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Old 06-01-2010, 06:49 PM   #1
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Camaro Seat Swap

Should I host my pictures from my camaro seat swap install and make a how-to sticky? I know I like mine alot and I get a decent amount of requests from people for help, and I've got a fairly detailed set of instructions


I could e-mail it to somebody if they want to hose them, or I could throw them onto photobucket?
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re: Camaro Seat Swap

yes plz and thanks
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Here's the Images, pretty self explanatory, I made this about 6 and 1/2 years ago











































As you can see they fit with the rear seats





If the seat won't stay in it's tracks, pull the adjuster and reset the rails so they are even, and as long as you don't pull the adjuster while installing, the seats will work fine. I used a spring hooked to the seat frame to make it automatically come forward, and these seat have a great tilt-forward feature that makes it work well in a 2 door.



As you can see the colors match decently with the steering wheel, and the GM styling flows well.

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The only thing I wish to add to it is some support for the seat belt plugin, as once you remove your center console(as I did long after the pictures were taken) you have to pick them up off the floor everytime you want to drive. With a stock console, the seat belts stay in stock position.

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Re: Camaro Seat Swap

Forgot to add you remove the blazer seats with a Torx Bolt,
and here's a pic of the blazer they went in

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Re: Camaro Seat Swap

ok im lost, i have a 91 xtened s dime and just bought a really nice set of 95 camaro sets, the guy i bought them from told me that they will not fit. i was going to use the kit jegs sells but if my old seat tracks unbolt and i can make a few small adjustments then hell im using them in my truck. my truck has the orginal bucket seats
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Re: Camaro Seat Swap

what does the camaro seat do for a reg cab sonoma, i been wanting camaro seats for a long time, do they set ya lower to the floor or anything like that. What's the advantages. thanks man
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Hey, sorry I can't help anyone other than 2-door blazer owners, I've only ever worked on that kind of interior. I re-used my old rails and bolted them to the camaro seats

These seats are slimmer and shorter than the stock seats, I'd say you sit about 3/4" lower and 3/4" farther back compared to the stock seats. You also lose ALOT of weight in this swap, well over 30 or 40lbs

The biggest improvement in my book is the side supports, you don't have to physically hold yourself up anymore through turns, the stock seats are trash.
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Re: Camaro Seat Swap

that's great what years fit out trucks, i used to own a 94z loved the car and the seats. power everthing. i cannot find seats anywhere that are decent. poeple say to get them re done, but i love the look of a factory seat that woult match my truck. anyone have any sugestions. on where to find good factory seats., thanks for the info
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got mine at a junkyard, they had leather ones too but I didn't have the $$$ . . .

look for a sports car specific salvage yard
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what year was the camero
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Those look to be 2000-2002 seats by the fabric.
I did 1999 seats which was the same just different fabric.
Any 1998-up seat will be the same basic design. The 93-97 is very similar as well. The Firebird TransAm seats also work in the same way.
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Re: Camaro Seat Swap

i just got a pair of front seats of a 2004 ss silverado and im wondering if can put them in my dime they both are chevy trucks, maybe some small adjustment here and there?
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Quote: Originally Posted by Bad-S10
i just got a pair of front seats of a 2004 ss silverado and im wondering if can put them in my dime they both are chevy trucks, maybe some small adjustment here and there?
They're too wide. That and the seatbelt is IN the seat of the silverado. As opposed to the S10's which is in the pillar.
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Re: Camaro Seat Swap

what about GTO seats? those would be pimp..
Mike- what console is that on the 2nd pic? looks like an 80s camaro console modded?
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Re: Camaro Seat Swap

