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#799261 - Sat Nov 19 2011 05:31 PM 1950 Chevy Truck "SEATS"
CHEVYGIRLYGIRL Offline
New Guy
Registered: Thu Nov 10 2011 03:56 PM
Posts: 5
Loc: NORCAL
Hello,
Im looking into changing out my bench seat out for bucket seats. The gas tank will be moved. Has anyone done this and what vehicle do I need to buy the "BUCKET" seats from? Thanks j


Edited by CHEVYGIRLYGIRL (Sun Nov 20 2011 11:50 PM)
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#799415 - Sun Nov 20 2011 09:28 AM Re: 1950 Chevy Truck "SEATS" [Re: CHEVYGIRLYGIRL]
drew_vigil Offline
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Registered: Fri Oct 28 2011 09:22 PM
Posts: 223
Loc: denver
wait. do you mean what vehicle do you need to buy you buckets from?
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#799429 - Sun Nov 20 2011 10:19 AM Re: 1950 Chevy Truck "SEATS" [Re: drew_vigil]
oldbluetruck Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 11 2002 12:00 PM
Posts: 3176
Loc: SoCal
Someone here did this with seats from a Buick. I believe the seats also had, built in, 3 point seat belts.

I hope they chime in.

Best of luck
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#799543 - Sun Nov 20 2011 06:54 PM Re: 1950 Chevy Truck "SEATS" [Re: oldbluetruck]
vickraft Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 21 2006 12:00 PM
Posts: 397
Loc: Allison, New Brunswick Eastern...
I put a 60/40 split bench seat with built in seat belts, in my 51
5 window pickup, from 2001 Buick 4 door sedan. If I was to do this again I would get seats from a 2 door so I could tilt the seat ahead. Looks real good and fits good. They are powered,ajustable forward,reverse, up & down. Very comfortable. Hope this info. will help. Good luck
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#799669 - Mon Nov 21 2011 07:12 AM Re: 1950 Chevy Truck "SEATS" [Re: vickraft]
WE b OLD Offline
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Registered: Wed Feb 14 2001 12:00 PM
Posts: 5889
Loc: marion, in. usa
2001 Buick Lesabre and i believe that other GM cars have the same seats. i love them they have the built in shoulder harness and a console and heated seats. look in my photobucket and see the pictures. also Wilbur on the site has the same set up. BTW other years will work just look around.
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#799712 - Mon Nov 21 2011 10:14 AM Re: 1950 Chevy Truck "SEATS" [Re: WE b OLD]
oldbluetruck Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 11 2002 12:00 PM
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Loc: SoCal
I knew it was a Buick. I didn't know the year.

2001 - good year for seats
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#800472 - Wed Nov 23 2011 06:55 PM Re: 1950 Chevy Truck "SEATS" [Re: oldbluetruck]
Kevin Nieland Offline
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Registered: Thu Mar 08 2007 12:00 PM
Posts: 71
Loc: Concord, CA
I used a 60/40 bench/bucket seat from a 1990ish Chevy pickup.
It fits great!
Almost any bucket seats will fit.
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#801017 - Sat Nov 26 2011 09:20 AM Re: 1950 Chevy Truck "SEATS" [Re: Kevin Nieland]
49bourbon Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 13 2001 12:00 PM
Posts: 552
Loc: Denton,TX
I used 2000 chevy suburban seats in my 49 burb. They have built in belts and are 6 way adjustable
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#809093 - Wed Dec 21 2011 02:18 PM Re: 1950 Chevy Truck "SEATS" [Re: 49bourbon]
RedGreen Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 08 2005 12:00 PM
Posts: 301
Loc: Richmond Hill, GA
Having a young family, I wanted seats with built-in seatbelts and latch system for child seats, so I installed 2003 Chevy Silverado seats in my '50 truck. I still have the gas tank behind the seats. There isn't enough width in the truck for both seats and the center console, so I left the console out and have a small space between the seats. If my ship ever comes in, I'll build a center console and have the seats reupholstered to match the truck. Don't know if I have pictures on my webshots page (haven't been on there in a couple years) but I can send pics if you'd like to see them.
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#809267 - Wed Dec 21 2011 10:50 PM Re: 1950 Chevy Truck "SEATS" [Re: RedGreen]
Roadmarks Offline
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Registered: Tue Oct 30 2007 10:06 AM
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Loc: Raleigh NC USA
I put BMW 600 seats in my 1971 (see http://s1109.photobucket.com/albums/h430...X_02037275a.jpg ) and Toyota, I think, buckets in my 1969 Panel. Almost anything can be done. Mounting is the big problem. You'll probably have to make or buy seat risers. Be sure that the seats are mounted well and that they won't pull out of the floor in an accident. I'd measure the height of your stock seat and try to mount the new seats close to that height. Also think about seat belts. I prefer belts that mount to the truck and not to the seats.

best wishes,

Les
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