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Old 10-05-2017, 01:15 PM   #76
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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
For anyone thinking about this an fyi, my 97 Silverado has the 3rd door but the passenger seat still slides and tilts forward like a regular extended cab seat would.
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:20 PM   #77
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Re: The Definitive 67-72 Seat Swap Guide Thread ....

The pic is my junkyard find from yesterday. From 94 Silverado extended cab (Well, what was left of it). It's going in my 72 K10 in place of the factory bench seat. For now, the gas tank is still in the original location behind the seat.

I've got 2 questions:

1. In this thread, I've seen the seat mounted in 2 locations. With the front of the mounting bracket on top of the floor hump and also just behind the hump. Why did you choose your particular mounting location? Pros and cons?

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2. For those who have mounted this split bench, did you have to modify the inside bracket on the passenger half of the bench? And Did you mount that bracket on the floor hump or just behind it?

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Old 10-13-2017, 05:24 AM   #78
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Re: The Definitive 67-72 Seat Swap Guide Thread ....

I liked using the stock outer mounts, then spacers for the rear and middle. Why, I liked the slightly higher seating position than mounting it to the flat floor behind the hump. I used some 3/4" to 1" pipe adapters as spaces. They seemed to be correct height. I had to play with washers for the inner seat legs of the seats till I got something right.

Eventually I made spacers out of steel pipe. I used 1/4" thick still plating for underside mounts where I drilled new holes for either the seats and seat belts.
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Old 10-14-2017, 06:05 PM   #79
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Re: The Definitive 67-72 Seat Swap Guide Thread ....

Thanks. Thatís what Iím looking for. Anyone else?
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Old 10-22-2017, 02:29 PM   #80
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Re: The Definitive 67-72 Seat Swap Guide Thread ....

I have a totaled 03 Tahoe witch seats would fit better between the 2nd row and front... the fronts are comfy but I believe they are to tall
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Old 10-22-2017, 03:40 PM   #81
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Subscribed.....I'm going to need this within a year I think.
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Old 11-10-2017, 06:15 PM   #82
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Re: The Definitive 67-72 Seat Swap Guide Thread ....

I’m running a set of 88 Chevy truck buckets and need to lower the existing brackets. I know some have done this, any pics? I want to do about 3” drop
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Old 11-12-2017, 12:36 AM   #83
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How did you mount the shoulder belts?
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Old 11-12-2017, 12:38 AM   #84
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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.
How did you mount the shoulder belts?
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Old 03-12-2018, 11:31 AM   #85
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Took back seats out of a 2004 Ford F150 truck. Made my own seat bracket. Im 6'3" and its pretty comfy. I like the center arm rest. Wish it had a cup holder like the chevy. Only reason I didn't use the chevy seats out of a newer truck is because there a little thicker. The 67-72 weren't very roomy to begin with.
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Old 03-12-2018, 12:21 PM   #86
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Re: The Definitive 67-72 Seat Swap Guide Thread ....

I did a little how-to for making a frame that can mount any kind of seats without drilling up your floor. My case involved Subaru Impreza seats and a Blazer console.
Whole thing cost me about $300 and took a bit of welding
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Old 03-12-2018, 01:29 PM   #87
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Re: The Definitive 67-72 Seat Swap Guide Thread ....

Here is the progress I've made on my '69 C10 Stepside. Seats / console are from a 2011 Chevy crew cab in titanium leather. Self designed door panels and dash pad have been made to match by Cy-Fair Upholstery and Glass. Center jump seat cushion is a JL Audio Stealthbox also covered to match.

Installation was straightforward. Drilled (8) ~5/8" holes, used 3" diameter 1/4" thick cadmium washers under cab floor, with lock washers, stainless steel industrial grade bolts and cupped washers on the seat track provisions.

