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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Leadbeater, Jul 5, 2020.

  1. Leadbeater
    Joined: Feb 18, 2020
    Posts: 39


    there is a thread someplace here about what seats fit the A cars well. i can not find it so thought i would ask you guys who uses what in there 30-31 coups? i gotta figure something out for my coupster

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  2. flatford39
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
    Posts: 2,800


    Paul in Washington put a seat from a bus in his 26 T. It looked great. I still think he had to cut it down. Others have used a Dodge caravan third back seat. I like the bus seat a lot better. Clark in the PNW also used a seat similar to a bus in his Mercury speedster but he did have to cut it down quite a bit.
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  3. raven
    Joined: Aug 19, 2002
    Posts: 4,660


    School bus seat... that’s traditional.

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  4. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 30,845


    Dodge Caravan SECOND seat, the narrow one that lets people get into the third seat, 3rd seat is full width.
    The 91 Grand Caravan we had for several years had the narrow second seat that had the smoother flatter cushions than the later models do. The seats pop out of a van with minimum effort. The bases are easy to modify.

    Bus seats are traditional and you can often find them pretty cheap in good shape.
    I've got a third seat from a 2 something K suburban that isn't super wide and folds down that I hope works as a back seat in my 31 Vic as I can fold it down and put luggage in there for road trips. I can't get to it to measure it though.
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  5. Pete1
    Joined: Aug 23, 2004
    Posts: 2,074

    from Wa.

    80's era Honda Prelude seats work if you want bucket type. You can use the original front mounts with them. They are 6 way mechanical adjustable.
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  6. sloppy jalopies
    Joined: Jun 29, 2015
    Posts: 5,163

    sloppy jalopies

    first generation caravan middle seat...
    I use bus seats, I split the top rail and all four [back] corners then add 13.5" to the top rail, weld it up...

    Attached Files:

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  7. goldmountain
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
    Posts: 3,477


    I have bucket seats from Princess Auto. Every now and then things like that show up in their flyer but they only get in one or two sets.
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  8. 51504bat
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 3,396


    Check with @Flathead Dave here on the HAMB. He posted some photos of the seat he used I believe in a Model A.
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  9. sdroadster
    Joined: Jul 27, 2006
    Posts: 389


    Dodge Caravan Second seat.
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  10. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 4,691

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

  11. ratrod0
    Joined: Apr 15, 2005
    Posts: 1,139


    I have used a waffle house beach seat before
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  12. m.ralph
    Joined: Nov 6, 2009
    Posts: 525


    I build about 3 cars a year , mainly 1932 Ford roadsters, coupes, and Ford Model A coupes. I install the second seat from mini vans Dodge Caravan, Chrysler, Plymouth,and Fords. Most are measured at 40 inches. Be careful some are a little wider, so measure. Another thing that I like is on the passenger side a lever to recline the back. Most are fixed. Hope this helps
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  13. what do you have in it know? HRP

  14. bchctybob
    Joined: Sep 18, 2011
    Posts: 3,620


    I had three different types of seats in my ‘31 Tudor. I had 73 Dodge motor home seats, kinda futuristic looking. I had ‘60 T-bird buckets but I had to narrow them 1 1/2” each to get them to fit. The guy who bought it put the Mustang style seats from Speedway in it. They were nice and not too expensive.
    I had a Mazda minivan seat in my ‘28 roadster. Don’t know what year, they were in it when I got it.

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  15. Believe it or not........Model A seats will fit nicely:rolleyes:
  16. Joe Blow
    Joined: Oct 29, 2016
    Posts: 957

    Joe Blow

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  17. Leadbeater
    Joined: Feb 18, 2020
    Posts: 39


    thatws a different car thos are 89 gmc buckets actually

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