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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 62rebel, Sep 30, 2019.

  1. 62rebel
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    I'm going to show you a horror story of a front seat. You guys make some suggestions on how to make it better, please.
     

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  2. 62rebel
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    BTW the brackets are toasted, missing internal parts. I have a set of brackets for bucket seats that I can modify. Even looked at cop car bucket seats.
     
  3. 2 or 4 door? If it doesn't have to fold, station wagon seats are fairly plentiful still. If you got a 2-door, look around for an old Cadillac leather power seat.
     
  4. dana barlow
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    Take a taperule to the junk yard knowing how wide the stock seats are an find some same that you like.
     
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  5. LM14
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    They have these places called “upholstery shops” that could do wonders for that. That’s your true best answer.
    SPark
     
  6. BamaMav
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    If you want low back buckets, picking will be pretty slim. Early Chrysler minivans had some, but they may sit too high off the floor.
     
  7. upspirate
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    Don't use that blue tape,duct tape holds up better! Sorry couldn't resist
     
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  8. flamedabone
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    Interiors by Troy in Summerville is about the best in town, but I don't know what your budget is. If you need his number, send me a message.

    If you are small on budget, head to LKQ salvage on Rivers with a tape measure. You might even catch them on half price day.

    Good luck, -Abone.
     
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  9. flamedabone
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    Troy did this one for my '34. It started out looking just like yours.

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    -Abone.
     
  10. If you like to learn how to do new things, buy some new reproduction seat foam and reproduction seat covers and do it yourself. Its not really that difficult. Dearborn Classics sells that stuff.
     
  11. Fortunateson
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    Isn't this about the time someone chimes in with, " Oooh, I just love that patina!"?
     
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  12. daliant
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    This is the best solution if you want it to look right, unless you have your heart set on cobbling some seat in there that doesn't belong.
    Replacing a seat cover isn't that difficult, especially if you can get new foam.
     
  13. Atwater Mike
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    Whatever you do, DON'T DARE think that a seat that looks good with the rails beneath might fit. That Galaxie is shorter than a 1-liner, and you'll be 'head-lining' with any seat 'higher' than the original!
    ...ask me how I know. I wore a flat top all the while I drove MY '63-1/2! (I'm 6' tall)
     
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  14. 62rebel
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    Thanks, it seems like it's better than it looks, after all. Not scared of doing upholstery, just wanted y'alls opinions. 2 door hardtop btw.
     
  15. Fortunateson
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    If you do buy a kit make sure the colour matches you door panels.... Red door panels and blue seat?
     
  16. 62rebel
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    She's in transition..... she identifies as Wimbledon white with a red interior.
     
  17. goldmountain
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    Check the classifieds here. MercGuy1951 is selling 2 bucket seats from a 1964 Merc Maurader. Should be a direct fit.

    Sent from my SM-T350 using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
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  18. Charlietruck62
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    I started with this. I added a Consew 206 several trips to the store, the internet and several evenings and weekends to get this upload_2019-9-30_21-0-28.png
    upload_2019-9-30_21-0-57.png
     

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  19. s55mercury66
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    '64-'66 t-bird buckets are what came XL's, I can't promise the seat tracks will work, but they are pretty low.
     
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  20. 62rebel
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    I need to get the brackets straight so that the seat doesn't flop around like a flounder. It's a pain in the ass, literally, to try to drive it around with a seat that won't stay put.
     
  21. Charlietruck62
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    any 1960 to 64 ford car tracks would probably work
     
  22. 62rebel
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    They're all pretty scarce in these parts now
     
  23. 62rebel
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    Okay, so I dissected the original brackets to get the extensions off the rear, and welded them to some good ones I had (they came from a Pinto of all things) and they fit and function pretty well. Need to modify the adjustment levers to clear the seat finish panels. I have had those Pinto brackets in my shed for at least twelve years.
     
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