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08-14-2013 05:04 PM
Anti-Ricer We I got the seats
08-14-2013 12:33 PM
DanTwoLakes No offense, but what is the distance between the two doors on your '65, and what does the seat you found measure? Off the top of my head, no, the seat won't fit, but you need to measure.
08-14-2013 11:23 AM
Anti-Ricer I found a mint condition bench seat 94-01 Dodge Ram for less than 100. will this fit my 1965 Chevy truck or should I continue looking?
08-09-2013 03:11 PM
gearheadslife good luck.
08-09-2013 03:05 PM
Anti-Ricer My truck having the 04 vortec engine in it made the previous owner run electric fuel pump.idk if its cause the block doesn't have a place/hole in the block for a manual fuel pump or maybe he just wanted to use an electric feel pump.Im just running the fuel cell and mounting the fuel pump on my frame. I decided against using the F 150 seats. I went and measured my dads 05 GMC seat and it came out to 5.9 which is perfect for a 65 truck. I'm not just going to bolt it to the floor. im going to put a piece metal plate on the backside of where the seat bolts so is reinforced . the floorboard would be nice and sandwiched in between the metal plate and the seat mounting area.
08-09-2013 02:38 PM
gearheadslife
blazer tank

this is the blazer tank installed, if I go with the intank efi pump set up. it'll have to do a 180 and filler on pass/side
08-09-2013 02:32 PM
gearheadslife how many gallons is that??
the blazer tank is 21 gallons and the kit requires you to notch one bed cross support, and hangs down about even with the rear end with 2.5" lowering blocks..


this link shows how to add a intank efi pump factory set up from a newer g.m. truck/full size suv.. in the 67-72 blazer tank



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the seat thing and being safe.. that great and all.. but for the inseat belts to work, you need to run heavy floor braces to hold the seat and those in it. if you ever get hit.. the old seat mounts and or new holes in the floor won't cut it.. you'll just rip the seat out of the floor..

you can add another set of belts from a full sized cars rear seat that bolt to the floor and you'd add a 4"x4" plate to strengthen the mounting points.. and it only need to support a child/child&car seat if in a wreck,
asking the 60's cab floor to hold back up to 500lb in a wreck is asking for trouble
08-09-2013 08:52 AM
Anti-Ricer Im 5.9 170lbs.the main reason im looking for newer seats is because the middle console/seat and the built in seat belts.I want my 5yr old son to be able to go to car shows with the girlfriend and I.I also want him to be as safe as possible and her. I can't imagine either one of them being injected through the window.I heard the 04-up Chevy/gm seats are almost a direct bolt in with only modification being drilling two extra holes. my father drives a 05 GMC that has the seats with a seat belts and center console that turns into a seat. I'll take measurements from it and it he will allow ill remove it and see exactly how it fits. as far as what seats are having a truck now they are to captain seats from the 80's van. they have the solid flat base on the bottom and arm rest on both sides.they will be for sale soon if anyone is interested. I think this was popular mod in the 90s to put van seats in. also I'll be doing the gas tank relocation to the rear frame. I googled all the information on what fuel filter cell to use.its going to drop right between the rails like it was meant for the truck.ill be filling it up throw the bed.if anyone needs the measurements on what size fuel cell they need for their 60-66 trucks lmk I wrote all this stuff down. this fuel cell will slide right between your fuel rails



08-09-2013 07:31 AM
gearheadslife
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Originally Posted by Irelands child View Post
If I recall, that vintage Chebbie had the gas tank behind the seat - hopefully the OP will be taking it out, replacing it with something under the bed and in a safer location. That would give a bit more room.

As far as tracks - they have plenty of adjustment for placing a seat. You just have to make sure you take that into account when placing the seats.

My biggest gripe with many new seats are the head rests with to me just look wrong in an older vehicle
yes the chevy/gmc has tank in truck, removing it gains you nothing as the seat hits the ledge that holds the rear window..
removing it. does allow room for the subwoofer and speakers he asked about in another thread..
so far the best bench seat compo for these is the dodge 2000 ish split bench..(per the truck site)
while junkyard crawling, and measuring, so far the best bucket arangment I've found that will work real well is the 2nd gen blazer concole with shifter on floor and Pontiac Aztec buckets, now if I could find a seat some a-h at the u-picket hasn't desided to destroy for kicks.. I'll replace my facory bench. as it's like a soft spring no support and straight up back(almost) I'm 5'10 so I can move the seat forward some to recline it a little..
most times the thicker seats require (unless a thin under 5'11 driver) the column to be shortened(shown on truck site) or a tilt column, and finding a factory tilt isn't easy, tho. someone repo's it, just can't remember whom.. many use the van tilt.. not sure up to what year iirc mid/late 70's
maybe into the 80's I'd have to research that..
if the o/p has anytype of gut, or is a big boy or tall the thick seats will blow ,tho you might get by with a 13" wheel.. not ideal on a slow stear box..
or hunt down a set of buddy buckets
08-09-2013 07:13 AM
Irelands child
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Look at the back of the cab on the 08. You will see it is extended at the back of the seat area to make room for the aforementioned thickness. The cab on a 65 c 10 is a box. Straight up and down. Most likely if the seat goes in, you wont be able to fold the back down to the point that it is comfortable. likely will be straight up and down.Also will end up way too close to the steering wheel.Newer trucks are more ergonimic, older trucks .....not so much.
Also as mentioned, width will be an issue also.
I would recommend fixing the seat you have
If I recall, that vintage Chebbie had the gas tank behind the seat - hopefully the OP will be taking it out, replacing it with something under the bed and in a safer location. That would give a bit more room.

As far as tracks - they have plenty of adjustment for placing a seat. You just have to make sure you take that into account when placing the seats.

My biggest gripe with many new seats are the head rests with to me just look wrong in an older vehicle
08-09-2013 06:52 AM
DanTwoLakes The width is the main problem. It's tough to drive if you can't close the doors. You are going to need to look for the smaller pick-up seats like the Ranger, S-10, or Dakota, or eliminate the console. Either way, I'd buy them for that price.
08-09-2013 06:45 AM
LATECH Look at the back of the cab on the 08. You will see it is extended at the back of the seat area to make room for the aforementioned thickness. The cab on a 65 c 10 is a box. Straight up and down. Most likely if the seat goes in, you wont be able to fold the back down to the point that it is comfortable. likely will be straight up and down.Also will end up way too close to the steering wheel.Newer trucks are more ergonimic, older trucks .....not so much.
Also as mentioned, width will be an issue also.
I would recommend fixing the seat you have
08-09-2013 05:53 AM
gearheadslife the problem with newer seats, isn't always the width.
most times it's the thickness of the bottom and back
bottom brings legs to close to the wheel, and back puts you on top of the wheel..
can't be that hard to find that same year ford on a lot to measure the seat local..
and why the truck boards have threads on how to shorten the column
08-09-2013 05:33 AM
Irelands child The seats will probably fit just fine, but not with the console. An '08 Ford is much wider then '60s pickups. Ask the seller for the dimensions then measure your Chebbie. A for instance - I have had a '97 and an '01 F150 and could not reach the passenger's side door from the driver's seat. My FIL had a '62 Chevy 3/4T and as I recall while working on it that was not a problem for me to reach that far door. Gotta say, those newer Ford are nice riding seats even without the console ( I have an F350 now)
08-08-2013 09:36 PM
gearheadslife most likely to wide, you'll have to measure
early 2000's dodge split bench fit..
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