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Re: '37 chevy 1/2 ton
'37 barn find #1330353 Fri Oct 18 2019 06:04 PM
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You have seats from a 1939 I think. Wrong seats. Both top and bottom are wrong for your year truck. . You should have two squareish bottom pieces, and one top. The top has a bracket that rests in the notched adjustment bracket on the rear of the cab.


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Re: '37 chevy 1/2 ton
1946GMCDAN #1330401 Fri Oct 18 2019 10:01 PM
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OK- the search is on for 37 seats.
Anybody need '39s? Frames and springs are in good shape. The bottom was reupholstered at some point but the top fabric is rough.

Re: '37 chevy 1/2 ton
'37 barn find #1330443 Sat Oct 19 2019 12:36 PM
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Did Windy Hill have any seat frames left?


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Re: '37 chevy 1/2 ton
'37 barn find #1330504 Sun Oct 20 2019 01:50 AM
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Posts: 41
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Wrench Fetcher
35 Mike has seats for me- Mike if you are reading this I'll call you tomorrow.
I did go out to Windy City. What a wonderful place although it's sad to see all
that great old iron rusting away. I found three '37 1/2 tons out there that were
pretty well stripped although one had the back but only one of the bottom sections
so that won't help.
I did find a handful of small parts I could use so the trip wasn't wasted.

Re: '37 chevy 1/2 ton
'37 barn find #1331159 Fri Oct 25 2019 02:17 PM
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 64
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Hey 46Sparky,
It's interesting that you mention the sheet metal covers on the bottoms of your seat cushions. My '36 1-1/2 ton Chevy has them but I had never seen them on any of the '38s I have owned and they're not on the seats I sold to John (burchmanor). His seats came from a '37 and appear to have the remains of original upholstery. I assumed it was a '36 only feature since I had never seen it on any '37 or '38 seat.
Two of my '38s had seats that had been re-covered, one of them was probably original.
I left the covers on my '36 even though they were pretty rough with some rust through from mouse nests. I wanted to preserve them as an original feature. It's not hard to imagine that many would have been discarded during re-upholstering.
John came yesterday and picked up his seat. I took his '39 - '46 seat as partial trade. I'm going to try and help him sort out his parking brake lever and tail lights.

Mike

Last edited by 35mike; Fri Oct 25 2019 02:19 PM.
Re: '37 chevy 1/2 ton
'37 barn find #1331172 Fri Oct 25 2019 03:50 PM
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 1,053
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Mike
Given the age of these seats and the info offered in this thread, I am now uncertain these seat bottoms are in fact correct for a ‘37. They were with the truck when I got it and the recess referenced looks to serve as clearance for the sender, so it seemed to be a correct fit. It may not be after all. Nonetheless, they serve the intended purpose.

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Re: '37 chevy 1/2 ton
'37 barn find #1331252 Sat Oct 26 2019 02:04 AM
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Wrench Fetcher
Mike had the correct seats for me so it's on to the next thing. This is my first project and I will surely have more questions but it's probably more
appropriate to post those in the discussion forums. Thanks everyone for the help.

Re: '37 chevy 1/2 ton
46Sparky #1331298 Sat Oct 26 2019 05:33 PM
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1937 seats didn't have a metal bottom on them. 1936 had a single piece bottom I think and it had a metal bottom. 37 had nothing and 38 had a cardboard bottom.


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Re: '37 chevy 1/2 ton
'37 barn find #1331792 Tue Oct 29 2019 06:58 PM
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Posts: 64
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In theory, many '36 trucks could have had a single seat cushion. The pickups had the gas tank in the rear of the frame and 1-1/2 tons were supposed to have a filler neck sticking out the passenger side of the seat riser. This feature is touted in the 1936 "Gold Book" truck sales catalog. My '36 1-1/2 ton (low roof) does not have the filler neck so therefore requires the removal of the passenger side half of the cushion for adding fuel.
I do not recall ever seeing a full width seat cushion in a '36 but I would certainly not argue that they do not exist. A check of the Master Parts Catalog confirms the use of both under seat tanks (with and without neck) for 1-1/2 ton '36 trucks.
The '36 under seat tank differs from the '37 tank in that the '36 does not have the vent pipe. The tank in my truck had holes so I sought out and purchased a tank from another '36 1-1/2 ton (low roof) truck and the tank was identical to my original tank without a filler neck or vent.
I believe some '37 trucks might have the scooped out area in the passenger door panel to clear a filler neck even though, in theory, there were no trucks made that would have required it.
'36 door panels are different from '37 and '38 because the '36 was still using a leather strap as a door check. The panel is embossed and punched for the footman loop which anchors the door end of the strap.

Mike

Last edited by 35mike; Tue Oct 29 2019 07:00 PM.
Re: '37 chevy 1/2 ton
'37 barn find #1334720 Fri Nov 22 2019 01:54 AM
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Posts: 26
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That is a beautiful truck

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