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Old 10-29-2007, 08:31 AM
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What are those bucket seats out of and how are they mounted?

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The seats I used were for a Ford Lightining. Now I stretched the body 8" and widened it 6". A big boy bucket. Most all of the buckets have a flat plywood floor so mounting a bucket seat is no big deal just bolt it down to the plywood.
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One of the reasons I like to use a bench type seat is so I can use the seat riser to help tie the sides of the body together. When I cut out the seat riser, I also cut a rib that goes up the side of the body. It sort looks like a 'U'. Then the riser is glassed to the floor and the ribs are 'glassed to the sides. The seat bottom gets 2 holes cut into it and 'S' springs are stretched over the openings then covered with burlap. I've ridden alot of miles on this seat, seems to work OK. Also with the bench seat you can change positions to help with fatigue.

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That makes sense to me. I want to be comfortable. Could you send pictures or plans on how you did this?
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For a little more than $100 you can buy a NEW reproduction seat bottom spring for the Model T roadster of your choice. This gives you a coil-spring correct automotive cushion which will be comfortable and long-lasting. You can also buy the seat backrest spring if you choose.
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Car-Line Mfg. in Beaumont TX, 409-833-9757 (manufacturer and can do custom dimensions etc., also sells complete line of Model T and Model A parts)

Snyder's Antique Ford Parts in New Springfield OH (manufacturer and sells complete line of Model T and Model A Ford parts)

There are other sources that sell the springs but these two are the makers of the springs that everyone else sells.
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I've ridden in a T with a coil sprung seat and it dose ride nice, but in order to get the coils you have to give up 4" to 5" of heigth. With the 'S' springs, I can get the same ride qualities and sit lower in the bucket. This also gets more of you out of the air stream. The down side is, the lower you sit, the closer your knees are to your chest. There are pros and cons to both setups. It just depends on driver preference.

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The 5" of cushion height you're "giving up" is not anything but visual. When you sit on the spring it compresses so you are not giving up 5" but more like 2-3" and with a real windshield you're not going to be subjected to any more wind buffeting than in any old roadster.

If a person chooses to have their windshield slanted back 15-20 degrees or shorter than say 18" either 17-22 vertical or with a 23-27 7-8 degree slant, then the seat isn't what is causing the wind problem, is it?

That said, a correctly made zig-zag spring seat can be a comfortable seat, no doubt. After 1948 most manufacturers went to the zig-zag springs as a cost and weight-saving measure.
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Pasadenahotrod...Your point is well made. As I said.....It all boils down to drivers, or should I say builders, preference.

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I think that for your height Zipper is your best try,some 6 foot people goes with them
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don't feel bad.. but..

that post is 8 yrs old...
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