Bucket seat plates ‘71 RR

1971 - 1974 Mopars

  1. SMS68

    SMS68 Well-Known Member

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    Got floor pans replaced in my Road Runner. The original bucket seat reinforcing plates are shaped different than AMD’s. For anyone who’s used AMD’s pans, did you reuse your original plates or use the ones supplied by AMD?

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  2. T2R9

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    Just cut some flat stock and weld them to the floor.

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    • SMS68

      SMS68 Well-Known Member

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      That’s the plan right now. Just curious why AMD is supplying something different. They have a pretty good reputation for matching OE.
       
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      A little disappointed in AMD’s response. One of their customer service guys went and looked in his own ‘71 and found that the original plates are indeed flat, just like I said.

      They said “we don’t know why the ones we send are conical. The design predates all of us here. Sorry.”

      Hmmm.
       
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      Those ones sent look like Ebody reinforcement plates. From my 71 Challenger. Sell them.
      Terry W.

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        Mystery solved. Not needed underneath a 71 B body right?
         
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        Right.
         
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          Sorry, I don't have a 71 Bbody to tell you what's needed or not and my 74 Chargers are bench seat. I just knew those looked like ebody plates. If someone has a photo of the 71-74 B-body floor pan underneath where the seat track stud comes through, I'd like to see it as I'll be putting bucket seats in my one 74 Charger and I'd like to know the attaching hardware for the seat track. Thanks.
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          There is no hardware on the underside except for the nut. The reinforcing plates are inside as pictured above in T2R9’s post above. I was second guessing myself because I couldn’t understand why AMD would send those with a B body part.
           
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