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blazer rear seat/suburban 3rd seat

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 3car, Jul 28, 2003.

  1. 3car

    3car 1/2 ton status

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    are these the same?
     
  2. Blue85

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    Dimensionally they are the same. The difference is in the mounting and across years. Most K5's had vinyl-backed seats, where many subs were full-cloth. The 3rd seats I've seen were hook only with no bolts. I know that up through the mid-80's K5's had bolt + hook rear seats, but I am suspicios that the late model ones (pre-IFS) had hook only as well. These may be interchangeable with the sub 3rd seats.

    I have always wondered about this, too. It shouldn't be too hard to adapt one to the other.
     
  3. azblazor

    azblazor 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    My experience is they are not the same. I have an 87 K5 back seat in my garage right now as well as a 77 Suburban rear seat. I have put a late model Suburban (84) folding seat in to the 77 Suburban (made bracket that fit on top of the floor). I am currently putting a 90 suburban rear seat into my 78 Suburban (purchased brackets from ebay that fit into the floor like original). Last time I measured there were slight differences in the Suburban and the Blazer seats. I think you could cram a Suburban seat into a K5 but it would be rubbing the inner rear fender wells. And of course putting a K5 seat into a Suburban would leave more of a gap between the side walls and the seat then original. IMHO
     
  4. 3car

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    thanks guys.i switched my interior from blue to grey,and i have a sub with a perfect grey seat,but i havent been able to check it out well.i have a perfect blue vinal blazer rear seat if anyone is looking.looks like it was never sat in.
     
  5. BIGBIRD

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    I'm interested in your rear seat if it is still available. How much would you need for it ? Where are you located.
     

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