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Old 02-09-2011, 07:13 PM   #26
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Re: Let See Seats On Your 55-59 Truck

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Old 02-09-2011, 07:14 PM   #27
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:47 PM   #28
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The front seat that was in it before was out of a gm product. The PO said it was out of a lumina. It worked ok but was getting worn out and I wanted a bench seat for the extra person.
I wanted to put my own look to the interior and brighten it up inside. I have a friend that does upholstery.
I don't really have a build page as it looked like this when I bought it. I've changed the suspension, wheels, interior and redid the box with tank under floor.
I'm glad some people like my truck.


You can see where the base sits between the two raised parts on the floor
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These seats are also available with an arm rest. Some of these had the upholstery glued to the foam making it very hard to recover. Mine had a zip off cover from the factory.
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This is what the headliner looks like now
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:20 PM   #29
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"some" like your truck???? what's not to like? I think you've built a killer deal. I'm planning to do that exact same thing with the 3-point seat belts. Did you dye those to match?

Have any info on the rear suspension and install? Pics? Vendor? How is the air ride?
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:11 AM   #30
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Re: Let See Seats On Your 55-59 Truck

seat belts came from here ...

http://www.seatbeltplanet.com/

They were great to deal with. Lots of colours to choose from.

rear suspension is A.R.T was for a 88-98 full size that I bought off ebay.
Works really well.
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Old 02-10-2011, 11:43 AM   #31
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Re: Let See Seats On Your 55-59 Truck

Not to keep pestering but will the seat fit with the tank still in the original spot behind the seat. I've got to say NICE JOB to what you have done as the upholstery really compliments your truck. Thanks again for taking the time to respond, Mark
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Old 02-10-2011, 11:59 AM   #32
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I would think it will still work with the tank. The seats that were in it before cleared the tank before I moved it to the frame.
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:31 PM   #33
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Finally got it done and wanted to say thanks for the ideas. I finally just took a seat from an early 70's and cut out a chunk and welded it back together and even managed to get the brackets and holes to match up. Thanks again
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Old 09-09-2011, 11:51 PM   #34
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Excellent two-tone truck! The seat looks good!
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Old 09-10-2011, 12:18 AM   #35
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looks like it came from the factory..
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Old 09-10-2011, 10:45 AM   #36
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Re: Let See Seats On Your 55-59 Truck

These are my seats out of a Tahoe, 2nd row temporarily installed in my '59 apache. I'm not sure about the front seat height yet, I may have to do some modifications, the drivers part is a little off center to the steering wheel, but tolerable and not noticeable unless you know what you're looking for. I'm pleased with the comfort level and the part you sit on lifts up for access to the underneath the seat for Stuff and access to the master cylinder. I also got the seat belts from the doner~ I hope to make it all work. ; )



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Old 09-10-2011, 12:05 PM   #37
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Used the seats from a 99 Silverado with power driver seat. After you cut the rivits and remove the orig. mounting flanges that also raised the seat height in the Silverado, it was easy to fabricate a bracket out of strap and bolt/weld it to the seat. I was able to use the stock front mounting holes on the hump but chose to weld in some rears in the floor pan to get the correct angle. Removing the headrests make the seat backs flush with the rear window opening.
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Old 12-12-2011, 01:26 PM   #38
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Used the seats from a 99 Silverado with power driver seat. After you cut the rivits and remove the orig. mounting flanges that also raised the seat height in the Silverado, it was easy to fabricate a bracket out of strap and bolt/weld it to the seat. I was able to use the stock front mounting holes on the hump but chose to weld in some rears in the floor pan to get the correct angle. Removing the headrests make the seat backs flush with the rear window opening.
any updates on your seats? I'm interested in how they turned out and how much space you have between the seats for a center consol
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:55 AM   #39
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Wise Guys seat frame covered in leather.....
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Old 12-13-2011, 09:21 AM   #40
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Wise Guys seat frame covered in leather.....
That's a nice looking seat.
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Old 12-13-2011, 01:07 PM   #41
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My buckets came out of a Olds, or Chevy Venture, flat on the bottom, driver is electric, and need four bolt holes each. Way better than the Pontiac car seat on wood 4x4s that was in it when I got it.
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Entourageguy nailed it!! Very nice interior!! Seat and headliner finish off a very nice truck. I'm a bench seat kinda guy and don't think buckets or late model seats look right in old trucks. But his bench is done in some nice two tone tuck&roll . Nice
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looks nice! did you do the stitching?
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looks nice! did you do the stitching?
I would love to know how to do it but no i didn't, i have a guy who does all the interiors for me...
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Here's what I did with mine. Stock bench seat with a new stock Cameo cover from carsinc.com. I like it and it's simple and nice and stock.
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I would love to know how to do it but no i didn't, i have a guy who does all the interiors for me...
Looks great.I am teaching myself upholstery There isn't many people around this area that are good at it that are willing to teach. it is a lot of fun though.
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Looks great.I am teaching myself upholstery There isn't many people around this area that are good at it that are willing to teach. it is a lot of fun though.
Hey you're not that far from shingle springs, come down sometime and i'll set you up with the guy who does my upholstery i'm sure he would be willing to show you some stuff and help you out.. he does it as a side job.. His name is Shawn.
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Stock seat in a 59 Apache. I was pleased with the way it turned out.
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That's a nice looking seat.
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Hey you're not that far from shingle springs, come down sometime and i'll set you up with the guy who does my upholstery i'm sure he would be willing to show you some stuff and help you out.. he does it as a side job.. His name is Shawn.
Sounds good, i worked over there a couple times when i was driving a dump truck
When it starts raining i will start sewing more. my machine is as old as my truck but in better shape{ for now}
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