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Old 11-14-2006, 06:43 AM
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4 dr bucket seat

i am trying to find out IF bucket seats out of a 4 dr can be modified to fold forward to access the back seat in a 48 chevy aero sedan. i was told there was a way to do it---BUT, how is it done???

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Old 11-14-2006, 09:44 AM
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I suppose with enough engineering it could be done. I had the same problem. On my 34 project I had acquired 2 buckets out of a Dodge Neon, then I discovered they did not fold forward . Gave them a real serious look with thoughts of getting out the hacksaw and mig welder. Luckily a trip to the NSRA Nationals was looming for the wife and myself. Made it by the Tea's display and the wife was very impressed with their seats (smartest thing I have done in a long time ). Ordered a split back bench seat and I am waiting on it to be delivered now.

Anyone need 2 buckets from a Neon?

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Old 11-14-2006, 10:00 AM
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I suppose it could be done but it would be much easier to find some seats that flip forward in the first place..some of the S-10, Ranger and Dodge Dakota have seats like you need..you will probably have to do something about seat mounting hardware though...that is usually the case..

I have tried most all of it and now do what is known to work..
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Old 11-15-2006, 10:00 PM
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Onemoretime is right, by the time you modify what you have, you can get some seats that will fold forward, spend less time and money, and get exactly what you want. Good luck.
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Old 11-15-2006, 10:12 PM
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Most 2 door cars with bucket seats flip forward. I used some escort GT seats (halo headrests) in my old ranger. They bolted right to my stock seat tracks.

For those that don't know, the old escort GT seats (mid 80s) are made like the recaros that were in the mustang GTs of that era, just slightly smaller.
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It depends on what the seats came out of and if a 2 door version was made,the recliner mechanism controlls the flipping forward action along with reclining and if a 2 door version of that seat was made then all you have to do is replace the recliner parts with 2 door versions and you are done. On some of the older 4 door buckets all there are is a extra bolt or bracket that has to be removed to flip forward. I had a 84 crown vic 2 door that had trashed seats and I found mint seats from a 4 door and all I did was remove the recliner mechanisms from the 2 door seat and put them in the 4 door seats and I had seats that flipped,let me know what the seats are out of and I can tell you if they can be made to flip forward. Jeff
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