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Old 03-22-2004, 10:41 PM
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Hello all. How can I go about installing bucket seats from a relatively newer car into my bench seat '69 Impala? Do I need to make custom brackets or can I bolt the buckets directly on the floor pan? Also, what make and model can I use to make this easier for me?

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Old 03-23-2004, 08:40 AM
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Well i'm no expert and truthfully have virtual no hands on experience with this stuff, so take my advice just as an idea, cause it probably isnt the BEST or the completly right way to do it......
For mounting the seats, you could probably take the origional brackets from the seats that your going to be using, weld or bolt them down where you want the seats to be, then just put the seats on them like that. Unless something doesnt fit, I wouldnt see why it wouldnt work. As for the seats themselfs, its a 63 Impala.....I'm assuming that your not gonna be doing much Auto-X or even drag racing, so you want something comfortable that looks good instead of something that will hold you in the seat even if you are sucked into a twister.....so why not look on eBay or the want ads for something like this?
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I have replaced/upgraded seats in a few vehicles over the years and have never had a set of seats match the original mounting bolts of the car the seats are going in. I always use the cars original mounting studs or brackets, so I either modify the car mounts or make custom brackets. When looking for seats for your car take good measurements of what you have and start looking. You may be able to get close to your existing mounts to where little modification is required. Watch for the width and height of the seats you have -vs- the seats you are buying also. You don't want your new seats to sit too low in your car, or have brackets that show too much when your door is open, because they are raised too high. Seats I have installed from after market suppliers have all had to have custom mounts made. You may ask around and find someone with your type of car that has already been through all of this and can give you some info. Good luck !
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