5th Gen Seats: Update Installed

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  1. Green hornet

    Green hornet Veteran Member

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    They just showed up 30 min ago, power both drivers and passenger side. Hope to have them installed this weekend. Will post pics and info when done.
     
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    Cool beans.... where'd you get them?
     
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    Picked them up off eBay. Out of a 2013 Camaro with only 22,000 miles. The car was totaled. There in great shape and I believe they are heated also. Not sure if I'll be able too hook that part up.
     
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    I finished installing the 5th gen seat in my '70 along with a matching console. They fit nice, are comfortable and the bolstering is a bonus. I wish I could mount them an inch lower but because of the slight hump in the floor pan it wasn't possible. For taller people it wouldn't be problem because as the seat is move farther back The seat bottom can be moved lower.

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    Her is the size difference between the two seat along with photos.
    2nd Gen. 5th Gen
    Seat width. 22 1/2" , 20"
    Seat depth. 18" , 19 1/2"
    Back width. 22" , 21 1/2"
    Height to shoulder 28" , 30"
    Height to head rest. 31" , 38"
    Floor to seat. 8 1/2 , 8 1/2
    Track width. 13 1/2". , 16"
    Track length. 16" , 14"

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    Here is a photo of one of each seats in the car.

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    They took some work to make them fit right. I didn't want to drill any new hole in the floor pan so I used the original mounting holes. I made some brackets for the front of the tracks using 1x2 tubing and flat stock that attached to the existing hook on the seat tracks. This helps clear the hump in the floor pan. I used a piece of flat stock across the back of the tracks for the rear mounts with holes drilled to line up with the original holes in the floor pan.

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    The passenger seat took more work to get set square to the dash and straight up and down as you look through the back window. I made no modifications to the floor pan or any cuts in the carpet so that if I return the original seats to the car I won't have to repair anything just bolt them back in. The big difference in the size of the seat is the height of the head rest and the thickness of the bolstering.

    Her is a photo of the circuit system that I created to power the seats, I cut the top off the board. Each seat is protected by a 25 amp circuit breaker. I attach├ęd the circuit board under the fuse box with a sheet metal bracket I made. I attach├ęd it using one of the fuse box mounting bolts and a dab of hot glue on the other end. I found all the parts at my local NAPA store. I used a circuit tap installed into the existing TCS A/C circuit since I don't have A/C or TCS system.

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    I have the same seats. Any chance you can fab up another set of brackets for $$?
     
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    Very nicely done.
     
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    Nice fab work on the brackets. They look good and will hug you much better.
     
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    Well done!!
     
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    How bout the poor boys in the back ??:)
     
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    Great job. Thanks for posting all of this up as well. Cheers!!
     

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