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Old 12-15-2020, 07:44 AM   #1
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Hello. New to this board and my 37 ford four door sedan. It is in remarkably good shape with the exceptions of the seats. I am not planning on taking this to shows only driving it on weekends and just for pure enjoyment. Is there an exact bolt in bench seat replacement from a later model ford? I have seen comments about Bronco's or Vans but would like to know the exact model and years if possible. Thanks for any help.
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Old 12-15-2020, 08:26 AM   #2
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Welcome aboard. I don't know of a bolt in seat but why not just take the originals to a upholstery shop and get them done?
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Old 12-15-2020, 09:13 AM   #3
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The factory seats can be rebuilt using modern foam and materials as long as the seat frame is not in too bad of shape. It is pretty amazing how comfortable and supportive they can be with the modern high density foam.

I redid the bench in my f100 myself with a Cartouche seat cover and it turned out great. It didn't cost me too much. Just cover, materials, snap ring pliers, and a weekend of work.
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Old 12-15-2020, 12:49 PM   #4
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Snyder makes springs
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Old 12-15-2020, 02:03 PM   #5
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I guess I will go that route. I have received 2 quotes, almost identical, $750 for each seat. Too much for me. The one shop admitted it was almost twice the normal rate due to Covid. He said he is working 7 days a week and doesn't look like it will change. By the way the frame and springs are in great shape. I just haven't done this before. I am pretty handy so I just may watch a few YouTube videos and take a shot at it. Thanks everyone.
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Old 12-15-2020, 03:05 PM   #6
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In my opinion nothing looks right except the correct seat in these old cars
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Mexican blanket for a year or two till things quiten down?
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Old 12-15-2020, 03:36 PM   #8
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I guess I will go that route. I have received 2 quotes, almost identical, $750 for each seat. Too much for me. The one shop admitted it was almost twice the normal rate due to Covid. He said he is working 7 days a week and doesn't look like it will change. By the way the frame and springs are in great shape. I just haven't done this before. I am pretty handy so I just may watch a few YouTube videos and take a shot at it. Thanks everyone.
I watched several videos on youtube. Got some good tips like use vinyl instead of burlap between the frame and foam. Use a cheap electric turkey carver knife to cut the foam (got mine for $2 at a thrift store). Use a 36 grit sanding disk to shape the foam on the curved edges.

Got my foam online from a place called Foam Factory. This is what I bought from them to give you an idea:

1 qty HD36 High Qual. Foam- Half Sheet-82" x 36" x 1" (seat back)
1 qty Lux High Qual. Foam - Third sheet -82" x 24" x 5" (seat bottom)
8 qty Fiber Fill Medium - 1" Thick 60" Wide x linear ft. (between foam and seat cover)
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Old 12-16-2020, 10:22 AM   #9
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Thanks to everyone again for your help and advice. I will keep you posted on progress hopefully.
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Old 01-15-2021, 07:08 AM   #10
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Need a little help. I removed and stripped both seats. Unfortunately I did not take pictures before I did this. Does the front seat cover attach directly to the wooden frame? Does anything else hold the box springs to the wooden frame? Thanks.
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Old 01-16-2021, 03:12 AM   #11
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38 seats are similar.
Look around for prices to recover them.
A semi-retired upholsterer would be ideal.
Check the EFV8 roster for club members in your area.
Good luck.
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Old 01-16-2021, 03:18 AM   #12
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I'd rather have some lumpy correct seats then a couple 80s aerovan seats.



Post some pictures of what you are asking if you can.
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Old 01-16-2021, 06:15 AM   #13
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Anyone suggesting foam to replace the original springs hasn't the good fortune to have experienced the comfort of these seats on cross country trips.
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Old 01-16-2021, 01:40 PM   #14
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Need a little help. I removed and stripped both seats. Unfortunately I did not take pictures before I did this. Does the front seat cover attach directly to the wooden frame? Does anything else hold the box springs to the wooden frame? Thanks.
Some good pics in this thread. Is a '40 but probably is similar, may be of some help.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=292950
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I guess I will go that route. I have received 2 quotes, almost identical, $750 for each seat. Too much for me. The one shop admitted it was almost twice the normal rate due to Covid. He said he is working 7 days a week and doesn't look like it will change. By the way the frame and springs are in great shape. I just haven't done this before. I am pretty handy so I just may watch a few YouTube videos and take a shot at it. Thanks everyone.

Maybe if you included at least your general area someone might have a suggestion for another shop that is more in your price range. When I had the stock seat upholstered in my '39 p/u using flat vinyl with no spring or frame repair it was $300.00. Had the exact same price quote from another shop. Both known for quality work. More recently upgraded to a Glide Engineering frame. Cost to completely cover it with a sculptured vinyl was $500.00 including all the required foam, etc.
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