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Old 02-28-2018, 08:15 AM   #1
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67-72 Bench seat lowering brackets ??

Hello. Before I chop and fab my original bench seat brackets does anyone make lowering brackets for a 67-72 factory bench. I need more head-room.

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Old 02-28-2018, 09:09 AM   #2
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Re: 67-72 Bench seat lowering brackets ??

Yes they do. Full Custom Fabrication makes them. I know a few guys on the forum have used these already. The ones shown in the link are their original design. The new brackets are solid and have FCF laser cut into them.
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Old 05-01-2018, 12:17 PM   #3
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Do you gain more room between the steering wheel and the driver when you lower the seat?
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Old 05-05-2018, 12:44 AM   #4
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Yes it does. I am 63 and definitely worth the money.
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Old 05-05-2018, 07:22 AM   #5
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I got them installed yesterday. Makes a huge difference.
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Old 05-07-2018, 02:26 PM   #6
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Re: 67-72 Bench seat lowering brackets ??

I have the FCF brackets. I love the way it sits, now! I'm 6'4", and the driving position is so much better!!



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Old 05-07-2018, 02:27 PM   #7
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Re: 67-72 Bench seat lowering brackets ??

A good piece of advice, install the bolts from underneath to create a "stud" so the brackets just slips over it, then install a washer and nut. Much easier than trying to wiggle a bolt in place through the floor.
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Old 05-07-2018, 02:40 PM   #8
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Re: 67-72 Bench seat lowering brackets ??

Those that have installed these... my issue is legroom... do you gain or lose any? I have almost no headroom after installing new seat foam. I really like how comfy the seat is now, but on a good enough bump, I've bumped my head on the cab roof. If I can lower the seat and not loose leg room that sounds like a fantastic plan to me.
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Old 05-07-2018, 02:50 PM   #9
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Re: 67-72 Bench seat lowering brackets ??

Awesome, now I can install my headliner without my head being in the way.
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Old 05-07-2018, 03:11 PM   #10
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A good piece of advice, install the bolts from underneath to create a "stud" so the brackets just slips over it, then install a washer and nut. Much easier than trying to wiggle a bolt in place through the floor.
Thanks for the pic's and info 68Stepbed. I see a set in my future..

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Re: 67-72 Bench seat lowering brackets ??

Does anyone know if these brackets will work on the popular 88-90 seats??
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Those that have installed these... my issue is legroom... do you gain or lose any? I have almost no headroom after installing new seat foam. I really like how comfy the seat is now, but on a good enough bump, I've bumped my head on the cab roof. If I can lower the seat and not loose leg room that sounds like a fantastic plan to me.
Jesse, I'm 6'4" 295lbs. My seat was always comfortable, but sat too high. These brackets don't really increase leg room, but put your torso in a better position so your legs will bend in a more comfortable and controlled way. If there's a downside, as the seat lowers, it also moves forward slightly, so puts you closer to the wheel, but it's not uncomfortable or awkward. If we can ever meet up, you're more than welcome to sit in the truck and maybe even take it for a short drive to see how mine feels before ordering a set.
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Old 05-07-2018, 10:31 PM   #13
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Jesse, I'm 6'4" 295lbs. My seat was always comfortable, but sat too high. These brackets don't really increase leg room, but put your torso in a better position so your legs will bend in a more comfortable and controlled way. If there's a downside, as the seat lowers, it also moves forward slightly, so puts you closer to the wheel, but it's not uncomfortable or awkward. If we can ever meet up, you're more than welcome to sit in the truck and maybe even take it for a short drive to see how mine feels before ordering a set.
Oh lawdy, don't tempt me, I'd make a weekend trip out of it!

Are you doing any of the Power Tour next month? It's in our neck of the woods almost the whole drive.
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Oh lawdy, don't tempt me, I'd make a weekend trip out of it!

Are you doing any of the Power Tour next month? It's in our neck of the woods almost the whole drive.
Come on down!!

No plans for Power Tour. It conflicts with my wife's vacation time.
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Re: 67-72 Bench seat lowering brackets ??

Received my new brackets and getting ready to reinstall my seat one evening.
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Old 05-16-2018, 02:57 PM   #16
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Re: 67-72 Bench seat lowering brackets ??

So just how much lower are these brackets vers stock? approx?
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