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Old 06-11-2003, 09:05 PM
Artsnifty53 Artsnifty53 is offline
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Just finished my seat riser pedestals for my 53 F100. Using bucket seats with a center console. I fabricated 2 "C" channels out of .125thk cold roll steel to the height I needed, then welded 1/8th thk angle bracket to the rear and front of each channel giving me a rectangle. Mounted the rails of the seat to the top of the channel. Make sure the top lip is wide enough. I then fabricated a 1/8thk. steel support strip ( approx 2" x 24" which I welded to the bottom side of the cab to act as a load distributing support so when I mount the bolts to secure the pedestal I won't count on those flimsy washers. I also fastened two kitchen type slides to the inside of the channels that will act as my "under-the-seat-drawer" The riser pedestals will be cover nisely when its time to uphoster my truck. Hope this gives you another idea. It worked for me.
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