Bucket seats

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PBGBodyFan

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Might have to compare the bucket and split bench ones, have a feeling GM kept that part the same. I know when I needed one for a split bench track one from a b-body was identical in style/length. Other platforms might interchange as well (f-bodies & j-bodies?).
 
AZRegal

AZRegal

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Aug 20, 2017
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They are different lengths for the 60/40 tracks and the bucket tracks. The bucket seat ones are shorter. So you can take one off the 60/40 seats and rebend one end the make fit the bucket tracks. It is just a piece of metal wire. You can make them pretty easy. I doubt you're doing a Concours d' Elegance level resto on your Gbody so just make one or two. I have used brake cable from a bicycle before and crimped the ends and it worked fine.
 
AZRegal

AZRegal

Greasemonkey
Aug 20, 2017
126
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Mesa AZ
Using my "special" tape measure you can see the cross over cable on the 60/40 seat track is about 1 foot long.



On the bucket seat track you can see the cross over cable is not quite 1 foot.



So find some from the 60/40 seats and cut them down.
 
JAMCAR223

JAMCAR223

G-Body Guru
Jun 6, 2014
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Houston, TX.
Might have to compare the bucket and split bench ones, have a feeling GM kept that part the same. I know when I needed one for a split bench track one from a b-body was identical in style/length. Other platforms might interchange as well (f-bodies & j-bodies?).
With the mounting pattern on most GM mid size bucket seats being the same, I feel that G Body, F Body, S Series, Astro, etc would be the same.

Bend one up from a clothes hanger until you find a suitable replacement.
This would work also. I have done it. Some aftermarket seat tracks use this method

They are different lengths for the 60/40 tracks and the bucket tracks. The bucket seat ones are shorter. So you can take one off the 60/40 seats and rebend one end the make fit the bucket tracks. It is just a piece of metal wire. You can make them pretty easy. I doubt you're doing a Concours d' Elegance level resto on your Gbody so just make one or two. I have used brake cable from a bicycle before and crimped the ends and it worked fine.
The bicycle brake cable would work fine also.
 
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