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73 Blazer with seating for 7

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by justwhatido, Mar 12, 2005.

  1. justwhatido

    justwhatido 1/2 ton status

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    I am really looking forward to having the Blazer inished in time for warm weather.

    But I have a wife, 4kids and a large dog. How to make em all fit. Solved the problem by adding a rear facing 3rd seat. Since I was replacing the front buckets with some from a Silverado P/U (2000) I took the rear seat that went with them and took both rear seats to an upholstery shop. Had the original back seat covered with grey leather to match the new seats and then had the P/U rear seat narrowed enough to fit between the rear wheel wells. It faces the rear, and the bottom folds up against the back IF I want to put something in the cargo area. It works well for small adults and two kids.

    I'll add pics when we are further along.

    Fred
     
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    Sounds like a cool idea.


    One time we had 5 adults in my blazer. My dad was riding in the cargo area on a very short folding chair.:haha: We were touring a national park, so it worked pretty good for him.
     
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    so the dog gets its own spot?
     
  4. justwhatido

    justwhatido 1/2 ton status

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    shhhhhhhhh. He has no clue he's a dog. Thinks that he's one of the kids.

    Fred
     
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    big_black_blazer 1/2 ton status

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    one time i had ten in my k5 with the top off. but i was 18 so it wasn't no thang to me:D
     
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    Very ingenious!!!:waytogo:
     
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    i was thinking about doing limo style seating and just go pickup an extra bench seat. then u got 8 seats
     
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    Got any pics of the seating setup? I'm particularly interested in how the 2000 buckets look and fit in the front. I heard that they sit too high.
     
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    I'd like to see pics of those buckets too. And if you don't mind how much did you get them for and from where, pick-n-pull? I'd like to go bucket or split bench someday.
     
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    Don't have pics with the seats in yet. Will post them as soon as we get to that part. Have to install new motor and bedliner over the foor first.
     
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    Purchased leather bucket seats and rear seat from a wrecked Silverado. Found them on E-Bay. Paid $350 for all three seats, with wiring (power adjustable).
    Soon as we get to the installing the interior part, I will post pics.
    There are prelim pics posted now.

    Fred
     

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