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#799261 - Sat Nov 19 2011 11:31 PM 1950 Chevy Truck "SEATS"  
New Guy
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 5
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

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#799415 - Sun Nov 20 2011 03:28 PM Re: 1950 Chevy Truck "SEATS" [Re: CHEVYGIRLYGIRL]  
drew_vigil  Offline
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wait. do you mean what vehicle do you need to buy you buckets from?

#799429 - Sun Nov 20 2011 04:19 PM Re: 1950 Chevy Truck "SEATS" [Re: drew_vigil]  
oldbluetruck  Offline
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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 - Mon Nov 21 2011 12:54 AM Re: 1950 Chevy Truck "SEATS" [Re: oldbluetruck]  
vickraft  Offline
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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

#799669 - Mon Nov 21 2011 01:12 PM Re: 1950 Chevy Truck "SEATS" [Re: vickraft]  
WE b OLD  Offline
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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 04:14 PM Re: 1950 Chevy Truck "SEATS" [Re: WE b OLD]  
oldbluetruck  Offline
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I knew it was a Buick. I didn't know the year.

2001 - good year for seats

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#800472 - Thu Nov 24 2011 12:55 AM Re: 1950 Chevy Truck "SEATS" [Re: oldbluetruck]  
Kevin Nieland  Offline
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Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 71
Concord, CA
I used a 60/40 bench/bucket seat from a 1990ish Chevy pickup.
It fits great!
Almost any bucket seats will fit.

#801017 - Sat Nov 26 2011 03:20 PM Re: 1950 Chevy Truck "SEATS" [Re: Kevin Nieland]  
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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 08:18 PM Re: 1950 Chevy Truck "SEATS" [Re: 49bourbon]  
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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 - Thu Dec 22 2011 04:50 AM Re: 1950 Chevy Truck "SEATS" [Re: RedGreen]  
Roadmarks  Offline
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Raleigh NC USA
I put BMW 600 seats in my 1971 (see ) 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,


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