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2+2 Tbird?

I have an extra seat of grey leather seats in my house I was wondering I bet I could do something silly like this....

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oh no im saying should I try something silly like that like having two individual seats instead of the bench

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It's possible of course. You would have to fabricate your own brackets to use in place of the seat rails, if you tried to bolt the seat rails to the floor back there you'd end up with the head rests touching the roof if not through it. As it is, they will still be pretty tall, maybe yank the headrests off before doing it. And then there's the covering the gap into the trunk and the middle of the floor.

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Biggest issue I see is that the fuel tank is under the rear bench so anchoring buckets back there will not be easy without puncturing the tank

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If that is a problem it would probably be an idea to TAKE OUT THE TANK. That will ensure that you don't puncture it. Then just make sure you keep any mounting hardware trimmed and you should be ok.

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If that is a problem it would probably be an idea to TAKE OUT THE TANK. That will ensure that you don't puncture it.
I kinda thought that would be a given working anywhere near it, good to know I'm not the only one who thinks that.

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JB weld the mounts to the floor. I'd chop everything below the seat cushion though to lower the seat and fab a new mount.

On second though, I'd troll a junk yard for some camaro back seats. Might be easier and look better.


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I dunno I kind of thought about it and decided against it

Hell I have the black fold down for the back and I never put it in either !

I just take the back seat out when I want to use the car as a pickup truck - lol

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JB welding the brackets OMG ROFL.....that'd be a death sentence to anyone back there in a crash...It could be done pretty easily, ditch the headrests, recover the seats, have someone fab up brackets to BOLT them directly in, and recover whats left of the seat bottom with carpet. I think it would be very cool and unique. You'd also have to fab up something for the opening that was left between the seats and the trunk, maybe some kind of hinged door that would allow you to use that as a pass through for oblong objects?

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You leave your oblong objects out of discussions of the back seats of cars mister!

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I tried this when I had my interior out. The seats would fit with the headrests, but the rear window would be completely blocked, and only short people could sit in the seats.

You'd need to fab a bracket for mounting the back to the bottom and get rid of the stock tracks. That would save enough room to make it feasible. I'd still keep the headrests off though. Add a firewall, and some carpet, good to go.




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I thought somebody here already had buckets in the back? Anybody remember where the pictures are? Seems like I remember they were grey and black??

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I kinda thought that would be a given working anywhere near it, good to know I'm not the only one who thinks that.
You guys need to think beyond the obvious. Take a close look at how thin the metal is above the tank and ask yourself how much room is available in between the tank and the floor pan to add the necesary strenthening to properly mount the seats to. If you just throw a bolt through there with a fender washer you are going to have seats that pull out in an accident.

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Why would the seats need any more reinforcement than the existing ones? Bolt on bottom and one near top. The seatbelt is to keep the person in the seat.


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I think if you look at the floorpan under the seats you will find it is stamped with ridges and thicker areas to stiffen the area. What is under the rear seat is not in my opinion adequate to safely mount seat tracks to without adding some bracing. If you don't agree so be it but I know I wouldn't strap my daughter into one mounted like that

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