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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-25-2016, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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anyone ever tried 95 Riviera front seats in our cars?

I have a lead on a clean set of front bucket seats for a good price but I can't tell from the picture if they bolt to the seat tracks the same way our cars do?

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I dont ever recall seeing them installed but like other seats the rails might be able to swapped or fab up a bracket of some sort to mount them

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I have pics of when i did the Bonnie swap on my car.
I have 2 manual PASS side seats mounted to my SS power rails.
I had to mount 2 bolts in a different hole, no drilling.


Maybe the pics in my sigs cardomain site might help you match up with some
pics of the Buick's seat bolt holes ?

other than that, somebody's gotta be the first to test it out, you up for it ? Haa Haa
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IIRC - The Riv is a FWD car and the rails/Floor could be completely different. In which case, you need to use your rails. As long as the bottom of the seat frame is Flat, you may get away with drilling new holes in the Imapla Pwr rails like we have done for Bonny seats. Others have taken the Bonny rails and used adapters to mount to the Impala floor but I don't like this method. So much easier and cleaner to drill the stock rails IMHO

But as was mentioned, you may be the first and may as well see what happens. Honestly, I think you could make darn near any seat work, just depends on how much fabrication or drilling would be required. If you want to keep it as simple as possible, try to make what ever seat you get work with your stock pwr rails.

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I'm pretty sure they're the same seats as an Olds Aurora.
I've got Aurora seats in the Blue Wail using 9C1 seat brackets, they bolted right on with a couple of new holes drilled. Nice seats!

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Well this sucks, I finally had the time to swap the seats and found out that the seats in a fleetwood are different then a caprice/roadmastet. I guess I need to find a a set of rails from one of those to make the seats work.

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Well this sucks, I finally had the time to swap the seats and found out that the seats in a fleetwood are different then a caprice/roadmastet. I guess I need to find a a set of rails from one of those to make the seats work.

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Maybe this might help once you find the seat brackets. I have an extra set from a 9c1 but the front mount on the driver's side is broken off. Also check PM
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Well the local pick n pull has a 96 fwb, and about a half dozen 91-94 caprices/rodies listed in the inventory on their website. I'm gonna go up saturday since I'm off work and hope that a few of them have manual rails. I would realy like to try to use the rivi seats first, worst case I'll pull the seats out of the caddy and make buckets.


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Well the local puck n pull has a 96 fwb, and about a half dozen 91-94 caprices/rodies listed in the inventory on their website.

...worst case I'll pull the seats out of the caddy and make buckets....
Caddy stuff inside a B- has been explored, and the sizes/widths/hts are different enough to note. FWB fronts are ~57" wide, while my Imp buckets are 52" out-to-out. - and there's very little left before reaching the map pockets. You can get a little width out of the FWB spread when you cut off the middle and centerrest, but you'll still want to be mindful of the Cady's outboard fixed panels for the heater and lumbar controls becoming a hard interference to the door.

And on that Cady, one word = Inner wheelhouse extension. If the car wasn't nose-ended check for intact either side. Cady's were made of special rigid exploding plastic, where RMS are apparently a little more flexible and yielding material. Cady pieces are impossible to find, so I saw a guy doctor up a RMS to fit on his FWB. Anyway, you get them off and might be able to sell them. And, there's a guy who WTB the gray plastic bumper strips - front and rear. But, you'd have to disassemble the entire bumper to get them off.

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