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post #46 of 186 (permalink) Old Feb 2nd, 09, 1:24 PM
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Re: Bench to Bucket Conversion Diagram

Just got the seat brackets welded on. The diagram was a good reference but didn't work for me. I also had to put the little bracket in the back of the seat apposed to the front. If not the seat would have rocked. I did give myself 1/2 inch clearance from the seat belt retractor. That info was good to know. If I had gone exactly by the diagram it would have pushed my seats to close to the console. I just figure those old cars and seats weren't all built exactly the same. In the end we had to do what worked for my car. Just thought I would put some more pics up for other references.


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post #47 of 186 (permalink) Old Mar 23rd, 09, 9:30 PM
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Re: Bench to Bucket Conversion Diagram

Other links were much more helpful. Looks like the console is the easy part. I have conversion brackets I bought I dont need? Anyone need some they are NIB.

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Re: Bench to Bucket Conversion Diagram

I have a set of aftermarket seats (Procar Scat buckets) that have their own brackets. Do I still need the bench to bucket conversion brackets for the inside seat track to mount to?
Is the situation that here is no provision under the floor to attach the inner seat tracks to? I have set the Procar brackets on the floor and they seem to set properly flat.
I haven't contacted Procar about it. Guess that should have been my first move.
I do have a set of original 64 seats but they were in such condition that it was more expensive to overhaul them than buy new ones and since this Elky is not to be a concours entrant, I just bought the new seats.
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Re: Bench to Bucket Conversion Diagram

i have a 1972 monte carlo im trying to find bucket seats for it. the interior color code is 753 which is dark saddel. i also want to know if the seats will mount with out any modifications. are the mounting holes already in the floor pannel.
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where did you pick up the brackets.
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Just got the seat brackets welded on. The diagram was a good reference but didn't work for me. I also had to put the little bracket in the back of the seat apposed to the front. If not the seat would have rocked.
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Al...the seat tracks get bolted down tight, there is no way for them to rock unless the seat track to seat bolts are loose.

I am also wondering if you have the long brackets on the wrong side...

The long drivers bracket should go on the pass side...the long pass bracket goes on the drivers side...


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Re: Bench to Bucket Conversion Diagram

the more i look at the pic the more I think they are wrong...the long bracket has a slanted side...that slant goes in that little dip in the floor...

little bracket should work up front...


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Re: Bench to Bucket Conversion Diagram

You know it's a tough one. All I can say is we back and forth I don't how many times trying to get the right fit. We first tac welded the brackects as the diagram showed and it just didn't fit right. The way we set it up was the best fit? I know the seat gets bolted down but when we did so it leaned to one side by about 2 inches. The seat fits level the way we set it up?? If the column fits when I get it in and the seat clears the seat belt retractor then all is good. If not back to the drawing board. As soon as we get it painted then I'll be putting the interior back together and I will definitely let evryone know how it fit. If we screwed up I'll be the first to let everyone know.... Here is a look at the car so far
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Re: Bench to Bucket Conversion Diagram

so how to fix thetilting problem ? I have the same problem with mine joe
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Just got the seat brackets welded on. The diagram was a good reference but didn't work for me. I also had to put the little bracket in the back of the seat apposed to the front. If not the seat would have rocked. I did give myself 1/2 inch clearance from the seat belt retractor. That info was good to know. If I had gone exactly by the diagram it would have pushed my seats to close to the console. I just figure those old cars and seats weren't all built exactly the same. In the end we had to do what worked for my car. Just thought I would put some more pics up for other references.


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I know this is an old post but, Shane your set up is wrong! here is how it should look! Your long inner brackets are too far back and the outer bracket is on the back side and it should be on the front.


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Re: Bench to Bucket Conversion Diagram

Not about to say anyone knows it all but go here:
www.buickperformance.com
Enter the site & look for the articles on bench to buckets or floor shifter install.
I posted a sketch there a few years ago for the bucket seat mounts. Dimensions taken from a '70 Olds. All dimensions are based on the rocker trim screw holes (4), common position to all the A- body GM cars.

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Re: Bench to Bucket Conversion Diagram

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Not about to say anyone knows it all but go here:
www.buickperformance.com
Enter the site & look for the articles on bench to buckets or floor shifter install.
I posted a sketch there a few years ago for the bucket seat mounts. Dimensions taken from a '70 Olds. All dimensions are based on the rocker trim screw holes (4), common position to all the A- body GM cars.


Here is the link http://www.buickperformance.com/buckconsole.htm
This is the a good article. We need a sticky for this please !

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Re: Bench to Bucket Conversion Diagram

George is very knowledgeable in the A-body Buicks. He's helped/saved the day for me & countless others in our hobby.
These cars are very similar to the A-body Chevelle, many many parts interchange.
I can post the original sketch I made here should someone know where it should be set up as a sticky.

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Re: Bench to Bucket Conversion Diagram

Thats Great for an automatic car what about a 4-speed, I have yeat to see measurments for that. When you do no one gives them correct.
I know the seat measurments are the same, but the 4-speed tunnel and console bracket measurment is what I am looking for.

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Re: Bench to Bucket Conversion Diagram

Did the Chevelle get a separate factory welded hump/flat spot on the trans. tunnel for the 4 speed set-up?
A few members I know of have 4 speeds in their Buicks & recall them positioning that piece of sheetmetal. Let me know about the separate piece & I can ask the question. Just as easily I can hook you up with a Buick owner & the two of you can do this directly.

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