View Full Version : 4dr front seat price? (for sale)
10-26-2009, 04:21 PM
I have a '55 Bel Air 4dr front seat with a good frame- minor surface rust, still bouncy and comfy, and with the original vinyl still on although ripped to shreds like all vinyl of that era gets.
What can that puppy be sold for? I have a floor mounted shifter made before B&M made their trifive shifter and the front seat can't move front and back. Otherwise I'd keep the seat.
Pictures coming tommorow.
EDIT: Price- 50.
10-26-2009, 04:25 PM
Unfortunately for you, Not much. Lots of 4 dr seats around from all the cars parted out to fix 2drs. shipping costs more than the seats are worth.
10-26-2009, 07:07 PM
Oh well then. They'll always be available then, for say, 50 bucks but that's about as negotiable as the healthcare bill. Pickup preferred but I'll ship it if you're willing to pay. Paypal preferred. Money order accepted. Pictures tommorow (of it in the car).
10-26-2009, 10:35 PM
I just looked through your build thread and I am glad to see a young man getting started in this hobby. You are doing good. The one thing you might keep in mind is the bottom of your seat is the same as a 2 dr seat, If you shoud run across a split seat that has been sittng in water and ruined they will switch out with minimal work and of coarse the seat tracks are the same. Gary
10-27-2009, 05:35 PM
I just looked through your build thread and I am glad to see a young man getting started in this hobby.
Not young man, young manly man. That's an important part. :rolleyes:
The issue is not that I want a split seat (I don't) or want to convert to a 2 dr (I don't, the 4 dr looks sleepier with a weight penalty I'm able to live with), the issue is the location of the floor shifter. The shifter was already modified with a welder 20 some odd years ago to fit the car (this was before the made-for-trifives shifter B&M or some such company produces now for some exhorbitant amount of money I'm not willing to shell out because I already have a perfectly functional shifter that has a crisp, solid action) with the seat moved all the way back. Therein lies the problem- the previous owner was a veritable giant compared to me. 6'4" or something about there. I'm a much shorter 5'7" though I'd be about 5'9" if I didn't have that back surgery/scoliosis/gigantic mess that I had. I have problems reaching the clutch pedal.
So unless I notch the seat which I don't know how to do (but I'd love to learn, wink wink) or pay some guy somewhere to do it or more likely screw it up which isn't an option in the first place since I'm so cheap, the original bench seat is useless for me. I was going to go with seats from a '96 or '97 Nissan Quest, my first car, because they are so outrageously comfortable.
10-27-2009, 09:17 PM
Im not going to get into the manly part. When you are over 60 most people are young.
You seem pretty talented, If you want to keep the stock seat, You can forge a shifter that makes a hard left turn right out of the hump and then gradually swings back to the right. Thread the end and add your favorite garnish and you are good to go.
Of coarse there isn;t anything wrong with later seats if that floats your boat too.
11-03-2009, 01:50 PM
And a bttt
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