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1937MoPar 09-25-2011 04:55 PM

1937 Chevy truck idea seat help
 
I have a 1937 Chevy truck and I need a bench seat. Going to the yard this week to browse. I heard a sunfire rear seat will fit like a glove, and that I can have it upolstered in leather. Anyone have any ideas or advice?
Thanks guys!!

willowbilly3 09-25-2011 08:26 PM

The longer of the 2 back seats from many mini vans is about right

DanTwoLakes 09-26-2011 01:22 AM

No rear seat is going to do what you want. Those rear seats in smaller newer cars sit very low, and you won't have any way to adjust the seat or tip it forward. You really need a seat that has a base and is self supporting like the seat willowbilly recommended.

kristkustoms 09-26-2011 03:45 PM

Not to mention modern production cars rear seats have no framework whatsoever. Most of them are a 1/4" steel rod form with seat foam molded on around it. The seat foam is molded to fit the humps and bumps of the floor, so the seat foam essentially lays on top of the floor, the floor of the car is the framework... The seat back may have some framework, but when removed from the car, it won't have much support on its own.

DanTwoLakes 09-26-2011 07:22 PM

Exactly. The newer rear seats are flimsy and once out of the car can't stand on their own.

willowbilly3 09-26-2011 08:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DanTwoLakes
No rear seat is going to do what you want. Those rear seats in smaller newer cars sit very low, and you won't have any way to adjust the seat or tip it forward. You really need a seat that has a base and is self supporting like the seat willowbilly recommended.

I have a couple sets from Aerostars and they have a heavy frame, seatbelts already installed and both sizes will fold flat so you'd have access to the area behind the seat.

Sully D 01-07-2012 02:10 PM

I am selling my 37 Chevy bench seat. Not sure if you still need it, as I see this is an old thread.
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DanTwoLakes 01-07-2012 02:33 PM

Sorry, you can't post a classified ad in the tech forums. You can send a PM (private message) to the user name who's looking for the seat, or put an ad in the classified section of this site.

Sully D 01-08-2012 11:36 AM

Thanks for the guidance, DanTwoLakes. Sorry for the breach in forum etiquette. I'm a noob and learning how to navigate & post.

DanTwoLakes 01-08-2012 03:42 PM

No problem,and no harm done. Welcome to the site.

scramble96 02-26-2012 08:54 PM

Seat Verdict?
 
So what was the final verdict for the bench seat? I have the original sear from my '37 GMC, but am considering changing to something more modern for more comfort, hopefully!

DanTwoLakes 02-26-2012 09:05 PM

The verdict is that no modern full size truck seat will fit, they are too wide. Look at Ford Ranger, Chevy S-10, and Dodge Dakota seats, or the rear seat from any Chrysler mini van.

slightlygreased 05-31-2012 04:21 PM

36 chevy p/u bench seat
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 1937MoPar
I have a 1937 Chevy truck and I need a bench seat. Going to the yard this week to browse. I heard a sunfire rear seat will fit like a glove, and that I can have it upolstered in leather. Anyone have any ideas or advice?
Thanks guys!!


i have a 36 chevy seat bench that im selling its original piece,you can call me at *** *** **** joe

DanTwoLakes 05-31-2012 04:31 PM

Sorry, you can't post your phone number or e-mail address in the tech forums with the intention of buying or selling anything. You can post your item in the classified section, or send the the guy a private message.

1937MoPar 06-01-2012 12:48 AM

Just bought a second row seat out of a late 1990's Plymouth Voyager from the bone yard for $30, and it fits like a glove! Now I just need to get it covered in leather to make it look old.


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