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Bucket seats


Hey there, I have a question for Custom Sport owners regarding the front bucket seats. I'm around 188cm tall, when I mock up the seats brackets to the areas they were cut out from and move the seat all way back "my knees cover my ears". Is that normal? Or maybe there's something wrong with my bucket seats? The bench was more or less ok.

I'm thinking of moving the brackets about 10cm back, has anyone done something similar?



-- Edited by Neilvermilion on Thursday 31st of August 2023 08:33:01 PM

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1965 Parisienne Custom Sport

Burlington, ON



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I may be wrong, but think there is only one position for the seat to mount on to. I am average height around 5-10 and have adequate room so maybe the mounting brackets are too far forward?.. 

If I get time today, I will look at mine and see if I can get a reference point for where the mount should be.



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Hmm.. maybe it's a steering column then? Does it's length look normal/original?



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1965 Parisienne Custom Sport

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Here's some images of mine, with some reference measurements:

column.jpg

seat.jpg

seat-flr.jpg

seat-mnt.jpg

 



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65 Custom Sport Convertible

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Easy fix make four flat brackets app 2 inches long drill two holes each bracket and that will allow you to move seat back 1 1/2 inches

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Interesting, that seems about the same measurements that I have... Maybe steering wheel is too low. But it's literally touches my stomach even if I sit in the farthest position. Especially interesting for a 2 door 5.5m long car:)
I think I'll just ask the welder to move the brackets as far as possible within the anchor areas.

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1965 Parisienne Custom Sport

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Being a 65 I expected to see brackets similar to what I've seen 67-70, but they're totally different.

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These old cars do not have excess front to back room, the wheel is deep, not flat too. People were smaller back then.

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63 Parisienne sport coupe (The Big GTO), black, maroon interior, 409 4 speed; former owner of a 59 El Camino, 63 Corvette SWC, 62 Chev Bel Air SC.
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Some GM's in the 60's have two seat track to floor mounting points and others had two different mounting points where the track bolts to the seat.

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and a 1969 Canadian 2+2 Hardtop



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looking for new seat coverings for 70 2+2  anyone know which product to or by from also anyone have a fullsize dash for same car. thanks



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