Seat options for swivel bucket base

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Bitterman

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Jan 17, 2017
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#1
Good evening,

I'm installing swivel bucket seats into my 1980 cutlass. The swivel bases are in good shape but the seats are past saving. Has anyone mounted a different bucket seat onto the swivel base? Looking for as many options as possible.

I have an automatic trans and I'm keeping the shifter on the column so there is ample room for the seats.

Thanks,
Bitterman
 
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87National

Greasemonkey
Apr 15, 2009
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#2
Good evening,

I'm installing swivel bucket seats into my 1980 cutlass. The swivel bases are in good shape but the seats are past saving. Has anyone mounted a different bucket seat onto the swivel base? Looking for as many options as possible.

I have an automatic trans and I'm keeping the shifter on the column so there is ample room for the seats.

Thanks,
Bitterman
Just curious........what swivel bases are you using? Mid 70s A body swivel buckets?
 
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Bitterman

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Jan 17, 2017
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That is correct. I was told they are from a mid 70's cutlass.
 
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Gremlinsteve

Greasemonkey
Mar 6, 2018
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I have a buddy that has two good shape swivel seats I'm sure he would sell

He's located in dc
 
565bbchevy

565bbchevy

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Aug 8, 2011
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#5
I would measure the seat mount spacing and see how it compares to Gbody seats and even if it is different fabricating some adapters to mount something else probably would not be hard to do
 
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Bitterman

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Jan 17, 2017
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I agree it's not hard to fit the swivel base to gbody tracks. That I am ready to work on. I am trying to figure out options for a seat to mount to the swivel base. Not a huge fan of the original swivel bucket seat. What options have you seen that you like or have you observed anyone mounting a different seat on a swivel base. I know this is an opinion question and I'm open to the likes of everyone to get a flavor of opinions. Been thinking about this too long and im creatively blocked.
 
565bbchevy

565bbchevy

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Aug 8, 2011
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After looking at this picture I realize what a goofy set up they have for this and the seats are clearly dedicated to the small round swivel.
The seats look too short for a gbody and have that 70's look for sure but I think the only way to mount a normal seat would be making an adapter plate and you might have to recess the center where the swivel sits so it doesn't sit too high.
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Bitterman

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Jan 17, 2017
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Good catch! I'll talk to two metal workers I know to make this adapter. So any ideas on modern car seats to mount on? It does not have to be 70's era. I'd love to find a front/ rear seat combo to get everything to match.
 

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