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interior width 30-31 A & seat Question

Was wondering if anyone has the door to door measurements , and what seats seem the best fit

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Don't have the exact dimension, but my 34 is about 48". Tea's Design has an excellent seat for your 31 and can make one to any dimension. A little pricey, but quality all the way and supreme comfort.

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An A is 44-5 inches door to door........I used some bucket seats out of a Volvo on mine.
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Don't have the exact dimension, but my 34 is about 48". Tea's Design has an excellent seat for your 31 and can make one to any dimension. A little pricey, but quality all the way and supreme comfort.
Vince
I don't often disagree with Vince, but I have to this time. Tea's makes a nice seat but the way the front of the seat is shaped makes it difficult to look nice in a '30-31. I was going to use them for my '31 roadster but after looking at their design, decided that Glide Engineering make better seats to conform to the 'A' body configuration - just don't get their lousy foam packs.

Wise Guys also make a good 'A' seat.

Also, with Tea's you are, unless they have changed, limited to a tweed (wool?) material.

Check out the junkyards - you are limited to a very narrow seat - buckets no wider than ~21 - 22 inches each.

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They tell me that the center seat from a Dodge Carravan fits just right if you want a bench seat. Get you tape measure out and measure everything that you see, thats what I did.
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Was wondering if anyone has the door to door measurements , and what seats seem the best fit

My car is not a Model A ... but I used the stock, original 32 seat in my 32 3W ...



Do you not have the original seat ??
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They tell me that the center seat from a Dodge Carravan fits just right if you want a bench seat. Get you tape measure out and measure everything that you see, thats what I did.
Henry is right. My brother in law has pulled the buckets out of his A coupe and is installing a seat from a Dodge Caravan. I think it is the third seat though. I tried calling him to confirm but he isn't home. With a little bit of trimming the mounts will work as well. Will post later to confirm or ....

Your A is a tudor sedan, correct?
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We used seats froma 94 Honda Civic in the 32 3W Coupe. They just barely fit.

For an A you might look in a little car as in narrow like a Focus or Echo, something like that. Of course these may have high back seats rather than removeable headrest and low backs so you'll have to think about that too.
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We used seats froma 94 Honda Civic in the 32 3W Coupe. They just barely fit.

For an A you might look in a little car as in narrow like a Focus or Echo, something like that. Of course these may have high back seats rather than removeable headrest and low backs so you'll have to think about that too.
PLEASE - don't use a high back bucket seat in an A !!
They are so out of proportion to the car design lines that they trend to make it look ridiculous. There are a couple locally - ugh!

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PLEASE - don't use a high back bucket seat in an A !!
They are so out of proportion to the car design lines that they trend to make it look ridiculous. There are a couple locally - ugh!

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Like anything else.......some look better than others. If everybody thought the same way ...then all hotrods would be the same....Probably...Red without fenders, Lmao
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Like anything else.......some look better than others. If everybody thought the same way ...then all hotrods would be the same....Probably...Red without fenders, Lmao
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I agree and will take my verbal kick in the shins. (OUCH, not so hard !!!)

As usual, I try to multitask (this time, talk on the phone and write a thread response ) and leave out a very important qualifying phrase - "IMHO..... "
(But I still don't think they look right in an 'A', IMHO )


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Also, with Tea's you are, unless they have changed, limited to a tweed (wool?) material.
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Nope. mine is coming in leather.

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They tell me that the center seat from a Dodge Carravan fits just right if you want a bench seat. Get you tape measure out and measure everything that you see, thats what I did.
I used the center seat out of a Dodge Caravan in my 34' Ford coupe and it just clears the doors with a 1 1/2" on each side and I haven't put door panels in yet. Seat is 41 1/2" wide at its widest part. Model A's are alot smaller inside than a 34 Ford. You might want to look at Cadillac Cimmeron seats. They are narrow( about 17-18"wide) and both sides are power. You can always cut them down so they aren't as tall. I was going to use them (still have them in the attic) but the Caravan seat is so much more comfortable.ALot of work to fab mounting brackets and I used tracks from a Mazda pickup. Might also look at a Jeep CJ back seat. they are narrow and they come right out. I have a spare Caravan Middle seat out in the shed if anyone needs one.
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I agree and will take my verbal kick in the shins. (OUCH, not so hard !!!)

As usual, I try to multitask (this time, talk on the phone and write a thread response ) and leave out a very important qualifying phrase - "IMHO..... "
(But I still don't think they look right in an 'A', IMHO )


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Ha Ha Ha....Lmao @ Dave I didn't really kick you in the shins, LOL......You got to watch us guys that recently quit smoking..Ha ha ha
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Ha Ha Ha....Lmao @ Dave I didn't really kick you in the shins, LOL......You got to watch us guys that recently quit smoking..Ha ha ha
Good to hear you are still at it Henry!!! How many days now?
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