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P51B/C MUSTANG Seat

Article about: I recently came across this little beauty on Milweb, a French guy form the Normandy region had this item for sale, the history was very vague. He mentioning his Father had acquired it from a

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    JIMSJEEP
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    I recently came across this little beauty on Milweb, a French guy form the Normandy region had this item for sale, the history was very vague. He mentioning his Father had acquired it from a wrecked aircraft during the war, stating it was from a P47. It is actually from a P51B/C Mustang, with the high backrest made North American stamps making it a rare piece of kit. It would be interesting to know exactly how it came to reside where it did, but I guess that's all lost in the mists of time, still a nice item, particualy with the lap strap detail.
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    That looks a super item! Great conversation peice. I agree, it is a pity that the exact history to it is now lost. I would love to sit in it and just let my mind wonder.

    Cheers, Ade.

    PS: when you have time tell us more about your Jeep.

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    JIMSJEEP
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    Will do buddy, off out for a pint! Log on later...

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    Very nice !!

    Looks pretty bloody uncomfortable though !

    Steve T

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    Nope, not that uncomfortable....the pilot actually sits on his chute, which acts as a cushion and normally there is a thin cushion on the back also. Ok, so it is not like your average lazy-boy recliner, but still, hehe. Hey Jim, if you ever want to part with it, let me know.... I am trying to re-create the cockpit of a P-51B (mainly with parts from crashed Mustangs). Danny

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    ace
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    what an awsome piece of history wow ,looks amazing

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    JIMSJEEP
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    Ace, cheers man, yes it is a seriously nice bit of kit, glad to show it to you guys. There is some serious history behind this seat and how it ended up bellying in Normandy!

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    I'm with Ade. I can just see myself strapped in for a "ride" on the living room floor while watching "12 O' Clock High"....Vrrrrrrrooooooooooommmmmm.
    [B][COLOR=Black][SIZE=3][FONT=Book Antiqua][I] Steve[/I][/FONT][/SIZE][/COLOR][/B]

    [CENTER][I][FONT=Georgia][COLOR=orange]Did you ever get the feeling that the world was a tuxedo and you were a pair of brown shoes?[/COLOR][/FONT]
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    [SIZE=3][COLOR=lemonchiffon][I][CENTER][FONT=Georgia]"Fly on dear boy, from this dark world of strife. On to the promised land to eternal life"[/FONT][/CENTER]
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    As mentioned ..VERY NICE ITEM..no corrosion or even rust
    stains on the straps,someone has taken good care of that
    seat......superb....Thanks for showing it.
    Regards Mike

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    Les
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    These are great photos of a bit not normally seen. I am drawing up a seat for a mates hot rod based on a WW2 pilot`s seat. These are the best I have seen. If you do not mind would you have a photo of the rear of the seat and be willing to provide some measurements of the seat if I provide a a drawing with dimensions I require.
    Regards
    Thanks
    Les

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