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Old 03-03-2012, 08:44 PM   #1
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The rare "Red Seat"

Not mine, dont know this guy either. I was browsing ebay and came across this truck with the rare "red seat" and thought i would share.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/?cmd=...K%3AMEWAX%3AIT
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Old 03-03-2012, 08:48 PM   #2
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Re: The rare "Red Seat"

Rare red seat?

can you give more information about them?
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:18 PM   #3
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Re: The rare "Red Seat"

I dont have much. Aerotruk could possibly. I think they only came in 65 and earlier.
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:41 PM   #4
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Re: The rare "Red Seat"

oh well its because my aunts 65 came with one but im not sure what they did with it i figured maybe its worth something if it came like thats
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:10 PM   #5
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Re: The rare "Red Seat"

These seats are very seldom seen. They are definitely worth something, but it's not like each one came with a gold bar sewn into it.
I'm not sure if the ad copy is correct in that it reads like you automatically got the red seat if you bought a red, white, or gray truck. I think I've seen plenty of trucks in those colors with a regular fawn seat. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong.
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:57 PM   #6
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Re: The rare "Red Seat"

Is that duct tape on the rocker panel and fender?
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:33 PM   #7
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Re: The rare "Red Seat"

I have a red seat in my truck that looks just like it but it has a seat cover over it. i was just reading this thread and kinda got to thinking i have never really pulled the seat cover completly off but i saw this and ran out to the truck ripped off the cover and to my what did appear before my eyes was that same seat pattern. that kinda made my day.

ill post pics tomorrow
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:34 AM   #8
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Re: The rare "Red Seat"

Kinda wondering what happened to the right side of the bed. That's a nasty looking repair.
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:16 AM   #9
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Re: The rare "Red Seat"

Just curios as to exactly how rare this seat is and yes I now plan on keeping mine since I know it is not common I just want to know more about what I have. Is it rare to the poin that you guys have never actually seen one in person or what's the deal with it I'm just curious
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:03 AM   #10
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Re: The rare "Red Seat"

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Kinda wondering what happened to the right side of the bed. That's a nasty looking repair.


doesnt look like a repair, looks like a hinged door for loading/unloading small livestock, maybe chickens or pigs. looks like an extra bed side is included.
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:03 AM   #11
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Re: The rare "Red Seat"

My '63 Custom Cab has the Custom Comfort option...but the seat upholestry is long gone !!
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:45 AM   #12
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Just curios as to exactly how rare this seat is and yes I now plan on keeping mine since I know it is not common I just want to know more about what I have. Is it rare to the poin that you guys have never actually seen one in person or what's the deal with it I'm just curious
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As oem4me pointed out correctly, the custom cab seat was color coordinated to outside color from '62 thru '65. This is not considered rare, just hard to find, since only a few exterior colors got the red seat. Any original upholstry is hard to find in these trucks today. Any original seat upholstry without rips and tears and looks like new is even harder to find. Note the red arm rest on door also (part of the color coordinated package)! This is why original trucks are so interesting, there is much to learn from them.
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:48 AM   #13
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Just curios as to exactly how rare this seat is and yes I now plan on keeping mine since I know it is not common I just want to know more about what I have. Is it rare to the poin that you guys have never actually seen one in person or what's the deal with it I'm just curious
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I could not tell you exactly how rare, but suffice to say I have only seen them in pictures (and only a few pictures at that). Those being the pics from the first post in this thread, and below.
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:06 PM   #14
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Re: The rare "Red Seat"

I found this at the local salvage yard. Looks pretty close.

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Old 03-04-2012, 12:46 PM   #15
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Re: The rare "Red Seat"

Definately a red seat is few and far between but unless it is perfect it is not really worth anything.
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Old 03-04-2012, 01:42 PM   #16
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Re: The rare "Red Seat"

One of the local guys here has 2 trucks, both have the red seat. He didn't even know they were rare when he got them. Found out about it later. Neither one is perfect, but the one is pretty decent.
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Old 03-04-2012, 01:44 PM   #17
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Definately a red seat is few and far between but unless it is perfect it is not really worth anything.
True. And also, rarity does not always equate to more money. Suppose you found two perfect original seats; One red, the other fawn. The fawn seat would probably sell faster because the red would only be correct in certain trucks.

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Old 03-04-2012, 03:02 PM   #18
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Re: The rare "Red Seat"

I saw pics of a crew can conversion last week that had front and rear red seats! I'll see if I can find that pic again and post it here.
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Old 03-04-2012, 05:05 PM   #19
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Here's that pic, and the link to thread it was in.

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Old 03-08-2012, 11:21 AM   #20
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Re: The rare "Red Seat"

Ive got one similar to that. But IMO mine looks nicer.
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:49 PM   #21
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Re: The rare "Red Seat"

I'm not really worried about value of the seat I was just curious because well its kinda cool to say hey look at this lol
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:25 AM   #22
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I can give reference to 63 only. Please read the bottom right paragraph.

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Old 03-14-2012, 11:45 AM   #23
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Re: The rare "Red Seat"

I'm going to try to clean this one up--didn't know much about these until I came across this thread. This seat was in a 65 C20 I recently bought.
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Old 03-15-2012, 12:22 AM   #24
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Wow, that one looks like it is in pretty nice shape.

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Old 03-23-2012, 01:40 PM   #25
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here is a picture of my red seat. I got it done at Vics Upholstery in Tulare. It's a Variation of the custom comfort seat. the bottom panel is red and black nylon to match the red in the cab, ( if I ever get off my lazy a** and finish), and the black carpet.
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