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.
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.
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.
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.
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.