Rear seat frames - what can interchange

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Rear seat frames - what can interchange

Post by 71Beeper » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:30 pm

In my 71 Clonerunner - when I bought it- it had a rear seat from a 73 (with the buttons on the backrest).
I will be purchasing the correct 1971 back and bottom cover for it in hounds-tooth color, as my front seats are hounds-tooth.
My question is: can the 71 covers fit the 73 frame? or are the frames & foams different?
I did buy a correct 71 back rest complete (but black in color) at a Mopar swap meet years ago.
I could re skin that, but I still have a 73 bottom to contend with.

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Re: Rear seat frames - what can interchange

Post by sdweatherman » Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:42 pm

With not much change to the interiors from 1971 through 1974, I would be very surprised if Ma Mopar changed the rear seat springs much from year to year. A lot of interior parts interchange for these years - with maybe some small exceptions in appearance. I have my rear seat springs stripped from my 71 Satellite, and can post some pictures from different angles for you - and take some measurements if needed. Give me a day or two.
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Re: Rear seat frames - what can interchange

Post by 71Beeper » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:10 am

Many Thanks Scott - I would appreciate if you can do that.

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Re: Rear seat frames - what can interchange

Post by road chicken » Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:47 pm

I would concur, these should interchange with the exception of the quarter window trim / sail panels. 71/2 and 73/4 being the change
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Re: Rear seat frames - what can interchange

Post by 71Beeper » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:17 pm

I'm going to bite the bullet and buy these.
https://www.legendaryautointeriors.com/ ... cloth-blk/
But first I have to inquire on the color.
I think my front seats are not white and black, but grey and black.
Like these.....
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Re: Rear seat frames - what can interchange

Post by sdweatherman » Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:49 pm

Sorry it took me so long to get back. Here are the bottom seat frame pics. Also - I thing the grey and black is just an optical illusion - they are likely white and black with the black overpowering the white to make it look grey.

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Re: Rear seat frames - what can interchange

Post by 71Beeper » Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:11 pm

Excellent photos Scott!
I think you are correct on the color thing - but Legendary is sending me a sample of it to see if it will match my front seats.
In the meantime I'll have to bring the back seat down from the attic and compare the measurements you provided.... :beer:

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Re: Rear seat frames - what can interchange

Post by Higer46 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:58 am

71Beeper how's the replacement from Legendary?

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