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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by straykatkustoms, Dec 18, 2017.
I have seen these swivel seats on many old customs. How are they mounted? Are they stable or do they rock back and forth or side to side?
GM had them in production vehicles in the 70s also have seen them in conversion vans.
I'm showing the engine bay because is "Plush and Padded"
WOW!!! ^^^^ Straykat, what are they in?
I always thought they were from the early, four seat, Thunderbirds..
I'm assuming this is it. My pics are from 2020. Needed reupholster at that time and appears owner did just that. Cool car, if I remember, running a 261 straight 6 ... sounded greeeaaaat.
Thank you Mick, Elcohaulic, 54delray.
Mick, was great catching up on Sunday. I take inspiration from "Plush and Padded" and appreciate you, and all other posters, keeping it up.
Great memory 54Delray, spot on correct. I remember meeting you at the Lead Aint Dead a couple of years ago. Hope to run into you again some day. Your Chevy was a beauty.
Yes, I have been sewing up the interior on my 49 coupe. I wont sidetrack this "thread" with build pics. I will add some updates on doing the interior, to the not frequently updated post I have on the coupe. https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/1949-chevy-sports-coupe.1022883/
But the interior is 64 t-bird. I have been doing it myself, learning as I go. If you look back in the plush and padded, here Plush and Padded you will see my 47 Chevy coupe interior that I did. That was practice for the 49 On the t-bird seats, for the inserts I used NOS 1962 GM fabric. I kept the pleat lines going all the way thru, from the seat bases/front skirts, across the seat faces and down the seat backs. Homage to how the t-bird has its sew lines, except the t-bird was only on the seat faces. I've done the same to the door panels. Have the rear tray and center console still to do. Anyway, I will update the 49 coupe thread later this week. The interior has taken way longer than I expected, but I am starting to see it come together.
Thanks to everyone posting in this, it is helping me decide on final trim for my 40 Chrysler
Thanks you Ricki. It was kool we had a time to visit. Love your interior, you've don't a great job. Lot of kool comfortable miles to look forward too..
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