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Bucket seats in a 50 3100
#1384546 Sat Nov 14 2020 09:30 PM
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Need some advice, what is involve putting buckets in a 50 3100. What needs to be removed and does any thing stay. Thanks

Re: Bucket seats in a 50 3100
flattop49 #1384621 Sun Nov 15 2020 04:16 PM
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That would depend on how high or how low you want to sit. Get a bucket seat, take out your old seat, get some pieces of 2x4 or something, and mock it up. Sit in there and see where you want to be. If you need to remove the riser, then that's what you'll have to do. If you can build on the riser, etc. Some folks like to tear everything out and start with a flat surface.

Re: Bucket seats in a 50 3100
flattop49 #1384671 Sun Nov 15 2020 10:44 PM
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Originally Posted by flattop49
Need some advice, what is involve putting buckets in a 50 3100. What needs to be removed and does any thing stay. Thanks
The bucket seats in my 49 are out of a 2012 Ford Focus Platinum and the drivers side is electric. The riser has been removed and the seat brackets are for a flat floor which the AD trucks have. I still have my gas tank in the cab and the seats are all the way back. I am 5' 11" 185 lbs and fit fine.

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Re: Bucket seats in a 50 3100
flattop49 #1384831 Mon Nov 16 2020 08:47 PM
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I have used bucket seats from a 1964/65 Mustang. I have a line on a guy that makes brackets to mount these on a flat floor after removing the bench seat and riser. They provide a little more leg and belly room too. PM me I can hook you up. Seats are available on CL . Need to drill through and use through bolts and step up to larger washers underneath the cab.

The prophesy of HRL applies here. Metal parts live a life of quiet unobjectivity. Whether a seat frm an AMC, Dodge, Ford, or the Wright brothers.. it doesn’t matter. it works if it fits.

Last edited by tom moore; Fri Nov 20 2020 06:51 PM.
Re: Bucket seats in a 50 3100
olezippi #1384887 Tue Nov 17 2020 02:38 AM
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Olezippi, the interior looks great. Did you try the fit with the riser in place? I have a 54 GMC that I would like to upgrade the seat but retain the riser.

Re: Bucket seats in a 50 3100
KDrown #1384924 Tue Nov 17 2020 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by KDrown
Olezippi, the interior looks great. Did you try the fit with the riser in place? I have a 54 GMC that I would like to upgrade the seat but retain the riser.
The seat riser is took tall. The PO took the seat riser out and installed a bench seat out of who knows what. I had a flat floor to start with. I have my seats jacked up 1 1/2" with the back of the seats setting just at the bottom of the rear window.

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Re: Bucket seats in a 50 3100
flattop49 #1385659 Tue Nov 24 2020 12:35 AM
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Thanks for all the good advice. Focus and Mustang seats look greatI was wondering about removing the riser. I’m 6’4” with gas tank removed, do I have a shot of fitting ?

Re: Bucket seats in a 50 3100
flattop49 #1385712 Tue Nov 24 2020 11:04 AM
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Here is a link to 64/65 Mustang seats and the bracket kit. I just had mine powder coated. Quality is excellent. Mustang seats look good in a vintage truck.

https://www.copperstatecomponents.com/bucket_seat_brackets.html.

Remember Henry David Thoreau’s maxim: “the mass of men live lives if quiet desperation”

In this business: the mass of metal parts live lives of quiet unobjectivity.

Last edited by tom moore; Tue Nov 24 2020 11:08 AM.
Re: Bucket seats in a 50 3100
flattop49 #1385838 Wed Nov 25 2020 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by flattop49
Thanks for all the good advice. Focus and Mustang seats look greatI was wondering about removing the riser. I’m 6’4” with gas tank removed, do I have a shot of fitting ?
A buddy of mine (he is 6' 4") sat in my 49 and he had plenty of head room but could have used a little more leg room but said it was doable. I still have my gas tank in the cab so if yours is removed you shouldn't have a problem with leg room.


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Re: Bucket seats in a 50 3100
flattop49 #1385847 Wed Nov 25 2020 02:29 PM
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Great news ! Thanks


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