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Wanted: FC High Back Front Seat Recommendations!
Posted by: 63RedBrier ()
Date: May 23, 2011 05:56AM

Greetings! I have driven my '63 RedBrier almost 20,000 miles since I bought it almost 10 years ago, and it's time to replace the front seat for comfort and safety! I have installed over the shoulder three-point seat belts, but with the low-back seat, would they really do any good in an accident? I have a set of seats from a Bricklin (think safety!); however, you cannot adjust the seat back and I like to sit fairly upright. Darrin from Bethesda is VW Van-sitting for a friend in Alaska, and I definitely like the front seats in the VW Van! I'm looking for seats in the tan/gold color scheme. If anyone could weigh in with recommendations for new/used front seats for the RedBrier it would be greatly appreciated! Thanks a million!

Greg in Alexandria Virginia
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Re: Wanted: FC High Back Front Seat Recommendations!
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: May 24, 2011 11:57AM

Have seen some installed over the years, however the FC seats are made to fit over the top of the wheel wells. The other than FC seats I have seen installed have all required hammering down the top of the wheel wells to accommodate the thicker seat frame of the from something else - seats. It works... but about all of them I have looked at shows the tires having hit the now hammeredlower wheel wells from bumps, dips or other driving conditions.

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Re: Wanted: FC High Back Front Seat Recommendations!
Posted by: lostbooger ()
Date: May 24, 2011 12:08PM

Look for Toyota vans in the junkyards. Some of them offered comfy bucket seats and they were FC.

Heres a pic of my old one. They would be worth measuring out.

Damian


61 Monza 4.3L V6


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