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Old 06-12-2018, 11:14 PM   #1
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Another seat thread

I have a 59 and I am putting in an Astro van 2nd or third row seat.
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The width is 55" and it sits great and feels great, but does set me about 2" to the left of the steering wheel. Is this common?
I removed the head rests and it looks great and only sticks above the big rear window about 2"

I think the only way around it looking a little off is to get a flat bench seat.

I might do the bench seat if I new what year/make/model would bolt in and be a good fit.
Any help or pics would be great.
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Old 06-12-2018, 11:25 PM   #2
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Re: Another seat thread

Its off even though you centered it in the cab? Odd.

A lot of guys use the 88-98 Silverado seat. Some cut down the bases height. Personally I prefer sitting a little high.

BUT, you can also just use the stock bench. I did. I removed the stock springs and replaced with all foam like a modern bench. This way it can be contoured to look any way you want. Im posting from my phone but Ill try to include a pic of it.
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Old 06-12-2018, 11:30 PM   #3
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If you're comfortable with the offset then what makes you happy is all that matters. You said 2" to the left of the steering wheel, or do you mean to the right?? Any chance of moving the seat slightly one way or the other before mounting to the floor?? I have a 56 and I got a bench out of a 89 chevy pickup and it fits great. I'm real happy with the choice, but having buckets are cool as well.
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Old 06-13-2018, 12:20 AM   #4
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Re: Another seat thread

I centered the seat in the cab. If you stand in front of the truck looking in or stand behind it, you can tell the steering wheel sits towards the passenger side about 2" from the center of the headrest. I guess it's not a big deal. It feels great tho... I tried moving the seat over about an inch, but it made the passenger side look really off. I suspect many people with a split bench might be having the same issue or I'm just making it an issue in my head...
I'll look into the 88-98 silverado bench seats. I heard they are a little wide, but will fit. I would love to see some bench seats!
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Old 06-13-2018, 12:40 AM   #5
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Re: Another seat thread

They’re slightly wide but not enough to keep dozens of guys from using them. But lots of guys seem to have an issue with their height and cut them down. You can tell by the factory openings on the seat base being smaller than the close-to-square shape they are stock.
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Old 06-13-2018, 03:46 AM   #6
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Everyone I know says that when they drive their truck they don't notice the slight misalignment.
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Old 06-15-2018, 01:57 PM   #7
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Everyone I know says that when they drive their truck they don't notice the slight misalignment.
GM vans made from 73 to 95 are like this. A centerline through the steering column and wheel does not align with the center of the seat. Most folks never notice.
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