Slat Seat Question

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Slat Seat Question

Post by Michael O. » Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:32 pm

I have these two little tabs welded on my Jan ‘42 MB’s driver’s seat. While I’m sure it’s a Bubba mod I thought I’d better ask those who are more versed in early MB’s than I am (more of a GPW guy....still learning). Thanks in advance!
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Re: Slat Seat Question

Post by DavidA » Tue May 01, 2018 1:34 pm

Not original to the seat as far as I know. I would remove them until someone came up with a better explanation.
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Re: Slat Seat Question

Post by James Gordon » Tue May 01, 2018 1:41 pm

Agree not original as comparied to my Dec 31,1941Willys.

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Re: Slat Seat Question

Post by Michael O. » Tue May 01, 2018 2:15 pm

Thanks guys, your comments are much appreciated! I figured as much but wanted to ask before I cut them off.
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Re: Slat Seat Question

Post by Gary C V » Tue May 01, 2018 5:44 pm

Hi Michael,

Mate did the pass seat have them added to the left side ?.

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Re: Slat Seat Question

Post by Michael O. » Tue May 01, 2018 8:09 pm

Gary;

No sir...it does not. Speaking of the passenger seat...it has a series of drain holes on the seat pan. Were these factory at the time my Jan ‘42 MB was delivered? I know later seats had the drain holes but early seats? I should add, the passenger seat has the "split back" seam.
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Re: Slat Seat Question

Post by Chuck Lutz » Wed May 02, 2018 9:14 am

Michael....the only decent pic of an MB seat is below (I'm a GPW guy also). It seems to have four holes in the seat pan that are not just where the spot welds gave way.

Here is a green painted MB seat with split frame on the back as one would expect. Below that is the seat pan for that MB passenger seat:
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Re: Slat Seat Question

Post by Michael O. » Wed May 02, 2018 4:36 pm

Chuck, the holes on the seat pan are exactly like the 5 on yours.
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Re: Slat Seat Question

Post by Mark Jesic » Fri May 04, 2018 4:23 am

Just one on mine 13/02/ 42.

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