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03-28-2011 10:50 PM
11-26-2010 02:43 AM
arnellwest The 60/40 seats are real nice. I'm inspired.
11-25-2010 11:35 PM
RAYFIN added to facebook: ray fin ray(space)fin
11-25-2010 01:30 AM
arnellwest RAYFIN, yes I would like to see that too. I did see your 83 with the racing seats. The link was to the custom Upholstery for Motorcycle seats, and I must say that is legit work. I searched for RAYFIN on facebook, but no luck. Can you post the link, if you have pictures of the 83.

And the Poly Seats look ok, that may be an option for me. Thanks.
11-24-2010 10:14 PM
RAYFIN and facebook: RAY FIN

Want a picture of my 90 with the modified 40/60 seat?
11-24-2010 11:56 AM
arnellwest RAYFIN. . . . do you have pictures posted somewhere?
11-24-2010 01:43 AM
Tons o bucket seat info :)

Look around on this site. Its called and its great for info on our trucks. Hope u find what youre looking for. Im thhinking about getting some low back buckets when I get some money.
Lots of good info good luck
11-23-2010 11:19 PM
RAYFIN I just put poly racing seats in my 83 Chevy spaced up about 3".
My 90 chevy had a 60/40 seat so I cut 12" out of the center of my right side seat and made bucket seats and then made a console. Modifying seat brackets is not that difficult, just take accurate measurements. You can buy slider from JEGS for $35.
11-12-2010 06:42 PM
Bryan59EC Even if you managed to get the stock buckets from another pick-up---
not an easy task.
They mount differently than the bench
Welding will be involved.
Stock buckets actually sit a bit low in the cab.

I had a rough time extracting a set of these from a pick-up a couple of years ago. They are still sitting in my shed and the console is laying on the seat of the 79.
11-12-2010 02:56 PM
techinspector1 Datsun Z seats have a thin back that should work pretty well. 240Z, 260Z, 280Z. That's the trick with putting buckets in a pickup, choosing a seat that doesn't put the steering wheel in your chest because of the thickness of the seat back.
11-12-2010 12:30 PM
75gmck25 The rise in the floor pan at the back of your pickup cab will make it hard to find a direct fit from a Blazer or Sub. They have a much flatter floor than your pickup. You will have to modify the seat brackets to make it fit.

There were a few of these pickups sold with bucket seats, but they are not common.

11-12-2010 06:29 AM
Bench Seat Swap To Bucket Seat Help

I own a 1978 Chevy Scottsdale that has the stock Bench Seat still installed. It is in bad shape so I just want to swap it out for bucket seats and a center console. I need to know what vehicle should I look for in the Salvage yard that will have bucket seats that will fit best. Newer model Chevy Trucks, or Blazers and Jimmys, maybe Suburbans? I'm not sure and I want to get it right the first time, with minimal work done to the tracks.

Thank you for your help.

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