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Old 05-29-2010, 10:30 PM
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front buckets for a '32 Victoria?

As most of you know the early Fords are not very wide. Other than paying top dollar for Glide or Wiseguy front seats I'm looking for an alternative. I've seen some nice later model ones but don't want all the seat adjustment knobs and handles sticking out. Don't mind cutting the backs down to orig. specs. (no headrests) just need them to tilt forward. Anyone have any makes and models that I can look at? thanks, Dave

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Old 05-29-2010, 10:55 PM
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I used some from a older BMW in a friends 32 sedan.

They worked perfectly. I do not know the year BMW ( it was at a Pick - N - Pull type of place )

25 dollars each
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Check out jeep cherokee seats from the local pik-a-part..from a two door modle so they tilt forward..You will most likely need some seat covers to get the color you like..

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Thanks guys for the quick reply, not worried about the color as entire interior has to be done ($$$$$$). Going to go with a mohair type of cloth and try to keep it as old timey as possible.....thats the plan anyway.
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I bought front buckets from Speedway. They have no headrests and are made to fit smaller cars. I put them in my '29 Model A tudor. They are around $200.00 each.
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Cunningham...I saw the buckets that Speedway has but I can only find them with vinyl upholstery (YUK). Did the ones you bought come with just the foam package?
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Still think to check out the Cherokee seats..i can find them any where from 25 each and up depending on condition and the headrests can be removed if you don't want them..Get them with the base attached and they are practically a bolt in..

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Check out Mazda Miata seats. The width is perfect, the seat backs tilt forward, the existing mounting brackets are easy to conform to many vehicles floors and they are adjustable front to rear. The only disadvantage (to me) is that they have a high back. The high back also houses built in speakers. Below are two pictures of that model seat that I installed in a channeled 1930 Ford Coupe. Left click on them for a larger view. Sorry that I don't have any good pictures showing the seat back/headrest area. The seat backs are also adjustable forward and back independent of the seat bottoms.
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Thanks Frisco, the seat backs are not a problem. We will take the upholstery off anyway and cut the back down to '32 stock height. Takes a little tubing and welding but it usually works out pretty well.
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update........I remembered a Streetrodder mag article on a '32 3 window that had Honda Civic frt buckets. Finally found the mag and there it was, a Redneck '32 with those seats. Luckily A boneyard about 30 miles away had a set of '98 Civic seats for $90. I pulled the headrests, cleaned 'em up some and they fit perfectly.
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Sounds good to me!!!

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