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How to id a vintage bench seat. #750468
July 09th 2019 11:39 pm
July 09th 2019 11:39 pm
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So today I went to my local JunkHeaven and found 2 seats from a 93 Ford Van but when I looked in the back I saw this bench seat that, you can tell, didn't belong there. It was old school vinyl blue (IN GOOD SHAPE) and it had seat belts. One thing I noticed was that at the ends of the bench it had armrests and the armrests had those lid pop-up ashtrays.

I was so happy to see it and since I have a 75 E-150 shorty with a brown/tan and black and old ford blue color scheme going on, I bought it.

How can I Identify the origin of the bench seat?

Help me fellas. laugh


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Re: How to id a vintage bench seat. [Re: James_Black] #750475
July 10th 2019 2:02 am
July 10th 2019 2:02 am
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SUNSHINE VANS-VAN DIEGO
ADRENALIN BY THE GALLON & CHASIN RACIN
ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146" WB
Re: How to id a vintage bench seat. [Re: James_Black] #750484
July 10th 2019 9:05 am
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Most of the old school vanners (not me LOL!) can identify them from sight. I lucked out and found Ford tags on the seatbelts of the tan bench I'm giving away, and Ford stickers on the captain chairs I just bought. Look all over the seat, under it, on the rails, inside the seat belts, etc. for a tag or sticker of some sort. Also the older GM buckles usually had a GM logo in the push button, and the Ford buckles that I've seen had a star type design on the push button.


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Re: How to id a vintage bench seat. [Re: James_Black] #750509
July 10th 2019 5:22 pm
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I looked all over and all found was GM on the seat belt latch.
No other forms of ID.

I will leave as is and install it in the van. I will take pics laugh

Thanks fellas


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Re: How to id a vintage bench seat. [Re: James_Black] #750510
July 10th 2019 5:47 pm
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Is it a 3 or a 4 seater ..... the bench from the rear of a EXT is a 4, the other 3 benches are 3 seaters

Does it have clips or pads to lock them down to the floor board ?


SUNSHINE VANS-VAN DIEGO
ADRENALIN BY THE GALLON & CHASIN RACIN
ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146" WB
Re: How to id a vintage bench seat. [Re: James_Black] #750513
July 10th 2019 6:26 pm
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I had a 1979 K5 Blazer that had the type of seat you are describing.

Re: How to id a vintage bench seat. [Re: frscke1] #750521
July 10th 2019 11:01 pm
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Originally Posted by frscke1
Does it have clips or pads to lock them down to the floor board?



it used to be welded shut. the cut grinded to remove it. local welding shops are asking around 250 to make 4 new brackets and welded to the floor.

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Re: How to id a vintage bench seat. [Re: frscke1] #750522
July 10th 2019 11:16 pm
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Originally Posted by frscke1
Is it a 3 or a 4 seater ..... the bench from the rear of a EXT is a 4, the other 3 benches are 3 seaters


Its all straight so im gonna assume is a 3 seater


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