Swapping Yukon XL Captain chairs with Seat Rails from 03 Escalade. Trying to fit in 05 Tahoe.

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Recently purchased immaculate captain chairs out of a Yukon XL and didnt relize the floor was different in the XL than what I have in my 05 Tahoe. Found out they wont fit.

My solution was to purchase some ripped uo captain chairs out of an 03 escalade for $60. Hopefully I can put the yukon seats on the Ecalade seat frame. I know the escalde seat frames should bolt right in my tahoe.

Will this work?
 

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Recently purchased immaculate captain chairs out of a Yukon XL and didnt relize the floor was different in the XL than what I have in my 05 Tahoe. Found out they wont fit.

My solution was to purchase some ripped uo captain chairs out of an 03 escalade for $60. Hopefully I can put the yukon seats on the Ecalade seat frame. I know the escalde seat frames should bolt right in my tahoe.

Will this work?
Verified the 03 Escalade Seats fit in my 05 tahoe.

As for the seat frame / seat swap that has to be determined. They look almost exactly like the same seat though. Im thinking, its got to work…
 

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Wonder if the seat belt latches are the same size?
 
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Yes sir, they are indeed. Ive got one seat complete. I will post all the details with pictures when i finish with the second seat and get them in the Tahoe.
 

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I can tell you that the seatbelts from the second row in an Avalanche do not match up to a Suburban; 2006 Avalanche, 2005 Suburban.
 
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As far as the seatbelts go, i was able to use the ones out of the yukon xl in my tahoe.
 
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So the answer is that it can be done, but I had to buy a second set of captain chairs in bad condition out of a 03 Escalade and interchange some pieces. I used the seat brackets from the escalade as well as the upper seat frames.

I had to remove the seat covers from the top seat frame of the yukon seats and put them on the top seat frame of the Escalade.

I also had to cut the headrest posts off of the escalade top seat frames, cut the post mounts off the yukon seat frames and weld them to the top Escalade frames. After all of this work, I was able to make everything fit and look decent.
 
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