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Seat help anyone?
#1415160 Mon Jun 28 2021 04:00 AM
Joined: Nov 2020
Posts: 247
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'Bolter
Hi guys,
I am looking for a seat with some spring in it or 'give' yet great for longer trips mostly highway and backroad that wont torque my back and neck out of joint from being too hard. Some ideas of the look I like I will attach in the pics.. In the '38, I have about 45" width max and 22" deep if that helps. I really like the bench look but in a bit fancier than what it came with.. I could always change the seat covers but looking for something I might find in junk yard and change out the seat covers.. Any ideas on what car or truck seats might work?? wave

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'38 1.5ton; "The stuff is as tough as woodpecker lips"
Re: Seat help anyone?
38_1.5Ton #1415249 Tue Jun 29 2021 01:26 AM
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'Bolter
check out third row seats from a suv or minivan. my local pull 'n save charged $50 for a nice 60/40 split that I needed in my '37 for the gas bung, and Leather because it was out of a higher end unit. crawl in and sit, see if it feels decent. I'm going to have to tweek the rails or I will hit the roof. Take your tape measure. if you've moved your gas tank you have more options. I've heard the older s-10 seats fit but with that age you'll be visiting an upholstry shop.


Larry
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Re: Seat help anyone?
38_1.5Ton #1415268 Tue Jun 29 2021 04:31 AM
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'Bolter
Thanks Larry, yes my gas tank has been moved. The pic on the left is a '70 monte carlo.. looks like a super comfortable seat. The IDEAL seat should recline to move you one way or another better inline with steering wheel.. The majority of 3rd rows are way too hard for the '38 in my o, from what I have looked at unfortunately. :/


'38 1.5ton; "The stuff is as tough as woodpecker lips"
Re: Seat help anyone?
38_1.5Ton #1415280 Tue Jun 29 2021 12:50 PM
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Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Measure carefully for width! The early Trucks were quite a bit narrower than the ADs and newer. I would think any seat from a early ‘70s import truck including the Chevy LUV should be close and adaptable.


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Re: Seat help anyone?
38_1.5Ton #1415327 Tue Jun 29 2021 07:36 PM
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'Bolter
Thanks martin. I did. If anyone has a 37/38 seat/frame let me know. I guess there are 1000 different ways to accomplish this. I could just go original, redo the springs and then foam the heck out of it.


'38 1.5ton; "The stuff is as tough as woodpecker lips"
Re: Seat help anyone?
38_1.5Ton #1415349 Tue Jun 29 2021 10:01 PM
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W
back yard wrench turner
I have a 3rd row seat from a minivan. I covered it with a seatcover from Jim Carter.

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Re: Seat help anyone?
38_1.5Ton #1415350 Tue Jun 29 2021 10:03 PM
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'Bolter
I am not sure if I asked this Wayne, How is that driving down the road and on bumps?


'38 1.5ton; "The stuff is as tough as woodpecker lips"
Re: Seat help anyone?
38_1.5Ton #1415353 Tue Jun 29 2021 10:27 PM
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back yard wrench turner
I don't think any seat will really soften the ride of a 1.5 ton truck.

I have discovered that my 1 ton rides much better with a load in the bed that makes the springs work.


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Re: Seat help anyone?
38_1.5Ton #1415358 Tue Jun 29 2021 11:10 PM
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'Bolter
Well, if I put some slate in there and sat on that, I am sure it would ride harder than a cushion. grin In other words, I am just trying to ease it a little. Dunno if springs are better than modern cushions. Mainly roads, not on farm I mean. I do like the look of the minivan seat you have there, in terms of originality!

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'38 1.5ton; "The stuff is as tough as woodpecker lips"
Re: Seat help anyone?
38_1.5Ton #1415371 Wed Jun 30 2021 12:48 AM
Joined: Dec 2019
Posts: 177
3
'Bolter
not a lot of room in there for a very thick back of seat unless you're my wifes size and same for the bottom cushion unless you've removed the gas tank mount. remember though the '37 original seat bottom is split for the gas filler and wouldn't be necessary for your truck. 38-39 springs would be better. not sure about 40-46, did the cab get wider? still say 3rd row "luxury" suv or minivan is the best. Eddie Bauer Expedition, GMC Denali Yukon, Mercedes GL, etc if the width is right


Larry
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If you are missing one component, you'll need an abundance of the others two.
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