How to make more leg room in a coupe?

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How to make more leg room in a coupe?

Post by Graybeard77 » Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:59 pm

Is it possible to move the driver’s seat back in a coupe for more leg room? One of our club members can’t use the peddles.


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Re: How to make more leg room in a coupe?

Post by OilyBill » Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:51 pm

Yes. There are instructions for doing this in the "Model T Service Bulletin Essentials" book.
The seat base has 2 holes at the leading edge of the frame. You can move it back one hole if it is not already there.
The second thing is removing the seat brace at the top of the seat back, where it interfaces with the package tray. Remove the wood piece and slice off 1.5" from the horizontal dimension. This will move the upper seat back rearward by 1.5"
The "Service Bulletin Essentials" has all the details, along with drawings and dimensions. This is more oriented towards the dealer who has a customer who is complaining of being cramped, so there is some work involved. It was not originally intended as Ford Owner information.

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