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Old 06-13-2018, 01:26 PM   #1
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Default '30 model a coupe sliding seat in a '30 model a roadster

Hi there, I tried doing a search but couldn't find anything of help...Wondering if anyone has some info on how to install a '30 Ford coupe seat in a '30 Ford roadster....maybe a picture of it?

I like the shape of the '30 coupe seat with the side wings and the sliding option.
Dimensions look close enough to fit.
Looks like if remove the roadster seat riser and and the angle rear pan I should be able to easily secure the base and make it work. I foresee reworking the parcel tray on the top...

As is, my car is a bare shell, so side upholstery panels can be rework, if needed, and I am also removing the rumble and doing a trunk instead.

Not sure what the outcome would look like or if the sides of the seat will greatly interfere entering and exiting the already small cockpit?

Anyone with some previous experience or feedback that might be able to guide me?
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Old 06-14-2018, 07:09 PM   #2
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I think that the coupe seat can fairly easilt be fitted to your roadster, I started to do that to mine over a dozen years ago when I was building it up. A guy at Snyders talked me out of it and I am very glad that he did !!! Installing a coupe seat would have lowered the value of my roadster and I would have regreted it later . Just my thought , No harm meant .
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Old 06-14-2018, 10:31 PM   #3
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I think that the coupe seat can fairly easilt be fitted to your roadster, I started to do that to mine over a dozen years ago when I was building it up. A guy at Snyders talked me out of it and I am very glad that he did !!! Installing a coupe seat would have lowered the value of my roadster and I would have regreted it later . Just my thought , No harm meant .
You make a good point.
I have both seats the original and the coupe and I am going back and forth myself.
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