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62 Moving Power driver's seat further back.

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  • 62 Moving Power driver's seat further back.

    Has anyone who is over 6 ft tall try to adjust the seat further back than factory settings.Before I restored the interior of my 62 I didn't like how close I was to the steering wheel and thought it had to be adjusted so after i restored the seats with leather and cleaned and painted all the hardware and checked the mechanism and realized it couldn't go back any further I reinstalled the driver's seat and drove like that for a year and I really don't like the position has anyone successfully move the seat back further.

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    62 Moving Power driver's seat further back.

    Hi Gas, got your PM and glad that worked out for you. IF the Bulletbird seats are like the Squarebird seats, there are two sets of holes in the bottom of the frame that bolts to the floor. In the Squarebird, you can use the two forward holes to bolt the chair to the floor which will put it several inches back. However, anyone in the back seat is going to lose some leg room. But if no one sits back there, no big deal. Hopefully, John ~ jopizz or someone else will come along and be able to tell you if there are two sets of hole in the Bulletbird seat frames...

    Ray Clark - Squarebirds Administrator
    '59 Tbird "The Yellow Rose Of Texas" aka "Tweety Bird"
    "It's Hip To Be Square"
    Thunderbird Registry #33025 VTCI #11178

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    • #3
      Moving 62 power seat back

      Thanks Ray but there are only one set of holes for the bolts to go into the frame. I think i'm going to have to Mcgyver it drilling new holes in the floor.

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      • #4
        62 Moving Power driver's seat further back.

        Hi Gas, rather than drilling new holes in the floor, why not drill those two new holes in the bottom of the seat frame! Say about 2-3 inches forward of the present holes. That should set the seat that much further away from the steering wheel. I am surprised that there are not two sets of holes in the seat frames, as there are on the Squarebirds.

        Ray Clark - Squarebirds Administrator
        '59 Tbird "The Yellow Rose Of Texas" aka "Tweety Bird"
        "It's Hip To Be Square"
        Thunderbird Registry #33025 VTCI #11178

        Contact me via Private Message for my email address, or (Cell) 210-875-1411 (Home) 210-674-5781

        http://www.squarebirds.org/picture_gallery/TechnicalResourceLibrary/trl.htm

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        • #5
          I don't think there's room to drill holes in the seat frame. I believe the factory holes are all the way forward.

          John
          John Pizzi - Squarebirds Administrator

          Thunderbird Registry #36223
          jopizz@verizon.net 856-779-9695

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          • #6
            Moving seat back

            Thanks for the reply fellas but I went ahead and drilled new holes in the floor filled in the original ones and presto the seat is now back far enough and moves forward enough for someone to sit behind me. Very happy!

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