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Old 02-25-2016, 10:18 AM   #1
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67-72 Suburban OE seats

This thread is only for OE seats for 67-72 Suburbans.
There are often questions pertaining to type of benches, and what type of brackets and hold downs were used.
So I thought that this should be a sticky thread, and for reference only when it comes to the Original Equipment seating of the 67-72 Suburban.

This includes brackets, and upholstery that were Original to the 67-72 Chevrolet and GMC Suburbans.

Often FAQ's

Will a 1972 bench seat work in my 1967 Suburban - Yes
All 67-72 benches will interchange.

Are the brackets reproduced, who makes them? - At this time 02/2016 no one is making brackets.

Are the hold down brackets reproduced, who makes them? - Yes, these can be found from various vendors. But be sure to include Blazers in your search, since often times they are sold only as Blazer brackets.
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Old 02-25-2016, 10:22 AM   #2
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Old 02-25-2016, 10:26 AM   #3
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Re: 67-72 Suburban OE seats

3rd row underside. Your 67-72 Suburban should have come with the steel cross beam that has the holes and captured nuts for the hold downs. Here are a couple pictures of what they look like from the fender well.
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Old 02-25-2016, 10:29 AM   #4
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Re: 67-72 Suburban OE seats

Side view of 2nd row 3/4 bench.
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Old 02-25-2016, 10:31 AM   #5
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Re: 67-72 Suburban OE seats

2nd row bench.
Notice the short rear brackets, as compared to the full size on the 3rd bench.
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Old 12-10-2016, 10:09 AM   #6
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Re: 67-72 Suburban OE seats

VectorIT - I recently purchased a '72 Suburban. I'm wanting to put in a 3rd row seat. 1st and 2nd row seats are from early 2000's Tahoe. While getting my brain wrapped around what my options might be, I noticed the floor behind the second row is wood. I assumed it was replaced after the original floor rusted out. I see in one of your photos wood as well. Now I'm second guessing my assumption. Is the wood something original from the factory!?
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Old 02-25-2016, 12:06 PM   #7
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Nice write up with great pictures ... thanks!!!
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Old 02-25-2016, 02:50 PM   #8
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Front seat brackets (Thanks to Keith aka Lolife99).
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Old 02-26-2016, 05:13 AM   #9
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So I can change out my 2nd row seat for my 1st row? My 1st row is kinda breaking down on the sides where I get in.
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Old 02-26-2016, 12:17 PM   #10
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So I can change out my 2nd row seat for my 1st row? My 1st row is kinda breaking down on the sides where I get in.
I have never seen a full bench 2nd row converted to 1st row.
I suppose anything is possible though.
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Re: 67-72 Suburban OE seats

I can only speak of my '72. The front and rear seat frames are totally different. The front bench seat is mostly rectangular tubing with real upholstery style springs.

The rear seat is made from round tubing with large square mesh wires for the foam support.

You could probably swap them but it would take fabrication (welding) to make the sliders fit.

I didn't think to take pictures when I had mine all apart.
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Old 02-26-2016, 12:20 PM   #12
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I can only speak of my '72. The front and rear seat frames are totally different. The front bench seat is mostly rectangular tubing with real upholstery style springs.

The rear seat is made from round tubing with large square mesh wires for the foam support.

You could probably swap them but it would take fabrication (welding) to make the sliders fit.

I didn't think to take pictures when I had mine all apart.
I am running 1970 seat frames that have been covered in 67-68 style, and they are different than the 67-68 from what I have noticed.
When I was rebuilding my 1st row bench that had broken springs, I found that 67-68 springs were different from the 69-70 and 71-72.
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Re: 67-72 Suburban OE seats

We just added some detailed 71 suburban 2nd and 3rd row (RPO A80 center and rear seat) pictures in post #10/11 of the below linked thread. Originally pulled the seats out and took the pictures for that thread but they probably could of been added here for future reference. Mel

Thread link: http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...=1#post7500296
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Old 02-26-2016, 01:28 PM   #14
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We just added some detailed 71 suburban 2nd and 3rd row (RPO A80 center and rear seat) pictures in post #10/11 of the below linked thread. Originally pulled the seats out and took the pictures for that thread but they probably could of been added here for future reference. Mel

Thread link: http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...=1#post7500296
Thank you very much Mel, this is exactly what this thread is for.
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Re: 67-72 Suburban OE seats

Seat height is different between 1st and 2nd row seats as well.
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Re: 67-72 Suburban OE seats

Nice work Chris. Often a confusing topic.
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Old 05-08-2016, 01:00 PM   #17
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Re: 67-72 Suburban OE seats

Not sure if you want to include this question in this suburban specific thread, if not go ahead and make its own topic.

