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Old 02-12-2018, 07:06 PM   #1
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Bench or bucket seats?

I am looking for seats for my 59 Apache but can't seem to find the right seats to fit. Does anyone know what seat I can use?

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Old 02-12-2018, 08:52 PM   #2
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Re: Bench or bucket seats?

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I am looking for seats for my 59 Apache but can't seem to find the right seats to fit. Does anyone know what seat I can use?
I used an '89 Chev standard cab bench seat, mounting bases and all.
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Old 02-12-2018, 09:15 PM   #3
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Re: Bench or bucket seats?

A bench seat makes a lot more sense in a truck but if you want buckets I'd probably look for buckets out of an SUV that had removable head rests rather than high backs. The headrests on low back seats just give a cleaner look in older trucks than highback sets that take you back the mullet hair days do.
One thing to think about, your honey can't sit next to you with buckets is that might be important to either of you. A good seat that is comfortable all the way across like the one black sheep showed has a lot going for it. Don't get the plain base level 88/92 seat though as the base level seat is like riding on a plank, I had one in my 71 and replaced it with an upgrade level seat.
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A bench seat makes a lot more sense in a truck but if you want buckets I'd probably look for buckets out of an SUV that had removable head rests rather than high backs. The headrests on low back seats just give a cleaner look in older trucks than highback sets that take you back the mullet hair days do.
One thing to think about, your honey can't sit next to you with buckets is that might be important to either of you. A good seat that is comfortable all the way across like the one black sheep showed has a lot going for it. Don't get the plain base level 88/92 seat though as the base level seat is like riding on a plank, I had one in my 71 and replaced it with an upgrade level seat.
The original foam was really broken down, which is to be expected from an almost 30 year old, high mileage boneyard donor. The upholstery shop replaced all of the foam so it's super comfortable. It was money well spent, it made driving the truck much more enjoyable.
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@Black_Sheep-Thanks bro!
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@mr48chev-Thank you sir, I appreciate your time.
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