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My 1964 Chrysler 300 convertible has little seat room. It is like it was built for a 5'4" lady. After getting new seat foam it is very tight, especially close to the steering wheel. I'm 6'2" and it is like I'm on top of the steering wheel, with little leg room. Is there a way to extend the seat toward the rear? My Corvair had a pair of angle iron that allowed the seat to be repositioned rearward about 4". Any ideas out there?
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Check the sides of the seat track mechanism to see if there are any BOLTS in it, on the sides. IF there are, loosen them (on each side) and move the seat rearward and re-tighten the bolts. Check the '64 FSM about this, too.

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Thanks. I have the 1964 Chrysler “Technical Service Manual” and it doesn’t cover seats. What is FSM?
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Factory Service Manual. Free download at www.mymopar.com or possibly some information at www.jholst.net (which is devoted to 300 Letter Cars from those years).
 

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Some of the seat tracks have optional holes for the bolts that go through the floor. You would need to remove the seat to check, there is a clip that holds the bolt/stud in the frame.


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This is a pic of an A body seat bracket and you can see the adjustment slots. I have no idea if your car has these or not, but wouldn't be surprised.

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I first heard of the adjustable seat tracks from our service station guy back in the 1960s, as a way to customize the seating for some customers who did not desire power seats, back then. So they went to the dealership and they had the customer sit in the car and they made some adjustments (with the bolts/slots) for a better fit. At the time, he mentioned C-body vehicles as having these. Seems like the 1965 FSM illustrates and explains them, too? Possibly 1966 was the last year for them in C-body cars?

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Thanks everyone. I was able to lower the drivers seat and move it backward.
There are 2 bolts on each track that I loosened, moved the tracks to give the most rearward travel and lowest seat height. Note: The seat tracks are different height since the inboard track is setting taller due to the floorpan configuration.
See the outboard seat track pics attached. The first pic is before and the last pic is after adjustment. It adjusted about 1/2" back, 1/2" front down and 3/4" lower in the back of the seat.
Makes all the difference needed.
Chuck
Seat Track-Before.jpg
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Thanks everyone. I was able to lower the drivers seat and move it backward.
There are 2 bolts on each track that I loosened, moved the tracks to give the most rearward travel and lowest seat height. Note: The seat tracks are different height since the inboard track is setting taller due to the floorpan configuration.
See the outboard seat track pics attached. The first pic is before and the last pic is after adjustment. It adjusted about 1/2" back, 1/2" front down and 3/4" lower in the back of the seat.
Makes all the difference needed.
ChuckView attachment 557507View attachment 557508
Awesome! Moved from little ole lady adjustment, to grown man adjustment. I can see some Chrysler tech in 1964 appeasing Mrs. Crabgrass by adjusting the seat full forward.
 
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