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Bucket seats

I'm hotrodding a '48 Chevy two-door coupe. I'm having trouble finding bucket seats that'll fit. I'd like to find some out of a 90's model Chevy Blazer or GMC Jimmy. Please email me if you have some of these or other buckets that you think may fit. ********************
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Hi, and welcome to the Hotrodder's Bulletin Board. Posting your e-mail address in a thread looking for seats is not allowed. You can take out a classified ad here, or refer people to your e-mail address in your profile.

As far as seats go, I have a 48 Chevy 2 door coupe street rod, and I am using the seats out of a 2003 Monte Carlo. The seats are only 22" wide and tilt forward, so they will work out perfectly.
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Thanks for the quick response. Sorry about posting the email address, i'm still getting used to this posting stuff. Again, thanks for the Monte Carlo seat idea, i'll look into that. What size tires and rims do you have on your '48 street rod?
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Don't worry about the e-mail address, it's no big thing.

Mine has 15" by 7" wheels on it front and back, and that's all the bigger I can go. I'm going to change the wheels this Summer to something with more Chrome. I'm thinking about American Racing Tailgunners. The tires are P225 60R15 on the back and P195 60R15 on the front.
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The Monte seats are a good choice. I recovered some that went in a 40 Chevy coupe with no problem. They also allow you to remove the headrest for a more retro look instead of having those tall things sticking up over the side windows.

Another option is a late model GM truck seat with the integrated seat belt. I did an interior around a set of those for another 40, a sedan this time. The drawback with those (besides the built in seat belt lump up on top) is that they are so tall and there's really very little you can do to hide that. But the owner had already picked them out and loved them when I was done.

A standard seat that would likely fill out with a console is a pair of Pontiac Fiero buckets. Those can be altered and shaped to fit about anything. I'm setting up a pair of those right now to go in a 32 Ford coupe. It's a Dearborn Classics bodied car. I've completely removed all the foam, am going to back the frames with wood and custom shape new foam (ala Sid Chavers style in his videos). I'm also removing the metal pan top and extending the tube frame up to where it is level with the plane of the body. That's going to let me bring the sides in a couple inches on each one to allow for unhindered sliding motion.
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In my '47 Chevy truck I just used some seats out of a Ford tempo, I have power lumbar with them also...had to alter the brackets, but they fit well in my truck on the original bench seat frame...just the right height.
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I have a set of buckets from an '84 Jag looking for a good home. Check the classifieds.
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I have seen T-Bird seats in the 40's cars as well
power, leather, recline, tilt forward.

Damn comfy seats too-----I have 2 T-Birds
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I put a set of bucket's out of a 99 model Sunbird in a 40 Ford.
(The pictures are of a set in a 64-65 Nova.)


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I put a set of bucket's out of a 99 model Sunbird in a 40 Ford.
(The pictures are of a set in a 64-65 Nova.)


That is some nice seats for any car,I have two set's of them,I got mine out of a cavalier,One set in my coupe,And a extra set for another build.
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I have a 41 pontiac coupe, used a dodge intrepid interior. Cloth was easy to find, and cheap. . Just posted pics and description in my journal.
See if that is the look you are after.
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The Monte seats are a good choice. I recovered some that went in a 40 Chevy coupe with no problem. They also allow you to remove the headrest for a more retro look instead of having those tall things sticking up over the side windows.

Another option is a late model GM truck seat with the integrated seat belt. I did an interior around a set of those for another 40, a sedan this time. The drawback with those (besides the built in seat belt lump up on top) is that they are so tall and there's really very little you can do to hide that. But the owner had already picked them out and loved them when I was done.

A standard seat that would likely fill out with a console is a pair of Pontiac Fiero buckets. Those can be altered and shaped to fit about anything. I'm setting up a pair of those right now to go in a 32 Ford coupe. It's a Dearborn Classics bodied car. I've completely removed all the foam, am going to back the frames with wood and custom shape new foam (ala Sid Chavers style in his videos). I'm also removing the metal pan top and extending the tube frame up to where it is level with the plane of the body. That's going to let me bring the sides in a couple inches on each one to allow for unhindered sliding motion.
I've got a pair of '85 Fiero buckets in my chopped Model A. They fit well and are very comfortable and good looking, too. The '84-85's have speakers built into the headrests which is helpful if oyur car is noisy. www.mrmikes.com offers recovering kits and instructions for the Fiero,Camaro and Vette seats. My set worked well and has held up at least for 3 years. If you go to his website, there are a lot of photos on how to address recovering and also instructions of headrest speaker replacement/installation.
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I have 02 Cavalier seats that were nearly new when I got them. They fit the Willys perfect. They tilt back rather than forward which is a problem getting behind the seats however. Easy mounts. Comfy seats.
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I have 02 Cavalier seats that were nearly new when I got them. They fit the Willys perfect. They tilt back rather than forward which is a problem getting behind the seats however. Easy mounts. Comfy seats.
Did you have to raise the seats up, or could you bolt them right to the floor?
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