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I have a 70 nova that has bucket seats in it that are obviously not the originals. The problem is the angle of the backrest is too far back I would like to bring it more forward but I don't see any adjustment. Anyone familiar with this type of seat?

 

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Possible the seat bottom hinge to the seat back frame is broken or loose? RICK
 

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Try putting new seat back stops on. They stop the seat upright portion from going back too far.
Fold the seat forward and send another pic of where the top and bottom of the seat meet together.
 

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Yeah maybe I hope he sends some more pics. I am curious to see whats up. RICK
 

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Yeah maybe I hope he sends some more pics. I am curious to see whats up. RICK
Alway need pics. I had set similar to those in a 69, the actual steel frame inside cracked causing it to lean when sitting against it. Had to strip the cover and foam off and weld her back together. Also replaced the stops.No more lean.
 

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I'm thinking thats whats wrong with. But I forgot about those rubber adjustable seat back stops. I had the same seats in my 35 chevy.
 

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I'm thinking thats whats wrong with. But I forgot about those rubber adjustable seat back stops. I had the same seats in my 35 chevy.
Mine were not adjustable just a piece of rubber block type. Over the years had been worn down to a 1/4" new ones were like 3/4 and not petrified(sp) hard like a rock.
 

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okay here are more pics hopefully someone can help on how to get these seats in a more vertical position and truly what kind of seats these are.






 

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I don't see a stop in the pics. Check to see if the hinges are bent or cracked.
You may have to swap the seats right to left if the hinge is broken. You will probably have to switch the tracks left to right also. RICK
 

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both driver and passenger seats are leaned back the same amount. The hinges aren't bent or cracked. It the hinges rest directly on the posts that stick out of the side and that is it. Is it suppose to have a rubber stop or is this normal? i am not familiar with bucket seats at all.
 

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No rubber stops on those, you are correct with it uses the post to stop it and lock it from moving forward. I not sure how you can move the back more upright without relocating the stop posts.

I didn't see the backs in the earlier pics.
 

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Take peice of something and put it inbetween the seat back and bottom of the seat to where the seat back is in the position you like. See if seat back locks still work. If they lock ok the take like threaded hood stop with a rubber end and a jamb nut and fitt it into the seat mounting screw holes.You may have to tap the holes to use the hood stops.
 

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could it be an issue where the rear bottom of the seat needs to be spaced. Area from floor to seat mount flange? as these seats were not made for this car and the floor pan that they were might have been different.
 

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could it be an issue where the rear bottom of the seat needs to be spaced. Area from floor to seat mount flange? as these seats were not made for this car and the floor pan that they were might have been different.
Yes tahat's another opition to shim the back of the seat track between the floor and seat track. Problem with this is it might take 1 or 2" spacer to get the seat were you want it. Kinda cheesy way to go. But loosen the seat up and give it try.
 

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okay i will start trying different things thank you for the advice!
 
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