I need a Chevy Suburban seat specialist

I just purchased a 1999 USFS K2500 4X4 Suburban at auction. The front seat is trashed. It wouldn't be so bad except that it's a bench seat and I can't
find one. Everything seems to be buckets. What other models use the same seats? Trucks, Tahoes? And are the welded nuts there if I go to buckets? And could I use any front seat if I use the original mounts? Are they hard to mount or should it be a piece o'cake? LOL!
Thank you.
Steve in Montana
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On Sun, 31 Dec 2006 03:35:16 GMT, "dumbneasy"

Although I don't know for sure on your specific model truck.....on my 92 K 1500 .... my experience was: truck had a OEM bench seat which I replaced with a split bench seat I got off ebay.
I had to drill 4 holes for the extra mounting points for the split bench seat. There were no "welded nuts" in the floor board to accommodate the new seat. I used grade eight hardware along with some large washers, and nylon lock nuts to install the seats. The outside two mounting holes were re-used and I re-used the OEM bolts for those.
You need to make sure to get the right seats that would fit your year model range vehicle. I'm guessing the brackets / floorboard has changed over the years.
Its not that big of a deal to swap out. Check out ebay...they have some nice seats for sale all the time. Most are complete with brackets and seat belts.
----------- Elbert snipped-for-privacy@me.com
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I believe if you look under your vehicle you will find out if the nuts are there. In mine they were. You may have to slice the carpet to get the bolts through. The other thing that I had to do was to cut the threads into the bolts. I am at a loss at the moment what that is called, but the nuts were not threaded. It is very common for people to swap from one style of seat to another at the dealership or very shortly after purchasing a vehicle. The only thing you need to be concerned with is the bolts used and if your new seats have integrated seatbelts in the seat. Other wise, get seats from the same body style pick up or suburban and they should bolt right in. If you have to drill holes it is not a big problem, just be careful not to let the bit go too far through the hole, you might hit something on the other side.
Good luck
Ray dumbneasy wrote:

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Thanks Ray and Ebert for the info
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