I put power seats from an 82 Cadillac into a 73 Chey pickup. It worked, but
not that well. I am 6'2" @ 250lbs and there was a shortage of room between
the seat and steering wheel. A thin backed seat like those found in the
later model Blazer's and Suburban's or some of the compact cars would be a
better choice. I will replace the seats in my 73 sometime with thinner
backed seats, but as I am restoring it, it is not a priority.
I just had to make a spacer to raise them to the right height, and used a
drill to drill some holes. I used stainless steel bolts, washers, and nuts.
Big washers to keep everything from pulling through the sheet metal of the
floor. I doubt that it would, but you know just in case.
I put a pair of mitsubishi seats into an 80 camaro...
The seats had recline lumbar, and theigh-bars. Nice seats.
The bolts weren't even close - and the only way to weld-up an attachment
seemed to re-cycle the camaro-seat's rails. So I welded them onto the
mitsubishi-seat's mount-points. That workd and the car is still in use
by my bro.
The only thing wrong with the solution was the extra altitude induced -
sitting higher and less room between the knees and the whee.l
For short women, friends, even me at 5'8" it was ok. But for 6'+ it
would have been an issue in the camaro (a blazer or S-10 may have been
ok). If I do it again I will probably look for a way to lessen the
altitude. The dual-rails are quite nice - and give it extra travel or in
the camaro-case a choice which rails to ride (which affects the altitude
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