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Old 08-19-2006, 10:12 PM
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Not sure how to tackle seat mount problem

My next battle is figuring out how to mount bucket seats in my '56 sedan. When I put the bucket seats on the original, raised pad on the floor....the steering wheel is practically on my chest.

The seat needs to be moved back at least 6" which intrudes on the floor space originally meant for the back seat passenger. With that, each corner of where the seat will mount to the floor is at a different height. e.g. the mount in the front right side (closest to the tranny tunnel) is basically a flat piece of floor so I was thinking to raise it 3/16". Directly behind that, the right rear mount needs to be 2 5/16" tall. Etc. etc.

The replacement seats I have just have two flat bars on the bottom so I need to make a surface that is flat so the sliders on the seat can mount and far enough back so that I am not too close to the steering wheel.

I'm sure a million people have faced this problem. I'm new to car restoration and don't know where to start.

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