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Offline uemjg

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bucket seats
« on: March 20, 2011, 08:09:31 PM »
Does anyone know of a line of bucket seats/captain's chairs that have built in shoulder harness/seat belts? Price is a big factor!

Thanks in advance!

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Re: bucket seats
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2011, 08:25:21 PM »
Late model GM and Chevrolet medium sized SUVs, a lot of extended cab pickups, and Chrysler Sebring convertibles to name a couple.

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Re: bucket seats
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2011, 05:09:46 AM »
I have circa 2003 GM full size pickup truck seats in my bus.  My sister helped design the passenger restraint system in those trucks, she rates that seat highly for safety.  Aftermarket pretty much won't sell you that type of seat since the seat mount is such an integral part of how they work.  You have to have a really solid mount to support the anticipated load of the shoulder belt.  I figure they are better than bolting a shoulder belt to the non-framing up around the window area of an MCI, or not having a shoulder belt at all.

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Offline Oonrahnjay

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Re: bucket seats
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2011, 05:30:36 AM »
  Late model GM and Chevrolet medium sized SUVs, a lot of extended cab pickups, and Chrysler Sebring convertibles to name a couple.     Chuckd 

I've been looking at seats from a full-size Buick, 2005-2007, I think.  The right seat is a "seat belt seat" but it's a single seat.  The left one is a dual seat with a "bucket" with the belt built in for the outside passenger and a smaller, lap-belt seat for an occasional center passenger.  It's probably exactly wrong for what you'd need but it's perfect for me.  I haven't done exact measuring to see if the bulkiness of the electric mechanisms will actually fit in my bus but it looks like it would be a perfect setup for my bus if it will fit.  I'd also look at a trucker's air ride pedestal when I get to that point.
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Re: bucket seats
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2011, 08:27:49 AM »
Brian, what did you use for a mount for your seat?  jm
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