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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old Feb 18th, 20, 5:47 PM Thread Starter
 
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65 Chevelle seats

The 65 Chevelle I bought came without seats. Anyone running seats other than original ones. Like newer Camaro, Cadillac, Buick or any other newer car. Also any rear seats used out of these type cars?

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old Feb 18th, 20, 7:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: 65 Chevelle seats

Sorry the 64 I bought not 65.
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unless your doing like a pro touring or a resto mod, late model seats to me looks a little out of place. the pro car seats look nice. jim

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I put the ProCar Pro90 lowback seats in my 64 Elky.
I ended up making my own brackets just for personal preference because the Procar brackets made the seats too high for me.
But I really like the seats. Very comfortable and look right for that year.
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I've got 2007 Maxima seats in my 64. They do look out of place when you first install them, but man, high back, fully bolstered, 8 way power, perfect headrest placement for long drives, car is a joy to drive. The smell of leather is just the added bonus.
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Re: 65 Chevelle seats

You might look at some of the later model Chevelle/ GTO seats from late 1960s-1970s. The stock 1964 Chevelle seats are too low and come to like mid shoulder/back. They are also a safety issue being that low which is why they raised the back up in the later years.
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I put the ProCar Pro90 lowback seats in my 64 Elky.
I ended up making my own brackets just for personal preference because the Procar brackets made the seats too high for me.
But I really like the seats. Very comfortable and look right for that year.

Also went with the ProCar in my 64 El Camino daily driver project. Liked them in the wife's Camaro so it was an easy choice. I went with the Rally but the low back would look a bit more period correct if you are after that look. Like others have said, the procar brackets do sit them pretty high in the car so if you are tall they may need modified or make your own.



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I have a 1972 Chevell bench seat in my 1965 El Camino it has a higher back than original and has headrests. It doesn’t look too out of place.
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post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old Feb 20th, 20, 1:47 PM
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You might look at some of the later model Chevelle/ GTO seats from late 1960s-1970s. The stock 1964 Chevelle seats are too low and come to like mid shoulder/back. They are also a safety issue being that low which is why they raised the back up in the later years.
Aren't 64-72 the same frame other than the headrest?
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Tighten it till it strips and back it off a quarter turn.
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Aren't 64-72 the same frame other than the headrest?

There's other differences. No 64-66 seats, buckets or bench, have release latches. Seat backs can come forward during a hard braking incident, but the height of the bench seat backs are pretty much the same.

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There's other differences. No 64-66 seats, buckets or bench, have release latches. Seat backs can come forward during a hard braking incident, but the height of the bench seat backs are pretty much the same.
Ok, other than the headrest and seat latches. I fixed it.

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Re: 65 Chevelle seats

I looked on Ecklers and it appears the 1966-1968 bucket is one frame and the 1969 and later buckets are a different frame. I have seats out of a 1969 GTO and they are a little higher in the back (without head rest) than the stock Chevelle bucket seats. Did not see any bucket seat frames for the 1965.
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I just received the Low Back TMI seats for my 65. Not install yet.

I looked for donor seats but since I wanted Red I was going to have more wrapped up in buying the donor and then recovering in desired color. Thats why I choose the TMI option. Plus I sold my OE seat frames for nearly $500 so that helped offset the cost.
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I just received the Low Back TMI seats for my 65. Not install yet.

I looked for donor seats but since I wanted Red I was going to have more wrapped up in buying the donor and then recovering in desired color. Thats why I choose the TMI option. Plus I sold my OE seat frames for nearly $500 so that helped offset the cost.
Nice looking seats. Do you have a link for them?

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I am using mid-late 90ís Camry seats . Real close to the same dimension as the original buckets . Made my own frames to mount them , sit real nice , bolt in the factory location , and recline . Cost $25 each at pull-a-part , will cost me $350 to reupholster them .
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