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Username Post: Seat belts, pwr seats and console        (Topic#353759)
TR56210 
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Reg: 10-28-18
11-04-18 09:49 AM - Post#2750419    

About to finish breakfast and spend quality time with my 56 as long as my wife can’t think up stuff for me to do instead of working on that car...

Working on the little drivetrain issue under hood while thinking about interior, hence this post.

I promise to post pictures of the low back bucket seats that have been recovered in black leather. The seats came from a 98 Continental Mark iv or v, a two door, that I have never noticed on the road. I have ideas on the seat mounts and seams straight forward.

Question 1.

These seats have the seat belt receiver mounted to the seat, a thin blade style. Would you remove the mounted seat belt and replace with floor mounted GM style seat belts or find Ford/Lincoln belts?

Question 2.

As these are power seats, and have the seat connectors in hand, I don’t see the red power input I expected to see for the passenger seat. I see two black, the same gauge as the red power. Advice, instructions or directions to other resources appreciated on powering up these pwr seats. My upholsterer advice was power it and see what happens...

Question 3.

Column shift, 700r4, with tachometer, oil pressure and temp gauges that cry out to not be under dash mounted. So, I need a center console for gauges, phone power outlets, drink holders, etc.. with rough measurements in hand plan to revisit that Lincoln. Input as to what center console worked for you greatly appreciated.

Longer post than anticipated..

Thanks Tom




 

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Rick_L 
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11-04-18 10:34 AM - Post#2750426    
    In response to TR56210

On the belt you can go either way. I prefer the inner belt that's attached to the seat, but it might be harder to find belts with the Ford buckles.

I would follow your upholsterer's suggestion and wire up a temporary setup and see what happens. Be sure to put a fuse in the circuit so that if something goes wrong you won't burn anything up.



 
HYPR 
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11-10-18 10:03 AM - Post#2750991    
    In response to TR56210

  • TR56210 Said:
About to finish breakfast and spend quality time with my 56 as long as my wife can’t think up stuff for me to do instead of working on that car...

Working on the little drivetrain issue under hood while thinking about interior, hence this post.

I promise to post pictures of the low back bucket seats that have been recovered in black leather. The seats came from a 98 Continental Mark iv or v, a two door, that I have never noticed on the road. I have ideas on the seat mounts and seams straight forward.

Question 1.

These seats have the seat belt receiver mounted to the seat, a thin blade style. Would you remove the mounted seat belt and replace with floor mounted GM style seat belts or find Ford/Lincoln belts?

Question 2.

As these are power seats, and have the seat connectors in hand, I don’t see the red power input I expected to see for the passenger seat. I see two black, the same gauge as the red power. Advice, instructions or directions to other resources appreciated on powering up these pwr seats. My upholsterer advice was power it and see what happens...

Question 3.

Column shift, 700r4, with tachometer, oil pressure and temp gauges that cry out to not be under dash mounted. So, I need a center console for gauges, phone power outlets, drink holders, etc.. with rough measurements in hand plan to revisit that Lincoln. Input as to what center console worked for you greatly appreciated.

Longer post than anticipated..

Thanks Tom




Hi Tom
Q1) I see no reason to change the seat belt mounts if the seats came with a seat belt and shoulder belt set up. Just be sure to mount the seats with large hardware to the floor using .125" steel plates below the floor. If it was safe enough for the original car it should be fine for you provided you are not building a race car.

Q 2) On my Cadillac seats I used a battery charger (with an old style fuse link on the positive lead of the charger) and multi meter to determine which was ground and which was main power.

Q 3) I fabricated my own combined with one of those 4 Gauge billet pieces cut into the dash.

Bob




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