Can the middle row be moved backwards?

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  1. TURNz

    TURNz Full Access Member

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    I'm looking to buy a 2001 to 2006 Tahoe and have couple questions.

    Some of the one's I've seen posted online have captain's chairs in the middle row. I assume that means there is or was a third row.

    I did a search and see that I can install a bench seat without modification, so that's good.

    What I'd like to be able to do, whether I find one with a bench seat, or I install a bench seat, is I'd like to remove the third row, and be able to move the middle row back a few inches for more leg room, but maintain the rear cargo space. By that I mean, I don't want to remove the middle row for leg room and compromise the cargo area.

    Is there a way to move the middle row backwards maybe 4-6 inches and still be a safe install? I don't want the seat to break loose in an accident.
     
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    I guess that's a no.
     
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    I would say the only proper way to achieve this would be to custom fab your own brackets.
     
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    I have zero knowledge regarding fabrication (though I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night :D), but whenever you move something back towards the rear it's going to compromise cargo space. Right, or am I missing something?
     
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    What I said was one option to increase leg room for back seat passengers would be to remove the middle row, and make the third row, the back seat. As it turned out, I bought the Tahoe that doesn't have a third row, so that point is now moot.

    I'm ok with losing the 6 inches or whatever in the cargo area, to gain it in leg room though.
     
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    Cant because of the shape of the floor. Imo

    I should really read more before i post....lol
     
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    I've seen it done on here. Gonna have to do a search. The person fabbed his own brackets.
     
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    You sure the 3rd row just isnt missing and the 3rd row brackets are there?
     
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    Clean floor, no brackets, just carpet. There are cup holders in the fender humps though.

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    The shape of the floor between the middle seats and cargo area will prevent you from moving it back, UNLESS, you fab brackets to go up and over the 'curb' so to speak. If you can get it back as it sits i think you may only get 2-3". Is that worth it.
    3rd row or not they all have cupholders on the back, gm's way of 'saving' by molding or building 1 thing per body style instead of 19 diff rear panels. :2cents:
     

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