The seat is designed to use metal cleats to actually sit on the box sides of our 38" or 42” wide custom-built wagon box. If you plan to use the seat in this way add the four metal cleats using the drop-down box. (See the pictures of the old red wagon seat as it sits on the box.)
The actual seat is approximately 40" wide for the 38" wide box and approximately 44" wide for the 42" wide box. The actual sitting area will vary based on the width to around 36 1/2" to 39 1/2".
Springs are 1-1/4" wide rated for 150 lbs. per spring or 300 lbs. as a seat pair. We do have 1-1/2" springs available rated for 180 lbs. each or 360 lbs. as a seat pair, e-mail us for more information.
If you plan to use this seat as a self-standing bench, a base will need to be added to tie the two sides together. Without the bench sitting on the wagon box, as it is designed, there will be no side to side support thus, it will need a base with a cross piece to tie the two sides together. You may add a base using the drop-down box for a self-standing bench seat
Most of all the old wagons used a 38" or 42" wide box. We can have one custom-sized for you if your wagon box is different, just let us know in the comment section upon checkout. There is no extra charge in selecting the 42" or custom size. The 38" is the most common and standard size. Wagon boxes are measured to the outside of the box, but the seat is made to go inside the box so that the cleats will hang over the box edge. Hence, a wagon seat ordered for a 38" box will be made closer to 36" wide in order for the cleats to hang over the sides of the 38" box. When ordering a custom size always give the outside box measurement.
Please allow 3-4 weeks for the seat to be built per order and shipped.
If you would like to just purchase the hardware kit for this bench with the authentic springs Click Here