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1st and 2nd row jump seat between captains chairs


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Hey everyone,

I'm in the process of purchasing a 2018 tahoe rst premier. GM doesn't offer the seating arrangements that i require so im looking into swapping out the front center console for a jump seat and adding a jump seat between the second row captains chairs. Any info or links on completing this would be greatly appreciated!

 

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On ‎2‎/‎24‎/‎2018 at 9:44 PM, Sidewayz said:

Look in the classified for a Silverado jump seat and try and find someone to swap captain chairs for their 60/40 split bench. Worth a shot. 

This is exactly what I would do...  So I take it the Tahoe RST can't be ordered with a 60/40 split bench seat for the 2nd row?  That's weird if that's the case...

 

There are a few 2nd row 60/40 split bench seats available on eBay for a decent price:

  https://www.ebay.com/itm/2015-2016-2017-GMC-Chevrolet-Tahoe-Rear-2nd-Row-Second-Yukon-Escalade-Black/152925325269?hash=item239b0f47d5:g:iFAAAOSwK~RaC3m9&vxp=mtr

 

Just keep a look out and you should be able to find something that works for what you need.

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On ‎2‎/‎24‎/‎2018 at 7:44 PM, Sidewayz said:

Look in the classified for a Silverado jump seat and try and find someone to swap captain chairs for their 60/40 split bench. Worth a shot. 

Yes this would be the way to go! There is no way you could put a truck jump seat between the captains chairs that wouldn't completely ridicules! imo. If you need that much room it almost sounds like you should have gotten a Suburban or an XL.

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Here is an 18 silverado jump seat in my 18 suburban. Ebony leather and stiching in upper match perfectly - the lower cloth part matches carpet behind seats so it all does tie in pretty well. Best part - usable cup holders! I may get leather cover for seat portion, but I only have 2 kids, and there is still the 3rd row. You do have to remove armrests for it to fit. Kids love it... 5861322e1423f603ed64242851c1f6e3.jpg7a700a051adc3c3fef51e91457a4e3c3.jpg3d689dd5bb9cf79ef1ada80c19e5edde.jpg

 

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Here is an 18 silverado jump seat in my 18 suburban. Ebony leather and stiching in upper match perfectly - the lower cloth part matches carpet behind seats so it all does tie in pretty well. Best part - usable cup holders! I may get leather cover for seat portion, but I only have 2 kids, and there is still the 3rd row. You do have to remove armrests for it to fit. Kids love it... spacer.pngspacer.pngspacer.png
 
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So is there a way to secure this or is it just sitting there?

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Working on it. Got floor brackets in yesterday, and will do a custom bottom attachment to raise it up a bit off the plastic. The front hump is wider so I plan to shape it a little...e50a989d5bb1f5273751850f1770028e.jpgda250ddf11f9f8f5f1a991b8791fce12.jpg

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So great to see something other than replacing the captain seats with a bench!

On 8/5/2019 at 10:14 AM, Texas Daddy said:

Working on it. Got floor brackets in yesterday, and will do a custom bottom attachment to raise it up a bit off the plastic. The front hump is wider so I plan to shape it a little...e50a989d5bb1f5273751850f1770028e.jpgda250ddf11f9f8f5f1a991b8791fce12.jpg

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Update on the jump seat installation? I have been looking into adding another seat and would like to do something similar in our 2017 suburban. 

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On ‎08‎/‎05‎/‎2019 at 10:16 AM, Texas Daddy said:

Already wired up with QC3 quick charge panel...

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Nice! I am liking this upgrade.  I am moving from my old 1990 Suburban to a 2016 or so Yukon XL Denali soon, and I was thinking I would miss the 2nd row bench sometimes.  This is a great way to have it all.  Looking forward to any updates on the install.  I thank you in advance for saving me the trouble of debugging the details. 

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Done. I used some granite counter brackets and some tab bolts from a nerf bar install kit. Very sturdy now and storage in both upper console, behind cupholders, and under seat. Has a lap belt too. Going to be an arm rest with 3 cup holders 95٪ of the time, but you never know when you need an 8th spot...92e26a6c7567ec0be4b230dfe1849a0f.jpg1183d14e9a3cbce8efcfaf83d903989d.jpg40ee00769edc097172595ce987950a09.jpg

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On 10/25/2019 at 1:57 PM, Texas Daddy said:

Done. I used some granite counter brackets and some tab bolts from a nerf bar install kit. Very sturdy now and storage in both upper console, behind cupholders, and under seat. Has a lap belt too. Going to be an arm rest with 3 cup holders 95٪ of the time, but you never know when you need an 8th spot...92e26a6c7567ec0be4b230dfe1849a0f.jpg1183d14e9a3cbce8efcfaf83d903989d.jpg40ee00769edc097172595ce987950a09.jpg

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Question about the install.  I have ordered a jump seat/console for my 2nd row to sit between the 2 bucket seats.  Did you drill holes in the bucket seat mounting bracket (painted black) on the floor?  Mine has one hole in the vicinity of your mounting bracket, and I am wondering if you used it, or did you drill new ones?  Also, it appears you did not go through the floor of the vehicle, is that correct?  Other than the 4 mounting brackets, did you secure it any other way to the vehicle body?

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