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Username Post: Mounting/installing the front bench seat.        (Topic#341186)
ptjsk 
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12-11-16 01:31 PM - Post#2665576    

Hey Guys,

I'm obtaining a test fit of the front bench seat for the '55 Nomad.

I have the brackets that install over the front rails of the slide bracket, but the rear mounting locations are not in line with the holes that are in the floor. Is there another type of bracket that the rear of the slide mounts to, or is it supposed to mount directly to the floor?

Thanks, Pat



 




swbatt 
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12-11-16 04:42 PM - Post#2665597    
    In response to ptjsk

My car (sedan delivery) came with a factory bucket seat, but someone had installed a bench before I got it. The rear bracket just sits on the floor.



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Nomad Jack 
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12-12-16 07:50 AM - Post#2665688    
    In response to ptjsk

The rear bolts directly to the floor and the front has the "hat" bracket you described.

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gundog55 
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12-12-16 12:32 PM - Post#2665734    
    In response to Nomad Jack

The front bracket can be mounted in either direction. One way locates seat in stock location, the other way moves the seat back about 2 " or so.

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57tim 
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12-13-16 12:05 PM - Post#2665903    
    In response to gundog55

??????? All four holes are in the floor and there is no adjustment for moving the seat back 2".

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wagonman100 
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12-13-16 06:59 PM - Post#2665988    
    In response to 57tim

He is saying that if you flip the bracket around it mounts the seat on the bracket further back, not that there is another set of holes in the floor.

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57belairman 
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12-21-16 05:03 PM - Post#2667171    
    In response to wagonman100

What about the holes at the rear of the seat. Those are fixed.



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ptjsk 
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12-22-16 07:29 AM - Post#2667254    
    In response to 57belairman

The bottom of my seat says it's a '55 hardtop seat. But the rails for the seat are sure don't appear to be original as they are about 1.5" too long to mount to the original bolt pattern.

I ended up just fabricating some mounting plates and they turned out darn good. Plus my shifter now has plenty of room without hitting the seat.

Thanks for the responses,

Pat



 
swbatt 
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12-22-16 08:53 AM - Post#2667268    
    In response to ptjsk

If the seat went back 2 more inches, I think it would hit the rear seat when in the down position?



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ptjsk 
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12-22-16 01:25 PM - Post#2667297    
    In response to swbatt

Man, I hope that's not going to be an issue.

The slide does have good adjustment on it, so hopefully it will slide up far enough as to clear any potential issues.

Pat



Edited by ptjsk on 12-22-16 01:25 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 




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