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post #31 of 186 (permalink) Old Apr 18th, 08, 3:55 PM
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Re: Bench to Bucket Conversion Diagram

The same link previously posted has the console install also.
http://www.buickperformance.com/buckconsole.htm
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Re: Bench to Bucket Conversion Diagram

What is the difference with the 68-69 and the 70-72 brackets? Is the floor a little different? Or are the seats different?????

I just installed my brackets and the console bracket in my 69 but I have a set of 1972 Chevelle buckets. Hope I don't have to change something.

I mounted the seats and they seem to sit in there pretty straight. Thanks to those Buick diagrahms I got them in there perfect. I still gotta drill the hole for my shifter cable though.

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post #33 of 186 (permalink) Old Apr 21st, 08, 5:37 PM
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Re: Bench to Bucket Conversion Diagram

I believe the difference is the contour of the floor itself, so you have to use the brackets for the 68-69 and the seats for the 70-72 should have the same bolt pattern so you should be OK.
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I am in teh process of converting bench to power seat (original 67 SS) have you any info or know where to get the correct bracket nearest console.
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post #35 of 186 (permalink) Old Apr 28th, 08, 6:46 PM
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Re: Bench to Bucket Conversion Diagram

Ground up as well as other venders carry the brackets.
http://www.ss396.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?
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Re: Bench to Bucket Conversion Diagram

first time I've seen this thread and first I've heard to use the inboard existing hole in the outboard bucket bracket... I haven't tried to put belts in yet, but I remember a buddy's car having a hard time getting that outer belt in and now I know why...

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post #37 of 186 (permalink) Old Jun 15th, 08, 2:45 PM
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Re: Bench to Bucket Conversion Diagram

Just got my bucket seats mounted and set in the 66 Chevelle. I'm nearly 6'4" and close to the roof already - w no headliner in yet.

Anyone make mods to the seats / floor to ...
#1). get the seat back further. I'm sitting kinda' close to the steering wheel & pedals.
#2). Get the seat lower a bit. New seat foam is very nice and cumfy but also makes me sit a bit too high.

I'm thinking 1" back and 1" down would make a BIG difference.

I checked the distance from the front of the seat cushion to the base of the gas pedal and get 24.5", which is 1 inch more that I have in my 67 Vette. BIG difference is the Vette is a convertible whereas my Velle is a coupe.

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Re: Bench to Bucket Conversion Diagram

More reference materials...

http://macc.chevelles.net/console_install.pdf
http://macc.chevelles.net/buckets_install.pdf

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Re: Bench to Bucket Conversion Diagram

I have a 72' chevelle,I have 75 monte carlo swivel buckets. Will this work for me?
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Re: Bench to Bucket Conversion Diagram

Not likely----I believe 72 was the last year of this particular seat design.
I would imagine the swivel would have it's own special mount----Dunno

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Re: Bench to Bucket Conversion Diagram

Anyone know if I really need to use the outer front bracket that come in the kit for a 66 ??? I have new floor pans and the already have the holes their for the bench seat. Wouldn't they be the same for the buckets. I bolted on the longer inter bracket to the bottom of the buckets and then ran the bolts through on the outer side and then tach welded in the inner brackets. The buckets seem to be level. Anyone else ever replace the floor pans and then run into this????
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Re: Bench to Bucket Conversion Diagram

The outer front hole on a bucket is about 1/2" farther forward and 1/2" inboard from the bench hole.

Wallering out the front hole on the track might get it on as these holes are a bit large, but if the floor is welded in correctly the seat will most likely tilt a bit

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Been considering whether to put buckets in the 69. I have a perfect set of 69 that need nothing that i have for some time. I have read all the post and Hinshaws pdf file. But in a nut shell you can or can not use the outer mounting brackets...? I bought the inner brackets years ago from one of the vendors here. The car is a 69. I just cant seem to get a answer from all the post. I did see the last one about the outer brackets being in a diff location but was this on a 69 or 66. Thanks for any input. If the answer was post i read over it.

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Re: Bench to Bucket Conversion Diagram

I can only tell you what I ran into on my 66

If you do not use the outer seat bracket hole to the inner rear hole----you will have seatbelt retractor interferance with the seat itself.

Wallering out the hole in the front seat bracket might get it to mount to the original bench hole (not something I would want to do).

If you have the right brackets---the front of the seat is raised about 1/2" from the floor---on both the inboard and outboard mounts.

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Re: Bench to Bucket Conversion Diagram

You will need the inner brackets as well as the one smaller one for outboard front but as the previous post states you will use the existing inboard rear holes. If you use both fr/rear existing outboard mount holes as a buddy of mine did your seat will be an inch too close to your door and off center to your column.
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