69-70 Bucket seat options.

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  1. Slantsix

    Slantsix Well-Known Member

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    I know there is manual and power buckets. Got power driver seat and manual passenger.
    But on power seats what u can adjust with power? Forward<->back and ? Took my seat out before tested it, damn its heavy...
    Does power seats back go all way to down, so u can take a nap there?
    Or is that only option for manual bucket seat? And is that only -70 option or did -69 also have that.
    Also my -69 bucket seats backs dont tilt, to gain easy access to back seat. Option also or -70 only? Or is something broken on my seats.
     
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    saforwardlook Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    For 1969-70, the power seats will go forward/backward and up/down as you would expect, but they will also tilt. Except for the 1970 300 Hurst which had Imperial bucket seats standard with a passenger recliner, in both 1969 & 1970 the only way you could get a reclining seat was with the cloth bucket seat interior option (it was a standard feature that came with that option), and it was only on the passenger side. And the passenger side could be ordered with power seat as well.
     
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  3. Slantsix

    Slantsix Well-Known Member

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    Could some1 with PW bucket seat post video on Youtube, how those works. There is none....
     
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    As saforwardlook already descibed, the option was called "six way power seat" because you could move both the front or the rear portion of the seat up or down and of course you could move the seat to the front or back.

    The position of the seat-back was alawys fixed in relation to the actual seating surface on the driver's side. The same goes for the passenger side, unlesss the car came with the passenger seat recliner.

    The passenger seat recliner was always manual, with a lever on the side of the seat (not on the side of the seat-back). It allowed to tilt the seat-back in various positions in relation to the actual seat. It came standard on some trim options (the beige cloth & vinyl bucket seats in the 1970 Chrysler 300, or on New Yorker split bench seats and Imperial LeBaron split bench or bucket seats) or it could be specifically ordered for around $ 33, but only for certain trim options (e. g. black vinyl bucket seats in the 1969 or 1970 Chrysler 300 or the 1969 or 1970 Newport)

    This is a photo of a typical power seat switch:

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    The left button will move the front portion of the seat up or down and the rear button will move the back of the seat (not the seat back, but the rear portion of the actual seat) up or down, thus making for a tilting motion of the entire seat.

    The center "pin" will either move the seat to the front or to the rear or will lower or raise the seat.

    There seems to be no video of that on Youtube indeed, but this video of a contemporary GM seat mechanism should give you an idea how the items work in a Chrysler. The mechanism is similar.
     
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    bluefury361 Old Man with a Hat

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    An interesting note: In 1969, (not sure about 70), if the reclining passenger seat was ordered it included the Imperial style head rest. But..... The head rest for the non reclining driver seat would have to be ordered separate.
    Now and then a car can be seen with only the passenger headrest. Probably due to a rooky salesman.
     
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    In a word: no. The seat back was not adjustable the way it is on modern cars. The seat back was fixed. (The reclining mechanism in the manual split bench seat allowed for the passenger seat rest to recline perhaps 15 degrees, not all the way down.)
     
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    ceebuddy Well-Known Member

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    I guess this applies only to the 1969 models built until 12-31-1968. On all cars built in 1969, headrests were mandatory (on both front seats).
     
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    bluefury361 Old Man with a Hat

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    That's correct, I forgot about the mandatory headrests starting 1/1/69. It was before this that the driver side headrest was optional even if the passenger side was included with the reclining sear back, 65-early 69.
     
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    My -69 dont have headrests. Is seat frames same on non and with headrest, thinking to install headrests on my buckets.
     
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    Might be easier to find seats with headrests and swap them for the ones you have.
     
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    IMG_5499.PNG My '69 300 has the cloth and vinyl bucket seats with power drivers seat and reclining passenger seat. You could order your seats 3 different ways:
    C28 right head rest
    C31 Left and right head rest
    C32. Delete head rests
    Mine has a passenger side only head rest, you can kinda see it in this pic
     
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    Slantsix Well-Known Member

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    C-body buckets are rare here at Finland. And shipping cost for "new" seats from Usa cost more than fixing and modify those old ones.
     
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    my 69 Chrysler 300 convert power seats both sides

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    Mine also has cloth interior, passenger only headrest

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    Nice car JJ300!
     
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    Yeah, I thought you might like it!!!