A place to sit, part II

Posted: December 18, 2010 in Antique trucks, Hot Rod, Real Hot Rods, Roadsters, SCTA, Tin Can Tourists, Vintage trailers

A picture is worth a thousand words, right?  If that’s true, a thousand words without a picture is sort of wasted, which is what I realize the last post was.  I didn’t show the actual riser I made, so here’s a remedy for that.   The upholstery looks winkled because;

a)  It’s not attached to the seat foam, just laying on it, and;

b) I had to trim the foam a little to narrow the cushion.

  I’ll simply add a little poly batting behind the leather, and pull the cover tight and attatch it to the plywood base I need to add.  Batting will crush when the doors are close, but fill out the cover when the doors are open.  The seat cushion needs a base frame, to hold it in place in the sheet metal pan.  The battery is under the seat, where it was originally, so the cushion has to be “loose” in the frame for access when service is needed.

Here’s a shot showing the Guide turn signal I saved from the ’48 Pontiac…

…and this one showing the really cool Diamond T horn button, which I’ll have my name engraved into.  When ordered new, Diamond T engraved the owners name, after the words, “This Diamond T custom built for…”  Pretty sweet!  Thanks to “Banjeauxbob” from the HAMB!

  1. Brian Rowley says:

    You’ll be driving soon.

  2. LARRY LAING says:

    Aren’t you going to have to push that seat back just a little to have leg room??

    • flynbrian48 says:

      The seat cushion does go back a little on the pan, hence to need to have a way to keep it in position, and I have the frame all the way forward. There’s almost 3″ of travel rearward, so it can go back a little.

  3. Kim says:

    He won’t know how successful the frame is until I get a chance to fit my long(er) legs in there!

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