There was a guy around here who put the backseat of a GTO in his car. I think they could be way too tall. But there's only one way to find out, try.
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Quote: Originally Posted by 2002xtreme
what about GTO seats? those would be pimp..
Mike- what console is that on the 2nd pic? looks like an 80s camaro console modded?
Its one that I built. I do car audio work in Tallahassee. Its MDF construction, the top panel is clear lexan painted IndigoBlue from the back side, used stainless allen button head hardware, wrapped the sides in same material that the seats were wrapped in, made the console lid and had the upholstery guy wrap/sticth that, used stock console bin, cupholder, Schutt shifter boot/ring, put some auxillary input plugs, a front bin and a 2 1/16" gauge pod.
Originally I made the top plate from aluminum strips to resemble older 60's Impala SS console top plate but decided to do the painted lexan
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well looks damn good man..
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Re: Camaro Seat Swap

Hey a buddy was telling me yesterday that my 2001 zr2 ext cab can take an 84-92 f body (firebird or camaro) seats with no problems they bolt right in no mods anyone know this to be completely true before i go finding replacement seats lol thanks!
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Quote: Originally Posted by RaverWerm
Hey a buddy was telling me yesterday that my 2001 zr2 ext cab can take an 84-92 f body (firebird or camaro) seats with no problems they bolt right in no mods anyone know this to be completely true before i go finding replacement seats lol thanks!
Your buddy was telling you wrong. The seats will fit. But you can't bolt F-Body rails to the S10's floorpan directly. You can do what was described in the thread here though.

As for "84-92". The third gen started in 1982. And the seat rails for the F-Bodies are all the same from 1982-2002.
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Re: Camaro Seat Swap

I am about to get a set of power leather seats from a 2000 z28. I would love to keep the power adjustment. My stock seats are the split bench. Any suggestions? Appreciate the help in advance.
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Anyone???
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Quote: Originally Posted by TobyTheSandwich
Your buddy was telling you wrong. The seats will fit. But you can't bolt F-Body rails to the S10's floorpan directly. You can do what was described in the thread here though.

As for "84-92". The third gen started in 1982. And the seat rails for the F-Bodies are all the same from 1982-2002.
Actually 82-92 and 93-02 are different rails. Close but not the same
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Quote: Originally Posted by BamaBlackZQ8
I am about to get a set of power leather seats from a 2000 z28. I would love to keep the power adjustment. My stock seats are the split bench. Any suggestions? Appreciate the help in advance.
Nope. Not unless you are crafty and got alot of time on yor hands. The power adjustments are on the rails. Ur reusing your stock rails. Thus no more motors.
You could play around and get a set of S-series power tracks and wire up the switches from the Camaro seats
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Quote: Originally Posted by Mikz86TA
Those look to be 2000-2002 seats by the fabric.
I did 1999 seats which was the same just different fabric.
Any 1998-up seat will be the same basic design. The 93-97 is very similar as well. The Firebird TransAm seats also work in the same way.
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is there a chevy bowtie in your tachometer.
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Quote: Originally Posted by BamaBlackZQ8
I am about to get a set of power leather seats from a 2000 z28. I would love to keep the power adjustment. My stock seats are the split bench. Any suggestions? Appreciate the help in advance.
when i put maxima seats in my sonoma i took the truck seats and ground off the rivet-things holding the mounts on the seat. then i took these mounts and bolted them to the truck floor. after removing the mounts from the nissan seats, i measured the width of the track on the seat compared to the width of the mounts and welded 3/16" flat plate to the stock mounts to make it wider (the nissan mounts were closer to the edges of the seats). then after a ton of test fitting to make sure the seats were centered both sideways and front and back (you dont want to run out of adjustement with moving the seat front and back) i welded the mounts to the seat and bolted them in. not sure how the rails are on the seats your using, but you may be able to keep your power this way.
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Re: Camaro Seat Swap

Picking up a set of LT1 Camaro seats this weekend! Anyone know what kind of space there will be between the two once they are in? I wanna do a custom console and I was thinking about putting a sub in there.

