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    Nice work, Rich!

    Mick

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    Wow, great work saving this one! I really like ally our attention to detail!
    Ryan
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    Mick, Ryan, Thanks for the kind words!

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    I picked up this junk yard seat for 40$ from a Plymouth voyager, the middle seat.
    They have a arm rest on the pass end of the seat, which I wanted to move to the middle. I used Wescotts Model A blueprint to cut the seat brackets to match a stock
    Model A. Happy with height, I made an adapter to move the arm rest to where the
    seat belts used to pass thru.
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    Here is the seat frame I made which is over complicated, but I can't help picking
    at things.
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    Installed. [IMG][/IMG]

    This is from Summit designed for 1 bucket seat, which I spread to use on the bench.
    Sum-G1153 $27.95.
    Rich

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    [IMG][/IMG]

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    Finished arm rest, I know it's ugly, but will be redone in traditional some day.
    I like arm rests !
    I had also reshaped the under seat release lever. The arm rest must be removable to lay seat down.
    Rich

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    This is what I would like to see as a finished seat! I'll have to settle
    for a Mexican blanket for a while.

    Rich
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    Your probably sick of seat pics, but I found some more.
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    The seat is tipped 2" from front to back on the brackets. I used stainless 1/8"
    heli arc wire to tie the 2 latches together for operating the seat tracks.
    Rich
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    Very nice work! I have put some other make seats in pick ups, and some times coming up with a strong seat bracket that doesn't look too ugly can be tough. You did a great job. I have to build some brackets soon to put a dodge and ford seat in my 76 chevy crew cab.
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    Thanks Ryan ! , I wanted to leave enough space for under seat storage which I'll work on later. I would like
    to add side panels like in the above pic of the 32. These van seats are great , but could still be a few inches
    narrower.
    Love your Sedan!, had a 40 Ford tudor in High School.
    Rich

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    [IMG][/IMG]
    Heres a pic of the original firewall that came in the car. I'll cross brace the cowl area
    ,and pull out the good one to start fabbing a new firewall for engine clearance.
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    I could have reversed the 'good' firewall, but I want all the fasteners hidden. Also I
    need more clearance than that would provide. Here I'm cutting off the mounting
    flange, and welding 1/4" 20 nuts to the backside to match the cowl.
    Rich

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    After sand blasting I have it mounted, I'm keeping the front 'foot' body mount
    which I did not want to change. I'll add pieces to tie it in.
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    Rear view .
    Rich

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    [IMG][/IMG]
    I'm using 16 gauge which I marked in 1" increments to help me make mirror image
    pieces for the left, and right pieces. (any way thats the plan !) You have to
    shrink one side, and stretch the opposite to curve the pieces.

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    These are Eastwood shrinker stretchers in my home made stand, can't get along without them!
    Rich

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    [IMG][/IMG]

    Just a pic of trimming one of the pieces after scribing it against the installed flange.

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    Heres that piece installed.

    Rich

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    [IMG][/IMG]
    I'm scribing a blank piece of 16 gauge after getting all the set back pieces
    tacked in.
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    I'm trying to decide on the pattern to press into the firewall which will have to
    leave room for the master cyl, and a vin tag.
    Rich

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    [IMG][/IMG]
    All ready to tack in, piece of cake! Well maybe not, sharp eyes would note this
    piece is hot rolled 16 gauge, and the previous pics showed cold rolled with no
    surface mill scale. I was not happy with the first effort, and tried a practice
    piece out of hot rolled which turned out to good to not use.
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    All welded, and cleaned up, but far from finished.
    Rich

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