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Brett Johnson
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Rear seat bungee cord

#1 Post by Brett Johnson » Mon May 16, 2022 7:17 pm

Can anyone with cars built between November 1954 and April 1955 report on the presence of rear seat bungee cord installation known (or at least thought) to be original? Hint: The cars earlier and later either shouldn't or should have them -- in case you wondered...
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Re: Rear seat bungee cord

#2 Post by Phil Planck » Mon May 16, 2022 7:50 pm

53248 March 55 had the original appearing hook but no cord when I bought it around 1985.
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Re: Rear seat bungee cord

#3 Post by Brett Johnson » Mon May 16, 2022 8:05 pm

Thanks Phil! -- 3/18/55 new data point.
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Re: Rear seat bungee cord

#4 Post by Jim Wayman » Tue May 17, 2022 9:54 am

Brett

My original December 1954 has the bungee cord.
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Re: Rear seat bungee cord

#5 Post by Brett Johnson » Tue May 17, 2022 1:34 pm

I'd say that makes it a November/December 1954 addition. This corresponds nicely with the introduction of leather suitcases that stowed behind the seat back, which were first described in Christophorus November 1954.
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Re: Rear seat bungee cord

#6 Post by James Davies » Wed May 18, 2022 3:36 am

FWIW, here's what the little loop/hook looked like originally. Same as loop/hook on the back of the seat back.
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