Roadster drivers in the day sat astride the driveshaft. Since Pat intended to take a passenger or two for a ride, he mounted the driver's seat and controls to the left (he has a second aircraft seat for the passenger). Typically track roadsters ran a narrow roll bar, but the wider seating arrangement prompted Butch to make Pat's bar protect both passengers. Not many aircraft bucket seats lend themselves to automotive use; most are too tall or wide, or require occupants to sit on thick 'chute packs. The Fairchild PT-19 trainer seats, on the other hand, are pert-near perfect for even small cars. The November '43 date-coded belts are NOS pieces, vestiges of the Lee Chapel estate.