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mookandairin
11-29-2011, 06:22 AM
I love the bench but I am wondering ( for the future maybe) if there is a bucket seat for the front when I decide to change up.

clonelark
11-29-2011, 06:43 AM
For the Lark your building, I'd say something like these.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/RED-UNIVERSAL-RACING-SEATS-RECLINE-4-PT-SEAT-BELTS-/120817823284?hash=item1c214dae34&item=120817823284&pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr#ht_4109wt_871

mookandairin
11-29-2011, 07:12 AM
no, it is a sleeper remember, I want it to stay under the radar as much as possible

allstateguy
11-29-2011, 11:15 AM
the last item on the last ad on the November list:

http://www.studebakerswap.com/swap/showads.php

GEEMAC
11-29-2011, 04:18 PM
found a pair front & backs from a06 mitsubushi*&*%$&*&* in leather& eletric like new at our local pick& pull for $250, fit real nice for my 63 larkHT, Mac

scott.rodgers
11-29-2011, 05:20 PM
I have a set from a second generation Ford Probe. The front mounts need stands made but the rear ones mount flat on the floor (i used a 1/2" space to raise them a little). I got a set that matched my black interior for only $30 from a Pick-A-Part on a half price weekend. They had hardly any wear and tear. They have thin backs and bottoms so the seats don't overwhelm the interior like some bigger seats can. They are all manual (and recline), but the driver's seat has inflatable air bladders! A bonus is a mount for the seat belt receiver buckle (is that what you call it?).

Bob Andrews
11-29-2011, 06:40 PM
To my eye, Larks do not take later bucket seats well. I recommend some stock Daytona seats and console, like these:

12459

or these, '62:

12460

silverhawk
11-29-2011, 09:24 PM
I put '94 V.W Golf front seats in my car. If you remove the headrests (They really don't look good) they are about the same hieght as the original bench seat, more comfortable, and pretty cheap. Be ready to fab brackets though, I'm still getting the last little kinks out of mine (They have curved bottoms, and totally different brackets for the floor. )

candbstudebakers
11-30-2011, 12:03 AM
Stock buckets fit real nice and look better.

irish
11-30-2011, 12:10 AM
To my eye, Larks do not take later bucket seats well. I recommend some stock Daytona seats and console, like these:

12459

or these, '62:

12460

I agree, but then again I have a 1962 daytona with buckets and console, in red & white too!

scott.rodgers
12-01-2011, 12:36 PM
Anybody know what kind of car these seats are from? This is a picture of that 62 Daytona that was on Ebay recently:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/?cmd=ViewItem&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649&item=220898412630&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT#v4-41

They seem to match the Lark vinyl interior pretty well.

52-fan
12-01-2011, 01:14 PM
Anybody know what kind of car these seats are from? This is a picture of that 62 Daytona that was on Ebay recently:
They seem to match the Lark vinyl interior pretty well.

I like those buckets too. Lots of the modern buckets are comfortable, but they look out of place in an old car. I especially dislike the tall seats with head rests sticking up.

Bob Andrews
12-01-2011, 01:31 PM
That was the yellow Lark with the bumpers Bondoed over. I thought those were probably original seats, reupholstered in a custom design.

candbstudebakers
12-01-2011, 01:49 PM
They are stock hawk or lark just redone .

52-fan
12-01-2011, 02:00 PM
They are stock hawk or lark just redone .

Stock Hawk? I considered the idea of a stock seat, but somehow they just didn't look quite right. That would explain why they seem to fit so well and the console. The back looks thin, but it has been many years since I had my GT and I haven't studied any of their seats in a long time.