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cnmsales
02-28-2013, 08:00 PM
Question. I am wanting to keep my net as stock/original as possible. That being said. The front seat is shot and will have to be completely rebuilt. My buddy I bought the net from knows a guy who has a front seat from a 66 two door and is looking to sell it for 100 bucks. Would found this decrease the value and hurt it if entered into shows? I think I already know the answer but wanted to confirm.

honcho
02-28-2013, 08:50 PM
negative

cnmsales
02-28-2013, 08:59 PM
So it won't hurt the value?

70rtvert
02-28-2013, 09:18 PM
As long as you repaired the frame works and reupholstered the seat in the original design, I don't believe you would have any trouble at car shows. In fact the rear seat back of my R/T was run over and crushed. I couldn't find a replacement, so I had to straighten the crushed one and welded it back together. Of course I had to reuphoster it as well. I've entered my car in many shows and no one has deducted points, if they even noticed.
As for value in keeping it original, by most standards, this applies to the motor, trany and rear end being original number matching to that car. I don't believe, any one correct me if I'm wrong, that any other parts, except the radiator support and the trunk lid, are number stamped to match any particular car.
Now that being said, to keep it original you would want, for example, to replace any parts, such as a radio, with the correct part for that year and model. After all, parts do wear out and need replacement.
One more thing, if you are refurring to a Survivor car, thats a car that hasn't had anything replaced.
If thats the case and thats what you want to own, don't replace or even repair the seat or any thing else for that matter.
I personnaly would not what to own a survivor car. What if a tire goes flat? How would I ever replace the original air? lol

67440Dodge
02-28-2013, 09:44 PM
Depending on what is broken on your seat, you might be able to combine parts from both seats and repair yours so you can have the 4 door seat again.

As for losing value? It won't hurt it one bit. 99.5% of the people who look at the car won't notice it. The other .5% will because they read it here :)

cnmsales
02-28-2013, 09:46 PM
No its not a survivor car. But the two door seats fold down.. so I just want to make sure it wouldn't keep it from being considered stock.

cnmsales
02-28-2013, 09:47 PM
OK cool. The reason I'm thinking of going this route is I know the original seat is going to cost at least 500 to repair. When I say its shot I mean its SHOT.

70rtvert
02-28-2013, 10:07 PM
Replace the seat as soon as you can and enjoy the ride!!!!

ws27
02-28-2013, 11:03 PM
Enjoy your car the way you want, it is yours after all. The fold down seat might be worth more as it is because it came from a 2 dr post car. At least I think that is the only place they were found. If you were near by, I'd give you a seat. But it's not worth the shipping.

Now for the hard part...

DISCLAIMER: no offense intended what so ever. That means you!!! Remember, I mean no offense.

Four doors are really not worth much more than what ever you paid for it. Don't get me wrong, I love them too. And I have two. One I even bought to keep someone from parting out, and I will restore it someday (really!)

There really isn't anything you can do short of running it over with a D-9 that will lower it's value. And even if it did, it is yours to do as you'd like. So on that note, answer only to yourself on how to fix/modify.

Have fun!

stamm321
03-01-2013, 12:57 AM
if you are refurring to a Survivor car, thats a car that hasn't had anything replaced.
If thats the case and thats what you want to own, don't replace or even repair the seat or any thing else for that matter.
I personnaly would not what to own a survivor car. What if a tire goes flat? How would I ever replace the original air? lol

And what about the gas? once its empty.. then what?? :)

cnmsales
03-01-2013, 07:49 AM
What!!!! How dare you!!! Im outraged!!!! LOL, not really. I know the four doors are not as popular as the 2 door, thats why I wanted it. Because in 20 years that just means it will be all the more rare and much more valuable. :) If I do get the seats from the two door I think I will hold the original back somewhere so I can fix it up down the road should I decide I want ti throw it back in.