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.
When I die, I hope she doesn't sell everything for what I told her I paid for it!
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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.
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 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.
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.
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.