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2003 Chevy Express 2500 Seats #725945
July 20th 2017 2:52 pm
July 20th 2017 2:52 pm
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Hello to all. I am a new member. I just bought a 2003 Chevy Express 2500 Access. I found and bought it in Los Angeles and then drove it to my home in Salt Lake City. It was quite the adventure to say the least full of mishaps. I intended it to be a two day road trip and it ended up being a 3 day trip! I will spare you the details. In the end, I am happy as a clam with my new car. I spent months looking for an Express with the Access package. Boy are used ones rare to find!

Now onto the good stuff. I am converting the van into something that I can live full time if I need to. So over the next year, I will be converting it into a camper van. To that end I gutted it down to the metal in the cargo area. I even had the metal divider taken out between the cabin and the cargo area. Now, I want to make the driver seat and passenger seat swivel so I can turn them around and create my "living room" so to speak when I am parked and not driving. To that end, are there really nice seats that I can purchase and replace the factory seats? Perhaps some cool RV seats?

I would really like to know your thoughts.

Cheers,
Keightley

Last edited by Keightley; July 20th 2017 2:53 pm.
Re: 2003 Chevy Express 2500 Seats [Re: Keightley] #725946
July 20th 2017 4:10 pm
July 20th 2017 4:10 pm
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Texas, under the A/C
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Originally Posted by Keightley
... In the end, I am happy as a clam with my new car...


I thought you bought a van. LOL

About the seats though... These guys have some cool stuff:
www.shop4seats.com


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Re: 2003 Chevy Express 2500 Seats [Re: Keightley] #725948
July 20th 2017 4:16 pm
July 20th 2017 4:16 pm
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Texas, under the A/C
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Wait, the Access package is where the windows are replaced with remote opening doors right?
That's awesome!
Congratulations on your find!


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Re: 2003 Chevy Express 2500 Seats [Re: Keightley] #725953
July 20th 2017 9:12 pm
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Yep, love those vans. Congratulations on your purchase.

Look around the salvage yards. Lots of conversion vans with some very comfy seats.

I love this guys Pro-Access camper. I love it so much, I saved a bunch of photos of it. I hope the owner doesn't mind me sharing them here.

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Re: 2003 Chevy Express 2500 Seats [Re: Keightley] #725954
July 20th 2017 9:13 pm
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A few more.

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Re: 2003 Chevy Express 2500 Seats [Re: Keightley] #725964
July 21st 2017 12:41 pm
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Texas, under the A/C
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That's super cool!


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Re: 2003 Chevy Express 2500 Seats [Re: Keightley] #725967
July 21st 2017 3:24 pm
July 21st 2017 3:24 pm
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It is, isn't Rusty? That's why I saved those photos. Fantastic idea to use all those work access doors as windows, and then the way it's finished inside...very inviting place to spend time.

Re: 2003 Chevy Express 2500 Seats [Re: Dyno_Dave] #725968
July 21st 2017 4:07 pm
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Originally Posted by Dyno_Dave
...very inviting place to spend time.


Thats an under statement !


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