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Old 07-13-2017, 10:13 AM   #1
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Donor vehicle for seats

Fuel tank is still in cab but I would like to change out the bench seat. Are there some donor vehicles that allow an easy swap?
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Old 07-13-2017, 10:18 AM   #2
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Re: Donor vehicle for seats

I used a 60/40 split from a mid 90s pickup. Outside bolts in same place. Easy install and one of the best upgrades I have done to the truck. Not sure which year they started but you can get later ones with a shoulder belt built in
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Old 07-13-2017, 10:37 AM   #3
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Thanks.

Half price weekend up here at pick n pull. My back can't take that left cheek low syndrome anymore.
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Old 07-13-2017, 10:56 AM   #4
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I put 2005 Silverado 40/20/40 seats in my 65. It has seat belts and real comfy. Have to drill new holes and I suggest putting in braces under the floor.
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Old 07-13-2017, 03:04 PM   #5
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I think that is what I might have. Got one this morning from I think an 06 3500 with a center console and 2 cup holders and 3 belts

Center piece just fits over the tall hump but not far enough back because of the tank. Ideas?

Anybody know of a suitable between frame tank for an 8' fleetside?

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Old 07-13-2017, 06:05 PM   #6
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Old 07-13-2017, 07:31 PM   #7
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Anybody know of a suitable between frame tank for an 8' fleetside?
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Old 07-13-2017, 08:08 PM   #8
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Wow, it looks like I will have some reading to do tonight. Tomorrow I may go to the junkyard for an external tank. Thanks for the links.

I took out the inside tank and set the center console in with a couple of screws. Then placed the outer seats and drilled some mount holes. These seats I got are quite thick so they will have to be all the way back. Pretty comfy though on first try out but it will take a while to get them mounted properly.
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Old 07-14-2017, 11:16 AM   #9
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Is forward of the wheels OK for the tank? It looks like there is more square inch area up front.

Scatter shield in case a driveshaft lets go? I saw that happen on a runaway Kenworth where the driveshaft took out the hydraulic tank. I say runaway because the driver threw it into neutral down a long steep hill so he could go faster. Unfortunately for him his luck eventually ran out.
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Old 07-14-2017, 10:21 PM   #10
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The seats are in. I am going to like these. Inside and outside tracks had to be staggered two notches because the center console that dictates track placement couldn't go back any more. Inside tracks overhang just a bit at the front. Seats still have lots of travel.

We have a local supplier for external tanks, welded aluminum or stamped steel.

Thanks for your help guys.
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Old 07-16-2017, 12:49 PM   #12
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I ordered the 78 - 83 CJ Jeep tank P/N JP1C (25 1/4" X 18 1/4" X 11") and only 15 US gal. which I think is about the capacity of the in cab tank. There should be no frame work in the back but will have to add a fuel door through the box side. Ordered the sending unit too but will probably have to modify it for the 30 ohm fuel gauge.

87 Blazer tank as I looked it up is 28 3/4 X 28 1/8 X 10 3/4 and more capacity. The rear cross member would need to be altered with this one and I think maybe also the frame rails. I list it here because others have used it for this purpose.
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