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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 15th, 17, 10:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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1965 Chevelle Rear Seat Swaps

Hey everyone,

im trying to figure out want model cars have the seme rear bench seat as my 1965 chevelle? would a 72 monte carlo work? they look to be the same size.

I appreciate the help!
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 16th, 17, 9:54 AM
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Re: 1965 Chevelle Rear Seat Swaps

You have to stay within the 64-67 A body range. Be sure that the car you get a seat from has the same type of rear armrests as the car you have. Different models use a different set up back there than others. So be sure to get the correct width seat. 1968 and newer seats are not the same. So, no the Monte seat will not work.
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You have to stay within the 64-67 A body range. Be sure that the car you get a seat from has the same type of rear armrests as the car you have. Different models use a different set up back there than others. So be sure to get the correct width seat. 1968 and newer seats are not the same. So, no the Monte seat will not work.
While not correct, and won't take the same pre-made upholstery kits, IF you just want functionality and/or semi-custom interior, the 68+ Chevelle seats may fit...

When I was younger (back around 1985), I installed front and rear seats into my '66 Malibu, from a 1969 GTO... IIRC, the 1969 GTO rear seat uses the same seat frame as the 1969 Chevelle, and aren't those the same as the 70-72 Monte Carlo?

Looked okay, and the guy I sold the Malibu to didn't complain.


The rear seat hung on the stock '66 hooks, and IIRC was about the same width (no significant gaps on the side)... Wish I had some pictures... BTW, I pulled the stock Malibu Buckets/rear seat for use in my '66 SS which had been gutted for racing...

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Re: 1965 Chevelle Rear Seat Swaps

The 70-72 Monte Carlo and Chevelle seat frames are the same. They are shorter than 68 and 69 seat frames.
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Re: 1965 Chevelle Rear Seat Swaps

The 70-72 Monte Carlo and Chevelle seat frames are the same. They are shorter than 68 and 69 seat frames unless a Buick or Olds interior came in your car. Which some cars did come with from GM. Those cars had arm rests that went all the way down to the carpet and the bottom seat frames differed slightly on the ends from the 70-72 frames.
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The 70-72 Monte Carlo and Chevelle seat frames are the same. They are shorter than 68 and 69 seat frames.
70-72 have those filler panels instead of rear arm rests...

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Re: 1965 Chevelle Rear Seat Swaps

The lower portion is still called the armrest. The upper steel portion that goes between the rear seat and the trim panel is what is called the filler panel.
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Re: 1965 Chevelle Rear Seat Swaps

Not the best pictures, but here is a '66 with what appear to be 1969 Chevelle rear seat and armrests (based on the upholstery pattern)... '68 GTO buckets too...

Post #37 has a video, with a shot of the rear seat at about the 4:05 mark... There are other earlier videos too...

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I am going to see if the guy can get some better pictures of the sides, to show the fitment...

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