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Old 01-29-2014, 03:04 AM   #51
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Re: The Definitive 67-72 Seat Swap Guide Thread ....

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I found a set of leather buckets out of a 2004 mazda5 at the junkyard. It was $140 for the pair with the seat belts and all i had to do was drill a few holes and bolt them in. I didn't even have to fabricate any brackets and there was even a threaded hole up in the cab corner that the 3 point seatbelt screwed into.
I like what you did 2ith these seats. How taol are you?
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Old 01-29-2014, 11:09 AM   #52
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Re: The Definitive 67-72 Seat Swap Guide Thread ....

These were 88-94 buckets. (power on drivers side) Shortened the backs by cutting the headrest pans off the frames before reupholstery. He was still able to use the factory molded foam this way... just trim it. My fuel tank is moved out of the cab, but a stereo panel takes up the space now. I spaced the seats for console/ leg room.. marked the floor and drilled. 3/8" bolts welded to 1/4" backing were brought up from under the floor and through the factory holes in the seats. Once I was happy with the spacing, etc... it was all welded home under the cab. Carpet/underlay installed, seats secured with washers and locknuts
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Old 01-29-2014, 02:39 PM   #53
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Awesome!! Real Sharp!!

Question for ya Molberg: I noticed the lower frame (base that bolts to floor) is much different from other 88-94 truck seats. Can you recall what the seats came out of originally? I like that base look.

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Old 01-29-2014, 02:55 PM   #54
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Re: The Definitive 67-72 Seat Swap Guide Thread ....

Thanks! They were from an extended cab... They do the unlock and slide ahead thing for rear entry. 1992 I believe.
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Old 01-29-2014, 03:05 PM   #55
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Do you know what year(s) of Chevy/GMC's with the extended cab, had those front seats? Did it have to be a full Crew Cab or did all extended cabs have those seats from the factory?

Real curious on this ... if anybody else has knowledge, please jump in too.

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Old 01-29-2014, 06:13 PM   #56
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Re: The Definitive 67-72 Seat Swap Guide Thread ....

88-94 extended cab to the best of my knowledge. No 3rd door yet.. So the seat brackets were different to enable passengers in the rear seats. (Fold and slide ahead) not needed on a full crew
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Old 01-01-2016, 01:25 AM   #57
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I put 1998 Pontiac Bonneville Gray Leather buckets in my 67 C10. I had to drill two new holes for the inside bolts. I then put a large piece of metal flat rod underneath to keep the bolts from pulling out if I were in an accident. They have a switch that controls them that I mounted on the home made console. Nine way power for both seats. Not that there is much you can do inside the cab with it's dimensions. They are real comfortable. I got them on Craigslist for a hundred bucks. The wiring and switch came with them. The switch was intermittent. I found a used one on Ebay for fifty bucks. Best thing I have done for comfort to it so far.
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I would love to see this. Those are the seats I've been thinking of using.
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Old 05-02-2016, 12:21 PM   #58
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Re: The Definitive 67-72 Seat Swap Guide Thread ....

Thanks for the info here. I just redid my stock seat and damn, I'm high in the cab. So I'm going to make custom brackets that won't move to lower the seat down. Pics to follow
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Old 12-02-2016, 04:52 PM   #60
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Re: The Definitive 67-72 Seat Swap Guide Thread ....

These are the 98 Silverado 40/20/40 seats I'm using in my 69 K20.



Here are a couple pics of the brackets I am using to mount the seats. My intent was to reinforce the floor to some extent due to the fact that these seats have the integrated seat belts. The mounting holes on these seats do not match the existing holes so what I did was add these plates to the top of the floor and then I have also made three plates that go under the floor.



There is a section of C channel welded to the front bracket that the middle seat attaches to.





Underneath the truck I have this plate that is in the raised area below the front bracket.



Then I have two additional plates that both go perpendicular to this plate. One is about 5" wide and connects the front seat bracket to the rear seat bracket nearest to the transmission. Then I have a plate that is about 1 1/2" wide that connects the front seat bracket to the rear seat bracket nearest to the door. My intent is that with these brackets tied together from the bottom of the floor to the top of the floor, I have reinforced the floor where the seats bolt in.

Here are the brackets I am using under the floor to attempt to reinforce the floor - they tie into the brackets above the floor.













You can hardly tell I have brackets under the carpet and insulation to assist with mounting these seats.





Definitely a tighter fit. Here are a couple pics I took with me in the seat. I'm just under 6' - some one taller than that or with long legs will want to really give some thought to whether to change to this style of seat.







I wish the seats could recline a bit more but they are just too big to move forward enough to allow that to happen.
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Re: The Definitive 67-72 Seat Swap Guide Thread ....

Good info !
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Old 02-02-2017, 06:58 AM   #62
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I just installed these in my Ramp rat truck.
I used the front 2 floor holes as my starting points so the seat has some room to adjust.



