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I don't mean to fill the forum with help requests. I know that's lame.
But as it is, my back has had enough of my stock '99 seats. I've been staying away from my truck, which is not good. :(

I checked out Hytenor's Celica seats and dug them, so I bought I set to put in my truck. But I know they need serious modding to get them in.

Is there anyone else near Sacramento that has done this swap, that can help?
 

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Wish i could bro i've been wanting to do the same for a while, ended up putting on some wet okoles to band aid it for now. Post some pics when your done! And dont worry about askin q's thats why we have this forum
 

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Wish i could bro i've been wanting to do the same for a while, ended up putting on some wet okoles to band aid it for now. Post some pics when your done! And dont worry about askin q's thats why we have this forum
I'll def. post some pics when done.
 

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I don't know. I've never done a swap. Just trying to help.

When I find the seats I want I'll do the passenger side first, just in case it takes a while.
 

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Saw Taco Dell's thread when he did the Scion swap...much better than what I did, IMO.
 

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Saw Taco Dell's thread when he did the Scion swap...much better than what I did, IMO.
Yeah, but his method wouldn't give the needed 1" lift that your method does.

His thread details getting the lower OE sliders to connect to the upper Scion sliders.

i don't think I want to sit any lower than I do.
 

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Yeah, but his method wouldn't give the needed 1" lift that your method does.

His thread details getting the lower OE sliders to connect to the upper Scion sliders.

i don't think I want to sit any lower than I do.
but the Scion seats may not be lower as the Celica seats are...don't know if that question was asked/answered in Dell's thread.
 

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yeah, i read that they were higher. i'm just saying, i prefer the way you did it since it addresses that issue.
 

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yeah, i read that they were higher. i'm just saying, i prefer the way you did it since it addresses that issue.
Your main issue will be with adapting Celica seats to your OE bench seat configuration and I have no idea how to deal with that since I had OE buckets :p From what is posted on CT about this there is a difference...good luck.
 

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these threads kind of explain it:

http://www.customtacos.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1918842#post1918842
http://www.customtacos.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9879
http://www.customtacos.com/forum/showthread.php?p=200943

Basically, on the 60/40 bench seat, the outside(door side) feet of the driver's side seat are somewhere between 1/2" and 1" shorter than the all the other feet. This discrepancy is made up for by the seat base height. I verified it on my seats, though I couldn't get very accurate with them still bolted in my truck.

However, the driver's side Celica seat is even on both sides, so in order to get it to sit level, its necessary to add some lift to the outer feet.

I'm pretty sure this would be in addition to the 1" lift all around, because of the overall lower height of the Celica seats. In the above threads, I don't think those posters were worried about the overall 1" drip in height as much as the levelness of the driver's side seat.

So, I'm looking at 1" square tube all around, and on just the outside feet of the driver's seat, an extra lift of probably 3/4 or 9/16.

Now I just need a welding partner or shop.
 

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these threads kind of explain it:

http://www.customtacos.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1918842#post1918842
http://www.customtacos.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9879
http://www.customtacos.com/forum/showthread.php?p=200943

Basically, on the 60/40 bench seat, the outside(door side) feet of the driver's side seat are somewhere between 1/2" and 1" shorter than the all the other feet. This discrepancy is made up for by the seat base height. I verified it on my seats, though I couldn't get very accurate with them still bolted in my truck.

However, the driver's side Celica seat is even on both sides, so in order to get it to sit level, its necessary to add some lift to the outer feet.

I'm pretty sure this would be in addition to the 1" lift all around, because of the overall lower height of the Celica seats. In the above threads, I don't think those posters were worried about the overall 1" drip in height as much as the levelness of the driver's side seat.

So, I'm looking at 1" square tube all around, and on just the outside feet of the driver's seat, an extra lift of probably 3/4 or 9/16.

Now I just need a welding partner or shop.
I agree. going by the CT stuff you'd need to add that extra spacer to the outer rails in addition to the 1" square tube.
 

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After A LOT of a cutting and grinding, I finally got my Celica seats installed in my truck. Big thanks to Hytenor and his Pic tutorial (and PM help). It made things pretty straight forward. I followed his examples with only a slight mod because of my 60/40 bench seat. I'll write it all up with pics and post soon!
 

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I finally got this written up. I couldn't find all my pictures but between my own and the ones hytenor has in his pic tutorial, most everything is covered. I posted it at tacomaworld, as they are lacking for this kind of writeup there. Thanks again hytenor for answering all my questions. These seats are a definite improvement over the stock ones. It was a lot of work. It definitely would've helped to have my own shop and welder. I had to do mine in the parking lot behind my rehearsal space. If I had to do it again, in my kind of situation, I might hold out for some used aftermarkets orjust save up for some better ones. Then again, since I know the workflow it would be much easier the next time around. Here's the writeup:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-tacomas/299860-how-celica-seat-swap-1st-gen.html#post7607390
Cheers!
 
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