Another idea... the automatic blazers with the floor shifter, how closely would their floor shifter hole line up with the shifter for my 2.2l manual? hmm...
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i put some 85 cavalier sets in my 89 s15 . all i had to do was take off the seat sliders and put my s15 ones on .
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I have always like Volvo seats. Maybe they can be modified to fit. I'll need to take some measurements.
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my 1990 s10 has a bench seat in it. what kind of buckets seats will fit in to replace it?
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I want Camaro seats
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blublaz4.3
is there a chevy bowtie in your tachometer.
Yes. Sticker I found. I have no idea where I got it...prob car show or somethng
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Gotta love having a 97, my Camaro seats were a direct bolt in. I believe they are out of a 96 Camaro.

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modded for racing harness?
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Yep, I actually got some with the seats. I'm not sure if I'll ever use them, but they would be nice to have if I AutoX'd my truck.
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Quote: Originally Posted by JustAnSS
Gotta love having a 97, my Camaro seats were a direct bolt in. I believe they are out of a 96 Camaro.

You didn't have to swap tracks or make any alterations? I just pick up 2 my self yesterday but by the look of the tracks ill have to do something. I have a 96 ss.
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Me , getting some seats yesterday...

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I just reused my s10 tracks and bolted the Camaro seats right on.
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Quote: Originally Posted by JustAnSS
I just reused my s10 tracks and bolted the Camaro seats right on.
Ok great, and u didn't need to mod the tracks or anything? I was mentally ready to do mods if i need it to, but i read what you wrote about them just bolting them and i was mad happy. I still need to get them re-upholster but ill do the fit test before.
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Quote: Originally Posted by Daveman2
Forgot to add you remove the blazer seats with a Torx Bolt,
and here's a pic of the blazer they went in

Nice Blazer... what are those holes on the left far center of the grill??? Mmmm
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96 and 97 tracks are the same, so no modifications needed. It's literally as easy as changing 4 bolts
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Quote: Originally Posted by JustAnSS
96 and 97 tracks are the same, so no modifications needed. It's literally as easy as changing 4 bolts
Sweet Thanks!!!
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i did 06 gto seats, have to take some pics but they are tall when moved forward where i need them but as long as your not a 6"5 giant moved back they are still comfortable it seems. i needed the hiegth anyways
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Quote: Originally Posted by JustAnSS
96 and 97 tracks are the same, so no modifications needed. It's literally as easy as changing 4 bolts
This is also the case for 94's no mods needed to get the 99 camaro seats in mine. Swap S10 tracks to Camaro seat bolt in and go.
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Re: Camaro Seat Swap

ive got a 02 s10 regular cab. Im having a hard time finding seats for it. since the camaro seats fit pretty easily can i get aftermarket racing seats and tracks for a camaro and just use those?
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The Camaro brackets need to be modified. 94-97 seat brackets may work on newer models?
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Re: Camaro Seat Swap

To put Camaro seats on earlier trucks, I think the holes line up. (pending u already have bucket seats stock).
To put Camaro seats on later trucks, 2 holes line up and 2 need to be drilled. My 2003 stock bucket brackets had studs going up. I think earlier brackets have bolts from the bottom. Im not 100% on what years had what but all I know is what mine had and what JustAnSS said he had differs
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Re: Camaro Seat Swap

Ive got a bench in a 2002 , but if I got racing seats with camaro brackets i can just modify the brackets there shouldnt be any other problems?
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Quote: Originally Posted by 2002reds10
Ive got a bench in a 2002 , but if I got racing seats with camaro brackets i can just modify the brackets there shouldnt be any other problems?
Camaro brackets aren't going to work in your truck. Use S10 tracks and go from there.

Also just an update, I got both of the side plastic pieces that were missing for my seats. Looks much better now. I still have a hole in the drivers side where the power seat controls were. I'll probably look into getting it patched.
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Quote: Originally Posted by 2002reds10
Ive got a bench in a 2002 , but if I got racing seats with camaro brackets i can just modify the brackets there shouldnt be any other problems?
As others have stated. You need S10 tracks.
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Some better pics of my seats, still need to get the tear fixed.



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