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    Bench seat mounts

    I thought these were the correct bench seat mounts for a 53 Plymouth. Are they placed correctly or should they be reversed. Something is not correct. Per chance did they come out of my truck?
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    Bench seat mounts

    It is easy to add bucket seat mounts. In the '53. The outer bench seat front mounts can be used, just add a second for the inner mount. For the bucket rear mounts, weld in a strong cross bar behind each bucket. The pic is a rough test, the seat is not in the correct place. It will look differently when finished. The bench mounts have not been changed, so a bench can replace at any time.
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    Bench seat mounts

    Dave, agreed on the head rests. They are wired for a computer screen, but kids any more use their devices so the headrests are safety only, yet too noticeable in this cabin. With the OE in storage, even the purist has an out if he wants one. The passenger seat will require some tilt forward mount.
  4. I just passed through the "dark side" into the "twilight zone" because I just bought this suburban. The bumpers are worth more than I paid for the entire 'roller'(no engine or tranny) vehicle, so it's really a parts car for my vert, and includes extra 54 fenders and hood, and most of the trim. Yet I Iike this body style and will store it for future consideration. This is not a picture of mine, but it is the same car. My suburban looks new compared to my convertible, no sig rust, etc. Could go original patina, put a surf board on top, and head for the coast. Then get a good tan and fake the surfing stories, like I said, "the twilight zone"!. (to be continued)
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    1954 Plymouth Suburban Project

    "A rose by any other name is still a rose!" I got this off the "net"!
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    1954 Plymouth Suburban Project

    Today I set in the bucket seat to check positioning. I placed it to duplicate the seat in my Honda Accord. It fits nicely and the rear seat panel conversion for a utility cabin work as designed. Will do dual mounts for buckets or for 60/40 bench. The shift handle is in easy reach.
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    Bench seat mounts

    I have opened this posting separated from my build postings due to the specific nature of bucket seats. The bucket seats I'm using are 2010 Lincoln Town car seats. I paid $200 for the pair. I will dye them black/gray. The dimensions noted match those in my Honda Accord. I checked and the tray seat will flip forward and the drop down floor plate will flip down as designed as well.
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    Bench seat mounts

    Dave, good advise. I was planning to make dual mount holes or stub holes, as required. At 80, I no longer put in 8+ hrs at a time. So do what the body allows. I'm not complaining, just saying it as it is.
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    Bench seat mounts

    After some more research I will reinforce that area of the floor for bench or bucket seats. Then I will use the available buckets and save me a ton of time and money. Later, the bench can still go in if preferred.
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    Bench seat mounts

    Plymouthy taught me that the net is my friend. So found the answer, these mounts are correct. Now will possibly have to get this seat bead blasted. Then learn how to sew. My wife knows how so will work with her.
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    Carburetor float bowl emptying out overnight

    Andy, I'm going to get new spring washers tomorrow. The bolts should stay tight. TKS. Tims explanation was helpful also. TKS.
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    EZ wiring and hydraulic brake switch

    I have an EZ kit on my Suburban and a 98 Cherokee master cylinder. That unit has a multi wire plug and as does the kit. I like the simple in line pressure switch, so I used it. It has no relationship to the turn signals. Completely separate harnesses.
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    Carburetor float bowl emptying out overnight

    I constantly check the top bolts on my carb. They tend to loosen. I would replace the gasket, but make certain the top of the bowl and the bottom of the lid are clean and square. JMHO
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    1954 Plymouth Suburban Project

    that is next, new panels first.
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    1954 Plymouth Suburban Project

    Dave, just to relieve someone's tension, that I cut corners, had a pair of rocker crowns formed today. This one replaces the two pieces you saw yesterday. These two and another piece for my shifter mount cost me $20.00. Money well spent in my opinion.
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    1954 Plymouth Suburban Project

    Update: I'm making great progress on the shifter, basically cosmetics now. Also starting final metal work on the floor. I am totaling removing all areas where the material is shot or even marginal. I will replace that rocker crown with new metal. The piece on there now was experimental, also galvanized which is not recommended.
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    1940 Chrysler Windsor Coupe 1st project.

    1940 cars were the last of the Art Decco designed cars. The war change all that and in 1946 they returned with austere designs.
  18. 1. Check the screws at the top of the column that hold the shifter arm. If these are loose, you cannot adjust the bottom linkage to work. 2. When you lift the lever for R - 1 at the bottom there is a yoke that lifts the selector. The shaft has a collar which that yoke lifts. The inside edges build up with iron hard oil/dirt. When that dirt gets wet, the yoke slips out of the collar and thus no R-1. It took me days to figure that out. I soaked that dirt and cleaned the collar, bazinga, all still works. 3. The linkage adjustments are approximate, if all is tight and clean the shift is very forgiving. Best to you.
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    Internet pictures

    While searching on the net, in a set of Borg-Warner transmission pictures I found a picture of the first floor mounted shifter I fabricated. Question: how did that get there? The shifter shown is in a very rough stage. I abandoned that design because it won't work on an OD transmission.
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    Internet pictures

    That conclusion is **************? It's also cyber bulling.
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    Internet pictures

    Todd, why the Feds, they don't consider facts, and automotive would be way beyond their capabilities!
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    Internet pictures

    Who picks and saves?
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    7 hours on the road

    There re a lot of comfortable cars, our 2008 Honda Accord is one of them. We drove to Oakland, CA airport and back today. Was tired at the end of seven hours on the road, but not beat up. It's a great car.
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    1954 Plymouth Suburban Project

    Now working on shifter handle, re positioning and reach. Will weld it together tomorrow and test the mechanics. Today was research day. I discovered that all leather in cars is processed and all is dyed per designer specks. The existing color can be removed and the material can be redyed to a new need.
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