Anyone customized seats to fold forward?

8 posts in this topic

Posted · Report post

Was thinking of making seats fold forward like the Franklin Mint 1/24 scale replica cars. Anyone tried this before? Any good tips? not much space to work with in making a hinge.

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Some kits had folding forward seats. I can't recall which ones but perhaps someone will be along to tell us.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

I've had an IMC 48 ford and an Aston Martin DB 4 that both had folding seats. Those were both bench setups, though. Not sure about buckets.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

The AMT '55 Chevy pickup had a folding seat. Very simple design that should be easy to copy. IF I'm not mistaken, the '50 Chevy pickup did also.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Yes the 50 chev has a folding seat.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited) · Report post

I've done it before using a wire on each side of the back that went into holes on the side of the seat bottom. Might need some kind of stop so it doesn't recline all the way. ;)

This is similar to how I've seen it in kits that have them. Usually in kits they have arms with pins into the sides of the bottom.

Edited by Foxer

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Thanks for the replies. I might try the two pins to bottom seat technique but curve the pins like a "J" so the seat back can rotate forward.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

I did this many many moons ago so forgive the workmanship, but I think it's good enough to get the point across. I made two J brackets from styrene and the pivot is a piece of metal rod.

2012-11-13182215.jpg

2012-11-13182228.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now