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Username Post: 65 Power bucket seat        (Topic#359408)
Motown_mtrhd 
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01-07-20 05:57 PM - Post#2783949    

Anybody ever see a power bucket seat for the 65 SS?

Steve, 65 SS numbers 396,TH400 A/C Lots of power options. 1970 Chevelle, LS-LQ9 Tremec 5 spd,nuthin stock left. Drop Top . 34 Chevy 350 TPI,38 Chevy coupe.


 


Oshawa65SS 
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01-07-20 11:32 PM - Post#2783965    
    In response to Motown_mtrhd

Here ya go



Ryan

65 Impala SS Evening Orchid convertible 283 2V with Powerglide and 10 bolt 3.08 open by PO, originally 3.36
Build date Dec. 21 '64 Oshawa


 
Motown_mtrhd 
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01-08-20 02:55 PM - Post#2784000    
    In response to Oshawa65SS

Nice, I have the same interior and the car has a fair amount of options and have been thinking about adding the mechanics. Looking around at Ebay and some other sites the stuff is pricy. What bothers me is the all claim they fit everything 62 and such to 70 or so. Is there a site I can go to to verify that? None of the ones out there look alike? 65 SS, numbers match 396, TH 400,A/C/pwr windows,tilt, AM/FM, 4 ch stereo,brakes, steering,convenience grp. even the A/C compressor is genie. I usually tear my cars apart but just couldn't do this one. What's your opinion on adding this?

Steve, 65 SS numbers 396,TH400 A/C Lots of power options. 1970 Chevelle, LS-LQ9 Tremec 5 spd,nuthin stock left. Drop Top . 34 Chevy 350 TPI,38 Chevy coupe.


 
Motown_mtrhd 
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01-08-20 02:57 PM - Post#2784001    
    In response to Oshawa65SS

PS, I just noticed, power vent glass and Crooze control! That's Rich..

Steve, 65 SS numbers 396,TH400 A/C Lots of power options. 1970 Chevelle, LS-LQ9 Tremec 5 spd,nuthin stock left. Drop Top . 34 Chevy 350 TPI,38 Chevy coupe.


 
Oshawa65SS 
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01-08-20 11:24 PM - Post#2784030    
    In response to Motown_mtrhd

Here's a power bucket setup the seller states is from a 65 Impala SS, so it's a visual representation of what to look for.
Check the parts catalog for numbers and any common to other applications which would allow you to broaden your search.
For something removed 40 plus years ago this one sure is rusty, most likely from poor storage.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1965-65-CHEVROLET -IMPALA-...

Here's some additional wiring:
https://www.lectriclimited.com/vehiclesearch/resul...

It was a later in 65 option so it's not covered in the assembly manual, but it's also not covered in the 66 assembly manual unfortunately.
Not in the 65 accessory installation manual, and I don't have the 66 version to say if it is or not.

Edit: In discussion with CT member timmyg65, he pointed out that in 66 the bucket seats were changed to "Strato" so a 66 power track differs in that it now has to attach to a narrower seat.
Don't look to 66 or later years as a source for a power track for your 65 seat.

Ryan

65 Impala SS Evening Orchid convertible 283 2V with Powerglide and 10 bolt 3.08 open by PO, originally 3.36
Build date Dec. 21 '64 Oshawa


Edited by Oshawa65SS on 01-11-20 03:05 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
DOC396 
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01-09-20 05:46 AM - Post#2784037    
    In response to Oshawa65SS

That is the first 65 I have ever seen with power vents windows, must be very rare option.



 
fsc66 
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01-09-20 06:11 AM - Post#2784039    
    In response to DOC396

NO such thing was never offered as a factory option. People install them from other models.
Paul






 
grechevy 
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01-09-20 07:19 AM - Post#2784042    
    In response to fsc66

agree with fsc66.factory brochures only list ower straight seat.after long search I discovered like year buick and Pontiac power assemblys will work.even these are scarce



 
Motown_mtrhd 
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01-09-20 09:04 AM - Post#2784046    
    In response to fsc66

That's what I thought too, I couldn't find any document that list them for Chevy's only Caddy's Buick, Olds. Any one else have any info on if they were offered? PS, I have my door panels off getting ready to install new ones and I think there is a stamped out section for the single switch in the door shell. I will look later and pass it on, if so why the cutout if not offered??

Steve, 65 SS numbers 396,TH400 A/C Lots of power options. 1970 Chevelle, LS-LQ9 Tremec 5 spd,nuthin stock left. Drop Top . 34 Chevy 350 TPI,38 Chevy coupe.


Edited by Motown_mtrhd on 01-09-20 09:13 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Oshawa65SS 
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01-09-20 01:16 PM - Post#2784067    
    In response to Motown_mtrhd

My guess is that scored for cutting out patch in your door panel is for the driver's side remote mirror installation.
The interior pic is from a GM executive car that was specially equipped, or so the story goes, that was on eBay a while back.
Power driver's bucket seat is in the 65 assembly manual on the alphabetical option listing page as A46 code, but as was said, power vent windows are not to be found.

Ryan

65 Impala SS Evening Orchid convertible 283 2V with Powerglide and 10 bolt 3.08 open by PO, originally 3.36
Build date Dec. 21 '64 Oshawa


 
bigred65 
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01-09-20 05:28 PM - Post#2784083    
    In response to Oshawa65SS

Im pretty sure the car in the pic is not factory optioned that way at all. They used 66 tilt tele collars on a 65 tilt, it doesn't even fit right. That car has had most of those options added. Its sad when people try to pull a fast one on potential buyers. What's wrong with just saying I wanted to add these options because I think they are cool, instead of saying this was a showroom demo, or executives car, brass hats car or a half dozen others I've heard over the years. All lies, very little documentation on a lot of cars that are supposed to be all original fresh restoration. Just my 2 cents.

Brandon

1965 Impala SS 396 4spd
1966 Impala SS convert 4spd
1973 Corvette 4spd
1973 Firebird Formula 4spd
1959 Corvette FI 4spd will restore it someday!!!


 
65acadian 
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01-09-20 10:15 PM - Post#2784100    
    In response to fsc66

  • fsc66 Said:
NO such thing was never offered as a factory option. People install them from other models.
Paul




Agreed, Pontiac, Olds, Buick and Cadillac but not the Chevy for some reason.



 
59fins 
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01-11-20 01:06 PM - Post#2784193    
    In response to bigred65

Your 2 cents may be correct.
But it still looks nice! Really nice!

After all they are our cars to do what we want with them... Once the are not original kinda makes them open season! ? Personally I like period correct, but as they say there is an a$$ for every seat, some like the seat and some don't, That's why we are here and like "Chevy"talk

I seen a Evening Orchid color 65 years ago at back to the 50's in MN. (2004? maybe) with an the original 409! It was a nice car as well.

Some people do not like to post pics in fear of criticism

I like pics! all kinds
That's my 2 cents as well....



Bill H.
67 Impala SS




 


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