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Old 05-26-2002, 07:52 PM
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What kind of look are going for? Differant than stock, race styled, or nice smooth cornered comfortable leather seats? Wise Guys has some really nice seats modeled towards the smooth corners and ample padding of a comfortable seat. They are confortable and coming in a variety of fabrics and colors and they can come in frame and foam only so that a custom local shop can mold and sew fabric in a custom design. They are expensive but look the best in something of that era. I've never seen it but I would like to see some racing inspired seats and interior in a Model A. A rollbar, four points, Corbeau or the equivelant brand of seats and a good stereo system. Its a cool concept but wouldn't look good to have some modern road race inspired seats like Recaros in it unless the whole car was designed with that modern look. Better than stock- might try the SUV idea mentioned above, I've seen some Mustang guys with custom upholstered Honda, Toyota, or Nissan seats and they look good but not if the whole interior wasn't styled for them. Wise Guys seats would look best but they are pretty expensive and it all depends on how much cash you want to shell out. Expect to spend above $800 to 900 for a pair of Wise Guys seats.
Hey I just noticed that you live in Tulsa. I'm in "Big Brother" Oklahoma City here. Try Rennsport up there. They have the Corbeau seats and as I look at my catalog, I noticed some seats they have that might look good. Rennsport can order the seats if you don't have them and if you don't like them then they will keep them in the store and you won't have to pay for them. They should be able to find some custom brackets (3000 different styles from Corbeua) to fit the A and if not, you may be headed towards some modifying of your floor. Good Luck!

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Man, I didn't expect this many responses and the ideas are great. I'm making a hotrod 'driver' out of this coupe, so I don't care to spend big bucks for seats. I printed out this post and I'm heading for the salvage. There has to be something that will fit with all these suggestions.
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Early Mustang, 1964 through 1968. If you can find a set, they have a low back with no headrests. Thay also used them in Broncos. Their so old they will need to be upholstered. They make do-it yourself kits for Mustangs.If you are on a really tight budget, get out the tape measure and hit your local junk yard.
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Check out www.roddoors.com They have door panels and custom made seats.

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Kevin, do you think that Rod doors products are priced a little high? I do
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Check out the link

http://www.modela.obsoletefordparts.com/

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Mickey,
I was having the same problem with my 39' Dodge (looks like a 40' Ford) after tearing out the back and deciding to put in a rear seat. After a lot of junkyard shopping, I found that a mid-80's Eagle Talon was the ticket. Rear fits perfect within' the 40" and the matching front buckets are sweet. They also had several different fabrics & styles....Good Luck
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The middle seat in a dodge or plymouth mini van is 40 ins.Just put one in my deuce coupe.Looks like it belongs there.$10.00 at local yard.Also if someone has kids you can find the seat with the hidden child seats in them.....Lash
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I have been on the same quest for seats for my '31 5 window with a 4" chop. I have seen a similar car with a set of Renault buckets ('70's era). I might add that you need to be careful of the 20" (buckets) or 40" (bench) measurement. If you have a stock height greenhouse those measurements are fine. If you have a "chop" you have to drop the seat cushion height down so you don't put a dimple in your roof with your head. I am finding that 18" width for buckets gives me a good fit, which takes me back to the Renault buckets. They seem to be the best fit and look and although a little hard to find are still rather cheap. Hope this helps.
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I used a set of TR3 or may be it was a TR4 (one or the other) they came out of a roadster and they were Black Leather and pleated with a Red piping they were very nice and looked really good.
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The middle seat in dodge plymouth mini vans are 40ins.They did make two sizes of middle seats the one you can walk around to get in the back is 40 ins.The one I got to put in my deuce has the child car seat built in if you would have a need for one.The yard only charged me $ 10.00 for it and it is like new.
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Mid-80's BMW seats fit and are very nice. (i.e. leather)
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If you want something comfy, try a pair of bucket seats from a '73 - '75 Ford Comet. The headrest can be removed for that low-low back look. I had a set in my '29 A 5 Window Coupe and they worked great. Good luck.
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I have a chopped '31 Model A and you are right, there is not much room in there. I have a pair of '84/85 Pontiac Fiero seats installed and it is a nice fit. These particular year Fieros had speakers in the headrests -this makes for a nice uncluttered door panel, which is also not too big in a Model A. You can retro fit speakers into any of the Fiero seats ,however. The best discovery for me was finding mrmikes.com. He not only supplies the speaker conversion plans, but sells a very nice replacement seat cover in leather.These took me about 3 hours to do and saved me about $250 over what the upholstery shops had quoted.
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Check out the buckets in a Dodge Neon. I have two from a 2002 model that fit perfectly in my 34 at roughly 40" wide. The only problem with my seats is that they are out of a 4 door model. They recline, but do not tilt foward to allow rear access. I will have to get some from a 2 door.

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