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Old 07-01-2007, 10:50 PM
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I put a bench in my truck

My truck came with factory buckets, which I replaced with Saturn bucket seats. The stock seats where in rough shape, and too tall for me to fit in the truck with. With them I had about a 1/2" of headroom. So, I've always liked the look of a bench seat, and got one for free from a Mazda pickup. I ditched the stock seat rails (I don't need it to slide), and made my own brackets to drop it down as far as I could. I had to cut out the supports over the transmission tunnel to get it where I wanted it, but I gained a total of 1" more headroom. And I love the look. The seat is going out to the upholstery shop this coming week to get done in vynil with some classic tuck-n-roll. Here it is mounted:

I think it looks great in there, and with a center console with some cupholders I think it will be great.

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Old 07-02-2007, 07:48 AM
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TM, I think you're the first guy I've know who ditched their bucket seats in favor of a bench. But I can see why...it looks right at home. Post up some shots when you get the new suit of cloths on it.
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Old 07-02-2007, 10:31 AM
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TM, I think you're the first guy I've know who ditched their bucket seats in favor of a bench. But I can see why...it looks right at home. Post up some shots when you get the new suit of cloths on it.
I would be the second. Bucket seats and girlfriends when you're a young buck, just don't work. I put a fold down Rambler seat in my 58 Chev sedan delivery when I was 17. Looks good, TM. Dan
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Old 07-02-2007, 11:11 AM
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Yeah most people swap to buckets these days, but I love the bench seat look. And I think it will look awesome in tuck-n-roll. We'll see. They said it will be around two weeks. I need to do some finish work on the back and then drop it off, so hopefully tomorrow.
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i agree

i to am building a mini but im building what that seat came out of ive thought many of times about bucket seats to try and gain some extra legroom but i really like the ditching the sliders for extra room i am 6 foot 4 inches tall sportin a 87 b2000 i need every inch i can get but i guess ill be the second guy that preferrs the bench to buckets.
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I like a bench better

Only thing that worries me in my trucks is there are no head rests.

Having been rear ended a time or two I know how important they are.

I guess when I get the time & $ I will Frankenstein me some head rests

Looks Good TM!




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I agree. It looks good in there. I still have the stock bench seat in my truck. Buckets would look way out of place in mine though.

When you get the tuck and roll done, post pics. I would love for mine to be done that way.
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I'm supposed to go pick it up tomorrow. I'm excited to see what he did with it. I just gave him a general idea.
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I would be the second. Bucket seats and girlfriends when you're a young buck, just don't work. I put a fold down Rambler seat in my 58 Chev sedan delivery when I was 17. Looks good, TM. Dan
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Finally got it back.

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That looks good in there.
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I like it.
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Nice! A good choice in color, gives contrast to the overall look. Dan
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Wood isn't really my thing, but this turned out better than I expected for a first shot. Just have to figure out how I want to finish it now.




I am very surprised by how well these 8" shallow (2.125" deep) mount subs sound. I had a single 10 in a truck box sitting on the floor for a few days before I got this finished, and these are actually clearer and hit harder. They're not as deep, but with some tuning they could probably be deeper. But I'm satisfied with them. They sound good with all types of music.
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trucks look best with a bench.
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