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Offline the dan

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Bucket Seats
« on: November 18, 2007, 06:48:11 PM »
So i have an 83 c10 and ive been meaning to get rid of the bench seat, not that i hate it, but i would like some buckets and a center consoul for my stereo. i baight corbeau (spelling) seats at a swap meed because they were 2 new in box seats for $250, and i tryed mounting them up today and hated everything about race seats in a small cab, no leg room, and no adjusting recline, so i wanna know what you guys are doing for buckets, out of what car, and how much you payed

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Re: Bucket Seats
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2007, 07:17:01 PM »
well, for the BEST fit, you could get a set of factory buckets out of a 73-87 (77-87 for high back buckets but after '84 they are rarer than a sober Lindsay Lohan) and just have them reupholstered.  or just use the tracks and make about anything fit.  or if you are good at fabrication you can make about anything fit.  another set of buckets that look good in our trucks are the 88-94 hi-back buckets.  i plan on running some of those when i redo my interior...good luck...
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Re: Bucket Seats
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2007, 11:14:03 AM »
You can use Suburban buckets (or just the tracks) to put just about any GM seat in there or use the burb seats.  Travis is selling the buckets out of his Blaazer (tracks aren't the same though) to get an idea of price, normally buckets from from $100 to $2500 depending on the shape.  Good ones from a Burb are about the same.

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Re: Bucket Seats
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2007, 12:17:30 PM »
well, for the BEST fit, you could get a set of factory buckets out of a 73-87 (77-87 for high back buckets but after '84 they are rarer than a sober Lindsay Lohan) and just have them reupholstered.  or just use the tracks and make about anything fit.  or if you are good at fabrication you can make about anything fit.  another set of buckets that look good in our trucks are the 88-94 hi-back buckets.  i plan on running some of those when i redo my interior...good luck...

Curious about those 88-94 hi-back buckets... will I need the tracks/frames to mount in older 73-86 trucks? Will they need to be welded or fab-ed in any way?

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Re: Bucket Seats
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2007, 02:23:39 AM »
honestly, i don't really know.  i have never used 'em myself, just seen it done.  i'm sure you could mod the original tracks to fit, but i'm not sure...
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Re: Bucket Seats
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2007, 08:46:22 AM »
I should be dropping my buckets in some time next week.

What Still need to do is tac the brackets together. And then mount to the buckets so everything is centered.
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Re: Bucket Seats
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2007, 06:41:45 AM »
  I took some newer Monte C buckets and stripped the bench to the frame and mounted the seats to it, and bolted a console between, I put some angle across to bolt to. Seemed easier than when I used suburban buckets in my last PU, it was a pain to get the front center brackets the right height to level the seats. I like it.

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Re: Bucket Seats
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2007, 09:35:01 AM »
So i have an 83 c10 and ive been meaning to get rid of the bench seat, not that i hate it, but i would like some buckets and a center consoul for my stereo. i baight corbeau (spelling) seats at a swap meed because they were 2 new in box seats for $250, and i tryed mounting them up today and hated everything about race seats in a small cab, no leg room, and no adjusting recline, so i wanna know what you guys are doing for buckets, out of what car, and how much you payed

thanks
dan

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Re: Bucket Seats
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2007, 02:42:38 PM »
forgot to update, haha, i picked up a set of buckets out of an izuzu trooper, the driver one is fully adjustable, even hight! so i put those in with some covers, and since i am running a square kicker l5 subwoofer, found the box fit perfectly in between the seats and is an awsome center consoul as well ;D ;D
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Re: Bucket Seats
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2007, 04:50:13 PM »
forgot to update, haha, i picked up a set of buckets out of an izuzu trooper, the driver one is fully adjustable, even hight! so i put those in with some covers, and since i am running a square kicker l5 subwoofer, found the box fit perfectly in between the seats and is an awsome center consoul as well ;D ;D

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Re: Bucket Seats
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2007, 05:51:41 PM »
In my 78 I have a set out of a 91 burban.  But my favorites were in my 77.  I had a set of power buckets out of a 78 Grand Prix.  They gave me more leg room than the burban seats do and were a bit more comfortable.
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Re: Bucket Seats
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2008, 10:27:06 AM »
All you guys with buckets, what do you have for a center console? I like having a center seat so I always bite the bullet and buy a new seat but I've got a really nice set of buckets from a brand new car I was thinking about throwing in my latest 4x4 just for now at least unless I find a real good center console or center seat idea....
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Re: Bucket Seats
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2008, 03:26:22 PM »
I didn't have one in my 77 and the 87 had a bench, but my 78 has the 91 burban console.  I like it because the styling matches up with the doors, dash, etc, and also the lock matches the one on the glove box.

Here's the console in the 78 out of the 91 burb  the seats even have the swing down arm rests on both sides
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Re: Bucket Seats
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2008, 06:05:57 PM »
Center jumpseat from a....choke..... F-150, I'm told.
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Re: Bucket Seats
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2008, 12:05:03 PM »
I didn't have one in my 77 and the 87 had a bench, but my 78 has the 91 burban console.  I like it because the styling matches up with the doors, dash, etc, and also the lock matches the one on the glove box.

Here's the console in the 78 out of the 91 burb  the seats even have the swing down arm rests on both sides


Kenny, that is downright sweet looking!  Curious as to how you mounted the buckets....I know there are several ways, but I never get tired of hearing how people do their mods.  Please share if you can.
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