Originally Posted by Kolby
I would also like some more info on this.
There isn't much to say. Third gen a-body (73-77) cars came with them from GM. Lemans, Monte Carlos, Chevelle, Malibu, El Camino, Cutlass, Can-Am, and Century.
Some people will argue that the Monte isn' t an A-Body, but all the parts interchange with the above cars mentioned. I don't believe Monte actually used the g-body platform until the 80's, at which point the a-body became a front wheel drive platform. http://www.sunmanford.net/br_sp_phot...et%20seats.htm http://www.newenglandmontess.com/73-...olstery%20.htm
They sat on a little pedestal and swiveled around. The idea was you could swivel 90 degrees and get in and out of your car instead of having to slide your legs under the steering wheel as you sat down.
They stopped making them. While I've never sat in one personally, I would imagine they had a tendency to move a bit while driving and were deemed unsafe or something silly like that.
A swap would simply involve welding in some steel to support the seats front and back, although if they're close to the same dimensions as a third gen seat that would be unnecessary.. after that, depending on whether it uses studs or bolts into the floor, you'd probably have to cut the studs from the third gen seat locations and weld in new ones or drill some holes and weld in some nuts.
I would use at least a 4" X 4" plate around the area to help spread the load. Somewhere between 16 gauge and 10 gauge.