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Rear seat replacement from a Suburban

Installed a 2003 Suburban 3rd row rear seat in my Bronco today. I wanted a rear seat that would tumble and fold forward and had built in seat/shoulder belts. My Bronco is a 94 so It's shoulder belts are bolted to the removable top and can't be used with the top is off.

Found a used seat on Craigslist, and bought the seat brackets on eBay. Didn't care want color it was because I'm going to put a Black and Red cover on it anyway.

The Suburban seat tracks recess about an inch in the rear floor pan on the Burbs. I didn't want to cut into my Bronco floor pan so I just raised the floor up 3/4" with plywood and cut notches in it for the seat track.

Used 2 1/2" grade 8 bolts with backing plates to bolt the seat brackets and plywood down. Then covered the plywood with peel and stick rolled roofing (love this stuff).

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Wow that actually looks pretty damn good. Great job! I bet more than a few people would like to try that.

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I like the idea of the seat belts attached to the removable seat. It looks like this might just work with my future plans with it no wider than the factory seat.

Does it fold as far as the factory seat with those head rests?

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Nice job, looks great!
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Does it fold as far as the factory seat with those head rests?
yes it does. The headrests don't even hit the floor boards

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damn. never-mind the question in the WDDYT thread.
awesome find, clean setup. can we get a good pic fully folded?

might have to re-design my entire rear cab setup.

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Yeah, not only does it look great, it does the job too.
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Wow you won the internet with this write up. Thank you for posting this. I am doing the same with my 79 but will be cutting the floor and building pockets in the floor for the brackets.

I see you went with the bench seat option. There is also a split seat option so you can fold each section as needed. Any GM SUV 2007-2014 third row seats have built in seat belts and are split but seat 3 persons. 2000-2006 are bench seats Prices are outrageous on Ebay for seats. The split seats are shippable via UPS or FedEx but carry additional shipping charges. Best option is to see if you have a Pull-a-Part or LKQ lot near by. We have LKQ and a salvage lot that handles late model trucks and SUVs only. I find the salvage lot to be high when compared to LKQ.
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Craigslist is good at times. Don't go alone and I never go unarmed.

If someone is interested in matching front and rear but not wanting to recover them, the 2000-2006 Front seats have built in seat belts.

Some of the actually upholstery kits can get expensive. Not just plain seat covers but you remove the factory cover and install new cover. Usually the driver seat is more worn than the others. If the cushion is in bad shape there are replacements available.

If you recover the seats it would be a good time to add seat heaters to keep your backside warm in winter. Lot of different kits on Ebay and they are easy to install.
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I have a 2010 GMC Yukon with the split 3rd row seat. I like the bench rear seats better. They are more comfordable if your seating in the middle section of them.

I bought matching front and rear, red and black, Neosupreme seat covers from Coverking. They look, feel, and fit great.

https://www.coverking.com/seat-cover...ronco-xlt.html

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Thank you I was trying to remember the name of the quality custom seat covers. These fit much better than universal off the shelf types. Easier to install than replacing the existing seat upholstery.
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Covercraft covers are what I have in my Superduty..and got dad a set for his too. Not cheap, but quality.

BTW- thanks for the coverage years to look for. I'm not a Chevy/GMC guy by any means and with no yards close, this will save me headaches.
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Man this is brilliant and relatively cheap. Huge props to you.

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Did this three years ago with the split rear with three shoulder belts. Picked a never used third row up for $150. brackets off of eBay. Tied the front brackets into the stock seat mounting holes with some 1/4" plate.

I can get two boosters and a car seat in there - albeit very snug.


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How comfortable are those seats?

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How comfortable are those seats?
It feels better then the ford factory seat to me

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That's good enough for me.

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just found a set of rear seats from an '07, but the guy wants $600....
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