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Help! Need Bench (Front) Seat for 1995 Pickup

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by samhoff2, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. samhoff2

    samhoff2 New Member

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    Hello everyone,

    I have a 1995 Chevy Sierra pickup with 2 bucket seats in the front and a console between the two. I really want a bench seat in the front so that I can transport 3 people in the front and 3 in the back, all with seat belts.

    Problem is, salvage yards ALL tell me "there are no bench seats available, call back in 2 months or so, maybe we'll have one by then."

    I have heard this now for a year. My local dealership doesn't want to work with me because there's no money in it (I presume?).

    Can anyone tell me what else I can do? Specifically, if I can find a "creative" mechanic could they jimmy-rig something in that would work (such as a seat from a different vintage truck that is still safe)?

    Thanks in advance for any and all help. This has been a major frustration for me, as mechanics/autos are not my strong suit.

    Sam

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  2. Hogwildz

    Hogwildz Minister of Fire

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    My ranger has a 60/40 split bench, and it has seating for 3(tight fit) it also has seat belts for 3. I am sure gmc has something similar for the full size pick up. Otherwise a true bench seat is going to be hard to find.
  3. Beetle-Kill

    Beetle-Kill Minister of Fire

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    Try - lmctruck.com.-
    Lot's of parts and info. there.

    Better yet, Google the salvage yards in Denver metro area, tons of those trucks ready for the pickin'.
    Beats bolting in a love seat.
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  4. Dune

    Dune Minister of Fire

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    Suggest you expand your salvage yard search. I replaced the bench seat in my sierra. There were plenty to choose from in the one junkyard I checked at the time.
    Admittedly old truck parts are getting harder to find, but they are still out there.
  5. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    '95 Full size GM trucks are like fleas on a dog's back. Agreed that you need to expand the search. 60/40 split bench was a real popular setup then. I believe full bench (no split) was limited to the regular cab trucks. It's a bolt in swap too. Remove the existing seats/console and bolt down the bench.
  6. EatenByLimestone

    EatenByLimestone Minister of Fire

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    These guys used to search nationally for a part.

    http://www.junkyarddog.com/

    I haven't looked for anything with them for years, but they are probably the same as they were.

    Matt

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