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Chevrolet Express, GMC Savana, GMC Savana Cargo, Van
#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
#21 of 53 blinker mirror retrofit
Nov 22, 2007 (9:24 pm)
For those with newer Express (mine is an '07) and have power mirror and heated mirror, the existing harness already has the wirings for the mirror blinker. All you have to do is purchase a set of oem blinker mirrors from the dealer and swap them out. No additional wire or mod is necessary. Easiest job!
#22 of 53 Re: adding seats to Express or Savana van [miltruckman]
Apr 11, 2009 (12:30 pm)
i have a 2009 chevy express cargo 1500. What's the best way to install a rear seat for 3. i sure do want to leave ample space in the middle. i was thinking maybe installing it close to the end. can i get some advice in installing the seat securely? thanks.
#23 of 53 Re: adding seats to Express or Savana van [spikorama3701]
Apr 13, 2009 (9:00 am)
I have wanted to install 4 bucket seats (from '01-02 LT model?? did not get any help re 'are the brackets similar?' in my 03 AWD passenger van. Instead, I installed a '4th row set of brackets and belts, with the existing 3x seats'. Everybody was reluctant to do the work, re the weight capacity, safety - insurance liability. This is the only way I can carry plywood, etc. without removing the #$%^non-folding +headrest, seats. I do like the seat in the most rear position - limo style! Otherwise, the main option is fixed base seats from an upfitter or van accessory store. It is incredible, GM never had the forsight to offer a 'crew version' of the cargo van. (They will never do it now!) Otherwise, the AWD van is a super, incredible vehicle, blows the doors off a pickup/suburban, for my needs.
#24 of 53 Owners Manual
Apr 25, 2009 (5:12 pm)
Anyone know where i can download an owners manual for 06 Savana 6.6 Duramax?
#25 of 53 Re: adding seats to Express or Savana van [newsie23]
Aug 09, 2009 (7:04 am)
I am interested in buying a 1500 AWD van and need additional seats if I do so. How easy is it to install 3 or 4 more seats in the rear? What are the weight considerations? I have 5 children all 11 and under. Thanks for you insight...
#26 of 53 Re: adding seats to Express or Savana van [julli5]
Aug 11, 2009 (4:13 am)
The 'safety issue' is the major problem - who will do the work! The school bus vans flipping has terrified the market. Stabilitrak, standard on passenger vans, is not offered on cargo and conversion models. Installing the extra row of floor rails and belts is not, otherwise, difficult.