I finally found my set of utility buckets but was wondering what the difference might be between the panel version vs. the blazer version. Any differences in earlier ones from 60s era?

I know there is a difference between the backing plates where 64(?) and earlier had two vertical lines and 65 up had tic tac toe pattern.

Here are some pics of the ones I have and know they will not work in a 60s suburban due to difference in floor compared to a panel. They may work in the second row with a little work but have not tried it.

Any info appreciated.

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Old 07-29-2016, 11:39 PM   #18
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Re: 67-72 Suburban OE seats

Hey guys,

I have a 1968 Suburban C10. I didn't come with a third row and it did come with a full sized second row.

My question is: Will the full width second row brackets work with a third row suburban seat or a blazer back seat to make it into a 2nd row short seat?

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Old 07-30-2016, 10:16 AM   #19
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Re: 67-72 Suburban OE seats

No, the 2nd and 3rd bench brackets are different.
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Old 10-08-2016, 05:34 PM   #20
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Re: 67-72 Suburban OE seats

I just picked up a 71 c10 suburban. What I believe is the 3rd row seat was not bolted down. First question is what size bolts are they supposed to be? Also are there some sort of hold downs for the front of the seat?
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Re: 67-72 Suburban OE seats

I hadn't noticed this tread before until 04ls1gto posted - thanks! I think this is the right spot for my question.

The factory seat cover for my 3rd row bench was removed and accidentally thrown away Cars Inc says they have the original materials for these seats and can make reproductions...including having the irons to make the scroll marks in the vinyl. (Joe Zidzik at Cars Inc is who I have been emailing with)

My question is - I have to mail the front and 2nd row seat covers to Cars Inc before they can make the reproduction covers. If Cars Inc makes 2 of the same covers from the one original pattern of my 2nd row seat I send them...will that extra cover fit the 3rd row? In other words - are the 3rd and 2nd row bench seats the same? My 2nd and 3rd row seats both measure about 50" wide...

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Re: 67-72 Suburban OE seats

"My question is: Will the full width second row brackets work with a third row suburban seat or a blazer back seat to make it into a 2nd row short seat?"

I just got done measuring the brackets. It looks like the full width second seat brackets may fit a blazer seat and might be able to be used for the second seat.
The third seat uses different brackets, of course.

If I am wrong, please go ahead and correct me, as I have not done the install yet.
I bought a second row seat and it did not fit. It is the same width as a regular second seat. So, I as still looking for a second seat. I have a third seat installed, but just tried to install the narrow second seat and found out it is not a narrow seat.
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The second and third row are different. The second row is shorter, to allow a passenger to get in the third (back) door and get to the rear or third seat. The third seat is longer. I hope that helps
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The second and third row are different. The second row is shorter, to allow a passenger to get in the third (back) door and get to the rear or third seat. The third seat is longer. I hope that helps
Are you sure about this? Both my 2nd row and the 3rd row seats both measured at about 50". 2nd row is off center, but the 3rd row fits between the wheel wells- Hers's a rough drawing -
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My question is - I have to mail the front and 2nd row seat covers to Cars Inc before they can make the reproduction covers. If Cars Inc makes 2 of the same covers from the one original pattern of my 2nd row seat I send them...will that extra cover fit the 3rd row? In other words - are the 3rd and 2nd row bench seats the same? My 2nd and 3rd row seats both measure about 50" wide...
I am new here and was looking for the answer to this question - did not find it. I currently do not have the third seat in my 1970 Suburban (am looking for one) but once I get one I will recover all the seats. So basically, are the covers for the narrow second seat the same as the ones for the third seat?

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