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Seat Hinge ID

#1 Post by Bob DiCorpo » Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:27 pm

Would someone be able to tell me if a set of passenger side seat hinges dated '57 would work correctly on a '61 Cariolet? Thank you, Bob
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#2 Post by Jim Karaba » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:30 pm

When in 57. The T-1 seats and T-2 seats are different and the T-2 arrived early 57

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#3 Post by Bob DiCorpo » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:01 pm

Thanks Jim. They're dated 7/57. Bob
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#4 Post by Jim Karaba » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:22 am

should work then

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#5 Post by Bob DiCorpo » Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:32 am

Thanks for your help. Bob
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#6 Post by Jim Breazeale » Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:53 pm

Bob DiCorpo wrote:Thanks Jim. They're dated 7/57. Bob
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They will work if you have the cross bar as well. The cross bar on the early hinges has female ends that are square. The cross bar on the T5 hinges is a male round splined one.

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#7 Post by Bob DiCorpo » Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:59 pm

Hi Jim,
Sounds like a very important difference. Thank you for that info. Bob
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#8 Post by John Chatley » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:30 pm

Hi Bob,

Jim B. is correct and there is another cosmetic difference....the recliner levers.

The 356A T2 seat hinge recliner lever knob points to the dash; the 356B T5 seat hinge recliner lever knob points to the door. see photo attached. Again this is only a cosmetic difference and the seat hinges will work on your 356B.
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#9 Post by Dennis Vogel » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:28 pm

John Chatley wrote:The 356A T2 seat hinge recliner lever knob points to the dash; the 356B T5 seat hinge recliner lever knob points to the door. see photo attached. Again this is only a cosmetic difference and the seat hinges will work on your 356B.
Can you confirm that item on the left of your photo is from a T5? When I look at the examples in Seat Back Hinge Types article, I took the presence of the hook at the bottom as an indication they were T6 seats.

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I'm still learning how to correctly ID seats, and would appreciate any clarification. I've put info I've been able to compile in this T5 Front Seat ID and Availability topic. Thank you.
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