View Full Version : Replacement for 57 Chevy Rear Seat
12-05-2008, 12:07 AM
Hello and thanks for taking a moment to read my post. I have 57 Chevy 2 door ht and need to replace the bottom half of the rear seat. When we were putting the car together we had to chose from two lower seat halves and we chose the better of the two. It turned out the bottom we chose was from a 57 convertible and now the bottom of the seat has a steep downward slant toward the back half of the seat. Ok, I found the front seat and both piece of a rear seat from a 1957 Oldsmobile 2 door ht. My question is will these seats, espeically the bottom portion of the rear seat interchange with a 57 Chevy 2 door ht? Oh, and is there a good way to renforce the wire frame around the seat that the springs attach to? There is some rust and pitting here and I would like to strengthen the old seats anyway I can before putting upholstry back on the seat. Thanks for your time in reading and answer my questions.
12-05-2008, 08:54 AM
Sorry I do not have first hand experience to answer your question, but the best I can say is to place the seat bottoms in place and see how close they come to fitting. I good upholster can work with the foam(?) to fit the space. I used Lincoln Town Car front 50/ 50 seats , made my own seat to floor mounts and then had the upholster fit the leather to my wagon frame and they had to modify the seat back to accept the arm rest(cut wires to make a pocket), long story to say just give it a try, good day, Henry.
12-05-2008, 09:28 AM
Archie i can`t say whether or not the Olds seat will fit or not. As far as the reinforcing the seat frame, there is seat rod available from an upholstery shop that could be used to reinforce a weak area. It can be attached with clips, also available from an upholstery shop.
12-05-2008, 09:20 PM
Thank you for your help with this one. I will give it a try and see if the seat fits and lines up with the existing holes in the floor. I didn't know about the seat rod to reinforce a weak area in the seat. Great advice. Thanks again for the help.
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