So what if everyone laughs at me
... I'm making the world a happier place.

Today's Birthdays
baba, little_shoes, rangerart71
Featured Chat Guy (or Gal)
Registered: 05/07/17
Posts: 1
VCCA Member Photos
rear door sill 31 phaeton
USA Chevy Sport Roadster for sale last year
Spring Bushing "Special" Tool
1931 Sport Coupe
1932? Dipsticks
1932-33 Lighter
VCCA Member Projects
35th installment - '28 engine tear down
34th installment - '28 engine tear down
33rd installment - '28 engine tear down
32' Olds DCR, Body, d, more progress
32nd installment - '28 engine tear down
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#388698 - 05/03/17 08:27 PM 36 truck seat
low36 Offline
Grease Monkey

Registered: 03/22/16
Posts: 13
Loc: Colorado
I em looking for a replacement seat for my 36 truck. Are there any modern seats that will work. Something to be found at my local parts salvage yard?

Top
Chevy Trucks
#389069 - 05/11/17 02:57 PM Re: 36 truck seat [Re: low36]
terrill Offline

1000

Registered: 07/13/09
Posts: 1117
Loc: mississippi, usa.
My 1936 truck seat is split so there are two lower seats and one back rest all the way across the back. Springs can be re-tensioned. On the lower cushion seat the corners have weaker springs than the main part so that part of the seat flexes as you get in and out. There are metal parts that project into the seat bucket. These hold the bottom seats in place. They do have some play and are not real tight fitting so they can be lifted out from the front for easy access into the storage area under the seats. Sometimes this projection breaks off. This can be solved with a bolt, two nuts and some washers (spacers). Place a nut on the bolt and adjust until the bolt hangs below the seat the proper distance. Remove place washer poke through hole and place washer then nut on top, tighten. They can be re-covered real easy. Small "C" clamps hook onto the rail on the bottom of the seat. (I am not talking about "Hog Rings".) Pressing the fabric into the rail holds it to the seat. Good luck on your seat problem. Note: the seat back is adjusted from the bottom. Push it forwards until desired distance. Block in place.

Top
#389079 - 05/11/17 07:51 PM Re: 36 truck seat [Re: terrill]
6cylindersovertexas Offline

Backyard Mechanic

Registered: 01/11/03
Posts: 303
Loc: Hurst, TX , USA
1937 and 1938 truck seats are exactly the same as your 1936 truck. A seat rebuild may be necessary. I had mine rebuilt by a good local furniture builder and upholster. He tied the springs together, and wrapped the seat springs with poly ester (both of the sisters, Polly and Esther) and they are like new. Nothing wrong with the original seats after a treatment to the modern day upholster.

Top
#389084 - 05/11/17 08:30 PM Re: 36 truck seat [Re: 6cylindersovertexas]
35Mike Offline

1500

Registered: 08/19/04
Posts: 1731
Loc: Columbia, MO
1938 passenger side cushion is different because of the filler neck tunnel for the gas tank. I am not aware of other differences and have not checked the Master Parts Catalog.

Mike
_________________________

ml.russell@mchsi.com

Many miles of happy motoring

Top
#389125 - 05/12/17 08:43 PM Re: 36 truck seat [Re: 35Mike]
6cylindersovertexas Offline

Backyard Mechanic

Registered: 01/11/03
Posts: 303
Loc: Hurst, TX , USA
I have "Parts Seats - Replacements" in my 37. By 1938 and on, the seats that were sold as parts or replacement seats all had the filler neck tunnel. That way, they fit all the 36 (Low Cab)-38 trucks.

Top


Moderator:  37Blue 
Your Status
Please login to post or reply.* * *
Send My Password
Who's Online
7 Chat Members (solafide, jack39rdstr, 39flatback, 1932Confederate, Chip, 37Blue, gpallen2), 25 Lookie Loo's and 104 Spiders or Bots online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
We speak Chevy!
Time Flys!
Since 12/16/2001
Previous Photos
Newest Chat Registration
FredF, 67impalass, 29canada_il, 39flatback, earlhensley
14669 Registered Users
VCCA Info Links
NEWBIES START HERE
CHAT HELP
* * *
Send My Password
* * *
Kill My Chat Cookies
* * *
VCCA Home
G&D Calendar
Judging
Club Regions
Join Info
* * * *
Forum Stats
14669 Chat Users
77 Forums
48510 Topics
355808 Posts

Max Online: 304 @ 06/18/16 03:00 AM
See the USA
In your
Dinah says Hi!!

 

Notice: Any comments posted herein do not necessarily reflect the official position of the VCCA.