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#739637 - Sat Apr 16 2011 12:08 AM 1941-1946 Seat Sub
chris42pu Offline
Wrench Fetcher
Registered: Wed Mar 20 2002 12:00 PM
Posts: 183
Loc: Fall Creek, Oregon
I was wondering if anyone knows off hand a replacement bench seat that will fit in the 41-46 trucks? S-10, Datsun, ???? Mine is toast...springs are rusted and breaking everywhere and the mice ate everything except the springs. Just wondering if anyone has done this and how it worked out. Thanks
Chris Simmonds
1942 Chevy 3/4 ton
#739682 - Sat Apr 16 2011 07:39 AM Re: 1941-1946 Seat Sub [Re: chris42pu]
Hotrod_A Offline
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Registered: Mon Aug 30 2010 11:39 AM
Posts: 131
Loc: CT
Try the narrow 2nd row bench seat out of a minivan, or the 3rd row seat out of a Land Cruiser. I know the Land Cruiser 3rd row is close in length.
1941 1.5 ton
#740453 - Mon Apr 18 2011 08:22 PM Re: 1941-1946 Seat Sub [Re: Hotrod_A]
DelawareBolter Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 08 2008 05:53 PM
Posts: 3
Loc: Delaware
Jim Carter has an article about replacing '41-'46 seat cushions with the third row seat from a Dodge or Plymouth Minivan. May be helpful. Below is the web address. Wasn't sure how to add as a link.
#740538 - Tue Apr 19 2011 12:25 AM Re: 1941-1946 Seat Sub [Re: DelawareBolter]
Britcon Offline
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Registered: Wed May 12 2004 12:00 PM
Posts: 1521
Loc: Birch Bay, WA
Someone suggested an older Ford Ranger bench seat would fit my '40. Never got around to checking it out.
1940 Chevy KC 1/2-Ton
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#740941 - Wed Apr 20 2011 11:28 AM Re: 1941-1946 Seat Sub [Re: Britcon]
Charles in CA Offline
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Registered: Mon Jul 22 2002 12:00 PM
Posts: 203
Loc: Santa Cruz, CA
I am using a 90's Chrysler minivan 3rd row seat for my 37 Chevy pickup. I am in the process of sorting out how to mount it. Seems to fit pretty well when set in place over riser & gas tank. You definitely have to remove the mounting & wheels from the seat bottom.
\'37 Chevy pickup / 52 MGTD
#741015 - Wed Apr 20 2011 03:14 PM Re: 1941-1946 Seat Sub [Re: Charles in CA]
6cylindersovertexas Offline
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Registered: Mon Sep 22 2003 12:00 PM
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Charles in CA -
I must have looked at 15-20 different seats to use in my 37 Chev pickup and I have never even come close as to how to mount a seat and still be able to access the fuel tank filler under the passenger front seat. Have you figured that out yet?

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#741021 - Wed Apr 20 2011 03:21 PM Re: 1941-1946 Seat Sub [Re: 6cylindersovertexas]
Charles in CA Offline
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Registered: Mon Jul 22 2002 12:00 PM
Posts: 203
Loc: Santa Cruz, CA
Joe, for some reason my 37 cab came with a 38 type tank. At some point in it's life, someone modified the riser & also cut a hole in the right side of the cab for the filler tube. I know it's a 37 cab, at least that's what the vin tag says. I'm torn about what to do - should I keep as it was modified, or should I close up the hole & put in a 37 tank. If I keep as is w/38 type tank & filler neck, it should be much easier to mount the minivan seat. I don't think I would be able to figure out how to use this seat if I returned to how it should be.

Edited by Charles in CA (Wed Apr 20 2011 03:22 PM)
\'37 Chevy pickup / 52 MGTD

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