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    Can anyone tell me if there is a Pa-22 that has sliding seats? My wife is tall and I am not so tall...our "fit" in some airplanes is kinda dicey!

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    Ken Stapleton

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    Mine is a ‘56 and has the split sliding seats.
    Not sure exact year when became available.

    Bryan


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    Thanks Bryan!

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    1958 pa-22 with split sliding seats.

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    some one with better memory than I will come up with the year and maybe starting serial number.
    I am thinking it was '55 or 56
    "Progress is our most important problem"

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    Thank you!

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    Default Re: Sliding seats

    I believe sliding seats started in 1956. My 1955 doesn’t have individual seats, but has a bench seat.

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    Default Re: Sliding seats

    Clyde Smith’s article in the EAA vintage mag on tri pacers from earlier this year has the date listed in it if anyone has the mag handy


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    Default Re: Sliding seats

    FWIW, my '56, SN 3868 (born late March of 1956), has two sliding seats.

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    Default Re: Sliding seats

    '50~55 model year Tri-Pacers had bench front seat, D rear windows, low instrument panel with radios on far left side, and the master cylinder was on the engine mount. The '55 had only 150 hp O-320

    Beginning in '56 model year, they had split front seats, home plate rear windows, humped instrument panel with (sorta) six pack flight instruments and center stack radio, the panel was moved forward ~2", master cylinder under the front seat, starter gets a relay, and improved door latches and locks. Swoopy paint schemes like the Comanche. And choice of 150 or 160 hp.

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