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Bought a set of '12 Camaro seats and just did a test fit, real comfortable and fit nice, drv & pas side only need the large RED & BLACK wires hooked up to operate the 6 way adj., it took a couple times to get the drv seat centered and I need to move the pas side outward, first try on the pas side but here's some pics
 

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Guess I need to learn how to use my phone/camara/textmachine/dictaphone a little better, but here's more
 

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Cool. :)

Did you have to modify the factory seat rails at all? I believe from the factory they have a little hook shaped tab that comes down in the front, not sure if that bolts on for easy removal, or if you have to cut it off to get it out of the way?

Also, how high do they sit now that you have them mounted on the brackets?
 

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The adapters I got from ebay $127.99 but if you have a welder and some mild steel you could make your own, the outer sides bolt to the existing bolt holes, you have to locate, mark and drill the holes towards the hump, drv side seat I used the existing threaded holes on the seat track at the rear, M8-1.25X25 but I ground it shorter by an 1/8th, couldn't find them in grade 8 but if you can I would, using 3/8th's grade 8 every where else, gotta go to work, more later, rick.
 

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are you sitting higher with those seats?
 

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I believe that Recaro is the supplier of those seats to GM, hard to beat. You're going to really like them if you do any driving of any distance at all. My daughter had them in her 2012 Camaro and has them in her 2014 Camaro, firm yet comfortable and very supportive and with the 6 way power you're able to get them just where you want them... Looks good!
 

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I used a 4.5" grinder and cut the hook pieces off, I measured my bench seat and these are less than 3/4" higher, they don't block any rear view at all, The bracket to floor may need spacers/washers to level them side to side.
 

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The 3/4" less is floor to seat
 

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Here's another pic with a measurement, the seat is in the lowest position
 

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What seat brackets did you use from Ebay? What company were they from?
 

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Yes, resurrecting an old thread on purpose.

I finally got around to installing my late model (2012) Camaro 6 way power seats. I have both installed now but didn’t snap any final pictures yet. Here is a few pictures showing in the middle of the install showing one old one new for direct comparison.

I did try using the same brackets Rick was using, but they sat too high. So I fashioned some lower brackets to bolt them into the factory locations, and it sits pretty well. Getting the driver‘s seat centered took quite a bit of patience, but it sits pretty well.


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They do look comfy on the back...The head restraints look odd but then again newer tech right? Nice Job!
 

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The adapters I got from ebay $127.99 but if you have a welder and some mild steel you could make your own, the outer sides bolt to the existing bolt holes, you have to locate, mark and drill the holes towards the hump, drv side seat I used the existing threaded holes on the seat track at the rear, M8-1.25X25 but I ground it shorter by an 1/8th, couldn't find them in grade 8 but if you can I would, using 3/8th's grade 8 every where else, gotta go to work, more later, rick.
Rick metric bolts aren't graded like SAE sized bolts are so you won't find grade 8 bolts but you might find metric bolts with numbers on them.That is the bolts tensile strength designation cast or forged on each of them.I think its a better way of showing what that bolt can do and its much better than slashes or dashes.
The above explains it better than I ever could.
 

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Steve those Morris 3 point seat belts are just what I need to buy, are those for an old Chevelle or something newer and if you have a part # it'd be greatly appreciated :) it's been a while since I bolted the brackets in and don't remember what bolts I ended up using
 

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Steve those Morris 3 point seat belts are just what I need to buy, are those for an old Chevelle or something newer and if you have a part # it'd be greatly appreciated :) it's been a while since I bolted the brackets in and don't remember what bolts I ended up using
Rick - these are specifically made for the 67-73 Chevelles by Morris. Bolt in to all factory holes and super simple. Here is the link to the ones I purchased:

 
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I subscribed so maybe I'll get a disco code, not to be confused with a disco dance :ROFLMAO:
 

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The metric bolts make it a lot easier to tell what you're using from that chart, very simple for the user (y):)
 

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The Senior Citizen in me just loves discounts lol, Ordering them in the morning from my laptop instead of the phone
 
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