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Username Post: 65 chevy c10, adding power seats        (Topic#358312)
Sal 
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Reg: 05-18-07
10-04-19 06:06 PM - Post#2777099    

has anybody installed power seats in a 65 chevy c10? if so, can you share pictures?
thanks
Sal



 
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100 CHEVY 
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100 CHEVY
Loc: Helena,Missippi,U.S.A.
Reg: 12-09-04
10-08-19 11:14 AM - Post#2777378    
    In response to Sal

No pics but I have 60/66 truck with a 60/40 power seat from a 80 or so GM A-body car in it.
Seems to fit good.
Mike.

"You gonna leave it like that?
http://www.picturetrail.com/100chevy


 
Ray P W 
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Reg: 09-30-15
10-08-19 05:14 PM - Post#2777411    
    In response to 100 CHEVY

Sal,

Do you still have the original seat? My son has a '66 C 10 and while he was in the Marine Corps deployed in the Middle East someone stole the seat out of it while the truck was in storage.

I found a seat in a farmer's field and the farmer gave it to me but is so rusted that I don't think it can be saved. That was very kind of the farmer and I really appreciate his gesture but the seat springs and the metal structure the springs are mounted to are pretty much rusted through.

Ray W



 
jktucker92 
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jktucker92
Loc: West Richland, WA
Reg: 02-05-17
10-09-19 04:37 PM - Post#2777495    
    In response to Ray P W

I didn't install power seats in my '65, but I did install seats out of a '99 GMC Truck to gain the shoulder belts. Power versions of that seat are readily available and basically the same size. I'd look for the leather ones out of a '01 truck since they have a thinner back. Mine was cloth and the back was a little deeper. Being 6'2", I like the seat as far back as possible, and the thicker back meant it wouldn't slide back as far as I would have liked. I also re-enforced the floor to ensure that the seat didn't just follow me through the windshield in a collision. The seat I bought was a 40/20/40, which is two buckets with a small bench in the middle and it fit fine. I did have to use a hammer to massage the floor a little bit in the back to get the bracket to install as far back as possible. Also, I had already relocated the fuel tank, so I'm not sure if the fuel tank or brackets would get in the way.



 
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