As you can see below my signature age & mileage effected my seat too. I
had brought mine into a auto trim shop. What they did was remove the
cloth & foam. They covered the seat frame bottom with a heavy gauge
vinyl just above the springs. One of the springs actually cut part of
the foam cushion open. On top of the vinyl they added a thick 1 1/2
insulating material - not foam, then put the seat cushion & covering
For the backrest they also added the same thick material to the front of
the backrest, its glued on over the foam cushion.
Unfortunately, too much of a good thing can be bad. When I got the car
back, your body sat way to high and way to forward. Even with the seat
down & back all the way it was terrible to try & drive. My legs had to
be bent to drive.
I did some experimenting with putting my passenger seat on the driver
side for a while. It felt great as no one really rides with me, but the
seat was off set from the steering column. ( 60 / 40 Bench ).
I also took my driver seat apart. I removed some of the material the
trim shop installed. Took all of it out of the backrest eventually. Seat
feels better, but the back aches every now & then. I've tried extra
cushions between me & the seat, but there really is no cure like having
a NEW seat cushion, which sadly is not available through the
dealerships. And nobody makes aftermarket cushions for regular people
I have a friend that works at a GM dealer and buying a new seat from a
brand new car is NOT an option , some sort of liability issue with the
seatbelt, side air bags and safety concerns. Even the dealer has a hard
time getting a NEW seat for a theft car . New seats have to be pulled
off the assembly line, or so I'm told.
Like one poster mentioned try finding one in the junkyard off a low mile
car or a car newer than yours - not sure if a different year will be a
direct bolt in as I'm not familiar with Fords.
I'd love to know where these guys at the car shows that have 1932 duece
coupes get their seats from, they look like new ones.
1991 Pontiac Bonneville LE