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01-19-2012 07:37 AM
Pontiac_Judas thanks for the info!
01-18-2012 01:19 PM
123pugsy
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pontiac_Judas
There's stilll interest in this info

What kind of BWM was it? Year/model?

Thanks!

I forget the model but its a convertible with the back seat, not the 2 seater sports car.

The pic I posted was a 2004 M3.
6 Series convertable also has them.

I just checked eBay for BMW convertibles to see which models had the good seats and then shopped around for them.
01-18-2012 10:18 AM
butterebean I have a 55 210 I have 64 SS buckets. The
01-18-2012 09:18 AM
Pontiac_Judas There's stilll interest in this info

What kind of BWM was it? Year/model?

Thanks!
12-29-2011 06:07 PM
123pugsy Its 5-1/2 years later, but what the hey.

I picked up some Bimmer seats from a convertible. Power, they tilt forward and have built in seat belts.

Similar to the ones in pic below.
12-29-2011 02:14 PM
DanTwoLakes Also some 2004 and up Ford truck bucket seats have seat belts and shoulder harnesses integrated into them. They also have a console in between the buckets that may prove useful.
12-29-2011 12:49 PM
BSB1955
Best Bucket Seats for a 55 Chevy

I have to agree with Jim57. Some 2001 and up Chevrolet and GMC trucks come with bucket seats which will work and include the full seatbelt system so you don't need to make any mods to your car beyond getting the seats in. I have a link somewhere to a site where someone did this exchange. I think it was on the trifivelcom website. Check there. You don't want seats from a four door truck, eg, anything like a suburban, etc. It must be from a 2dr and the seat must fold forward or you run into a pain in the *** to get anyone into the back seat of your Chevy. Seats can be found on ebay for roughly $300 a pair, some, not many, with free shipping within lower 48 states. Or of course you can check your local wrecking yard. Regarding leather seats, most used drivers side leather seats show a lot of wear, so I am just going to order a new set of seat covers, then redo the back seat in a similar pattern and matching leather. One more thing. Bolt the seats to a crossmember or other strong part of the car underneath so the seats don't pull out of the floor in an accident; otherwise you would still be belted in but with a steering wheel imbedded in your chest. Best of luck to you on this.
04-21-2008 08:26 PM
302 Z28 Few things look as bad IMO than high back bucket seats in a 55-57 Chevy . Seat belts however are a must .

Vince
04-21-2008 01:00 PM
Irelands child You guys dug up some ancient history with this thread - July 2006!!!! (But still relevant and interesting to those that are building a Tri-Five Chebbie) .

Dave W
04-18-2008 01:08 PM
lets cut it up Do you want low backs or high backs? IMHO the high back seats look goofy when veiwing the car from behind. They stick way up into view. But that just me. I would say go with a low back seat out of a 65-66 mustang or a early dodge van seat. JMO Tim
02-07-2008 11:00 AM
Jim57
Bucket Seats

There are many good looking seats out there. Find something you like at a good price. In the cab of a truck you will be able to mount the shoulder/lap combination. In my 57 HT there is no post to mount to so I went with the late model Chevy extra cab with belts built in and they tilt forward to allow access to the rear seat.
Modern seat belts (Not lap belts) are a safety feature that can save your life. What could be a reason not to have them?
Jim
02-06-2008 06:23 PM
AntnyL I'm building a 55.5 Chevy truckrod for my son, and am planning to install a 4-point cage and seat belts for his protection in the event of a crash/rollover. Why are seat belts a bad idea...as mentioned in a few of the replies?

If they are NOT a bad idea, should I attach them to the seat? Or to the cage? Or???

Thanks in advance.

Antny
02-06-2008 05:59 PM
Jake_Dragon
Here are my seats

Not in a 55 but they fit my butt.
02-06-2008 05:36 PM
NEW INTERIORS The new Chevy Cavaliers.They are the best looking seat for a rod.
02-06-2008 01:18 PM
azcarz If any of you are old enough to remember funerals from the 50's and 60's, many were due to being ejected from the car, usually a rollover or hitting something hard enough to go through the windsheild.

I will always find a way to get some kind of restraint to keep me in the car. Sure it could be on fire or roll into a lake and I might be out cold. These were the old agrguments for not wearing a seat belt.

My 56 post has basic belts bolted in, if the next owner wants them out, weld up the holes and carry on. My race cars have 5 point, probably should change to 6 point, would not go on the track without them. I've been lucky but have seen a few big wrecks from the driver's seat.
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