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It sucks not being able to hear!

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Re: The Definitive 67-72 Seat Swap Guide Thread ....

nice ! do they sit high or same as factory ?
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Old 02-02-2017, 09:46 AM   #64
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nice ! do they sit high or same as factory ?
They are higher. I like sitting up in the cab though but I can wear a hat and still have head room.
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Old 02-02-2017, 09:57 AM   #65
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They are higher. I like sitting up in the cab though but I can wear a hat and still have head room.
i'm going to have to cut the driverside down i'm 6'4 ready fill hi in the truck..
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Old 02-02-2017, 01:29 PM   #66
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Re: The Definitive 67-72 Seat Swap Guide Thread ....

Here's mine from a while ago. excuse the mess, It was being rewired at this point. seats are out of a 2000 or so suburban second row I believe. Cut them down a few inches and made brackets to use the existing bolt holes. They fit pretty far back and fairly low. pretty comfortable and they still fold forward and out of the way.
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Old 02-02-2017, 01:59 PM   #67
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Re: The Definitive 67-72 Seat Swap Guide Thread ....

loving this thread. I am in the middle of a frame off resto 67 SWB. my bucket seats of choice are any that will heat & cool. Does anyone have any info on any seats that they have installed in there 67-72 that heat & cool? If you guys think I am highjacking this thread I can start my own. regardless any info is appreciated.
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loving this thread. I am in the middle of a frame off resto 67 SWB. my bucket seats of choice are any that will heat & cool. Does anyone have any info on any seats that they have installed in there 67-72 that heat & cool? If you guys think I am highjacking this thread I can start my own. regardless any info is appreciated.

I had late model Silverado seats (2000ish) in my truck at one point and a ton of people still have them. Not 100% sure but the newer Silverado ones I would assume are about the same and the 2010 gmc Yukon danali had heated and cooled. maybe someone can confirm if those are the same as the Silverado ones and would work or not
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I installed '94 Chevy Suburban buckets and console, don't recall a lot of mods to the floor or brackets but they were super comfortable. Very, very close at the shifter arm / console position as I ran the 3-spd on the floor for a while before planning an auto and B&M Megashifter Truck series. I'm 6'-4" and this is a set-up I'd do again if I don't go with the 67-72 buckets on my '69. Sorry the pics are blurry, recaptured images circa 1994...
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Old 02-27-2017, 02:24 PM   #70
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I had late model Silverado seats (2000ish) in my truck at one point and a ton of people still have them. Not 100% sure but the newer Silverado ones I would assume are about the same and the 2010 gmc Yukon danali had heated and cooled. maybe someone can confirm if those are the same as the Silverado ones and would work or not
thx Devil PUP, my 67 is getting re-built with the motor, tranny, & computer from an 08 I bought that was wrecked. It had neither but it was a lower end vehicle. Can anyone confirm or deny that early 2000's Silverado had heated and cooled seats?
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Old 02-27-2017, 03:50 PM   #71
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Re: The Definitive 67-72 Seat Swap Guide Thread ....

OST. I've wanted to replace my stock bench for a while.

Has anyone tried the TMI seats in LMC? They arent cheap, but neither is finding a nice set of OEM seats and getting them re-upholstered.

http://www.lmctruck.com/icatalog/cb/full.aspx?Page=69
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Re: The Definitive 67-72 Seat Swap Guide Thread ....

If anyone has tried any aftermarket seats like the ones above, the PROCAR buckets, or the discount truck/rv seats - http://www.discountvantruck.com/vint...truckseats.htm
please post your thoughts; it's really hard to get an idea of how comfortable a seat is going to be by looking at the pictures. I'm wondering if anyone might make contoured foam to fit in the original buddy buckets-?
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I found a set of leather buckets out of a 2004 mazda5 at the junkyard. It was $140 for the pair with the seat belts and all i had to do was drill a few holes and bolt them in. I didn't even have to fabricate any brackets and there was even a threaded hole up in the cab corner that the 3 point seatbelt screwed into.
Wow, I like those. I'll have to think about converting mine over.
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I installed '94 Chevy Suburban buckets and console, don't recall a lot of mods to the floor or brackets but they were super comfortable. Very, very close at the shifter arm / console position as I ran the 3-spd on the floor for a while before planning an auto and B&M Megashifter Truck series. I'm 6'-4" and this is a set-up I'd do again if I don't go with the 67-72 buckets on my '69. Sorry the pics are blurry, recaptured images circa 1994...
That is a winner combo right there. Those are pretty comfy and they are not too thick.
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2013 Chevy silverado Ltz buckets and jump seat black leather.. just drilled 8 holes n fit perfectly.. all that's left is hooking up the power seat controls..
I want some seats like that in mine, what is a good option with gas tank still in stick location.
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