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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by rustyK20, Sep 12, 2000.

  1. rustyK20

    rustyK20 Newbie

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    I am considering buying a K5 Blazer. How many adults will the back seat hold? I want a seat belt for each. What is the overall width of the K5 with mirrors? Are there any significant mechanical differences between the Blazer and Jimmy? Any help with these questions would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    Blazer/Jimmy - other than cosmetic differences they are all the same except the Jimmy is better! [​IMG]

    The back seat has two seat belts but can seat 3 close together.

    The outside measurement on the fenders is about 6 ft. The mirrors add about 11 inches to each side(the lens iself is 9" long) for a total of 7.8 feet(ESTIMATED)...

    Any other questions? [​IMG]

    The Jimmy being better comment was just a personal preference...

    Mike [​IMG]
    See <font color=green>EMMETT</font color=green> -&gt; http://emmett.coloradok5.com
     
  3. Boss

    Boss 1/2 ton status Author

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    Well, I know in mine, It'll fit 2 to 3 adults comfortably in the back when I have my rear bench seat in. But I must admit, there aint too much leg room. But keep in mind, my K5 is 75'. From 73 to 77' the K5s rear bed was flat like the rear bed from a pick up truck. 78' to 91' that changed allowing more leg room for passengers. The rear bed is no longer flat but has a dip in the front half. I'm gonna have to go out and measure the width of the truck with from one mirror to the next, but I know the wheel base is 106.5" on the 73 to 91' models. No really big or major or mechanical differences between the Blazer and Jimmy. They're really the same truck. Only the cosmetics are different. Some prefer the Jimmy look and some the Blazer look. They have different trims, grill, etc. Anyways, hope that helps yah.
    Boss
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  4. talldogg

    talldogg 1/2 ton status

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    They're pretty much the same but the Jimmy sounds dorkier. j/k[​IMG]

    It's not what you buy, it's what you build!
     
  5. chevy4x4

    chevy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    Ok, here are the EXACT messurments

    69-72: Wheelbase: 104 in., Overall Lenghth: 177.5 in Front/Rear Tread 64.0in./61.0 in., Overall Height: 68.5 in. With optional hardtop: 72.5 in., Width: 79.0 in., Front/Rear overhang: 33.25 in./40.25 in., Tailgate width and height:65.0 in x 19.25 in., Approach/Departure degrees: 35.2/25.0, ground clearance: front axle: 8.0 in., rear axle 8.0 in., Load space with rear seat removed or folded: 70.0 in. x 65.0 in. x 19.25 in.

    73-... Wheelbase: 106.5 in., Overall Lenghth: 184.5 in Front/Rear Tread 65.75in./62.75 in., Overall Height: 69.5 in. With optional hardtop: 71.5 in., Width: 79.5 in., Front/Rear overhang: 33.5 in./44.5 in., Tailgate width and height:66.8 in x 22.0 in., Approach/Departure degrees: 31/24.0, ground clearance: front axle: 7.7 in., rear axle 8.0 in., Oil pan: 15.5 in., transfer case: 10.0 in., fuel tank 14.3in., Load space with rear seat installed: 33 in. x 50 in. x 41.6 in., Load space with rear seat removed or folded: 76.5 in. x 50 in. x 41.6 in.

    These are the basic dimensions. There are very sutle changes almost every year but it would take me hours to write everything down.


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  6. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Hey Mike my backseat has 3 seatbelts. Is yours missing the lap belt in the center?

    P.S. I agree the Jimmy is better [​IMG]
    Rene

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  7. Derf00

    Derf00 1/2 ton status

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    Same here tRusty, my Jimmy has a sholder belt on each side and a lap belt in the middle of the rear seat.
     
  8. 90K5

    90K5 1/2 ton status

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    Yeah mine holds 3 also

    90K5
     
  9. rustyK20

    rustyK20 Newbie

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    Thanks for the Basic Info
     

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