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Front Bench in the crew

Postby curtisb » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:31 am

I want to put a front bench in to replace my buckets and center console. I'm thinking the seat out of an extended or standard cab S10 or a Colorado crew (I've seen allot of their crews have front benches). The main features I'll be looking for are the fold down arm rest/console and a a separation between driver and passenger for adjustments (like a 60/40 or 40/20/40 split). I'm hoping to find something that fits the bill at a local junk yard. I might even look at some SUV rear seats, but I don't think those would be comfortable enough.

Has anyone done this mod before? I think it'll be cool to have to option for 6 passengers, even though that'll be a tight squeeze :roflmao:. Mostly I'm looking forward to having my lady sitting next to me like my old truck :wink:, the center console is hurtin' my game 8)

This is what I have in mind
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Re: Front Bench in the crew

Postby roadrunner » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:12 pm

While I did it for a different reason, take the console out. It would be easy to put some "fanny padding" where the console was.
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Re: Front Bench in the crew

Postby curtisb » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:30 pm

Thanks roadrunner, i hadn't thought of that at all. I'll have to keep my eye out foot a middle seat. It'd have to be a small armrest/center console style one but it'd fit the bill. :idea:
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Re: Front Bench in the crew

Postby mars2878 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:39 am

the 60/40 split bench is a direct bolt-in, as long as you get it from another s-series.
dont forget the additional seatbelt.
the seat is in pretty much every ext cab, some std cabs & a rare option in the blazer & jimmys.
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Re: Front Bench in the crew

Postby curtisb » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:32 am

Ya, I've been seeing that the 60/40 is common in extended cabs as I have been peeking through windows in the parking lots. I'm going to have a harder time finding a black one in really nice condition, with my truck only being 65,000 miles old the interior is in good shape.
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Re: Front Bench in the crew

Postby _STUCKY » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:57 am

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=J3i7EFYk ... 3i7EFYk-_c

That's my first thought....

However, I thoroughly enjoy my heated power leather seats that I recently pulled out of a 99 olds bravada. The 60/40 bench that was in the ~01 extended cab my dad had wasn't too bad.
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Re: Front Bench in the crew

Postby mars2878 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:14 am

the only problem that you will run into is the hole in the carpet from the center console.
my thought on correcting this when i do mine is to get a carpet from a reg or ext cab truck & cut it under the seats along the b-pillar.
so it would be like older cars with a 2 piece carpet.
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