Announcement

Collapse

Get more Tips, Specs and Technical Data!

Did you know... this Forum is a service of the Studebaker Drivers Club? For more technical tips, specifications, history and tech data, visit the Tech Tips page at the SDC Homepage: www.studebakerdriversclub.com/tips.asp
See more
See less

55 E13 Seat

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Interior: 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:

    Click image for larger version

Name:	Seat 01.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	67.7 KB
ID:	1759702Click image for larger version

Name:	Seat 02.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	156.5 KB
ID:	1759703Click image for larger version

Name:	Seat 04.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	44.8 KB
ID:	1759704Click image for larger version

Name:	Seat 05.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	132.7 KB
ID:	1759705
    Stude-Danny

    1955 E13 Lift Bed

  • #2
    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.
    StudeRich
    Second Generation Stude Driver,
    Proud '54 Starliner Owner

    Comment


    • #3
      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.

      jack vines
      PackardV8

      Comment


      • #4
        Thanks Rich & Jack. Will be sending updates to my interior cab work and more outside shots.
        Stude-Danny

        1955 E13 Lift Bed

        Comment


        • #5
          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.
          "In the heart of Arkansas."
          Searcy, Arkansas
          1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
          1952 2R pickup

          Comment


          • #6
            I did wonder about the ones on a frame and how they would have moved forward and back.
            Stude-Danny

            1955 E13 Lift Bed

            Comment


            • #7
              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.
              Skip Lackie

              Comment


              • #8
                Thank you Skip. I will have more questions about this vehicle.
                Stude-Danny

                1955 E13 Lift Bed

                Comment


                • #9
                  Is the upholstery the same on both styles of seats?

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    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.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      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.
                      Skip Lackie

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        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.
                        Skip Lackie

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          There is a service bulletin that shows how to install the sliding seat in place of the pegged seat.

                          Comment

                          Working...
                          X