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U.S./Austrlia Seat Exchange

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bubba Kirby's Rod Shop, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. The other day I was doing something on my coupe and climbed in and sat down on the passenger side. I thought “Man this side of the seat is a whole lot better than the driver’s side”. We all know that if we use an old original bench seat that the driver’s side will have seen a lot more wear. Well this got me thinking. What if the rodders in Australia have the same problem but on the opposite side of their seats?
    I think that we should start a seat exchange program with Australia. What do you guys think?
    Joined: Apr 11, 2007
    Posts: 1,426

    from Ojai,Ca

    Fart smell in the seat could be different. You better check it out.
  3. lowsquire
    Joined: Feb 21, 2002
    Posts: 2,564

    from Austin, TX

    Brilliant, yet flawed.
  4. Doraville
    Joined: Apr 22, 2008
    Posts: 50

    from Georgia

    Won't work. Not only are their seats switched left-to-right, but they're upside down.

  5. SixFive
    Joined: Aug 19, 2004
    Posts: 183


    Yep. I'm sure it would be cheaper/ easier for both parties to just have their own seat re-sprung rather than ship it around the world.
    Also, we would only have a fraction of the different seats you have.

    But thanks for thinking of us!
  6. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 11,776

    from Texas

    Car-Line Mfg. in Beaumont TX and Snyder's Antique Auto Parts in New SPringfield OH make new seat springs for Fords as stock inventory items and will make seat springs by other original samples or drawings.
    Using original worn-out stuff is a waste of time, money and comfort.
  7. dadseh
    Joined: May 13, 2001
    Posts: 526


    LOL !!! come in spinner.....
  8. nofin
    Joined: Jan 7, 2010
    Posts: 321

    from australia

    I think this is just more proof that having the steering wheel on the left is just plain wrong.
  9. ratster
    Joined: Sep 23, 2001
    Posts: 3,536


    oh hell yeah! i'm in. i need a seat for my Essex. must be green and purple like mine. i have over 60k on the drivers side and my but is starting to hurt.

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  10. Only work if the fella you swap with didn't have a fat girl friend.

    seems to me that it would be cheaper to mend the springs. but what do i know.
  11. you're serious?
  12. VonMoldy
    Joined: May 23, 2005
    Posts: 1,555

    from UTARRGH!

    wont work they wind thier coils opposite. also thier toilets drain different.
  13. JoJo O.
    Joined: May 12, 2009
    Posts: 170

    JoJo O.

    I love it! I almost pissed myself with some of the responses!!
  14. 48FordFanatic
    Joined: Feb 26, 2011
    Posts: 1,335

    from Maine

    I think you have WAY TOO much thinking time on your hands !!
  15. We also drive around upside down, so our hood lining's wear out before our seats
  16. Such an innovative idea, Your like a modern day Henry Ford!
  17. ncctcam
    Joined: Oct 30, 2007
    Posts: 29


    Sounds like a good idea to me, would make my job a whole lot easier :)
  18. Sorry to go OT, however just had a look at your site ncctcam - Nice work on the Caddy, shame you are so far north!
  19. ncctcam
    Joined: Oct 30, 2007
    Posts: 29


    ahh its just a shitty blog i update with silly pictures and what not, need to buy a camera to take decent photos!
    Thanks though, dans 59 cadillac turned out sweet, he brought it up from newcastle so was a cool one to work on!
  20. The HAMB is getting wierder. I have more lawn photos.
  21. eaglebeak
    Joined: Sep 17, 2007
    Posts: 1,201


    I drivers side mirror has been looked at a lot over the years.
    Could I send it to OZ and get one from there? It would be from the left side of their car and not stared at as much as one from up here....:confused:
  22. El Caballo
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,913

    El Caballo

    Just find an orca-betty to wear out the other side to make it all even.

    Really, just get it resprung. Just getting something with rust on it into this country is a major environmental impact statement and fine waiting to happen. I'm not kidding.
  23. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 8,874


    The water in the toilet also goes in the opposite direction when flushed. True story. :D
  24. toddc
    Joined: Nov 25, 2007
    Posts: 981


    Not a problem. We don't have fat chicks in Australia.
  25. I want to thank all those who responded. The interest in this has been overwhelming both here on the board and in the 100’s of messages and e-mails that I have received. For those that asked about swapping doors and door hardware I think that there is a real opportunity there as well. I am still trying to work out the logistics for the first exchange but it looks like a shipping container is the best option.
  26. Any updates on this program?
  27. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    kinda early to be drinkin' Gene
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  28. Lobucrod
    Joined: Mar 22, 2006
    Posts: 4,122

    Alliance Vendor
    from Texas

    When I sat the title of this post, I was hoping that you wanted someone to exchange places with you, you know, you drive my car here for a while and I come over there and drive yours for a while. That kind of seat exchange.
  29. How are going to adjust it? Have your passenger pull the lever?
    Shipping costs are a deal breaker.
  30. It's this kind of incite that will keep rodding alive for years, kind of like asking who's going to fill there shoes!

    proud to be here

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