I've got the same project going on in my head for my truck. The seat that's in there now is so low, it's ridiculous!
I'm going to a couple of scrap yardss this week to see if I can find some decent bucket seats with power for adjustments, etc.
This may be totally stupid, but that's why I come here all the time -- to learn -- what about building a base with wood? Bad idea?
I like the idea of having space under the seat ... I've been thinking about storing my tools there.
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