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Old 06-20-2017, 10:03 PM   #11
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I just picked up a pair of bucket seats (no idea what they're out of, but they're in great shape and are comfortable) with tracks. Everything is manually adjustable, so I'm good there. I got some universal brackets that you can adjust the height a little with for the front, and I figure I can whip something up for the rear if necessary.
I'm wondering if you guys are finding you had to make spacers to raise your buckets up, of if they pretty much dropped right in? Sitting in the driver's seat on the floor, it's hard to tell how close they are to where they'd need to be. Won't know for sure until I go to mount them, I suppose.

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I picked up a set of buckets from a 63 pontiac bonneville. It was the opposite of dropping in. I was able to get one of the four corners to sit flush on the floor, then kept shimming until I got side to side level and the front to back rake at the angle I wanted. Made some overkill brackets from free material at work. Some day, I'll get my interior done and actually install these seats.
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Old 06-21-2017, 01:27 PM   #12
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I picked up a set of buckets from a 63 pontiac bonneville. It was the opposite of dropping in. I was able to get one of the four corners to sit flush on the floor, then kept shimming until I got side to side level and the front to back rake at the angle I wanted. Made some overkill brackets from free material at work. Some day, I'll get my interior done and actually install these seats.
I think the front mounts on the rails being vertical will actually help me here. I bought some universal brackets with some height adjustability, so they will hopefully help with any weird angles in the floor as well.
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Old 06-21-2017, 01:49 PM   #13
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Using the stock mounting hole locations for the outside , I did this to mount my 64 Pontiac seats. I did cut a relief for about 5 inches at the tunnel so that I could mount the flat stock flat without having to modify the seat slider foot. I faved a piece and welded it in.







The shape of the floor to the rear foot well, drops off, so I had to cantilever the mount just a bit. I will get creative with the carpet and maybe make a cover so you don't see the bracket so much.... But I love the seat location.... I'm 6'1", and I have plenty of room and the steering wheel (15" aftermarket) is not right in my gut.....

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The stock seats in these cars sit too high in my opinion. I'm only about 6 feet, and when I get into a stocker my head almost hits the headliner. My upper body seems too high in the window also, I don't like it.

Before starting to make mounts for the buckets in my 56 I struggled for two days figuring out the right height by using 2x4 blocks and other pieces of wood.

Once I found THAT then came the next struggle,
After mentally going through 6 or 8 different over-complicated designs of mounts I finally did the simplest and easiest. Since my car is a 'simple' hotrod and not a show piece I found it easy to do. My seat itself brackets are similar to yours so I just took cut pieces of angle iron (four pieces per seat) and welded and bolted them to the floor. That allowed me to stagger the hole height, since our cars' floors drop altitude as it gets closer to the door. When I go to do carpet all I'll have to do is cut slits where the angle sticks up, which is plenty better than trying to find bolt holes after the carpet is down IMO.

For the sides I cut and bent these covers out of flat sheet of 16 gauge to finish off the sides to hide the angle and the under part of the seats.



Am curious to see what you end up with.
I have the same problem, A friend of mine has a 23 T Bucket Altered, my head hits the roll cage while his son who is over 6 foot 2 clears.
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Using the stock mounting hole locations for the outside , I did this to mount my 64 Pontiac seats. I did cut a relief for about 5 inches at the tunnel so that I could mount the flat stock flat without having to modify the seat slider foot. I faved a piece and welded it in.







The shape of the floor to the rear foot well, drops off, so I had to cantilever the mount just a bit. I will get creative with the carpet and maybe make a cover so you don't see the bracket so much.... But I love the seat location.... I'm 6'1", and I have plenty of room and the steering wheel (15" aftermarket) is not right in my gut.....

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Very nice work!!
I hope to use the factory bolt holes to locate the seats as well. I'm doing basically the same thing you did, but with 3x3 chunks of aluminum instead of full rails.
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Using the stock mounting hole locations for the outside , I did this to mount my 64 Pontiac seats. I did cut a relief for about 5 inches at the tunnel so that I could mount the flat stock flat without having to modify the seat slider foot. I faved a piece and welded it in.







The shape of the floor to the rear foot well, drops off, so I had to cantilever the mount just a bit. I will get creative with the carpet and maybe make a cover so you don't see the bracket so much.... But I love the seat location.... I'm 6'1", and I have plenty of room and the steering wheel (15" aftermarket) is not right in my gut.....

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Very nice work Gil. I opted for short lengths of different sizes of C-Channel laid flat to get the different heights, but your install definitely looks cleaner. Not a lot of difference between the 63 and 64 Pontiac seats that I can see.

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Very nice work!!

I hope to use the factory bolt holes to locate the seats as well. I'm doing basically the same thing you did, but with 3x3 chunks of aluminum instead of full rails.

Nice! Looks heavy.
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A buddy came by and we knocked the seats out. Those brackets did the trick up front for leveling the seat, and I used some aluminum spacers on the rear outside to level there. Sandwiched the floor pan with 2" body washers top and bottom where the bolts passed through. The front bolts are about 6" back from the factory seat mount holes. These things really fit great in my car, and I've got plenty of movement to access the rear area. Mounted height is almost dead nuts to where the factory bench was, but since the springs and padding aren't all blown out on these seats, I have a much more comfortable seating position. Adjustable lumbar and seat bottom angle doesn't hurt either!!
Pics are here: https://imgur.com/a/jTJSG
I'll try to get some of how everything mounted tomorrow. Now I need to build a 7" base for my center console to bring it up where I want it.
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Perfect!
The tops of yours are even a tiny bit lower than mine, I like it.
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