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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-26-2015, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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2004 Impala seats installed in 96 caprice

I picked up a nice 96 B4U Caprice last week very cheap, Driftwood, with tan cloth interior, 108k, with no rust. it has been sitting for over 10 yrs. Drain gas, fixed a few minor things and she fired right up.

Started my cheap mods today.
Installed some 2004 Impala tan bucket front seats today, I was amazed on the very easy install. Took about 2 hrs to complete remove old and install new.
Just like the Bonnie seats, just use the original caprice rails, drill two new holes, about 1/2 over on the impala seat on one side and your done.

These fit and look great, the side air bag is not operational.
Blazer floor shifter is next, which had gotten easier after installing 20 of them over the last 10 yrs.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-27-2015, 07:00 AM
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Very Nice! They look comfortable too, thanks for sharing.

The early Bonnies are a great seat but hard to find worthy subjects as the years go by. Nice to know there are other options out there. I guess it just boils down to "is this seat flat on the bottom and will it bolt to the Impala Rail with some minimal drilling" and will they match the color of my inteior. I like the oiption of keeping the Stock Rails and Power Switches.....just sems like the easiest option.

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Very Nice! They look comfortable too, thanks for sharing.

The early Bonnies are a great seat but hard to find worthy subjects as the years go by. Nice to know there are other options out there. I guess it just boils down to "is this seat flat on the bottom and will it bolt to the Impala Rail with some minimal drilling" and will they match the color of my inteior. I like the oiption of keeping the Stock Rails and Power Switches.....just sems like the easiest option.
I completely agree . It took me a good bit of time to find some bonnie seats , and still have to get them reupholstered . So op nice find on the newer impala seats .
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-27-2015, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
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yea they feel great, have lumbar support on the driver side, and look sporty with the headrest. I have a very nice set of grey leather 2004 impala, heated ones, to install someday.
I had to use 4 grade 8 bolts and nuts with lock washers. The outer plastic cover piece of the seat fits tight to the carpet when the seat is powered all the way down toward the floor, but I guess I could trim it up someday.

Seat are cheap around here at the Jyards, $20 for any seat with rails any condition, so I don't mind trying different things. These turned out real nice

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-05-2015, 01:57 AM
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Those look pretty sweet!
I want to change the seats in my Caprice, but I was concerned the 60/40 bench in the caprice would cause problems.
Judging from this, it wasn't an issue?
Also, I might have to have you grab me some seats and ship them up here.
Seems like it'd be cheaper than getting them locally hahaha
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-05-2015, 10:56 AM
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Thanks for the write up. Might be useful in my Caprice's future. I had one of those Impalas and the seats were very comfy.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-05-2015, 01:53 PM
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Thanks so much! I have a 2001 Impala and the seats are so much better and supportive than the stock 96 seats. I'm going to check out what you did and maybe try to find another 2000-2005 set.
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