Menu
Cart

Best Seats For Fabricating Into A Hot Rod or Project Truck

Posted by OEM Outlet Auto Interior Parts on

Bolting In

There are a ton of variances in mounting styles, the majority of seats have a pretty simple 4-bolt mounting pattern, though some of the newer GM seats use a 2-bolt/2-hook mounting pattern. With most hod rods & project cars the easiest route to go with is a seat with a completely flat seat track. This allows you to through-bolt to the frame to ensure a safe, secure seat and reduces the amount of grinding you'll have to do. 

 

Wiring Up

Powered seats are great, but it's important to make sure you don't bite off more than you can chew. If you get a pair of "loaded" seats with heat, A/C, and memory you're going to be in for a rough ride. Powered tracks and lumbar are usually really easy, typically requiring just 12 volts and a ground.

Seats equipped with memory require a memory bypass. Theoretically this is done by mapping out the switch harness and splicing it into the wires that go directly to the track motors.

Seats equipped with heat (no A/C) can usually be wired in with the OEM heat switches and a little bit of fiddling. If you want a seat with heat but you can't find it, don't worry! You can simply add a universal heater to it. In the long run it will probably be cheaper and it will give you less headaches in wiring.

Seats equipped with heat/AC use a special system that requires a computer and that's not something you want to fiddle with. The best way to do it is to purchase a Katzkin DegreeZ kit from your local Katzkin dealer and retrofit it into your seat. For most manufacturers this is very easy as the DegreeZ system is used in the OEM system.

 

Our Suggestions

Larger Seats (Project Trucks)

2004-2008 F-150
2007-2014 Chevy Full Size
2015+ Chevy Full Size
Charger SRT (No Consoles)
Dodge Challenger
2009-2015 Ram

Medium Seats for Hot Rods / Small Trucks

2005-2009 Ford Mustang
2010-2014 Ford Mustang
1992-2002 Camaro
2010-2015 Camaro
Charger SRT
Dodge Challenger
Scion FR-S
Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Almost Any VW/AUDIPontiac GTO

 

Small Seats for Hot Rods / Project Cars

Dodge Neon SRT4
Mazda Miata
Scion FR-S


Share this post



← Older Post Newer Post →

Prior to processing your payment, one of our experienced technicians will contact you to discuss your vehicles interior project and fitment.