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Old 06-13-2003, 06:24 PM
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1954 F-100 bench seat

anyone installed seats (bucket or bench) in a 53-56 Ford F-100? What fits?

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I'm currently installing 94 Toyota 4 Runner bucket seats in my 53 F100. Had to fabricate a pedestal riser to get the seats to the right height for me. (6'2"). Buckets are good way to go because you can really center the seats about your steering column. Seen other 53 to 56 F100's and some seats that will fit in there are; 88 Buick Regal split bench seat, 88 Ford Ranger bench, 90 to 94 Chevy/GMC bench, een some with power 98 Lincoln and Cadilac buckets. If you can look at "Classic Truck" magazines for more ideas. Here's a tip from an upholster freind: Measure the width from inside of door to door and subtract 3 inches and that should be your max dimension for your seat width.
Good luck, the fun has just started.
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Old 06-14-2003, 07:31 PM
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I just took a visit to one (out of 3 intended) scrap yard on Friday ... looking for buckets for my 54 Chevy pickup. The Lincoln and Caddy seats are tempting! Hefty, and beautiful! Trick is to find a pair out of something that hasn't seen too much weather ... most of the stuff in the scrap yards gets pretty beat when windows are missing, etc.

I'm doing like you said, Art ... measuring door to door, and going by that. Problem with the Lincoln stuff is I don't think those seats would leave any room for a console, and I'm looking forward to designing a cool console. On the other hand, they may be worth the sacrifice -- like I said, they can be awfully NICE!

I'm only 5' 7" tall ... so I'm looking to get my seats UP high. The bases of the seats I saw in vans were really up there in height! BUT -- the backs are always those high-arched deals and they make me sick.


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Your right Alan, Lincoln or Caddy buckets are wide,( but comfortable) and you won't have the room for a nice console. Thats why I'm using the Toyota one's. I even managed to take the center console from the same Toyota and with a little design ingenuity I will use it in my truck. Also, I took the rear door handle rest cluster that has a built in power switch to operate the power windows. The buckets that I have also have the rear portion of the seat that can move foward for rear storage. Some van buckets don't tilt foward, just recline position.
Yeh, the newer van ones do have high backs.
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Toyoter, huh?

Got any pics? I hadn't thought about them.

Thanks, Art.

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