Why Not Sleep in the Car This Summer? (Jun, 1931)
Why Not Sleep in the Car This Summer?
SOME car manufacturers are turning out sedans arranged for the lowering of the back of the front seat and the rearrangement of the cushions to provide a very comfortable bed. However, there are many cars in the hands of owners who would like to have them provided with a similar arrangement.
The sketches reproduced herewith suggest a method of doing this.
It is necessary to give some thought to the dimensions of the parts which are to be arranged for a bed. That is, it is necessary to figure the point at which the hinge A, is to be placed so as to have just the right amount of distance in the part B, which is to be folded down, as shown in the lower part of the sketch. This part is ordinarily supported by means of a wood block.
A loose pin hinge is installed as shown. It will be necessary to cut the seat metal on a line approximately that shown as DE. The loose pin butt hinge is installed to take care of the strain induced after this cut is made. By removing the pin from the hinge it is possible to drop the back down as shown. Two of these hinges are required, one for either end of the seat, also two of the hinges A, for the part which drops down.
By turning the front and rear cushions around and giving some thought to the position of B, it is possible to arrange a very comfortable bed. Certain spaces which are not level may be filled in with blankets or a piece of duck may be carried which is stretched snugly over the entire cushions.