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How tough is it to convert the normal standard cab tacoma bar seat to two bucket seats by either installing some aftermarket seats or some scrapped one, maybe off a celica? i would imagine the bar seat is missing two rails that i would need to be able to side the seats back and forth. any good ideas? where can i get rails? what seats fit the best? etc thanks
 
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Re: Bar to bucket seats

Swank:

You have 60/40 split seats now, right? If I were trying to convert that setup to buckets, I would go the easy route and get a driver's side bucket seat from an S-Runner (what I've got now). It'll bolt right in to replace the 60% wide driver's seat you have. Or, if you're looking to save some coin, a passenger's side bucket from a junkyard Taco will bolt right in. Only problem there is that you'll have to swap out some hardware to put the seatbelt on the proper side so you can buckle up.

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i don't have a 60/40 seat, i have the single bar seat straight across, i want to convert this into 2 bucket seats,,, how should i go about this?
 

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You have a bench seat.
 

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yes, thank you for the clarification. what is the best way to get buckets in place of this "bench" seat? will any import seat fit? or is it best to put in a toyota one? like from a celica?
 

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Re: Bar to bucket seats

More specifically.........

The Tacoma single bench, 60/40 split bench (or fat buckets - take your pick...), and separate sport bucket seats all use the same mounting hole pattern (within generation). The single bench seat doesn't use all 8 bolt holes. The remaining holes are there - either (a) pre-drilled and plugged or (b) pre-molded in the floor pan / hump and waiting to be drilled / punched out.

So..... The simplest and most straightforward way to get buckets into a Regular Cab is to transplant buckets from the same generation Taco.

Nothing else fits 'as is'. Within the Toyota family, you can get 2 or 3 out of 4 holes to line up with certain Celica and 4Runner seats.

If you go farther afield (other OEM seats) you're looking at more and more fabrication / tweaking work.

At the high end (aftermarket) things get simple again if you get better quality seats fitting onto brackets designed for your Taco.
 
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I installed some seats out of a 2000 Civic SI. Didin't take much fabrication. Just needed to drill one hole for each bracket. Took about an hour to install. You can take a look at em in my gallery. Sooooo much more comfortable than the bench.:waytogo:
 

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I had a bench and now i have a set of buckets out of a late 90s civic...A friend and i worked for about 6 hours with trial and error and some welding and paiting, they went in...we would put the seats in..measure and take'em out and cut and weld and do it all over again...it wasnt easy but it wasnt to difficult on a scale of 1-10 i would say a 7...i can send some pics of what i did if ya want....E
 

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The first tactic to try is to transplant your Taco's OEM seat belt anchors / receivers / receptacles onto the Honda seats or bases (if they're seat-mounted). Otherwise try to leave the receptacles in place (if they're floor-mounted).
 

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I have Integra buckets in mine. I took my seatbelts out of my taco and had the ends machined down narrower so they will buckle into the integra buckles. Pretty easy to do and they work like a champ. Putting the seats in was easy also, had to drill one hole, and used the rails on the seats so I can still have the sliders.
 

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Enola Gaia said:
The first tactic to try is to transplant your Taco's OEM seat belt anchors / receivers / receptacles onto the Honda seats or bases (if they're seat-mounted). Otherwise try to leave the receptacles in place (if they're floor-mounted).
hmm. i see.:thinking: thanks
 

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Enola Gaia said:
More specifically.........

The Tacoma single bench, 60/40 split bench (or fat buckets - take your pick...), and separate sport bucket seats all use the same mounting hole pattern (within generation). The single bench seat doesn't use all 8 bolt holes. The remaining holes are there - either (a) pre-drilled and plugged or (b) pre-molded in the floor pan / hump and waiting to be drilled / punched out.

So..... The simplest and most straightforward way to get buckets into a Regular Cab is to transplant buckets from the same generation Taco.

Nothing else fits 'as is'. Within the Toyota family, you can get 2 or 3 out of 4 holes to line up with certain Celica and 4Runner seats.

If you go farther afield (other OEM seats) you're looking at more and more fabrication / tweaking work.

At the high end (aftermarket) things get simple again if you get better quality seats fitting onto brackets designed for your Taco.
this one by far the most help.
 

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GreenBean said:
CRX SI buckets, I made the frames .

looks familiar :waytogo: i have the seats for a long time no problems. just fabed up some brackets and thats it.

thats an old pic when i frist did them i still had the Honda beltclips but those just unbolted and i was set
 

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