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Old 08-18-2005, 08:28 PM
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Mounting Bucket Seats!

I have a C4 tranny I am getting built and put into my 66 Ford F100 and before I put in the new shifter and all I wan't to put in my bucket seats I have sitting here in my room so that I can have the shifter even further back in the center and more confortable. Anyways, I don't know what these seats are from but they are VERY comfy, the sides are big and look like really nice performance looking seats. Only problem is that since I have no clue what they are (I got them for free from my old auto tech shop when I was in high school) I don't know what brackets to use on them. They have little wheels on each side but that's it and a round bar in the front made into a square like. What I was going to do to mount these is just get some U bolts and bolt it to the floor since I don't need the seat to slide forward or nothing because it's a truck and has the gas tank behind the seat. Can I just put U bolts and good nuts on through the floor or should there be some reinforcment done to the floor first? I hear on the show TRUCKS that you never bolt seats straight to the floor without strengthening it up some first but I can't think of any good idea's to do that...
Next question... these things are maroon red and have a small tuck and roll in the center of the seat where you sit and the back goes. The maroon is very ugly to me and I would like to have them done in a grey color. The upholstery is like brand new on these things and I really dont have money to get them reupholstered and don't have a sewing machine to make some covers myself. Has anyone used that spray can stuff that changes the color of carpet and seats? I used it on vynle once on my golf cart that I use to take to dirt bike tracks and off roading (I put a big lift on it, etc and it gets some abuse) and it seemed to hold up ok on that for getting slid around on and all and would wear off after mud and everything but what about this stuff? Is it any good or what?
Thanks a lor for any info here guys!

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