I'm even thinking of replacing my front seats even thought they don't need it because I want to support a good business.

    We need these type of folks to stay busy servicing our hobby/passion.

    Two things;

    1. Bob please make more stuff we can buy.....
    2. Everyone please give bob a look if you ever need what he's making, seats or whatever.

    You won't be disappointed.
     
  27. Metaltwister
    Joined: Jul 10, 2007
    Posts: 743

    Metaltwister
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    A quick word of thanks for the all that have taken advantage of the "Early Thirty Down and Dirty Seat Frames" offer we posted up late last month. The response has been unbelievable so we are going to run it again back to back. This current run of seats for the most part are finished and ready to be boxed up for shipping. They will be shipped out on Monday the 13th of October. Most of you will be receiving your FedEx'ed seats by the 17th. of October. On Tuesday the 14th we will start the next run of seat frames so let us know if one of these frames will have your name on it. We look forward to talking to you soon.

    On a side note... We have boxed up hundreds of seat frames and shipped them all over the world. Once gone we seldom hear back from our customers unless we do some follow up or its is a local purchase. Not to long ago we got our new Web Site up and running. Now its time to start expanding it and adding to our seat frame gallery. If you have purchased one of our frames and would like to have it appear on our Web Site Gallery @ http://www.hotrodseats.com/custom-frames/ please email or PM me a few good pics of your ride with the seats installed, a few pics with the seat out of the vehicle, and a poser shot of you and your ride... Yeah, no problem, do the bad ass arm fold pose, flash your signs, or whatever.... we just need your pic's.
    Thanks Guys and Gals.
    M.T.
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2014
  28. Metaltwister
    Joined: Jul 10, 2007
    Posts: 743

    Metaltwister
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    I KNOW, I KNOW ITS EARLY!
    But guys ya need to start dropping hints early so you will have something to play with over the NEW YEAR!!!

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    Just a very subtle reminder that we have some killer deals going on right now. So give us a call, private message, or an email! We will get ya through this!

    www.HotRodSeatFrames.com
     
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2017
  29. kidcampbell71
    Joined: Sep 17, 2012
    Posts: 3,216

    kidcampbell71
    Member

    This stuff is beautiful. Definitely a thread to sticky. Future reference times ten. Awesome, work, and great information to support the decision..
     
  30. hot rod trimmer
    Joined: Dec 19, 2012
    Posts: 9

    hot rod trimmer
    Member

    will be keeping you in mind for the next project that needs a folding bench ;)
     

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