: Non-stock buckets in a '69
POP D TOP
Jan 23rd, 01, 05:22 AM
I'm considering replacing my stock buckets with some newer, more comfortable, more supportive, reclinable seats. The plan would be to have them upholstered white vinyl with black/white houndstooth inserts (I've seen houndstooth material available in the past).
Has anyone had success with any particular seats ie: 4th gen Camaro/Firebird, Fiero, or whatever? As I'm going through the boneyard, are there any particular measurements I should have/make to determine a suitable fit? I'm assuming I'll have to fab some sort of adapter to mount the tracks to my floorboard...any suggestions/cautions for that process?
'69 Garnet Red Convertible, Ivory over black, 350 w/turbo 400
Jan 23rd, 01, 04:02 PM
I put 97 firebird seats in my el camino. Not a camaro, but the problems are similar. I mounted them on electric tracks from an early eldorado. I used some solid aluminum block cut to the correct thickness to level them. 2 things (at least) you need to be aware of.
1-I used the stock forward outside mount hole to locate the seats..drilled 3 other holes and oops WRONG-O! The seat was not centered on the steering wheel, so be forwarned.
2-Put some type of a reinforcing plate on the underside of the bolts. You don't want the seat bolts pulling thru the floor in your first panic stop.
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Electric Blue 67
Feb 1st, 01, 04:21 PM
I have a '67 Camaro and am looking into late model F-body seats for mine as well. Have you had any luck so far with seats for your '69?
Feb 2nd, 01, 06:02 AM
Check out some of the 97 issues of Car Craft. Remember the 67 convertible with the LT-1 conversion and they used 30th anniversary seats recovered in white houndstooth.
68 RS, Ash Gold,pwr windows,Hounds tooth
Feb 5th, 03, 03:54 AM
I was doing a search and ran across this post. I am looking to do the same thing. Anyone have updated info on replacing stock bucket seats with late model seats? Thanks
Feb 5th, 03, 04:06 AM
I replaced mine with 2001 Mercury Cougar power leather seats. These have great support on the sides and are very comfortable. I never like the feel of the late F-body seats
It was a tight squeeze, but they fit. Now I need to match the rest of the interior to the seats.
1969 Base Camaro
Vortec 355, Perf. RPM, Demon Carb., TH-400
All sheetmetal is NOS GM
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Feb 5th, 03, 04:20 AM
People have installed Fiero seats and say they are an easy setup. I was thinking of going that route, but the wife wants the factory seats. I have to do what Mama says.
1969 Camaro - The Hole-y Grail Project
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Feb 5th, 03, 08:09 AM
I installed 95 Firebird seats in mine. I modified my 69 tracks to work with the seats, then bolted the seats in. I found that the recliner mechanism sits right on top of the seat belt retractor, so I moved the seats toward the console about 1/2" The seat is not really centered on the stearing wheel, but thats not a huge deal.
I am going to get aftermarket leather covers for the front, and have a cover made for the rears to match.