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#637169 - Tue Apr 13 2010 02:21 AM which seat ???1940  
derry  Offline
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building a 40 1/2 ton street rod.. recently purchased a set of buckets from a p t crusier.. mistake.. to plush too thick set to high pushes me to forward.. what has someone used that works well I am 6'3 and know in the cab I will be a little cramped.But would like some leg room. Help!!



#637201 - Tue Apr 13 2010 03:26 AM Re: which seat ???1940 [Re: derry]  
Britcon  Offline
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I feel for ya! I used stock seat / added foam and recovered. Even that puts my knees up under the wheel and I am only 5'9 !
I have read that '90's Ranger bench seat will fit width wise. Not sure about buckets.


#637219 - Tue Apr 13 2010 03:58 AM Re: which seat ???1940 [Re: Britcon]  
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I have been looking at everything out there to find something that will fit and look good - not out of place. So far I have found only one thing from Glide Engineering, but high dollar!! Looks like the stock seat is still the best choice.


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#637223 - Tue Apr 13 2010 04:08 AM Re: which seat ???1940 [Re: 6cylindersovertexas]  
derry  Offline
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friend said an early mustang or camaro bucket might work..any commit


#637225 - Tue Apr 13 2010 04:11 AM Re: which seat ???1940 [Re: 6cylindersovertexas]  
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Check a third row seat out of a Dodge Caravan, Plymouth Voyager Etc. I found one at Pull-A-Part for 38 bucks complete with seat belts. It's 46 inches wide and fits in the cab nicely. I haven't fabed it in yet just set it atop the fuel tank pedestal. I was lucky to find one in vinyl but it's maroon and recovering it will still be cheaper then the glide.


#637285 - Tue Apr 13 2010 01:44 PM Re: which seat ???1940 [Re: Gmans 46]  
dale937  Offline
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I found a nice set of late Model S-10 seats at a swap meet,they work out very good in my 55 2nd series.Not buckets,but a split set of seats. I measured the distance between the doors and used that as a basis for seat width.By the way I am 6,2 and weigh well over 200 lbs.I went to my local hardwood dealer and got a couple of 4x4 pieces of maple to make risers out of.

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#637286 - Tue Apr 13 2010 01:45 PM Re: which seat ???1940 [Re: Gmans 46]  
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I found a nice set of late Model S-10 seats at a swap meet,they work out very good in my 55 2nd series.Not buckets,but a split set of seats. I measured the distance between the doors and used that as a basis for seat width.By the way I am 6,2 and weigh well over 200 lbs.I went to my local hardwood dealer and got a couple of 4x4 pieces of maple to make risers out of.Perfect fit and very comfortable.

Last edited by dale937; Tue Apr 13 2010 01:48 PM.

#637432 - Wed Apr 14 2010 12:25 AM Re: which seat ???1940 [Re: dale937]  
derry  Offline
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thanks for the info... a 40 I believe has a smaller cab than say a 47 and up ..I think, am I right or wrong??? What may work in a 47 ad and up maay not work the same in a 40??am I right??


#637459 - Wed Apr 14 2010 01:48 AM Re: which seat ???1940 [Re: derry]  
COOLIE  Offline
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i used the buckets out of a 94-97 Pontiac Grand Am in my 46. Fit real nice and price was right.

Mike


#637471 - Wed Apr 14 2010 02:34 AM Re: which seat ???1940 [Re: COOLIE]  
stea  Offline
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highland utah
Im with Gmans (Chrysler), except I think mine was the second row seat. Fit perfect and the leather was in exceptional condition. I made my own mounting brackets to lower it a bit but no matter what you will be cramped. I seem to be right on the steering wheel and I left foot brake. Couldnt imagine having to use a clutch. Was every body 5'2" in 1940?

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