Replacing floor pans, which seat brackets do I need?

Down Shift

Down Shift

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Mar 11, 2018
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Hi guys,

I am replacing the passenger side floor pan in my 1979 Malibu coupe. I got the floor pan welded in and now its time to tackle the braces.

I got this brace:

https://www.partsgeek.com/catalog/1979/chevrolet/malibu/body_mechanical_-ar-_trim/seat_riser.html

But despite the pictures, it didn't come with the 2 end pieces. I wasn't counting on them for the price versus other sources.

I need to figure out what to do for the end pieces. The car was originally a bench seat car, but I plan to run a single bucket seat (its basically a drag racing car now).

So, do I absolutely need these end pieces? It doesn't look like they do much for structural rigidity.

https://www.opgi.com/monte-carlo/1980/sheet-metal-body-panels/body-trunk-braces/L241117/

Or should I ditch them and get these instead?

https://www.partsgeek.com/gbproduct...tbACh1vEQy5EAQYAiABEgLhYPD_BwE&ad=47433966132

(Sorry for the long link).

Or do I need something else?

Thanks in advance for the help!

Down_Shift
 
Streetbu

Streetbu

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#2
The 2nd link is the outer seat mounts, the 3rd link is the inner seat mounts...
 
Down Shift

Down Shift

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Mar 11, 2018
9
24
3
#3
The 2nd link is the outer seat mounts, the 3rd link is the inner seat mounts...
Yep, I just youtubed it and now I see how it all works. Guess I should have just done that in the first place. :blam:
 

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