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Early model buckets fit a late model?
Posted by: 66ragcorsa ()
Date: September 11, 2021 02:33PM

Hi, I have some nice 63 Front bucket seat with tracks and wonder if they will fit a late model?

Thanks,

Steve T
Michigan
1966 Corsa Convertible
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Re: Early model buckets fit a late model?
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: September 11, 2021 03:01PM

Steve,

You can almost anything with the right tools.

Seriously though, they probably won't bolt right in, and almost every late model has different mounting brackets from year to year. I have 1967 seats in my 66, and I had to get them into place by using brackets to shift the geometry of the legs. It was a pretty simple procedure, using pre-made brackets that I found at Lowe's.

Eric C. Player
Fargo, North Dakota
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THEN: 1965 Monza 110, Canary Yellow - 1965 Corsa 180 Turbo, Red - 1966 Monza 110, Purple - 1967 Monza 140, Red - 1966 500 110, Black; nicknamed "Shadow" - 1965 Monza 110, Camaro Yellow; nicknamed "Silver"
NOW: 1966 Corsa 180 Turbo, Blue; nicknamed "Bluvair"
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Re: Early model buckets fit a late model?
Posted by: DOUG WARD ()
Date: September 11, 2021 04:03PM

Steve, The 61 - 63 front seats are wider by about an inch but are much more comfortable with better padding. Back in 1960, I bought a brand new 61 Monza & it had really nice seats. My 65 Corsa seats are not comfy at all & & I will also be looking to change them too. What ever it takes, it will be worth the effort.

Doug Ward
Orange, Calif.
65 Corsa 180, 64 Monza convertible, 61 Lakewood, 61 Monza


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Re: Early model buckets fit a late model?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: September 11, 2021 04:14PM

I believe the 4 legs are spaced the same.

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Re: Early model buckets fit a late model?
Posted by: 66ragcorsa ()
Date: September 11, 2021 06:00PM

Thank you. I really appreciate all the input.

Steve T
Michigan
1966 Corsa Convertible
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Re: Early model buckets fit a late model?
Posted by: DOUG WARD ()
Date: September 11, 2021 08:09PM

Steve, let us know what problems you went through when converting to the early front seats. Doug

Doug Ward
Orange, Calif.
65 Corsa 180, 64 Monza convertible, 61 Lakewood, 61 Monza


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Re: Early model buckets fit a late model?
Posted by: RobertC ()
Date: September 12, 2021 12:00AM

I thought I read a post here from years ago that the seat tracks do not match between EM and LM. Mounting spots?

Search?

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Re: Early model buckets fit a late model?
Posted by: KenHenry ()
Date: September 12, 2021 05:48AM

Interestingly that early seats may be more comfortable. I find the 65 seats almost unbearable , though all the springs seem to be intact. I feel like the seat bottom is too bouncy

Ken Henry, Rochester, NY USA
1965 Corvair Corsa
140 hp, 4 speed

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Re: Early model buckets fit a late model?
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: September 12, 2021 01:28PM

All I know is that my 1967 seats didn't match up to my 1966 floor. I had to improvise.

Eric C. Player
Fargo, North Dakota
MEMBER: CORSA National, Central Coast CORSA, South Coast CORSA, Vintage CORSA, Sfba CORSA, and Great Plains Corvair Club.
THEN: 1965 Monza 110, Canary Yellow - 1965 Corsa 180 Turbo, Red - 1966 Monza 110, Purple - 1967 Monza 140, Red - 1966 500 110, Black; nicknamed "Shadow" - 1965 Monza 110, Camaro Yellow; nicknamed "Silver"
NOW: 1966 Corsa 180 Turbo, Blue; nicknamed "Bluvair"
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"He cautioned me not to take notes. It would not have helped if I had, as he would start a paragraph with, 'It is therefore obvious. . .'
and go on from there to matters which may have been obvious to him and God but to no one else."
-- Robert A. Heinlein, character of Daniel B. Davis, 'The Door Into Summer.'

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Re: Early model buckets fit a late model?
Posted by: thumper477 ()
Date: September 13, 2021 06:26AM

My Miller mig welder makes anything fit!

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