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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-12-2017, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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Newer Impala seats into a Caprice

Just picked up a set of '09 Impala seats that I plan on installing in my '94.

I'll be using my seat tracks for the front and drilling holes to mount them to the new seats.

For the rear I know I'll have to cut the 4 hooks off the backrest part and fab some brackets. Not too sure on the seat bottom. I'll keep this topic updated.

If anyone's done this, feel free to post any info or pics.



Here's the pic that gave me the motivation

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Had to use some 1" box tubing to replace the supports that connect the rails along with 2" bolts to attach the track to the seat but it's solid. Looking for a power seat track with harness for the driver seat. Then I'll SEM dye the interior panels.

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on the FB group page a guy did this ones with the black seats front and back iirc . ima try to find the pics

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I did something similar, though with 2015 IS350 front seats (I wanted a high quality seat with good lateral support). What I ended up doing was removing the mounting brackets from the IS seat rails (riveted on) and fabricating mounting plates for the Impala floor pan and upstands to bridge the gaps between the rails and the mounting plates, which all got welded together.

It was quite a lot of work, but the original seats (as much as I did like them) left a LOT to be desired. These new seats are better in almost every conceivable way.

I'll try to take some pics to post here. This pic is of the seats I used, just a stock photo of an IS interior:
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on the FB group page a guy did this ones with the black seats front and back iirc . ima try to find the pics
That's where I found the 1st pic that motivated me. I've since picked up a set of black seats and mounted the rear which was a bit of work to get to fit and the passenger seat using the factory seat track with some 1" box tubing to connect the rails and lift it up enough to clear the plastic trim on the side. I'm on the hunt for a power seat track and harness for the driver seat so I can get it done.
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I'm definitely interested in upgrading my seats to something with more firmness, lumbar, and other support areas.

HACK has installed newer GTO seats into his Impala, and they are very comfortable! They hug you on the sides, and keep you in that seated, forward position. I don't think there was any track modification for them to bolt in either.

Obviously it will be nicer to find some donor seats that are more readily available, but I haven't yet done any research on the whole subject to able to pick out a donor vehicle for parts.

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