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Old 07-07-2020, 09:00 PM   #1
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Got my Ford lowered in the rear 2 inches and works great , new problem after driving about 30 minutes that stock seat gets mighty uncomfortable , any solutions would be appreciated , still want stock appearance , thanks
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Old 07-07-2020, 09:55 PM   #2
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I finally bit the bullet and put a Glide Engineering seat in mt '39 p/u. Not cheap but much more comfortable. IMO
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Old 07-07-2020, 09:57 PM   #3
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https://www.mccartys.com/product/standard/


I use one of these in my '41 Merc. Huge difference! Not cheap but absolutely fixes the seating /sore back problem.

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Found a photo of the seat installed.
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I have used the third seat out of a Chevy Suburban, 92-97, Dodge Caravan 3rd seats (or similar). I do not build stock restorations but they can be upholstered to look just like the stock seats ....

The pics are from my present 40 pickup I am building for my wife - seat is out of a 92-93 suburban .... sorry the second pic is sideways and I do not know why ...
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Old 07-08-2020, 09:17 AM   #6
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I used the third seat out of a Windstar van and mounted it similiar to what Tom T did on his pickup. Those seats can be had at a local Pick-N-Pull for about $50 and many times have excellent upholstery on them. I did not use the seat tracks which allowed it to sit lower and I did not need the back and forth adjustment
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I think that is what I might do , can you get them already covered like yours ?
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Got my Ford lowered in the rear 2 inches and works great , new problem after driving about 30 minutes that stock seat gets mighty uncomfortable , any solutions would be appreciated , still want stock appearance , thanks
Before spending more $$$, remove the seat cushion and stuff each and every coil with carpet padding foam. Cut a piece of foam to the proper length (of the respective coil). Usually about an 18" run, roll it up and push it in. You will be amazed at the difference.
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Before spending more $$$, remove the seat cushion and stuff each and every coil with carpet padding foam. Cut a piece of foam to the proper length (of the respective coil. Usually about an 18" run, roll it up and push it in. You will be amazed at the difference.
I basically did this to my stock seat. I also added a little extra foam in the lower back for some lumbar support and that made a huge difference.
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Before spending more $$$, remove the seat cushion and stuff each and every coil with carpet padding foam. Cut a piece of foam to the proper length (of the respective coil). Usually about an 18" run, roll it up and push it in. You will be amazed at the difference.
This sounds like a excellent idea Mike, I am too much a purist to install a van seat but my 36 pickup is very uncomfortable.. .
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I like your solution, Mike!
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I am going to give that a shot , what do I have to loose , thanks .
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This sounds like a excellent idea Mike, I am too much a purist to install a van seat but my 36 pickup is very uncomfortable.. .
Unless I have mint springs (rare these days) I do this within all of my restorations. Easy to accomplish, reasonable and no one will ever know.
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Easy to accomplish, reasonable and no one will ever know.
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I used the carpet pad roll system in the seat of my '39 coupe years ago, yes it will cure a "saggy" seat!
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