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Old 04-03-2018, 12:41 AM   #1
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So I got this 86 hardbody, that has bucket seats that I like the look of but they donít recline and they are not mounted properly and sit higher than I think normal buckets should. They are in great shape so Iím thinking I may keep them but my question is... has anyone ever cut out the floor pan to make bucket seats sit level, and if so do you need to brace the floor first and what kind of issues should I look out for?
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I wouldn't do that. You can get seats from a hardbody or pathfinder that bolt right in. I did that on my old truck and it didn't work out well. The inside, front bolt was still higher that the rest because of the transmission hump.
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pathy buckets do bolt in, but depending on how tall you are they many not recline.

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can confirm pathfinder buckets are amazing, even better are the 'terrano' buckets, if you can find them in the US, as they had all the options fitted, ie heated, lumbar, full recline, padded, lifted sides and full movable headrest.
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See I was thinking if I cut it out it will drop the inside (transmission tunnel) down at least an inc, then I can level the outside with a fabricated spacer and make it all look good and keep the headroom and leg room I’m accustomed too. While I don’t have plans to body drop it anytime soon (at least not this build) but someday if I decide to I wanna save as much head room as possible. And the seats I have are already factory vinyl so I don’t have to modify them at all for this build
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