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Feels like NEW... (drivers seat)

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by DuneRunner, Dec 24, 2001.

  1. DuneRunner

    DuneRunner 1/2 ton status

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    I was wondering who has ever swaped the Passanger Seat and Drivers Seats? (leaving the frames in their original places)
    I did this last night and finished this morning. I noticed that the drivers seat was getting realy beat up from jumping in and out over the last 18yrs. They should last for another 18yrs. I feel for the passenger HHHAAAA HHHAAAA

    Just curious if any one else has.

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  2. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    HMMMMMMMMM.........interesting idea!!!![​IMG] How hard was the swap?



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    My brother did that in the '70, but the old driver's seat was so hammered he never put it back in. Little jerk left it sitting on my trailer, too, come to think of it...


    Pete

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  4. White Knight

    White Knight 1/2 ton status

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    When I need to "update" my drivers seat it requires first that I go to the store for a FRESH roll of duct Tape[​IMG]


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    pcorssmit 1/2 ton status

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    My brother's seat was more duct tape than OE material. If you can imagine a 32 year old seat, in a lifted truck, driven and wheeled by someone who's 6'5"/280 lbs...When I'd get in it I could hardly see over the hood.


    Pete

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  6. 1975k5

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    I did the same thing to myne last summer. The seats are identical. The swap was not that bad, just took a little while.

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    I just put in new Corbeau Baja SS buckets. It rides like a new vehicle now. I can't feel every single nook and cranny in the road anymore and I can drive corners faster because the seat keeps me in and I don't slide all over the place.

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  8. Can Can

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    Do you have a link to their site? How much did they set ytou back and how easy was the install?



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  9. jekbrown

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    I was gonna get some of those Carbeau Baja SS seats a while back....found them for $131 on the www somewhere... now where did I put that link... =(

    Then all I'd have to do is find someplace local to do a price match and save me the shipping $$$. ;)

    Jason


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  10. DuneRunner

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    Paul, the swap was very easy. you just have to clean out the other holes(original fome) on the seat's frame. All bolts match up and I took the time to spray paint them. They look TITS... I still have to apply about 4 layers of Duct tape to the New Pass seat.

    I love it! Later guys and again <font color=green>Merry</font color=green><font color=red> Christmas</font color=red>

    Later KEN

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    Didn't that piss off your girlfriend.....LOL

    If it ain't broke.......Don't fix it....
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  12. DuneRunner

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    She hasn't sat in it yet But tomorrow she will and we'll see how she likes it... LOL

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    Later KEN

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  13. DuneRunner

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    Sounds like the are some cool seats. I would like to see a pict of them in your rig. you know the sweetest thing would be is to have 4 buckets in the K5...

    Late KEN

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    It may be possible to in a bucket...but if I'm messin around with my gf, I'd *much* rather have the bench seat! =) Goooood times!

    J


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    I'll definitely post some pics with a write-up to let you guys know how it went. I have some small complaints but no big ones. I thought about putting buckets in the rear also, but they would have to be installed very close to the floor, otherwise the passengers' heads would probably hit the top. That and you would lose some cargo space because they would not fold forward like the single seat. I am going to re-upholster the rear seat to match the fronts.

    I'll post pics soon.

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    Well you could make a swing up mounting assembly for them to mount to. Then you have buckets that are on the floor or lcose enough to the bench height and they fold up. As long as they are up high enuff for the back rest to clear the floor when folded up. but even then you could just get some lower back buckets for the rear!

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  17. DuneRunner

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    Sounds Good. I have a full cage and the rear. I was thinking of makeing a mount to the four corners of the cage. That shape around the wheel wells. (four wheeler mag. did something like it a few issues back in a 70's K5) Anyways Let us know when you get those pics up...Later KEN

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    So were you able to do the swap without unbolting the frames from the floor?

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    Yes and No... I took them off and left the frames in. But then realised that I wanted to spray paint them black and clean them up real good. It is possiable to do it with out taking the frames out but hard to aline the holes up and you have to punch through the fabric to find the other holes. It is easyer to take it all at once though. The 6 floor mounting bolts on drivers side and 4 on pass. Compaired to the 8 small ones on the seats. Its easyer then you think...

    Good luck KEN


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    No DOUGHT GOOOOD TIMES....[​IMG][​IMG]

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