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Chevrolet Express, GMC Savana, GMC Savana Cargo, Van
#11 of 53 Re: adding seats to Express or Savana van [fuld]
Sep 25, 2006 (7:57 pm)
I got my seat and After-market belts from the same shop. I only had the choice to buy after market belts for the 2001 Express. I am sounding like a broken record but the retractor part of the belt is not for my year and I either have to go to a salvage yard to get a part of a later year Express to mount the retractor of the belt or go buy some OEM belts from a Chevy/GMC dealer.
Did your retractor and belts look exactly like the rest of the stock seat belts that were in your van? with no plastic around the retractor and two seperate belt clips to attach the belt on both sides of the seat? On my after market belt it attaches to the seat by bolts on one side and a standard belt clip only at the end of the belt. Below is how my after market belt looks like:
The challenge that I am having is how to mount the retractor part of the seat belt on the back wall. I bought some factor bolt from a GMC dealer so that I would have the correct bolts (right strength and size) but I do not see how I am going to fit this retractor on the back wall of the van. Any suggestions.
Aug 08, 2006 (6:42 am)
I have 2001 Express LT, love it, hate the mirrors vibrating.
A turkey vulture actually ripped off the entire passenger side mirror, I thought, I'll just replace them with the new and improved heated with turn signals version, I believe 03-06.
Based on your experience, what are your comments on these mirrors?
#13 of 53 Re: Mirrors [krcossin]
Aug 15, 2006 (1:18 pm)
Well I did install the new updated mirror, ran two wires from the right and left front turn signals, so I have the blinkers working fine, however wiring the movement and heat for the new mirror to the van's wiring has proved to be a major problem without having a wiring diagram. Does anyone have a 2001 Express 1500 and a 2006 mirror wiring charts?
#14 of 53 2000 Express differentials
Jul 23, 2006 (12:45 am)
I have a 2000 Express with 184K miles. I am installing a beefed up transmission for heavier towing capacity and I'd like to know if a 3/4 ton differential would be a "bolt in" fit. I know it'll be the next thing to go, I'd just like to be ready when it does. I'd also be interested in any mods to the existing rear axle to make it more reliable.
#15 of 53 Re: adding seats to Express or Savana van [miltruckman]
Mar 28, 2007 (4:21 pm)
I recently bought a 1995 Chevy G30 cargo van. I need to put in a bench seat but don't know where to bolt it down to. I don't want to just bolt it to the sheet metal, because I don't want it to tear out in the event of an accident. It seems like the main frame beams are U shaped. Any suggestions?
#16 of 53 Re: adding seats to Express or Savana van [vanowneraz]
Jun 11, 2007 (12:08 pm)
Did you have any luck with adding the 3rd row bench? I want to add one as well. Can you add just a short track extension or do you have to install a new tracks? Any advice would be great!!
#17 of 53 Re: adding seats to Express or Savana van [br2]
Jun 11, 2007 (6:25 pm)
Hi Brett, I only added one bench seat up behind the driver's seat, but what I ended up doing is finding a used bench that had brackets on the bottom that were spaced the same as the main frame beams. These brackets were just simple plates with holes in them. I put 8 inch long, ½ inch thick bolts all the way through the frame and used some wide washers on either end. Seems to be working well.
#18 of 53 01,02 LT Captain Chairs
Aug 20, 2007 (6:47 pm)
I wish to install the LT captain chairs in my AWD Express, but have not been able to determine if they will fit my bench seat floor brackets. If so, I will try to find tan seats in a salvage yard. John
#19 of 53 Re: Mirrors [krcossin]
Sep 14, 2007 (5:50 pm)
I just read your post. I have an 06 GMC 2500 Cargo van. It has manual mirrors and I want to install electric mirrors. Any ideas if this is possible. I have heard that the wiring harness should already be inside the door, Also would I have to replace the entire mirror or just the inside parts.
#20 of 53 blinking mirrors
Sep 19, 2007 (5:32 pm)
I too interested in replacing my mirror with the oem blinking mirrors. do you have the part number for them? my dealer is no help in 'researching' the part for me. thanks