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1951 Seat Adjuster Rod #1238722
Tue Oct 10 2017 08:13 PM
Tue Oct 10 2017 08:13 PM
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Scotty1951  Offline OP
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Mobile, Alabama
I have a 1951 Chevy 3100 Short bed truck. I have looked at a few of the 1949 and 1950 series trucks and the bench seat uses a cable system in order to move the seat forward and backwards. My truck on the other hand uses the Seat Adjuster Rod in order to unlatch both sides of the seat so that it will slide back and forth. My question is does anyone know of a source for the rod itself. I see that several online vendors sell the rubber rod holder that goes in the middle of the seat frame but not the rod.


1951 Chevrolet 1/2-Ton Short Bed Truck
Re: 1951 Seat Adjuster Rod [Re: Scotty1951] #1238896
Thu Oct 12 2017 12:48 AM
Thu Oct 12 2017 12:48 AM
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Brad Allen  Online
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I don't believe these are reproduced, I am guessing it is due to shipping cost and limited demand.

Re: 1951 Seat Adjuster Rod [Re: Scotty1951] #1238949
Thu Oct 12 2017 02:29 PM
Thu Oct 12 2017 02:29 PM
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Lightholder's Dad  Offline
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Mesa, AZ
Try calling RPM Motorsports in Albert Lea, MN, 1-(888)223-1864. They part out Advance Design trucks at prices that are not cheap but reasonable for some things you cannot obtain. I have been pleased with a couple things I bought from them.
Kent


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Re: 1951 Seat Adjuster Rod [Re: Scotty1951] #1238979
Thu Oct 12 2017 06:20 PM
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bartamos  Offline
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A rod would seem to be one of the easiest things to make for an old truck. You could make it out of.............rod.

Hardware store or McMasters or repurpose something around the house. Shouldn't be too hard to figure out how it works. Usually the handle releases one rail and the rod is actuated by the handle and releases the other rail.


1960 GMC K1001 (The Oreo SpeedWagon)
If it ain't fixed, break it.





Re: 1951 Seat Adjuster Rod [Re: Scotty1951] #1238980
Thu Oct 12 2017 06:28 PM
Thu Oct 12 2017 06:28 PM
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bartamos  Offline
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REVISION: Scotty, Please don't post several post with the same question. I have answered above, only to find out on another post you have received the same suggestion and a detailed drawing of the rod.

This has been asked and answered.
The answers were:
1. Make one
2. Not available new.
3. Buy a donor from someone.

And RPM got a free ad smile Their parts are all over Ebay.


1960 GMC K1001 (The Oreo SpeedWagon)
If it ain't fixed, break it.





Re: 1951 Seat Adjuster Rod [Re: Scotty1951] #1239002
Fri Oct 13 2017 12:51 AM
Fri Oct 13 2017 12:51 AM
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Scotty1951  Offline OP
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Mobile, Alabama
Hi Bartamos,

I did not realize that asking a question in two different places was not allowed. I figured my best bet was to post in items wanted and also interiors since I figured my question would fall into both of those categories. I will say that I really like the feedback that most provide on this forum, and I am always open to changing the way that I do things and learning from my mistakes. I will say however that you really were no help when you sent me your first reply and said "a rod would seem to be one of the easiest things to make for an old truck". I will agree with you that it is easy to make, but I want a part that represents what was on the truck when it was new and stock. I will say that Kevin showed the type of friendship on this forum that I would expect to see. And thanks to his efforts from my other post I can now make one that will be an exact match to what would have come stock on the truck and not just some rod that will just work. Also, I have already searched every place I could think of including eBay to try and find a rod or I would not have made a post to start with. It is funny how my two post got me the answers to the three questions that you including in your last reply.

The answers were:
1. Make one - I can now thanks to Kevin
2. Not available new - found that out from the first reply to this thread
3. Buy a donor from someone - just had someone reply to my other thread with one for sale

In the end everyone else that replied back to me was helpful except you. I guess if I need a comedic moment in the future I can expect a response from you like "you could make it out of ...........rod".

Have a good evening,
Scott



1951 Chevrolet 1/2-Ton Short Bed Truck
Re: 1951 Seat Adjuster Rod [Re: Scotty1951] #1239011
Fri Oct 13 2017 02:03 AM
Fri Oct 13 2017 02:03 AM
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Scotty1951  Offline OP
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Mobile, Alabama
I just want to say thanks to everyone that replied to my question. It s always nice to know that there are people willing to help when needed.


1951 Chevrolet 1/2-Ton Short Bed Truck
Re: 1951 Seat Adjuster Rod [Re: Scotty1951] #1239012
Fri Oct 13 2017 02:03 AM
Fri Oct 13 2017 02:03 AM
tclederman  Online
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For future readers:

It is nice to see how a problem got solved. In case you were wondering, some good information was also posted in this thread. Most members check all new posts (see the Active Threads choice/item above), but most members only post a response in one thread.

Making one post/topic/question in one discussion forums allows a future reader to see all answers for the same post/topic/question in one place/forum.

For future readers/posters who care to know: many moderators try to keep up with posts in their forum. If the moderator finds a duplicate post in the forum, the moderator oftens deletes the post and leaves a brief message like "duplicate post" (if no replies have yet been posted). This assures that future readers do not have to piece-together replies in different fora to the same question from the same poster.

That is the etiquette/rule we try to follow here.


Tim
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Re: 1951 Seat Adjuster Rod [Re: Scotty1951] #1239014
Fri Oct 13 2017 02:11 AM
Fri Oct 13 2017 02:11 AM
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Scotty1951  Offline OP
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Mobile, Alabama
Thanks tclederman I will keep that in mind when making future post to the forum.


1951 Chevrolet 1/2-Ton Short Bed Truck
Re: 1951 Seat Adjuster Rod [Re: tclederman] #1239116
Fri Oct 13 2017 09:42 PM
Fri Oct 13 2017 09:42 PM
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Originally Posted by tclederman
If the moderator finds a duplicate post in the forum, the moderator oftens deletes the post and leaves a brief message like "duplicate post" (if no replies have yet been posted). This assures that future readers do not have to piece-together replies in different fora to the same question from the same poster.

That is the etiquette/rule we try to follow here.


Tim
Not sure if it's available on this forum software package, but on TheDieselStop where I'm a moderator, we have the ability to combine threads, which would have been appropriate in this case. It mashes all the posts together into one thread chronologically. Gets a little weird at times, but works OK. We also have the ability to close threads to further posting. They're still visible, but get pushed down the lists of threads.
Kevin

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