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Old 12-25-2011, 03:37 PM   #1
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rear mount bucket seats

Bucket ^ Has anyone ever done this? When my car got totalled, I returned everything to stock as I could and I took out the leather seats I put in. Just wondering if anyone has tried mounting 2 bucket seats in the rear and how much room there was/how much room was left in the middle of the 2. Thanks for any input, I am looking into attempting this in the spring.
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Old 12-25-2011, 07:06 PM   #2
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Why? There really isn't room back there, and there isn't any point.
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Old 12-25-2011, 07:24 PM   #3
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Something different and to actually use my extra seats i have chilling at my house. Wanted to save trunk space/rattling trunk by possibly making a sound build in between the seats depending on room and availability.
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Old 12-25-2011, 10:01 PM   #4
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Lol...im in the same boat and had the same idea. I currently have some very nice 75th annaversy leather in my car. I had seen some posts on here talking bout doing this ala sc/t concept. Everyone has seen how good the rear seats looked in that car. I am happy to report that there is plenty of room to mount ga front buckets in the rear....even with the headrests believe it or not. Of course the tracks have to go and its a little fab work. Alas, all the work is gonna be around the seats to make it look good. I think sct concept kinda looks like its missing something between the seat backs. I have recently acquired some cherry coupe leather buckets for just this reason. I also now have four six way power frames...if I can.only figure out how to make the rear seats power....

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Old 12-25-2011, 10:36 PM   #5
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If you had a sedan, you could pull it off. Being a coupe, and cramped back there, I'd pass on this. Make those seats into lounge chairs!
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Old 12-26-2011, 08:40 AM   #6
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^There is no real difference in actual rear seat space between the sedan and coupe. They ride on the same chassis with the same wheel base. Only difference is the length of the doors and how easy it is to get in the front and back.


My reference to "no room" was meant more for height than width, although the rear seat IS a little narrower than the front. If you look at the height of the bucket seats and where they mount at the floor pan, then look at the height of the floor where the rear seat cushion is... it will never work. The seats would sit higher and the head rests would probably hit the rear window. Plus your passengers would be sitting higher and at a rather odd angle. And with the coupe it would be even worse. There is an angled sheet metal brace under the seat cushion going from the floor pan to the side which would prevent the seat frame from sitting flat. You'd have to cut that out to even make it work, and that would weaken the chassis.

Basically all the hacking and drilling you'd have to do to make it work and mount them, it probably wouldn't be safe and would look like ****. There is just no reason to do this and it is a stupid idea. Especially "just because" you have some seats sitting around you want to use?! That is really stupid. Just sell them to someone if you can't use them.
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Old 12-26-2011, 05:24 PM   #7
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Take a bucket seat stripped frame take off the tracks fab up some simple mounts that lift the bottom of the frame bout an inch off the floorpan and they acctually sit lower than stock rears. I m convinced this is all they did in the concept also. Stock seatbealts will still work. I guarentee the seats will be far more secure than stock done right.
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Old 12-26-2011, 05:40 PM   #8
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Cut the middle of the bench seat out over the hump, put carpet between the seats, then a console. That's the only idea I have in mind if buckets won't work.

Then you have to somehow cover the foam and tears and crap torn on the sides of the seats from cutting the bench seat in two. Probably re-upholstering them. It's my only idea

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Old 12-26-2011, 06:02 PM   #9
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Basically, leave the rear seat alone.
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Old 12-26-2011, 08:54 PM   #10
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Ummm. Leave it alone? You gotta be kiddin me. Im guessin 10 or 15 hours labor and less than 50 in material if u have the seats.. looks like they used a minivan or suv console in sct..id say do some glasswork in glass between seat rears...a nice spot for some midbass. As far as anybody disagreeing with it....as my 7 yo nephew says..."hatin is bad"
AND DONT start cuttin up your stock rear seats...but remember u are losing a rear seat...so your crumbsnatcher capacity will be reduced. I only have one kid under 18 and one grandchild so not an issue.

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Old 12-26-2011, 08:57 PM   #11
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Ummm. Leave it alone? You gotta be kiddin me. Im guessin 10 or 15 hours labor and less than 50 in material if u have the seats.. looks like they used a minivan or suv console in sct..id say do some glasswork in glass between seat rears...a nice spot for some midbass. As far as anybody disagreeing with it....as my 7 yo nephew says..."hatin is bad"
This isn't Fast & The Furious. Too much work for something that won't look right or probably even be safe.
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Old 12-26-2011, 10:07 PM   #12
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I used to have bucket seats in the back of mine. was going to try and make the SCT concept, but took them out to do an audio and air ride build
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chaos u take the cake...this mod was on the original sct. And if its too much work for ya. Dont do it to your car. ....dont be such a negative nancy....
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chaos u take the cake...this mod was on the original sct. And if its too much work for ya. Dont do it to your car. ....dont be such a negative nancy....
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I dont know about these....seems like too much work for something thats not really needed and are unsafe anyways...
From Chaos's thread you just posted in.

Are you in love with chaos? You seem to be following him everywhere he goes, always commenting on his comments.
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I used to have bucket seats in the back of mine. was going to try and make the SCT concept, but took them out to do an audio and air ride build
Have any pictures for a general idea?
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Old 12-27-2011, 11:43 AM   #16
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he never has anything good or positive to say about any mod anyone wants to discuss...i actually thinks he discourages people from trying something different. I think everyone who owns these cars benefits when somebody tries to do something. It adds to the body of knowledge. We all win.
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Old 12-27-2011, 11:50 AM   #17
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original sct rear seats..
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Locodouche has a hard on for me, and I don't like creepy old dudes.

Sorry I tend to look at things from a more realistic point of view, and not some shady ricer's hackjob wet dream.
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Old 12-27-2011, 08:14 PM   #19
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I think if a person were ever to try rear buckets, the way to do it would find a 1990's GTP or Turbo Grand Prix, and take out the rear bucket seats. My 1990 Turbo has rear buckets, and a console, that I think would really be about the easiest option, but who knows...
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Old 12-27-2011, 09:11 PM   #20
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we are talking about a fairly simple mod here and some people act like we are choppin and channelin the body and doing leadwork on your car. If this is out of the realm of being realistic it is a sad statment on the skill level of some on here.
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