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Busmark181
10-16-2008, 06:03 PM
ok, I'm tired of working on the wiring, the engine, the brakes, the exterior, time to do something else, the interior....

I've got a '52 Land Cruiser, and it's ending up no where near stock or original... it has come time to hit the pick-n-pull this weekend to look for a steering wheel, a couple odds and ends, and seats...

so, the back, a bench seat of course, but the front? hmmm, bench or buckets? not sure how I feel yet...

anyone have any "thoughts" on this, or words of wisdom, perhaps know of seats either way that might fit in my beast that I should look for? any recommendations on seat belt issues? I do have the ash complete ash tray assembly from the back of the front seat, and the odd chain that ran behind the front seat... could incorporate them back in or not... depends on where I go with this...

to check out what she was, and what I have been up to...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeramiez/sets/72157607165974281/

Thanks for any ideas!

Warren Webb
10-16-2008, 06:08 PM
Personally, I like the idea of Chrysler Sebring buckets with the seat belts built in. You can kill 2 birds with one stone with those & have the rear seat upholstered to match. There was a thread on these seats recently, so you can use the search mode for more info.

60 Lark convertible
61 Champ
62 Daytona convertible
63 G.T. R-2,4 speed
63 Avanti (2)
66 Daytona Sport Sedan

StudeRich
10-16-2008, 06:10 PM
I guess it's just me, but I think a Luxury Car like a Land Cruiser deserves a nice big soft overstuffed Lincoln, Cadillac or Chrysler BENCH seat! Some have fold down (back) center arm rests, head rests and plush velour or Leather...perfect! [^]

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

StudeDave57
10-16-2008, 06:17 PM
quote:Originally posted by Busmark181

it has come time to hit the pick-n-pull this weekend to look for a steering wheel, a couple odds and ends, and seats...
You mean you're not keeping that cooool steering wheel in the car now...
[:0] [V] :( ;)

Why not [?] [:o)] [?] [:o)] [?] [:o)]


StudeDave '57 [8D]

mbstude
10-16-2008, 06:18 PM
What Rich said. ;) Keep with the 'luxurious' Land Cruiser name.

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
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vegas paul
10-16-2008, 06:29 PM
Course, if you go with buckets you can build a cool center console... Saw this one on the net.

http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s144/vegas_paul/lb50rodintps.jpg
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s144/vegas_paul/50lennie3.jpg
from this car...
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s144/vegas_paul/lb50rodds.jpg

Las Vegas, NV - Stop by, coffee's on!
'51 Champion Business Coupe G899965 10G-Q4-1434
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s144/vegas_paul/graciestude_edited.jpg

kurtruk
10-16-2008, 06:38 PM
Vegas paul used a Toronado seat in his. Check this thread.

http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=23014

JRoberts
10-16-2008, 07:34 PM
If it were a coupe or two door sedan, I'd say buckets, but the Landcruiser needs a bench. IMHO

Joe Roberts
'61 R1 Champ
'65 Cruiser
Editor of "The Down Easterner"
Eastern North Carolina Chapter

tbredehoft
10-16-2008, 07:47 PM
For a car used on the road, buckets trump the bench every time. Its amazing how you tend to sway around (on curves) on a bench seat. The buckets hold you in place.

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Tom Bredehoft
'53 Commander Coupe (since 1959)
'55 President (6H Y6) State Sedan
(Under Construction 510 hrs.)
'05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
All Indiana built cars

rusty65
10-16-2008, 10:15 PM
A bench seat would look more regal (pardon my pun), but if it was mine I'd go with a set of buckets from a 80's or 90's luxury car (ex.Chrysler New Yorker,Lincoln LSC or Cadillac Seville).If you get lucky and get the console as well,that would look SCHWEET IMHO.Good luck on whatever you decide!!

dallastx75208
10-17-2008, 07:22 AM
Will those seats fit in a 62 Hawk?


quote:Originally posted by Warren Webb

Personally, I like the idea of Chrysler Sebring buckets with the seat belts built in. You can kill 2 birds with one stone with those & have the rear seat upholstered to match. There was a thread on these seats recently, so you can use the search mode for more info.

60 Lark convertible
61 Champ
62 Daytona convertible
63 G.T. R-2,4 speed
63 Avanti (2)
66 Daytona Sport Sedan

vegas paul
10-17-2008, 09:37 AM
The Toronado seat I put in mine is officially a bench and will accomodate 3 passengers. However, it has the look of buckets due to the foam shaping and upholstery treatment. The middle "seat back" folds down for an armrest when no one is sitting in the middle, giving it even more of a bucket seat look.
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s144/vegas_paul/DSC01406.jpg

Las Vegas, NV - Stop by, coffee's on!
'51 Champion Business Coupe G899965 10G-Q4-1434
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s144/vegas_paul/graciestude_edited.jpg

vegas paul
10-17-2008, 09:37 AM
The Toronado seat I put in mine is officially a bench and will accomodate 3 passengers. However, it has the look of buckets due to the foam shaping and upholstery treatment. The middle "seat back" folds down for an armrest when no one is sitting in the middle, giving it even more of a bucket seat look.
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s144/vegas_paul/DSC01406.jpg

Las Vegas, NV - Stop by, coffee's on!
'51 Champion Business Coupe G899965 10G-Q4-1434
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s144/vegas_paul/graciestude_edited.jpg

4961Studebaker
10-17-2008, 12:10 PM
Does anyone have a leed on Sebring Convertible seats? I'd really like to test fit before shelling out the $$ and find they don't work. But I'll do what I have to do. These have to sit lower than what I have. And has anyone taken one apart to see the frame work around the head rest retractor? Thats gotta be hidden.

Any thought post here or email me thanks.

ChopStu
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oldguy
10-17-2008, 07:07 PM
You might check out Dodge intrepid seats. They have a 50/50 bucket setup that looks a lot like a bench when the center arm rest is up. (the arm rest has storage and flip out cupholders).
The rear seat is also unique. They look much like the front, but the backs fold forward to access the trunk. But the best part is the construction of the rear. The fold down pieces are in a plastic frame that can be cut down to size quite easily. Tough to find in leather, but fabic ones are plentiful and cheap. I bought a set, with perfect fabric for $100.00

San antonio TX. 53 Champion Coupe, to be brought back from the dead.
"Of course it will fit, I have a torch"

oldguy
10-17-2008, 07:07 PM
You might check out Dodge intrepid seats. They have a 50/50 bucket setup that looks a lot like a bench when the center arm rest is up. (the arm rest has storage and flip out cupholders).
The rear seat is also unique. They look much like the front, but the backs fold forward to access the trunk. But the best part is the construction of the rear. The fold down pieces are in a plastic frame that can be cut down to size quite easily. Tough to find in leather, but fabic ones are plentiful and cheap. I bought a set, with perfect fabric for $100.00

San antonio TX. 53 Champion Coupe, to be brought back from the dead.
"Of course it will fit, I have a torch"

vegas paul
10-17-2008, 07:56 PM
If your re-doing the entire interior, don't worry about leather/material/color, etc. since you are going to replace this anyway. Don't worry about ripped or worn fabric or foam. I got my seat for $35 at the pick-a-part, and then eventually found over $6 in change when I dismantled it prior to reupholstery!

Las Vegas, NV - Stop by, coffee's on!
'51 Champion Business Coupe G899965 10G-Q4-1434
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s144/vegas_paul/graciestude_edited.jpg