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stroker70
12-17-2005, 09:28 AM
My 63 Avanti's driver seat is broken to the point i think another seat is necessary. Anyone out there have seats for sale?

tstclr
12-17-2005, 09:34 AM
Would these help? :
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Studebaker-Avanti-ORIGINAL-BUCKET-SEAT-SHELLS_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ34206QQitemZ4598446105QQrdZ1

63 Lark 2dr Sedan

bige
12-17-2005, 10:35 PM
What broke? They are pretty simple pieces to repair.

R2 R5388

stroker70
12-18-2005, 08:16 AM
The fiberglass is broken in multiple places. The lip mating surface of the upper and lower seat have lots of missing chunks and although Im sure I can fix it with fiberglass cloth and resin,the time and effort to do this will not be worth it unless I just cant find a better seat to start with. The bottom seat foam is also turning to powder. I think I can save the upholstery with some patch pieces installed by a professional. Ive not seen the Turquoise covers advertised by anyone. The seat frames on ebay are an option but it still leaves me needing some foam cushions and I can see the price of a completed seat exceeding the cost of a good used complete seat, or seats.
Chris

63Avanti
12-20-2005, 11:59 AM
foam is easy to get, google on seat foam.
from what I can tell, and from other foam (non-auto, no-seat) experience, you can shape the foam pieces using an electric knife with razor blade fine work. Use foam adhesive to attach everything together.

I will be taking my seats apart soon. Driver's side has something broke. Hoping it is in the metal part, Brother in Law has a welder and an itch to weld.....