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C10/11/15 Owners? #4612
09/06/05 8:17 pm
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Any C10/11/15 owners out there that can help me identify a dual-seat. The seat is off a '56 BSA Bantam D3 Swingarm (it's the right seat). BSA put them on Bantams in '56/'57. I have a line in a book that says they used a C?? seat.

My problem is I need to order a cover and nobody lists this as a Bantam seat. If I can find the C-whatever number I may be able to order a cover.

Seat


Alan
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Re: C10/11/15 Owners? #4613
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Boy, Alan. The shape looks an awful lot like a plunger A-series dual seat. How long is it?


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Re: C10/11/15 Owners? #4614
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Greetings,
I agree with Alex. That seat would look like a couch on a Bantam. Can you post a pic of the bottom and put a tape measure on it so we can see how long it really is? JF

Re: C10/11/15 Owners? #4615
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Alan,
Looks an awful lot like a early A / B seat to me?
I think plunger would be little more pointy, but can't see that profile too well.
I would like to see as mentioned by the Southern gents, the underside and length. Now Alan....you do know there are other alternatives to a store bought cover right? With advantages ! :rolleyes: Are there any sheep farmers near you?


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1960 DBD34 Gold Star
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Re: C10/11/15 Owners? #4616
09/07/05 11:23 pm
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Hey Alan,
This may sound too simple but, are there any shops in Greenboro that do auto interiors? Surely someone in your neck of the woods can make a seat cover!


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Re: C10/11/15 Owners? #4617
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I would agree with GOLD S-TARvin. A swing arm BSA seat of some sort definitely not a pointy nosed plunger frame type. The only C model with that type seat would be the short lived C12 ('56-'57) the bracketry underneath would give some idea of its usage! B.M.L.S.

Re: C10/11/15 Owners? #4618
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Hey Alan, try Barlow\'s . They got covers for $40!


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Re: C10/11/15 Owners? #4619
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It is exactly like the one on my '57 BSA C12. I got a cover and foam from R.K. Leighton in England. www.rk-leighton.co.uk

Re: C10/11/15 Owners? #4620
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Guys,

Think you are on the right track. Here is an underside picture. Widest part is 12", narrow section in back is 9 1/4", length is just a little over 26". Might be a B33 or B34 seat. Tarvin does it look like yours? Best price I could get for a local recover was $125, covers usually run $40 to $65. I've done a couple and they actually come out looking quite good.


Underside of Seat


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Re: C10/11/15 Owners? #4621
09/08/05 11:57 pm
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Hi Alan, yes this looks like mine. I covered it myself after getting turned down by a local auto upholsterer and then a regular upholsterer who was afraid of the 45 year old cover being too weak. Now I'm glad I did it myself cause it turned out good and I have another to do this winter with less apprehention this time. I happened to luck out and had a real foam cutting saw on loan to trim the foam that was for a repop A-10 seat (unknown maker).....may have been for the other less form fitting A/B seat pan that sits higher. But your under side pic definitely is the same pan I have, same front mount, same rear mount location holes. I've always heard good comments about the Leighton products BTW.


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Re: C10/11/15 Owners? #4622
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Alan, I do believe you have a bantam seat. At least it's the same looking as one I took off a 58 (D5??)

I did compare my Bantam seat and that of a B34. Where as the rib'ing and some other features differ (like the rubber rectangle features on B34....) the "outside" dims are 95% the same. On my bantam pan, there is some additional metal that added (assume by BSA...) at the 'nose' of pan. Not sure why. ~ Several inches (around the nose)and appears to be 'lapped' over the original metal. Is yours like that? If that addition metal was not there, I think a B34 cover would work just fine.....
rick


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Re: C10/11/15 Owners? #4623
09/09/05 12:28 am
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rick e, good point about the lack of the rectangular rubber holders. Couldn't see that in the pic.


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1960 DBD34 Gold Star
1956 DB34 Gold Star
1969 Bonneville
several basket case Triumphs
Re: C10/11/15 Owners? #4624
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Looking at the underside picture, it is the same as the seat on my '57 C12. The dimensions you indicate are also the same. Mine also has that same mounting bracket at the front.


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