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Old 04-03-2019, 12:38 PM   #1
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I am trying to adapt front seats from a Cessna 185 for my 31 Tudor.can anyone give me the measurement from the front leg to the rear leg? Does the rear leg rest on the second cross channel?
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Old 04-03-2019, 09:05 PM   #2
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My 30 Tudor measures 14.75 “ from the front seat mount bracket at the floor to the spot where the seat rests on the floor at the rear.The seat sits on the wood floor at the rear.My front seat mounts are reversed to give me a little extra leg room.With The 1 “ offset the seat would be 2” farther forward in the stock position. Dennis
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Old 04-04-2019, 08:45 AM   #3
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Thanks Dennis, just I was looking for
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Old 04-04-2019, 08:58 AM   #4
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Please post pics when you're done, I'm 6'8" and I'm looking for ideas to make more leg and head room and still have a usable rear seat in my '31 Tudor. Right now I have to take my shoes off to drive her.
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Old 04-05-2019, 12:28 PM   #5
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Not to hi-jack the thread, but I have the 'extenders' on my tudor front seats. These move the seat back and up in front. It really makes a difference in my ease of driving.
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Old 04-05-2019, 05:51 PM   #6
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I went to a junk yard and got a seat out of an early 90s Saturn. Took the slide mech. out
and narrowed it with some 1" by 1/8" angle iron and added some lugs on top to mount
the original seat and put an angled a piece at the rear for the back of the seat. So the
seat stays original. I adjust 6" fore and aft like a modern seat. Sorry no pictures. It bolts
to the front cross member like original.
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Old 08-23-2019, 05:01 PM   #7
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Silly question
Do you only need to buy two extenders ( only in the front) for the drivers seat?
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Old 08-23-2019, 05:48 PM   #8
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another option: my Tudor I drove for 14 years had a very uncomfortable driver's seat.
I got a passenger seat from a 240 Volvo and had an adapter bracket welded for it- VERY comfortable for long tours. (of course that was 25 years ago when 240s were much more common in junkyards)
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Old 08-24-2019, 06:37 AM   #9
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Abachman3 - Can you please let us know where you got your 'extenders'? They sound like what I need..... Thanks!
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Old 08-24-2019, 07:26 AM   #10
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Bert has them for $49 a pair.


I am 6'4" and replaced my seat brackets with the extended ones and even after that moved the drivers seat ones back another 2". Still room in back seat for "small" passenger. Some "tall" guys have also bent the shifter offsetting the top portion a couple of inches for more room. Kinda tight when breaking and then shifting into first gear... Chap


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Old 08-24-2019, 10:14 AM   #11
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Thanks chap52.... Abachman3, is this what you are using??
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Old 08-24-2019, 04:32 PM   #12
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My extenders were on the car when I bought it... but I do see them listed in the catalogs of the major vendors.
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OK, thanks!
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