Need advice v.swap bench for buckets. Please!

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  1. Ingen

    Ingen New Member

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    Alright, none of you know what i drive, but that's cool. I've got a 91 toyota pickup base model, with the vinyl bench seat (patched and covered multiple times) and literally no room behind them. I just put a stereo in with 4x6" infinity speakers, and they're just not bassy enough. The obvious answer is that I need a subwoofer. Now, one can't just plop a sub into my truck, because even boxed 6x9's wouldn't fit behidn the seat, and where else is there?

    Between the seats.

    Yep, seats. I'm thinking of swapping out the 3 person bench in favor of a pair of junkyard harvested buckets from god knows what (totaled lexus maybe? *pray*) and bolting them up to adapter plates (custom-made... I think I can do that out of 1/4 or 1/2" aluminum plate? Steel is too much fuckin trouble to machine, IF aluminum will work). I have long legs, so space is an issue, same thing about the sub. the truck is so small that i can probably get away with a pretty nice 8" with a low-power amp, thus being cheap and responsive, and filling my itty bitty truck with loudness.

    Now, the reason i'm here. Has anyone else done this before? Is there anything i should know going into it as far as what to expect? I don't want to get into a massive pile of bullshit headaches, if that can be avoided... though i'm totally willing to if it'll be kickass enough in the end to warrant such headaches.

    Respond away!
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    it's pretty easy. Just gotta fab up the brackets.

    Celica seats are nice and should have 3 holes line up with stock locations.
     
  3. Ingen

    Ingen New Member

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    Oh, I finally did this :)

    Used bucket seats out of a 99 ford escort station wagon :rofl: we had to cut all the legs off of it and weld up new brackets, but t'is cool as hell now. 5 way adjustable power seats in my 500 dollar truck FTMFW.

    I Could Not be Happier.
     
  4. Diesel66

    Diesel66 My standards for women is like rent-a-centers stan OT Supporter

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    dont bother with the adapters. Just take all the brackets from the donor seats and just drill new holes.
     

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