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Bucket seats in '77 c20

Discussion in '2wd Pick-Ups C/R 20 2500 C/R 30 3500' started by balterc20, Apr 10, 2015.

  1. balterc20

    balterc20 Junior Member

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    How hard is it to put bucket seats where a bench used to be? Do I need a certain year bucket? or can I make my own bolt downs easy? Thought about it for awhile but have never looked or tried. any input is any input, thanks


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  2. firebane

    firebane Full Access Member

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    All depends on your fabrication skills.
     
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    I was thinking about doing the same exact thing…. I'm thinking you might have to weld or bolt down a guid where the bucket seat will sit so it will slide if you want that, if not then i saw just bolt or weld the thing in place….I was also thinking connecting 2 bucket seats together with a bar behind them so they will still function like a bench but their will be buckets instead?
     
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    or their is always the ole' stand by…lawn chair driver seat :Rockit:
     
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    balterc20 Junior Member

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    I thought the "sliding" part of the seat was what you bolted down, and the rest is just all attached, but what do I know!
     
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    find a 80s suburban with buckets, cut the mounting bracket from the floor, and bent the tabs for the seat bracket and bam there ya go
     
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    Late 70s high backs with 79-80 bench seat brackets. You'd never know it wasn't stock.

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  8. Old77

    Old77 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    bolt in a rocking chair :imo:
     
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    Wait. If it's BOLTED IN, wouldn't that make it just a chair?

    Look in the seat sub-forum Ol boy...there's great info in there. Gobs of them will interchange easily. I'll let you know how my '89 Astro van captain seats work out.
     
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    It can be done. IMO, someone with minor to light moderate fab skills should be able to do it fairly easy. If you can work a drill motor and a grinder to cut the Suburban seat inner front seat perches out of the floor, then you can do it. If retrofitting other model seats, then an imagination and a bit more fab skills will be needed but can still be done.
     

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