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    79_Aero
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    Reclining Bucket Seats

    Post  79_Aero on Tue Jun 28, 2016 4:32 am

    What's going on everybody? I recently just purchased my 79' Caprice and was wonder what kind of bucket seats would be a direct replacement... Question
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    Re: Reclining Bucket Seats

    Post  Sweet Seventy9 on Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:20 am

    G body. That's what GM used.





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    Re: Reclining Bucket Seats

    Post  79_Aero on Wed Jun 29, 2016 1:04 pm

    Ok thanks
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    Re: Reclining Bucket Seats

    Post  Sweet Seventy9 on Wed Jun 29, 2016 1:18 pm

    Any time.  Glad to help.

    They came stock in Olds Delta 88 "Holiday" Editions, (The blue car) and certain Pontiac Bonnevilles, (the brown one)


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    Re: Reclining Bucket Seats

    Post  79_Aero on Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:33 pm

    I picked up some 83' mustang seats lastnight for an irresistible price. Not sure if they'll work or not though. I also noticed that since I have a bench seat. I'm missing the floor brackets on one side.
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    Re: Reclining Bucket Seats

    Post  Sweet Seventy9 on Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:47 pm

    Sounds like somebody will be drilling some holes. Smile



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    Post  79_Aero on Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:32 pm

    I was debating on having somebody weld them in. Your way sounds a bit more logical lol. Drill holes and just bolt them down I assume?
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    Post  Sweet Seventy9 on Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:25 pm

    Welding would be better but bolts, fender washers (that's their name), and silicone work too.



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    Re: Reclining Bucket Seats

    Post  79_Aero on Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:02 pm

    Ok cool
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    Re: Reclining Bucket Seats

    Post  JusSko77 on Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:34 am

    Holes, they where drilled. Shocked


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    Re: Reclining Bucket Seats

    Post  79_Aero on Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:21 pm

    Did you take any photos?
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    Re: Reclining Bucket Seats

    Post  Myloth on Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:49 pm

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    PT Cruiser Buckets I used some angle iron for front and a sign post for the back I cut up.(kind with lots of holes lol)

    I mounted them as Sweet mentioned with Bolts (5/16" I believe) and fender washers to the pan they are pretty solid mountings. I weigh over 200

    and get in and out of these seats almost everyday. So I'd say fender washers work pretty well.
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    Re: Reclining Bucket Seats

    Post  79_Aero on Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:36 pm

    How can I upload photos from my phone?
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    Post  Sweet Seventy9 on Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:37 pm

    Hey Myloth, I have a carpet, a dash pad, and door pull straps here if you want them.


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    Post  terry cronk on Sat Jul 02, 2016 10:01 pm

    If you use the "G" body buckets, do they bolt right into the bench seat locations?
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    Re: Reclining Bucket Seats

    Post  Sweet Seventy9 on Sat Jul 02, 2016 11:09 pm

    terry cronk wrote:If you use the "G" body buckets, do they bolt right into the bench seat locations?

    Yes. You have to switch the G body legs to your B body ones.


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    Re: Reclining Bucket Seats

    Post  79_Aero on Sun Jul 03, 2016 1:56 am

    Well I figured out how to post pics but can't upload because my account isn't over 7 days old yet...#TheStruggle lol
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    Post  terry cronk on Sun Jul 03, 2016 8:15 am

    Thanks for the clarification on the install of the buckets Sweet Seventy9. I didn't want to have to start cutting and welding.
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    Re: Reclining Bucket Seats

    Post  79_Aero on Sun Jul 03, 2016 8:51 am

    If your bench seat is like mines. You only have floor pan brackets on side of the seat. Unless they are hidden under the carpet. I haven't took my bench out yet.
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    Re: Reclining Bucket Seats

    Post  Sweet Seventy9 on Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:40 am

    79_Aero wrote:If your bench seat is like mines. You only have floor pan brackets on side of the seat. Unless they are hidden under the carpet. I haven't took my bench out yet.

    Nah, unfortunately they're not hidden. If starting with a full bench seat, the inner mounts will have to be made.

    If starting with a split bench seat, they drop right in place.


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    Re: Reclining Bucket Seats

    Post  terry cronk on Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:15 am

    Thanks for the update. Sounds like this winter project when the snow is flying.

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