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gmman56 09-08-2011 08:12 PM

frt seat
 
what is the best fit for a 31 5 window coupe/bench seat? it has corvette buckets but there to low for me

OneMoreTime 09-09-2011 05:31 AM

Some guys have used a middle seat out of a van. Take your tape to the pick-a-part and see if one of those may work..If your seats are too low and otherwise ok then you can make some risers to go under the seat rails to bring them up to a more comfortable height..

Sam

Irelands child 09-09-2011 06:30 AM

I'm using some upholstered Barrett bomber seats in my '31 roadster. I raised them with a framework and some adjuster so they fit, height wise just right for me at 6'4". Not cheap by the time you get them plus add the adjusters and frame, but work which the Glide Engineering pair didn't as they were TOO high.

ONE OF EACH
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i8...d/DSC_0063.jpg

BOTH
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i8...d/DSC_0073.jpg

FRAME WORK BEING BUILT
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i8...d/DSC_0068.jpg

I ended up by having to raise them a bit more with the 1" oak pieces you see so I could get my knees straighter. Painted and installed, work fine - for me

Dave W

delawarebill 09-09-2011 06:51 AM

seating
 
in a bucket the middle seat from the chry mini van fits very good... this might be an option for ya..

ogre 09-09-2011 12:15 PM

if the corvette seats work well for you
just build a pedestal to raise them up.

i raised the seats in my truk 6'' to gain much needed leg room

gmman56 09-09-2011 12:21 PM

they sit low and are hard,just picking someone brain thats been there

35terraplane 09-09-2011 02:16 PM

Seat
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by gmman56
they sit low and are hard,just picking someone brain thats been there

You could raise them, and when you redo them have more padding put in. You have all the holes drilled and everything, risers are not that hard to make, just have them tilted back a little to get the seat right or just keep putting them in and adjusting until you get a feel you like, don't worry about the hardness, that will be taken care of when they are recovered.

Bob

DanTwoLakes 09-09-2011 02:45 PM

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There's only so much you can do when adding foam to a Corvette seat. You'd have to have the seat covers remade, including changing the listings to provide more depth which would not be cheap. Corvette seats are not that great anyway, especially older ones. These seats had an inch of foam added to them, and there wasn't room to do more. They're still not very comfortable.

35terraplane 09-09-2011 03:02 PM

Seats
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DanTwoLakes
There's only so much you can do when adding foam to a Corvette seat. You'd have to have the seat covers remade, including changing the listings to provide more depth which would not be cheap. Corvette seats are not that great anyway, especially older ones. These seats had an inch of foam added to them, and there wasn't room to do more. They're still not very comfortable.

Dan you were next on my list, I was going to suggest that he PM. you. If anyone knows it's you.

Bob

DanTwoLakes 09-09-2011 07:08 PM

Thanks, Bob. Those seats are out of my wife's '77 Corvette, and I guarantee they're just not comfortable. I would hate to drive more than 100 miles sitting on them. But.....I freely admit I'm not a Corvette fan.

kev315wc 02-14-2012 12:44 PM

frt seat
 
I have a bench seat and I need buckets for 31 Ford 5 window coupe, I am 6'2" 254 lbs and I need lower bucket seats, what colour are your vette buckets? my bench seat is red and new? If you still have them and they are red or black, where are you located?


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