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Old 07-07-2007, 04:54 PM
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1950 ford f-1 seat replacement

Does anyone have any recommendations on what to salvage a seat from to replace my original seat on my f-1? I appreciate any input; i am on a budget. I am considering any type( buckets; 60/40; or bench). Will eventually have it done in black; either cloth or vinyl.

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Jeep cherokee seats are fairly narrow and have a high pedestal...Those might work..Or you could look at the bench from an S-10 or Ranger p/u as those may fill the bill..

Check out the seat tutorial at the top of the forum for some tips..

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f-1 seat

Thanks, OneMoreTime,
really appreciate the input; it gives me an idea which direction to go
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Old 07-21-2007, 10:26 PM
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Seats from most mid size or compact vehicles will work. It all depends on the options you want with you seats. If you want leather, power seats look to toyota, mazda, etc. Leather seats from a ranger or s-10 are hard to come by.

Good to see another F-1 on here and welcome.
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i used the buckets from a 1995 lightning
shortened it's supporting base by 13" and welded back together
needed 4" base to elevate
looks great and because of support
makes driving a lot better
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Old 09-16-2009, 05:25 PM
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I finally settled on a set of 50/50 split buckets from a 2003 Dodge Intrepid car. I also found that Katskins produces leather seat covers for these seats. Sounds like re-covering will be in order this winter.
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i used bucket seats from a 95 lightning
i fabricated a base with 1 3/4 roll bar piping welded to frame
stiffened up ride
buckets way to go
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ONE OF our local wreckers has bucket seats for $50. i got two that i think came out of a van and are TOO DAMNED TALL! but oh well!!!!!

it probably wouldnt be so bad if i didn't have a stupid sun visor on too. i have to duck down when it's dry to see the damned traffic lights. when it's wet i can just see the color of the light reflecting in the rain drops on the hood. i live in washington so that's usually the case. they could be a little lower. they have a stand underneath them. i would say get some out of a car. make sure they have a head rest. happy to have gotten rid of the seat. a friend of a friend wanted an original one for his truck so i GAVE mine to him. First off the f-er turned out to be a millionair who owned his own truck line, Second, one of the SOB's trucks had thrown up a rock that dented the moulding around my windshield five years before. i didn't know any of this till after he picked up the seat. dammit! i coulda charged him a hunnerd dollas
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you can buy a aftermarket vinyl seat kit for your origional seat for about 300 dollars..
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