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1949 seat swap need help #1241409
Tue Oct 31 2017 02:28 AM
Tue Oct 31 2017 02:28 AM
Fatdogmax  Offline OP
New Guy
Joined: Oct 2017
Posts: 3
Yuma AZ
OK I’m A new member and I hope I don’t screw up and put this in the wrong Spotton hijacked someone thread if I do I apologize

I just bought a 1949 Chevy truck I want to change the seats out from the bench seat to something that’s a little bit more comfortable I’ve been looking at the Buick seats but would like something with a little bigger armrest in storage I need a bench seat across the bottom so my wife and I am the dog can go out for a cruise. Has anyone seen the seats in the hot chicken truck by dirty hotrods attached is a link to YouTube and you can see the seats there I think they really might work for me and I’d really like your guys advice but I cannot figure out for the life of me what type of seats they are your help is greatly appreciated

Thanks Kurt

Re: 1949 seat swap need help [Re: Fatdogmax] #1243105
Mon Nov 13 2017 01:33 AM
Mon Nov 13 2017 01:33 AM
SavannahDog  Offline
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Joined: Dec 2014
Posts: 307
Georgia's Fresh Water Coast
Kurt I haven'tt a clue what your trying to do. But you can retain your Bench Seat and improve it. What some of us are doing is to replace the Bench seat springs with foam. Do some research. I've bought some foam on ebay. But haven't tried to install it yet What others have done is to use the frame for the springs as a pattern. Then you could build something that fit's you by using different thickness of foam.

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Re: 1949 seat swap need help [Re: Fatdogmax] #1243265
Tue Nov 14 2017 05:34 PM
Tue Nov 14 2017 05:34 PM
Norcal Dave  Offline
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One thing to consider is that if you rebuild the seat properly, with a high quality batting kit, it can be more comfortable you might think. I was about to replace all my springs with plywood and foam, but at the last minute I decided to rebuild the original seat with the best kit I could find. And other than not being happy with the vinyl cover kit that I bought from LMC, the seat is pretty nice to sit on.

I got my seat padding kit from these guys: LeBaron Bonney

Catalog page: Seat Padding Kit - (large size)

They've also got a few good instructional videos on seat rebuilding.


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Re: 1949 seat swap need help [Re: Fatdogmax] #1243530
Thu Nov 16 2017 05:25 PM
Thu Nov 16 2017 05:25 PM
JiMerit Boltr#43  Offline
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Turlock, CA
That link to the rod with custom interior appears to be high dollar custom job I'm sure there are some shops in Yuma that can do that work. But as others have mentioned I'd stick with your stock seat but take the truck to a local shop and see what they can do for you. Most good upholsterers are capable of building a seat to the customer's specs.
Best of luck

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Re: 1949 seat swap need help [Re: Fatdogmax] #1245858
Tue Dec 05 2017 05:32 PM
Tue Dec 05 2017 05:32 PM
Softtrim  Offline
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They are a 2nd row 60/40 out of a GMC Tahoe/Yukon...Chevy 2nd row is the same slightly different insert design
Around 2000 model year...give or take...GOOGLE "2000 Suburban interior pics" and look at the 2nd row pics

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