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I have a 93 with nice clean cloth bucket seats and 2nd and 3rd row seating.

What I'd like to do is upgrade to the newer style seats. Is it safe to assume that the 97/99 seats will swap in? I know what happens when you assume anything. :frown: What about the 00 up seating?

Also is installing quad buckets that much of a PITA? I know anything can be possible, but there is an effort/reward point too.

Thanks, David
 

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I also would GUESS that the front seats will interchange. I would like to do a similar thing. However, converting the 2nd row bench to captains chairs may be more pain than it's worth. I don't think there's any mounting holes on the inside for it, and I don't know what you'd do with the "step-up" between the 2nd and 3rd row seats. Mind you, I'm going off the 91 bodystyle for hole placement and general overview, but I don't think they changed that part of the interior enough to matter.
 

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Thanks.

I agree, I would think that until 99 the mounting points would be the same, but... :D
 

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Air suspension seats?

I'd like to upgrade the seats in my 93 too. I'm happy with the layout of the 2nd and 3rd row seating, but I would like to put better seating up front. I am interested to know if there are any airbag seats out there that would fit. I drove a Mitsu Montero a few years back that had air suspension seats and they are the cats meow.
 

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I'd like to upgrade the seats in my 93 too. I'm happy with the layout of the 2nd and 3rd row seating, but I would like to put better seating up front. I am interested to know if there are any airbag seats out there that would fit. I drove a Mitsu Montero a few years back that had air suspension seats and they are the cats meow.
just somehow stick a Kenworth 18-wheeler air seat in there....you might have to drop the floorpan for the seat by a foot or two though ;)
 

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Was there ever any resolution on this? I have a 93 2500 that I am hoping to do some updates on as well.

My big thing is that I would like to get middle and rear seats with headrests.

Anyone?

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Steve
 

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Full height or fold down?

Was there ever any resolution on this? I have a 93 2500 that I am hoping to do some updates on as well.

My big thing is that I would like to get middle and rear seats with headrests.

Anyone?

Thanks,
Steve
Are you thinking of extending the 2nd and 3rd row seat height to match the front seats' integral headrests? To maintain the fold-down-ability of you rear seats, you might consider just adding the necessary hardware to accommodate removable headrests. Many mini-vans require their headrests to be stowed away before you fold the seats down. Your local auto recycler may have just the thing for you.

 

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:neutral: Seems like there is quite a bit of interest in getting this done. Unless someone knows, perhaps a trip to a boneyard or a call to a couple of seat shops is in order?
 

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Call your local bone yard, recycling center, junk yard. They have substitution books for just about every part on every vehicle, they must be on computer by now.

That would be my best suggestion.
 

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9 Passengers - no problem

I am looking into changing my two buckets seats to a bench seat, so I can fit 9 passengers. Has anyone done that?
GM did! It's a bare bones 'work' Suburban -- I doubt many were sold outside government and corporate circles. If you see a 'Burb with a work truck grill, take a closer look, hey... it might even have rubber floor mats. You may have seen a Burb altered to ride the rails as a modern version of the old hand car. It and others of its ilk typically have three rows of vinyl benches. If you're not into the Spartan theme, you can get a new 'Burb with 3 across front seats, but I wouldn't want to be the hump rider:

Suburbans are typically known as 5, 6, 8 or 9 passenger. When you order a new 'Burb, one of the first questions is what seating capacity you want.
 

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Are you thinking of extending the 2nd and 3rd row seat height to match the front seats' integral headrests? To maintain the fold-down-ability of you rear seats, you might consider just adding the necessary hardware to accommodate removable headrests. Many mini-vans require their headrests to be stowed away before you fold the seats down. Your local auto recycler may have just the thing for you.


I am looking to be able to maintain fold down capability. My simple thought is could I swap seats from a 96-99 burb into my older model, and maybe even upgrade in the process?

That is assuming that the newer seats would have headrests of course.

EDIT: Having to toss the headrests aside for folding is not an issue...
 

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GM did! It's a bare bones 'work' Suburban -- I doubt many were sold outside government and corporate circles. If you see a 'Burb with a work truck grill, take a closer look, hey... it might even have rubber floor mats. You may have seen a Burb altered to ride the rails as a modern version of the old hand car. It and others of its ilk typically have three rows of vinyl benches. If you're not into the Spartan theme, you can get a new 'Burb with 3 across front seats, but I wouldn't want to be the hump rider:

Suburbans are typically known as 5, 6, 8 or 9 passenger. When you order a new 'Burb, one of the first questions is what seating capacity you want.
How do I know if I have a work truck grill??? Mine is a conversion truck with a high top turtle shell.
 
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