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Old 05-24-2003, 11:46 PM
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i have a 65' chevy pickup with the origional bench seat.. i would like to take that out and get 2 bucket seats .. and a center console.. is there a possaible way to find some that bolt right in.. or would i have to do alot of different work in order to do this..i herd i could get some seats and a console from a blazer that will bolt in.. but i just want to make sure and ask all you pros!.. if i need to do some work .. what would i need to do?.. thanks in advance

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Hey, Nos

Anything will "bolt right in" ... it all a matter of measuring to see how much space you have, going to the junk yard and measuring to see what will fit. That's it.

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sweet.. nice to see a truck on the main page.. congrats!.. i love your truck hope mine looks that good.. what kinda color is that you painted looks real cool.. if its not that expensive i would like to see if that would look good on my truck.. i was tihnking of painting it black though..did you relocate your gas tank?i want to .. but dont have an idea where to put it and still have easy access to it.. thanks bro and keep up the work on that truck looks great..

so ..what kinda seats do you reconmend to put in?.. something real comfterble! lol i would like to have a center console.. could i get that outta something or do you think itd would be best if i just made one out of wood?.. my uncle can work magic with wood!.. he could hook me up..

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Hey, Nos

I didn't know they featured my truck till I read your post!


The paint job is the way I bought it ... it's called Dark Bronze - that's all I know, and it does describe the color ... but at night it looks like a dark cherry red. I get a lot of compliments on the color and I like it too, because it's nothing typical. I'll be getting some touch-up work done on the body this summer, so maybe I'll get a more accurate name for the color then.

The gas tank, thankfully!, was relocated before I bought the truck. Originally, the gas tank in a '54 Chevy sits behind the seat in the cab and I sure wouldn't be happy with that! The "new" tank is 30 gallons (!) and was placed where the spare tire use to be mounted, under the bed, in the back ... and they did a real nice job putting a filler-door in the rear fender, too. I want to side-mount the spare tire ... right now, it's just sittin' in the bed.

As far as seats, I'll be visiting the junk yard soon ... I'm thinking of bucket seats with cool power adjustments - hopefully I'll find a nice black pair that are in good shape. Then, I plan on designing a really cool console. I've already "started" it because, when I installed my Gennie shifter & hand brake, I had to build a raised (2 inches) "console" in order to mount the shifter boot -- the floor was too close to the tranny -- and if I go with buckets, I'll just add on to that. I'll probably build it with 1/8" plywood and cover that with foamcore and leather.

I like the idea of a console ... someplace to throw my cigs, a place to put a drink, a place to store CDs and other stuff. And I wouldn't consider anything but my own design. If your uncle is that cool with wood, you should definitely have him build you something and install it -- it'll mean a lot more than anything else.

PS - I like your truck, man! That's gonna be a sweet ride when you're done!

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yea.. thats cool.. you should show me more pics of your truck ... i love them style trucks ... the 50' and the60's are the best.. they all look good.. is your suspention modded too?

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Yup ... I've got a FatMan Mustang II IFS with tubular upper & lower A-arms ... you've seen all the pics at the link below my signiture, right?

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is there any steps to install them seats? .. what would you do first?
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I've got a bench seat in my truck now ... it sits too low for my liking, and it's beat looking, so I'm going to swap it out either for another bench seat or a set of buckets.

First thing I'll do is measure the floor area in my cab -- width and back-to-front ... then I'll take a measurement of how high I want my new seat to be.

Then it's a trip to the junk yard to see what's available. Other trucks, Caddy's, Lincolns ... what ever looks good, I'll measure and consider.

Once I have the seat(s) I want it's just a matter of removing my seat -- 4 bolts, I think -- and setting the new seat(s) in, marking where their bolts need to be, drilling new holes in the floor and bolting them in.

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that seems easy! .. ill see if i can do that and get some new carpet 2 lay in there .. my dads truck has a nice bench seat with an arm rest .. i think its uh 1991.. but its a ford f-250 xlt larriet .. i would like bucket seats though.. something from uh... comaro arent them cumfy??.. thats cool every time i try to look at your pics it wont let me see them maybe its just my gay computer
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It's simple enough.

You can't see my pics???!!!!

This is HORRIBLE news!

I guess it's your computer or your internet connection. If you have a slow connection it might take time to load, but they should load. Do you have trouble on other sites?

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i have a cable modem.. its fsat .. it might just be your site.. i have no idea .. but everyother site i go to loads fast in like 4 secs
yours just says its still loading the pics on my browser.. but it never does.. i can only see your pics on the front page.. the others like on your site i cant or when i look at your photo album.. it wont let me view them larger.. i dont know why..

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Wow. That's really strange, Nos. My site gets like 500 unique visitors daily and no one ever says the pics don't load ... I can't imagine what's up! My server is one of the fastest ... all pics are just regular Jpegs like any other site ... all like 75 - 100 k in size (not unusually large).

I hate it when I hear stuff like this -- maybe if you cleared your cache it would help?

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its working now.. i wish i had some webspace.. instead of this **** http://www.lowproracing.150m.com
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LOL! Now YOUR pictures aren't showing on MY computer!

Free space is usually a pain in the butt. I bought "AlanHorvath.com" and have it hosted with <a href="http://www.hostway.com" target="_blank">Hostway.com</a> ... no problems and the lowest rates I know of.

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