CONVERTING POWER BENCH SEAT TO POWER BUCKET 442

Old March 14th, 2009, 08:09 AM
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CONVERTING POWER BENCH SEAT TO POWER BUCKET 442

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I am in the process of converting my power bench seat 1972 442 to a power drivers bucket and a manual passenger bucket seat. I been told alot of different ways it should work like the track should bolt in the outer holes and just weld in a inner floor brackets. When I bolt the power track to the outer holes its to far over towrds the door. I then bought a set a of power seat floor brackets but I don't know if I have to cut out the olds ones? If anybody has a template, measurments or any ideas I would greatly appreciate before I start welding our cutting out old brackets. The only one question is a manual bench seat mounting differnent then a power bench?

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Old March 14th, 2009, 09:24 AM
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Please add the year of your car to the posting. I pulled a power bench seat from a 1971 Cutlass years ago. There was something different in the mounting, I believe the power had an extra stud on the floor at the rear bracket. As far as location I'm not sure. I should have floorboard portions from a 1968 with power buckets, I'll see if I can locate those to photograph if that would help. John
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Sorry,

It's a 1972. Thank You
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Old March 14th, 2009, 02:09 PM
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Here's some photos and measurements for a 1968 power bucket. I don't know if the 1972 used something different. This is only the floorboard portion right next to the door. I'm posting a couple photos but I've taken several more you can view on my photobucket site, the link is: http://s90.photobucket.com/albums/k257/2blu442/

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Overview of the welded on bracket

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Measurement from center of stud to center of stud

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Front bolt, measurement from edge of floorpan to bolt

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Rear bolt, measurement from edge of floorpan to bolt
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Thank you, I appreciate the info. I think 68 thru 72 are the same but I will use the measurements and see how the seat lines up to the steering wheel. Thanks Again

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I used a pwr bench seat bracket to convert a manual bucket to pwr in a '68 442...and added a stud to the existing inner bracket where the unused hole is... and padded over the unused stud..the donor was out of a '69 Vista...
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