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Cadillac & LaSalle Club Forums => General Discussion => Topic started by: joeinbcs on April 22, 2016, 03:56:01 PM

Title: Bucket Seat Gliders
Post by: joeinbcs on April 22, 2016, 03:56:01 PM
Howdy,
I know they probably have a more technical term, but those little white plastic things that reduce the friction between the moving and fixed portions of the seat tracks (four on each side)...
Anybody know where I can get a new set of these...prepping buckets to put into my '68 Eldorado, and those I have are shot.
Here's a pic...
Thanks, Joe
Title: Re: Bucket Seat Gliders
Post by: Jason Edge on April 22, 2016, 07:17:32 PM
Joe,  This might not help you with your 68, but in 1963/64 the gliders from the bench seat are the same as the bucket seats. In fact I just helped someone get their bucket seats back working using gliders from a bench seat. The ones used in 63/64 look like C cups that lip around the metal, and not like the one you have posting. (see picture attached). Then point being that perhaps the 68 bench seats use the same gliders as the buckets... but perhaps not. These are not my years of expertise.  ::)
Title: Re: Bucket Seat Gliders
Post by: joeinbcs on April 23, 2016, 07:30:05 AM
Thanks, Jason.
Good Idea...Although there are presumably only half the number I need, I may be able to re-use enough of the old ones to make it work, assuming the ones on my bench seat are in decent shape...
Title: Re: Bucket Seat Gliders
Post by: Jason Edge on April 23, 2016, 08:20:01 AM
Perhaps you can find some nut case like myself that has pulled in 3 dozen sedan parts cars for the 68 era Cadillacs as I have for the 63/64 Cadillacs that can reach into their parts bin and remove the gliders...assuming the sedan bench seats are the same. For the 63/64 era Cadillacs the bucket seats are very hot items and unless rest of seat & rails are toast, you would usually not see them being dismantled and sold by individual small parts and would need to look for other options or substitute parts if something cannot be fabricated.