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    Rick's 66 Chevy Van
    Rick's 66 Chevy Van


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    Location : Denver nc
    Age : 65
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    Post by Rick's 66 Chevy Van Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:46 pm

    ijust bought some bench seats for my 65 chevy van they come out of a 1999 chevy astro anybody know the best way too install or do i need too look for differant kind i want too have some too drive my grandkids around also missing seat belts for them any ideas
    donivan65
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    Post by donivan65 Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:48 pm

    Well it depends on how the seat is mounted,,,,is it a bolt in or one that unhooks and is removable,,,,,I surely got my eye on this SUV seat to put in a van that I am working on,,,,,if it has all these fancy hooks on it, you surely need to modify the mounts and adapt it to your floor,,,,,


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    AzDon
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    Post by AzDon Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:38 pm

    Astro benches are quick-disconnect and the lap belts are connected to the seat (not the floor)…. To properly install them, you need to graft the floor cups for those seats into the floor of your van... The front legs simply drop into their cups from the rear and hook on cross-shafts in the cups as the rear feet line up to drop into theirs and the latches hook under two more cross-shafts......They are designed so that you can pop both out in about 5 minutes....
    Rick's 66 Chevy Van
    Rick's 66 Chevy Van


    Number of posts : 331
    Location : Denver nc
    Age : 65
    Registration date : 2011-03-06

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    Post by Rick's 66 Chevy Van Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:12 am

    yea Don those are the ones i got but i only got the seats dont have bottom parts that goes into the floor any ideas and also i need the seat belts
    donivan65
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    Post by donivan65 Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:06 pm

    You got pictures of what you got? Usually the brackets that the seats hook into,,,,,dont go in the floor,,,,they ARE the floor,,,,,,so you would have a lot of work to do that to your van,,,,,easier to modify the seat brackets with like L brackets or angle iron,,,,but lets see what you got,,,,,
    Rick's 66 Chevy Van
    Rick's 66 Chevy Van


    Number of posts : 331
    Location : Denver nc
    Age : 65
    Registration date : 2011-03-06

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    Post by Rick's 66 Chevy Van Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:28 pm

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    donivan65
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    Post by donivan65 Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:37 pm

    I surely see cutting off those hooks and using angle iron to mount the seat to the floor as the easiest way,,,,,,,
    Rick's 66 Chevy Van
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    Location : Denver nc
    Age : 65
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    Post by Rick's 66 Chevy Van Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:01 pm

    ok Don then thats what ill do and how about seat belts for these seats?
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    Post by donivan65 Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:29 pm

    Here is a 74 inch long belt from Oreillys,,,,,,you need to measure how long a belt needs to be while someone is sitting there and WHERE you are going to connect it to,,,,,the floor sure sounds like a better place than just to the seat frame,,,,,you could probably get some nice shoulder belts from the wrecking yard,,,,,it dont matter what belt you have on yourself,,,,if you hit something your gonna be dead,,,,,but make the rear seat as safe as possible,,,,,


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