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Old 04-06-2006, 07:54 PM
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I have a 85 monte carlo and it has some sort of bucket seats that are not gm installed in it and they sit very high. They are great for small people. I would like to put in a seat that I am comfortable in obviously. I can't seem to find any g body buckets in the junkyards. Will an f body seat fit (width, etc.) even if I have to make brackets or any other factory seat for that matter? The problem is it can't sit too high or my head goes into the roof like the seats I have now.

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Most seat swaps I have done over the years, other that OEM, have involved some sort of modification or custom mounts made. Maybe someone out there can measure their F-body seats and give you the dimensions of their seats and you can measure them against your car. You may even want to repost your question with a different heading, like "GM F-body seats" or such to get those with them to look at your thread. You may want to consider making new seat mounts to drop the seats you have now, if possible. Good luck!
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You might want to check out Scat brand seats- $275-$325 covered. Mounts are simple, many styles. They have a nice website, I bought mine from Summitt-only takes a few days to get them. Bill
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Perhaps you can section the mounts on the seat you have now? Or how about fabricating new mounts to lower your seat.
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thanks for the help guys.
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I have gone through that same problem with my Elky. Finding good G-body buckets are few and far betweeen. I found a very nice set out of a '91 Firebird. I was able to get two mounts on the seat to line up with the studs in the floor. The other side, the rear mount was large enough I drilled one hole that mounts to the factory stud. I made a mount out of 1/8" or 3/16" plate to mount the final one in the front. It was about 1" off from the seat mount to the factory stud. I might have pictures in my gallery or journal, I'm not sure.
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If I remember correctly that year seat has a suspension mat in the cushion.

The cushion should have 6 to 8 helicoil springs and a grid suspension. I dont recall how many for sure. One thing to try is to remove a pair of springs and see how much that will drop you. The other thing to do is to get a smaller gauge spring (softer) depending how much you need this may help.
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