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Bob Schaefer

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« on: June 14, 2010, 08:32:37 AM »

This is not an upholstry question, but more of a "Does your car have this?" question...
 
In looking at where the front bench bolts in, I see that there are 1/2" rubber spacers between the seat frame and the floor. I don't recall there being any spacers in my '69 Polara wagon, when I had it. Can anyone tell me if these spacers belong in there? I plan to take them out, because I think they don't, and it seems like my lap is a tad too close to the steering wheel. I will also be using new bolts, since these are rusty... I just don't want to remove the spacers if they need to be there for some reason.
 
Now, I know I've gained a bit in the last 25 years, but not in my legs... at least not that much...
 
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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2010, 08:47:22 AM »

I have seen them in a couple of cars.  They were dealer installed for short people.  Back in the day, there was a song called "Short People"  My wife is one of them.
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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2010, 08:52:43 AM »

LOL... I remember the song.. I married one too. I wonder if these were put in because it was made in Canada... They also put the spare tire on the righthand side, instead of on the left...
 
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« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2010, 08:53:32 AM »

That's because the Canucks are Butt Backwards anyway.  LOL
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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2010, 10:09:45 AM »

Quote from: POLARACO
That's because the Canucks are Butt Backwards anyway.  LOL
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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2010, 08:16:04 PM »

Do an ebay search for "seat rail spacers" or "seat rail mounting pad" -- lots of places selling them for $15 for four. They are a good idea if you live where it is wet - they keep the rails up off the damp carpet to prevent rusting and staining of the carpet.  My '68 Newport had them, but my belly is too big to get in and out with the seat up so high, so I took them out.

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« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2010, 07:39:45 AM »

Or if your freakishly tall like me you can put them under the front mount, and not under the rear, and therefore tilt the seat back at a better angle to clear your head on the roof.....

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« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2010, 08:45:39 AM »

So, I finally got around to addressing the issue of my seat spacers... Found they are only on the driver's side... I took them out, and now it sits better, and I have better clearance for the legs under the wheel.
 
Funny how much difference that 1/2" or so can make.
 
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