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Bench seat options?
#1389690 Thu Dec 24 2020 06:50 PM
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I’m getting close to the time when I can start my ‘51 streetrod project and I am collecting parts. Was wondering if you guys could tell me which vehicle from the junkyard provides the nicest bench seat in terms of fit and comfort? I talked to a fellow one time who had put a bench seat from an Isuzu truck in his Chevy. It looked pretty nice.


Chuck
1950 Chevy 1/2 ton (original)
1951 Chevy 1/2 ton (future streetrod)
1941 Chevy coupe
1938 Chevy coupe streetrod
Re: Bench seat options?
Spotbiltxo #1389711 Thu Dec 24 2020 08:46 PM
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I have seen threads that an Astro van or Yukon 90's ish second row seat works well and has integrated seat belts and shoulder harnesses. Just what I have read.


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Re: Bench seat options?
Spotbiltxo #1389771 Fri Dec 25 2020 08:38 AM
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A lot of the S10 conversion guys use mid-90s Chevy pickup bench seats. Nothing fancy, but they fit pretty well.


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Re: Bench seat options?
Spotbiltxo #1389805 Fri Dec 25 2020 04:29 PM
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'Bolter
S-10 bench seat works well for me.

Ed


'37 GMC T-18 w/ DD 4-53T, RTO-610, 6231 aux., '95 GMC running gear, full disc brakes, power steering, 22.5 wheels and tires.
'47 GMC 1 ton w/ 302, NP-540, 4wd, full width Blazer front axle.
'54 GMC 630 w/ 503 gasser, 5 speed, ex fire truck, shortened WB 4', install 8' bed.
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Re: Bench seat options?
Spotbiltxo #1389834 Fri Dec 25 2020 08:33 PM
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'Bolter
It makes sense that the S-10 seat would fit. Thanks for that suggestion. I’ll start looking around for one to test fit.

Anybody else have luck using another model seat??


Chuck
1950 Chevy 1/2 ton (original)
1951 Chevy 1/2 ton (future streetrod)
1941 Chevy coupe
1938 Chevy coupe streetrod
Re: Bench seat options?
Spotbiltxo #1389838 Fri Dec 25 2020 08:58 PM
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'Bolter
I'm using a mid-90s Silverado seat, 60-40 type, the center seat folds down to a nice console/armrest.

Re: Bench seat options?
Spotbiltxo #1389989 Sun Dec 27 2020 06:54 AM
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Just a question, what's wrong with the factory bench seat? Why not recover the original? If you're springs are in bad shape, I've seen on other forums where guys have instilled plywood and cut out a thick piece of foam and covered it.


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Re: Bench seat options?
Spotbiltxo #1390063 Sun Dec 27 2020 09:46 PM
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I have a set of bucket seats out of a 2000 suburban with integrated seatbelts. You need to measure your cab and see if a bench from a newer full size pickup will fit. Or find the S10 or Colorado seats.


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Re: Bench seat options?
Rusty Rod #1390128 Mon Dec 28 2020 02:57 PM
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silverado probably too wide for early truck. my '37 can only handle around 46". '40-early '47 grew a bit but not much before the AD's

Last edited by 37 GC; Mon Dec 28 2020 02:58 PM.

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Re: Bench seat options?
Spotbiltxo #1390737 Fri Jan 01 2021 03:06 AM
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Whitedog, I’m not a bucket seat kind of guy, so I’ll stay with a bench, but I thought that I’d put in a more modern looking seat instead of staying with the old original. Maybe leather?

Thanks Rusty and 37 GC. I’ll measure mine and take the tape measure with me to the salvage yard and see what possibilities there are.


Chuck
1950 Chevy 1/2 ton (original)
1951 Chevy 1/2 ton (future streetrod)
1941 Chevy coupe
1938 Chevy coupe streetrod
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