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    55 E13 Seat

    My 55 truck has a seat that is adjustable underneath by sliding seat along a rounded stud and placing in holes in a bracket in three positions. The back is hinged so it moves up and back when adjusted. I see many trucks have the support bracket on both sides of seat making it ridged. Is my seat original, was it an option? Please educate me. See pics:

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    Adjustable Seat position seats were Optional at extra cost in some years, and Standard Equipment in other years.

    The "Standard" Seats are Fixed.

    Obviously, this Seat has been reconditioned/Re-covered.
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    My '55 E12 has the adjustable seat frame, as do most other '55s I've seen. In fact, I wasn't aware it was an option.

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    Thanks Rich & Jack. Will be sending updates to my interior cab work and more outside shots.

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    My understanding was that the seats that sit over the pegs were the standard seats, like the M series trucks, and the ones on a frame with tracks were "deluxe" seats.


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    I did wonder about the ones on a frame and how they would have moved forward and back.

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    As noted, the pegged seat frames were standard equipment on 2R, E, and 2E trucks. The sliders were optional on those models and standard on (curiously) 3R and all after 2E. I have always assumed that the sliders could be installed in a pegged truck if you had all the parts and a drill.

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    Thank you Skip. I will have more questions about this vehicle.

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    Is the upholstery the same on both styles of seats?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skip Lackie View Post
    The sliders were optional on those models and standard on (curiously) 3R and all after 2E.
    Hey Skip, for the sake of useless trivia.. My '59 4E1 Scotsman had the low-buck seat without the frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkapteyn View Post
    Is the upholstery the same on both styles of seats?
    According to notes 25 and 26 in the parts book, no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbstude View Post
    Hey Skip, for the sake of useless trivia.. My '59 4E1 Scotsman had the low-buck seat without the frame.
    Interesting to those of us interested in useless trivia. A difference that is not reflected in the 57-61 parts book. My faith in Studebaker is destroyed.

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    There is a service bulletin that shows how to install the sliding seat in place of the pegged seat.

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