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post #61 of 186 (permalink) Old Jun 5th, 09, 1:37 PM
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Re: Bench to Bucket Conversion Diagram

Yes, 4-speed cars recieved a seprate hump. Everyone that sends a pic showing the measurment never shows the exact measurment or from where they measured? It has to be exact. Below is a pic of a 4-speed hump showing what you asked.


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Re: Bench to Bucket Conversion Diagram

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Is that from a 70-72 car?
The Buick from the same years had the opening more to the LH side & was a completely
different animal from what you've shown. I made contact with a Buick 4 speed guru I know. I'll let you know his reply. I'm sure he'll do anything in his power to help out another car nut.

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post #64 of 186 (permalink) Old Jun 5th, 09, 4:08 PM
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Re: Bench to Bucket Conversion Diagram

Ken,
Friend is familiar with the Buick 4 speeds only. Couple pics attached will show quite a difference. One is from a '69 GS400 showing floor pan & hump.70-72 are the same. Second is the consolette option around the shifter boot & a short storage console that goes between the bucket seats. I have a shorty storage console in my car. It's auto shift on the column with bucket seats. The centre portion of the consolette was available with factory tach., I don't believe the smaller guages are factory.
Linkages are likely also quite different as the mount to the LH side of the trans.. Chevelle linkages have an offset to them?
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Ya, not even close

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Re: Bench to Bucket Conversion Diagram

Ok, "Crazychevelleman" here we go again about my brackets being WRONG. I know they are not set up as someones diagram shows. The diagam was helpful though. The long bracket might be an inch back too far as well. But this is what worked for me! If I went as the diagram showed my seats rocked. This is what worked for me. Let me ask you a question. When I put my seats in, if they clear the seat belts, shifter column and slide back and forth is it still wrong???
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Re: Bench to Bucket Conversion Diagram

Sorry to offend you! Please, forgive me! However the Factory did not do it this way, it is wrong. But like you said, its working for you, but It don't mean its right.

Let me ask you a question that dont pertain to this. Say for instance a man works at a company and steals a little from them over a period of 20 years, The Lord said, "thou shalt not steal", and when he stands before the Lord he is rewarded acording to his work here! the reward for Sin is Death in hell, without Jesus christ's atoning sacrafice this man has no hope. It worked for him but it did not make it right.

See my point.

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Here is what I think happend: Below is a pic of the seat tracks Note: (A) Is taller than (B) it is possiable to get this turned arround! By doing so, your seat would rock or wobble, you would have to use the Small Bracket at the rear of the mounting point Like you did! The way to tell is this: If you have the seat adjuster knob pointing toward the door on the outside of the seat, the 1 hole (Taller leg) should point to the front and mount to the one stud on the bracket. the 2 holes (Smaller leg) to the rear using the outer most hole. The inside track should be the same as the adjuster track. when you pull the leaver to adjust the seat, siting in the seat the Lever should pull foward not to the rear. This was designed to give the seat a slight recline. I think if you re-check you will find the problem, Just trying to help brother.

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Re: Bench to Bucket Conversion Diagram

No, I don't see what your anlogy has to do at all with the subject?? But thanks for the help.
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Re: Bench to Bucket Conversion Diagram

Al,
Have a look at the Buick site referred to earlier. In it you will find a number of floor pan photos from a factory bucket seat car. I converted my own & have also "been there - done that".
One thing to remember is that the rear outboard mount- hole in the floor - gets re used.This is a common anchor for both bench & buckets. My sketch is at the end & it may help in positioning the brackets before they get welded down.

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No, I don't see what your anlogy has to do at all with the subject?? But thanks for the help.
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Really?
It make sense to me.
There has to be a reason why installing the brackets in their proper place cause the seats to rock otherwise everybody would have rocking seats.

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Really? See you guys don't understand that I could give a damm if the set up is right or wrong. Your "right way" did not work for me, my wrong way did

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Really? See you guys don't understand that I could give a damm if the set up is right or wrong. Your "right way" did not work for me, my wrong way did

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Really? See you guys don't understand that I could give a damm if the set up is right or wrong. Your "right way" did not work for me, my wrong way did
If you don't want it done right, that's cool, what ever works for you, it's your car.

You could or you couldn't give a damn?

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Re: Bench to Bucket Conversion Diagram

here is a link to seat brackets. I havent tried them so I don't know if this would be pertinent to anyone or not.

http://www.carpartsdiscount.com/auto...html?3593=4554
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Re: Bench to Bucket Conversion Diagram

I installed my buckets today after removing the old bench seat.

I took a number of images that may help out other is the conversion bracket placement.

The seats are from a 68 Buick Skylark, they will need recovering and restored but wanted to get things in place.

Here's a link to the installation pictures



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