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bjfish11
12-27-2007, 04:20 PM
A buddy of mine wants me to put his L7 under the rear seat of his 05 (I think) Ext Cab Silverado. Im pretty sure we can get it to fit if we can raise the seat 1-1.5." I have read people doing it, but couldnt find out exactly how it was done.

Can anyone help me out?

oxsign
12-27-2007, 04:38 PM
We put a piece of 2" "C" channel to raise up my buddy's rear bench in his '06.

bjfish11
12-27-2007, 04:57 PM
Where did you put the C Channel?

nineballsafety8
12-27-2007, 05:06 PM
we did that in an 04... easiest way was just to cut the seat brackets out, put risers on ends of box with on in the middle and then used L brackets to mount the seat to the risers

nineballsafety8
12-27-2007, 05:08 PM
ive also seen it done with drawer brackets... mount one set to the box, the other to the bottom of the seat. You have to remove the front seats to get the back one slid ontop of the box, but it get the seats to sit flush with the top of the box

bjfish11
12-27-2007, 05:13 PM
Hmmm.... well he doesn't want to do any cutting or fabbing up. If he cant get it to work otherwise, he will just sell his L7 and look into other options.

dcole18
12-27-2007, 05:26 PM
Hmmm.... well he doesn't want to do any cutting or fabbing up. If he cant get it to work otherwise, he will just sell his L7 and look into other options.

find bigrick on here... he has a worklog somewhere and i think he bought a kit to raise his ;)

edit: i think the worklog is in general discussion

nineballsafety8
12-27-2007, 05:27 PM
y not do a "center console box... have it down fire and run the box up between where the rear passenger sits... if you use the floor and 15" of seat space in the middle up to the rear window you should be able to get about 4.2 cubes.

bjfish11
12-27-2007, 05:30 PM
find bigrick on here... he has a worklog somewhere and i think he bought a kit to raise his ;)

edit: i think the worklog is in general discussion
Ill check into this... Thanks


y not do a "center console box... have it down fire and run the box up between where the rear passenger sits... if you use the floor and 15" of seat space in the middle up to the rear window you should be able to get about 4.2 cubes.

Bench seats ;)

nineballsafety8
12-27-2007, 05:34 PM
i know its bench seats... you go in front of the seats, and then up over the seats.

bjfish11
12-27-2007, 05:48 PM
I doubt he would go for that.... Wants to keep everything as stock as possible.

nineballsafety8
12-27-2007, 05:55 PM
not positive is this is the right thread, because i cant get to diymobileaudio.com from work, but im pretty sure this is the kind of box im talkin about
www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=9&page=5&pp=20&order=desc&daysprune=365

nineballsafety8
12-27-2007, 05:55 PM
if carpeted and sunk cupholders in it, it would look "pretty stock"

bjfish11
12-27-2007, 06:05 PM
not positive is this is the right thread, because i cant get to diymobileaudio.com from work, but im pretty sure this is the kind of box im talkin about
www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=9&page=5&pp=20&order=desc&daysprune=365

Link just went the to install gallery there... Did a quick search, couldnt find what you were talking about. If you would, shoot me that link sometime.

nineballsafety8
12-27-2007, 06:16 PM
will do when i get back to my room

dcole18
12-27-2007, 10:13 PM
here (http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=244619&page=2) ;)

post #'s 30 & 72 :cool:

nineballsafety8
12-28-2007, 01:40 AM
here is the install thread i was blindly trying to find at work
http://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=26976

Ignatowski
12-28-2007, 06:31 AM
I raised my rear seat,I bought a little kit from some one guy at the chevy truck forum but it can easily be replicated with some steel 2x2 and a little injinuity

AVX Mike
12-28-2007, 10:20 AM
We used body shims when we raised the bench in the rear of a 2007 silverado for Optima batteries a month or so ago. Only raise it high enough to allow the factory bolts or nuts to still be used or a longer equivilant. Other wise you are risking the safety and integrity of the seats.