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Has anyone tried placing Camaro (67-70) buckets in the cab of their 68-72 el camino? I want to get rid of the stock bench (nice to be able to find and reach articles in the back by easily tilting the back slightly forward) since I like to stretch the shoulders back during almost anytime while driving to off-set muscle fatigue (has more to do with my body geometry than car design). I think the stock El camino buckets are ok, but still just wide enough at the top to stop you from thrusting back the elbows comfortably enough to get that 'stretch' feeling; the Camaro (67-70) buckets are just narrow enough at the top to allow for all kinds of elbow room. Any comments or experiences out there?
The only thing that might be a concern is ride heigth; I think the camaro seats might sit an inch or 2 lower on the deck and probably won't just bolt right in. I'm long in the back, so the lower ride heigth might be good too.
 

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First, when you say get rid of, you really mean remove and store indefinitely, correct? That seat, if it's original, contains the birth certificate for your car. When it's gone you have no proof the car is what you may claim.

That's really all I had to say. Oh buckets are cool, but I'm going back to the bench.



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yeah, Zio, I do look forward to retrieving that little doc., if it's still there. The seat has been repaired of the years, and although it probably wasn't completely dismantled for re-upholstery, whoever did the minor upholstery panel repair, may have seen it and may or may not have given it to the original owner. That's who I bought it from and he's was a pretty old guy on the edge of Alzhiemers, so I didn't even bother asking.
I am going to keep the original bench though; I might re-upholster in year correct color and style and just set on some house friendly skids, and have a combo conversation piece/unique home furnishing.
For everyday use though, I think, with some effort, those Camaro buckets are the ticket. They look better contoured to hold your buns down while accelerating around a corner, not to mention the extra headroom and reach around room. Just hope they'll center up correctly for driving position without to much drill/weld action. Let me know anything else you might know. Thanks
 
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