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Old 07-03-2014, 08:42 AM   #1
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Default 1940 coupe seat mounting question

Does anyone have pictures of how the seat mounts in a business coupe? The bench seat, not the opera seats. The floor has been replaced in this car. thanks!
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Old 07-03-2014, 11:02 AM   #2
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Default Re: 1940 coupe seat mounting question

My 40 coupe is model 01A-77B with the bench seat and package tray. In the photos below, with the seat the seat bracket moved as far forward as possible, the distance from the inside of the A-pillar to the 1st seat bracket hole is 16 1/4 in. Add 2 inches to that and you get 18 1/4 in. as the actual measurement to the cage nut since the centerline to centerline distance of the 2 seat bolt bracket bolt holes is 2 inches.. The left to right measurement is what is required to "center" the seat floor bracket "left to right" in the car. The bolts are 5/16-24 and have a very tapered point to help "find" the cage nut. The side-to-side distance from the center line of the cage nut bolt (in the photo) to the top edge of the stainless steel sill plate in the photo is 4 1/2 inches. You can use that as an approximation as your goal is to make sure the finished, upholstered seat is "centered" left to right in the car. As for front to back, the seat is adjustable on it's tracks so if you are a little "off" you will be ok.
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Old 07-03-2014, 11:04 AM   #3
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Default Re: 1940 coupe seat mounting question

Here's one more photo showing underside of floor cage nut. Notice the severely tapered point. Old upholstery and new Lebaron kit also shown.
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