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Bob Andrews
06-30-2012, 12:11 PM
I need seats for my 60 Lark four-door. I have some very comfortable seats cobbled out of a Plymouth Acclaim in there right now, but the car is Oasis green and they're red; and it looks like hell...

I've got the 62 GT here that nobody wants, and it has a very nice black and white interior, buckets with console.

Question – will those seats, console, and center mount just bolt right in to the Lark body tub? Still not my favorite color combo, but definitely better than red!

It would be great if those were a bolt-in…

JimC
06-30-2012, 01:21 PM
If you were closer, I have a decent front bench seat core from a '60 Lark. It needs padding and a cover though, so I doubt it's any condition that would do you any good.

Slightly related note, you should post some pics of your Acclaim seat installation. I used to own an Acclaim, and I wouldn't mind putting a set in my '60 If I could make them fit.

Bob Andrews
06-30-2012, 02:06 PM
I've got the original seats that are structurally good, just need recovering. I intended to have Jim Lawrence redo them for me, but he's booked pretty far out plus he's 400 miles away. Not to mention its hard to spend almost what the whole car's worth on just the seats.....

I'll get a couple pics of the red seats up next week. You'll see why I want them out:)

mbstude
06-30-2012, 03:05 PM
Bob, I had GT Hawk front buckets in my '58 Commander 4 door, which is essentially the same body tub as your Lark. Same reasoning as you.. The bench seat was shot and I had a decent set of buckets.

I had to modify the console bracket to work around the heater core in the floor, and had to drill holes to mount it. Other than that, the seats worked fine.

studegary
06-30-2012, 03:34 PM
To simplify things, install the Hawk buckets without the console.

Kurt
06-30-2012, 04:38 PM
Bob, the Hawk and Lark console bracket are a little different. The seats in my Lark are Hawk seats, so I know the seats will work for sure. I have an extra Lark console bracket laying around if you want it.

candbstudebakers
06-30-2012, 05:22 PM
Bob, the Hawk and Lark console bracket are a little different. The seats in my Lark are Hawk seats, so I know the seats will work for sure. I have an extra Lark console bracket laying around if you want it.

Thats it just get the right floor bracket from a lark and then every thing will go right in, lark seats will not just go right in a hawk for some reason the seats are narrower.

Bob Andrews
07-02-2012, 08:22 PM
Ugh. Tried the rear seat and it's not even close, in width or shape. Kinda seems silly to put in the black and white front seats and leave the red back seat.

Back to the drawing board.:o

BTW, here's the red ones, as promised:

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studegary
07-02-2012, 10:04 PM
I don't think that any of us even implied that you could use the rear seat. We, at least I, have only been talking about the front buckets.

studegary
07-02-2012, 10:08 PM
Leave the red seats in untl you get something better. They look comfortable and supportive. I have owned Studebakers that were factory green with factory red interior.

Bob Andrews
07-02-2012, 10:15 PM
I don't think that any of us even implied that you could use the rear seat. We, at least I, have only been talking about the front buckets.

I didn't say anyone did; but nobody said otherwise. I asked if the seats (plural) would fit, since the red is so ugly. Naturally, that would include the rear in the question; and no one said it wouldn't. So my plan of attack today was to try that first.

Obviously, black and white buckets with a red rear seat isn't worth doing.

studegary
07-02-2012, 11:00 PM
By "seats (plural)", I took it to mean left and right bucket seats. Sometimes written communication can be a funny thing. No harm. I am glad that you tried the rear seat first, before installing the buckets.

RadioRoy
07-03-2012, 11:59 AM
How about some J.C. Whitney seat covers for the red seats that are already in the car?

Bob Andrews
07-03-2012, 04:10 PM
Thanks, Roy, that's a good idea. But seat covers were what I tried first. They don't stay on and are a PITA, and the ones I found were even uglier than red seats in a green Lark<G>

At least the red seats are super-comfortable. I spent a little time positioning them just right and they feel great; and even the rear seat fits fairly well. Just wish I could find them in the trademark MoPar gray.LOL