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Old 11-16-2010, 03:55 PM
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Seat risers..

I bought new seats for my 37 Ford. They came from a 99 Chevy Cavalier. Problem is.. I sat in it when I set it in the car, and I can see straight threw the steering wheel. I need to raise the seats 4". I have seen the Langdon seat risers, but $98.00 is a little steep. Can I make them?? I need to go up 3 1/2 to 4" straight up. The slant is already built into the riser that is bolted to the seat. I set one of the seats on two pieces of 4x4, and it worked ok. I could still go up another 1", or 1/2". Would it be bad to place a piece of 12 gauge plate on top of a 4x4, and run a bolt straight threw the steel plate, threw the 4x4 wood, and threw the floor and the mounting plate I have under there now?? Thanks.. Al

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Speedway has some that you could make work. I used their sliders and made up my own risers

http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Univer...unts,2432.html

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If the local steel shop had the right size 'C' channel in stock the day I picked the steel up, would have used that instead of the rectangular tubing - the risers got heavy!!!!

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seat riser

I had the same problem. I found the remedy at a fence supply store. I purchased 2- 4" x 4" x 6' fence post. These are made of heavy gauge aluminum. I cut them to fit and used them to install a 60/40 rear bench seat and I am now installing front power buckets seats in my truck. I paid $20 for each post. They were some left overs from another job they had. Hope that helps.
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I found some 2x2 steel conduit. I was able to cut 8 6" pieces. They work great in the front, but I may have to go up another inch in the rear. Al
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You could check out the risers used on the front seat of vans. The ones in my 04 caravan would be about that height. Sometimes parts from one seat can be used under something else. With a little massaging. I put the power unit from a tbird bucket seat under the bench seat from a caravan, works great.
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The seats I had in the front were from a newer Chevy van. I'll have to measure it. It would look better than the conduit.. Al
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