I'm 6'-4" and the seats are very comfortable. They are 8-way power so they go forward, back, up, down, tilt bottom cushion front or back, etc. I would not install these generation seats without power as you will not have the height and bottom tilt adjustment without power. They also have manual lumbar. A tilt column is a must for entry and egress. Power is achieved with a 12V power and ground, that's all that is needed. I also ran a dedicated 12V and ground for the factory 12V power supply in the console.
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Old 03-13-2018, 04:43 PM   #88
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Here is the progress I've made on my '69 C10 Stepside. Seats / console are from a 2011 Chevy crew cab in titanium leather. Self designed door panels and dash pad have been made to match by Cy-Fair Upholstery and Glass. Center jump seat cushion is a JL Audio Stealthbox also covered to match.

Installation was straightforward. Drilled (8) ~5/8" holes, used 3" diameter 1/4" thick cadmium washers under cab floor, with lock washers, stainless steel industrial grade bolts and cupped washers on the seat track provisions.

I'm 6'-4" and the seats are very comfortable. They are 8-way power so they go forward, back, up, down, tilt bottom cushion front or back, etc. I would not install these generation seats without power as you will not have the height and bottom tilt adjustment without power. They also have manual lumbar. A tilt column is a must for entry and egress. Power is achieved with a 12V power and ground, that's all that is needed. I also ran a dedicated 12V and ground for the factory 12V power supply in the console.
Looks great. Nice work.
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Old 03-21-2018, 01:08 PM   #89
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Re: The Definitive 67-72 Seat Swap Guide Thread ....

I ended up using the rear seats due to not being able to remove the front. It looks good and is comfy, only one problem they don't move. I made them fit my 5' 10" self to sit perfect.
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Old 03-21-2018, 02:10 PM   #90
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I ended up using the rear seats due to not being able to remove the front. It looks good and is comfy, only one problem they don't move. I made them fit my 5' 10" self to sit perfect.
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Old 03-21-2018, 03:12 PM   #91
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Re: The Definitive 67-72 Seat Swap Guide Thread ....

there was a picture of a later model bench seat with armrest on here. it was black and white houndstooth. if anyone has that seat or picture of it I would sure like to show it to my upholstery guy. it must have been deleted by photobucket.
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Old 03-21-2018, 03:26 PM   #92
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'91 seat in '70 stepside with stock tank in cab . I'm 6'2 so need as much room as I could get .
Used stock floor seat holes with the '91 side brackets. And a detail of the mounts.
I'm 6'3 and I have the same problem I have a seat 60/40 from the 95 chevy and it is thick and it's pretty tough to ride in my truck. You think this style gives you plenty of room. I'm working with drum brakes too so I need some room to hammer down on those when I stop lol
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Old 03-21-2018, 04:50 PM   #93
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Re: The Definitive 67-72 Seat Swap Guide Thread ....

Those 1990 Chevy Seats are hard to come by. I'd love to find one as well as everyone else I'm sure. Anybody got any leads?
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Old 03-21-2018, 05:48 PM   #94
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Here's a picture if I'm doing it right lol
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Old 03-21-2018, 05:49 PM   #95
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Ok it did post
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Old 03-21-2018, 08:42 PM   #96
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Here's a picture if I'm doing it right lol
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Old 03-30-2018, 01:57 AM   #97
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1988-94 (in this case a 90) Bench. Outer front factory holes line up with the 90's bracket. Drill new hole for rear and add a 7/8" spacer (I used a 1" to 3/4" pipe adapter) and reinforce the floor. I also used the 90's seat belts and if the tank is out all the factory seat belt holes work with the new belts.
In what position would the bottom bracket need to be to give you the most leg room with this exact sea, regardless of bolting holes. Closes to the tank or closes to fire wall where seat can slide back?? Thanks
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Old 03-30-2018, 12:08 PM   #98
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Re: The Definitive 67-72 Seat Swap Guide Thread ....

I mounted the seat bracket front holes to the factory floow front holes. With or without the tank the seat goes back the same distance. You see a little more leg room and sit more chair like, which I like better.
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