View Full Version : Opinion question....bench or buckets?

12-07-2010, 08:40 AM
So I will be receiving my 70 SS L78 pending the weather and shipping co Monday. I is painted the original color, cranberry red and has the original bench seat and is a 4 speed. Should I keep the bench or convert to buckets with console? Tough decision for me.

Prince Valiant
12-07-2010, 08:51 AM
I take it it is a chevelle?

It's hard to imagine a chevelle w/o buckets...but I've always had a thing for bench seats and 4 speeds. LOVE the twisted sticks that go with them....

so what I'm saying is, I'm no help at all in this decision.

12-07-2010, 09:16 AM
Yes Chris it is a Chevelle. It is an original bench seat car.

Prince Valiant
12-07-2010, 09:43 AM
I say bench...just seems properly old school.

EDIT: I meant bench. BENCH!!!

12-07-2010, 09:54 AM
Bench Seat 4-Speed cars are way cool......

Is it a real L78 car?

12-07-2010, 10:16 AM
Bench seat.

12-07-2010, 10:32 AM
Bench Seat 4-Speed cars are way cool......

Is it a real L78 car?

Yes. Motor is a dealer replacement CE block, but it is an original L78 car.

Rocket Power
12-07-2010, 10:55 AM
Bench seat.

Prince Valiant
12-07-2010, 10:57 AM
had to edit my post above...meant to say bench as well. Both the valiant and coronet had bench seats, and it just seems proper.

Have to say, I did like the stick in the valiant...contorted and twisted like the incredible hulk went to town on it or something.

good kill on the chevelle btw!

12-07-2010, 12:03 PM
IMO. Stay with the bench...

12-07-2010, 12:19 PM
Bench ftw

12-07-2010, 04:14 PM
this is what i was taught about old cars...

bench seat 4speed - single
bucket seat automatic - married

you make the decision :)

1st-2nd shifts and a handslip with the girlfriend next to you was all the rage I was told, haha

12-07-2010, 05:41 PM
Bench. I ripped the bench out of the Belvedere and I regret it.

12-07-2010, 05:41 PM
Joe we already discussed this...benchseat ftw

12-07-2010, 06:47 PM
buckets, comfy buckets. Not race seats.

12-07-2010, 08:37 PM
buckets, comfy buckets. Not race seats.

Race seats can be comfy. :) I say stay with the bench.

Voodoo Chick
12-07-2010, 09:24 PM
Bench, definitely.

12-07-2010, 09:32 PM
Bench!! I loved having a bench seat in my old chevelle!

12-08-2010, 12:26 AM

May as well keep the bench for awhile, if you don't like it you can switch.

And it's a hell of a lot easier to have sex vs. bucket seats.

12-08-2010, 12:23 PM
Bench is cool since their not very common.
The only bench SS i recall seeing around here is Mike from Waterford with the light blue 70SS. He doesn't bring the car out very much.

12-08-2010, 01:11 PM
yes and it is Cloth too!

12-13-2010, 06:26 PM
gotta keep the bench for shaggin' the bitchez, Joe... :banana

12-14-2010, 05:18 PM
So many SS cars had their bench seats removed for the "cooler" buckets. A bench seat SS is a rare animal indeed. I would keep it intact. I had a 69 Buick Special (base Skylark post coupe body) with a 350 four barrel and it had the bench. Awesome car.

12-14-2010, 06:09 PM
Get Buckets so you can get these.:D


12-14-2010, 06:20 PM
Joe's car is gorgeous! Just got back from checking it out. Nice ride Joe!!

12-14-2010, 09:18 PM
Thanks J! Dave you will pay for that! Bench will stay.