Pre A wood bottom to metal bottom production date cut off

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michael rogers
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Pre A wood bottom to metal bottom production date cut off

#1 Post by michael rogers » Sat Mar 19, 2011 4:17 pm

Hi, did a little research and can't find when Pre A seats went from wood bottoms to metal bottoms? Maybe they never did? When did the metal bottom seat first come into production.

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Michael Rogers
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Re: Pre A wood bottom to metal bottom production date cut of

#2 Post by Jim Karaba » Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:49 pm

All pre A cars had the wood bottom seats. The T1 A cars had them too. T2 cars got the metal bases. So the question is now when was the transition during the A run. The 57 cab I restored was a March of 57 build and it uses wood base seats. The seats I put in my pre A were dated (on the recliners) 6. 58 and were metal bases of course.

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