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Technical Van seat in an A roadster tracks

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by harleycontracter, Nov 6, 2021.

  1. harleycontracter
    Joined: Aug 25, 2007
    Posts: 2,016


    Guys that use a mini van middle seat in an A roadster . What did you use to mount the seat in? Is there something made or do I fab a bracket / Thanks all
  2. Rustridden31
    Joined: Oct 9, 2003
    Posts: 249

    from Denver, CO

    I cut the van legs off and fabbed up some for my model A. I’m planning on getting some adjustable tracks from a supplier or the yard.
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  3. jaracer
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 1,470


    I used the back seat out of a 70's Ford Bronco from U-Pull It. I had to cut about 3 inches out of the center. I also found a set of bolt on seat tracks that I adapted to the Bronco seat. They were on a seat laying in a truck bed at the same U-Pull It. I have no idea what that seat was from.
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  4. Duke
    Joined: Mar 21, 2001
    Posts: 730


    I used tracks from a ford work van
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  5. goldmountain
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
    Posts: 3,469


    I used seat tracks from an old bucket seat. Just mounted them further apart and made up a longer cable to hook up the adjuster mechanism.
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  6. oldsman41
    Joined: Jun 25, 2010
    Posts: 1,556


    I used bucket seat tracks also, they were in the shop so that what I used.
  7. wheeldog57
    Joined: Dec 6, 2013
    Posts: 2,300


    2 inch angle bar bolted to original track holes, has to be right down on floor and way back for me to fit
  8. drtrcrV-8
    Joined: Jan 6, 2013
    Posts: 1,553


    Used 3rd (rear) seat out of a Dodge Caravan (another damn Dodge... LOL) in AA roadster PU(6" extended cab) , bolted to fabbed brackets(no for/aft adjustment), still folds forward for access behind seat.
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  9. pirate
    Joined: Jun 29, 2006
    Posts: 711

    from Alabama

    Friend of mine used a cut down tube framed seat out of school bus and reupholstered. Seem seat could be modified to use tracks pretty easily.
  10. indyjps
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 4,831


    Should be able to use tracks out of many vehicles. Just have to adapt them to that seat and fit your floor for seat angle.

    Small truck with bench seat should give you plenty of options. Rang*r, Sl0, Col*rado etc. Find something without a center console.
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  11. natrlgas49
    Joined: Apr 6, 2019
    Posts: 85


    Mini van seats in my 39 SD, made my own mounts to match the slides, its not hard if I can do it any one can. IMG_1052.JPG

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