Lower Seats

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bcc7771

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Got a 1986 Cutlass Supreme and I'm a pretty tall old boy from the waist up. Is there a way to lower front seats. I sit way to high. Can they be cut lower or a different seat from a different car??
 
565bbchevy

565bbchevy

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If you don't have a power seat but you have buckets or 60/40 seats you can find a working power base and switch it over to give you more adjustment.
I also made brackets to move my seat farther back to give me more leg room but it also angles the seat slightly downward giving some extra headroom as well.

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airboatgreg

airboatgreg

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Probably easiest way to lower front seat is to let air out of tires.
Sorry....couldn't help it:)
 
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bcc7771

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If you don't have a power seat but you have buckets or 60/40 seats you can find a working power base and switch it over to give you more adjustment.
I also made brackets to move my seat farther back to give me more leg room but it also angles the seat slightly downward giving some extra headroom as well.

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Thanks for info....my head dang near touches roof...lol
 
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focused313

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If you don't have a power seat but you have buckets or 60/40 seats you can find a working power base and switch it over to give you more adjustment.
I also made brackets to move my seat farther back to give me more leg room but it also angles the seat slightly downward giving some extra headroom as well.

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great execution. I think I'm going to do this this week. Were the new studs welded to the plate?
 
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565bbchevy

565bbchevy

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great execution. I think I'm going to do this this week. Were the new studs welding to the plate?
Yes, the new studs which are grade 8 bolts are welded in place, but they could be drilled, tapped and then use Loctite to hold them also.
 
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shoedoos

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Cut/weld the slider rail will work.....probably cut a little too much, now its a pain to get the nut onto the mounting studs. Definitely drops the seat down....to the point the trans hump rubs the bottom of the seat.
 
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