New seat & wheels for my 1968 C20..?

Discussion in '1967-1972' started by ChevyMitch, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. ChevyMitch

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    What can I pick up for a seat out of a salvage yard from a newer Chevy truck for my 68 C20 that will bolt in/on and work?
    I need a new bench seat or bucket console.
    I also would like to find some 18 or 20 inch stock GM rims that will bolt on without being too different or rubbing, etc.
    I went from the original 17.5's to 16's, but would like something taller.

    Thanks
     
  2. vwnate1

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    You left out the critical information :

    WHERE you are located .

    How many lugs do you need ? .

    I just ordered up some 30" O.D. Falken LT Radials in 235 15" .

    Many tire stores will have catalogs that give you the O.D. , I always buy by the O.D. as I too , need tall tires on my shop truck .
     
  3. ChevyMitch

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    Its a C20, so 8 luggs.

    I phoned several salvage yards in Omaha, but nobodys knows much or wants to.
     
  4. vwnate1

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    Sadly ;

    The day of the Junkyard that knows _anything_ or cares , too , is long gone .

    Nevertheless , I source many parts from them , I just have to cultivate a good repore with them so they'll let me go look for what I want , they _always_ say
    " nah , we don't have that " and NO ONE knows their entire inventory , no one .

    Keep looking ! most 8 lugs use the same stud spacing , now you need to find out what the back spacing is .

    Maybe your local craigslist or Green Sheet , Thrifty Nickle ? .
     
  5. drabo

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    Classic Trucks ran a story about this about 6-7 years ago. You can use a 1999-2006 bench out of a Chevy/GMC truck and you will then have three point belts. These seats have the belts built into them. They are a little wider than the stock unit but it does fit. You might have to make some modifications to the seat to make it work but with a little tinkering it is possible. This is what I plan to do to mine in the future.
     
  6. ChevyMitch

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    WOW!

    Exactly, what I was looking for, thank you drabo..:)

    Next are the rims.
     
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  7. ChevyMitch

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    I would like to replace the bumpers too with a larger drop down in the rear and some sort of guard in the front.
     
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    Im finding some seats, but the salvage guy says they are all "powered" types.
    Is there anything else that is a GM bench type that I can put it there instead?
     
  9. vwnate1

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    You need to find a scrapyard that handles old Utility or Munincipal trucks , they'll be base models , maybe out in the boonies or near Farming areas ?.

    FWIW , I ran a junkyard for years and I can tell you , NO ONE ever knows their entire stock , you should go looking in the yard , tell them you want tp choose a core seat for recovering , take a tape measure .

    Don't overlook the Self - Service Yards , they're everywhere across America and loaded with 90's & newer rigs... typically Tradesman rigs that have thrashed interiors , good for your need .
     
  10. ChevyMitch

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    drabo,, did you ever try this?
    Im getting ready to take some measurements and maybe try it.
    I would rather just bolt something in the there that fits and be done with it.
     
  11. Twisters 4x4

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    Well Mitch,
    what did you come up with?
     
  12. c10ironhead

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    I was going to check into 2007 Silverado seats with fold down console to put in my 72 c10. I. A welder so I can fab up mounting brackets to make work. Any way good luck.
     

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