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  1. east1la

    east1la Enthusiast

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    I have a 93 toyota pickup. it has a bench seat. I am planning to take it out and put some bucket seats. any advice on some good bucket seats.
     
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    ive heard the 85 and similar celicas fit perfect....but like i said, i heard...
     
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    I have 88 Crx si seats in mine. Relatively easy. Driver side I used the bench seat brackets. Passenger side I drilled 3 holes on the cab for stock si seat bracket.
     
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    My seats are from a Honda Accord. (not sure what year, '97ish) Just took the mounting brackets off of the split bench and put them on the honda seats. Only one rail on the driver side didn't match up perfectly (the inside one). The rear hole did however line up with the stock location of the driver's seatbelt buckle. So I went to a scrap yard and got an extra passenger side buckle which is stiff instead of limp (you can see them in the picture).

    So the inside driver's seat rail is mounted in the rear to the old seatbelt location and the front is mounted to a nut that I welded into the sheet metal.
     
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    I switched to stock bucket seats from a 4runner
    I had the bench too
    my 93 had the hole on the inner side front for a bolt but no nut to hold it welded in
    the inner back bolt spot is used to mount the cloth seatbelt receiver, it is an odd size 11mm bolt hole that is used for seatbelt brackets in toyotas
    the stiff belt receivers litneon talks about are what i used too
    they mount on the transmission tunnel
    my truck had no holes or nuts for these receivers
    I had to drill and weld nuts in the tunnel to mount them
     
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    He's right about the nut in the tunnel. I had forgotten about adding that one.
     
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    has anyone used a 60/40 split bench from a tacoma? Did they come in any of the 89-95 trucks? I have to keep a bench seat but the split is much more comfortable at least from the taco so I'm wondering if it would be fairly easy?
     
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    I threw a split bench from my '93 in the garbage not too long ago. They did come in the pickups, but the Taco seat will probably be too wide.
     
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    I've got a split bench in my 91 4wd parts truck right now
    it uses the same mounts as a regular bucket seat with a little different belt system...
     
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    Dangit Lit I could have used that!
     
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    nice. I like what u did man.
     
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    what do ya think about seats off from a scion xb?? would they fit?
     
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    Well, worst case scenario, you might have to engineer the entire rail setup.
    Wouldn't be too big of a deal, just not sure how far you want to get into it.
     
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    i have seats from a mid 90's prelude. they fit okay. i think fabing up seat rails should be a piece of cake. i just hate how you cant recline that much on pickups...but then again thats not its purpose.
     
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    well, I want some seats that looks and feels good, maybe the racing look.
     
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    The great thing about these pickups is that you can make them handle like a sports car with the right combination of parts. That's where the racing buckets will shine. Less driver fatigue from hard turns, ect.....
     
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    thanks people for some advise
     
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    looks like I'll be doing 84 supra seats depending on how well they fit. I'll keep ya posted!
     
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    please do!
     
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    should be grabbing them this weekend. They're from my friends car so I've sat in them (when the car was driveable) and they are comfortable but very supportive for aggressive driving.
     

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