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Finally got new and improved seats.

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 82K5, Sep 15, 2000.

  1. 82K5

    82K5 1/2 ton status

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    I finally got my crap together and got rid of those tired old seats and replaced them with some very nice tan leather seats out of a '98 Suburban. The pass. side has lumbar and the drivers side has 6-way power plus lumbar. It's like night and day. Here are a couple of links to see what they look like in my '82 K5.

    http://home.earthlink.net/~philmo1/seat1.jpg

    http://home.earthlink.net/~philmo1/seat2.jpg

    Phil in K.C.
     
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    Looks pretty good. How much did you have to pay for the seats and console?
     
  4. Eric

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    Seats look great. Can you still get into the back seat? Was this expensive?

    One eyed super fly- watch out!
    86 K5 Blazer
     
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    That looks real good man! I am also wondering, can you still easily get in the back seat? How much did they cost? How was installation? Where are the controls? Also is that a new steering wheel?

    Dawson
    88 K5
     
  6. Emmettology 101

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    Looks good!!!!!!!!! Is that a light brown dash or a dark brown dash... I have an 82 with tan door and interior panels, but my dash pad is dark brown.

    Mike [​IMG]
    See <font color=green>EMMETT</font color=green> -&gt; http://emmett.coloradok5.com
     
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    Very nice looking. Job well done

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  9. 82K5

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    Re: Those look great....

    thanks, i now have the new and improved flip feature. you slide the seat forward and then hit the lever on the side of the seat and the back of the seat flips forward. just like a normal seat. i always hated that flip up seat that came originalin my k5.

    phil
     
  10. 82K5

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    seats and console ran me $450.
     
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    Was that from a rollover or what?

    '85 JIMMY
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    getting in the back seat is easier now. the seats cost me $450. the install was easy because me and my buddy used air to do the work for us. controls for the seats are on the door side of the seats. the steering wheel is my 3rd one in there. i currently have a grant signature. the previous one was a grant gt. and the one before that was the original. i don't have tilt and those stock wheels are too big, in my opinion. i like the smaller wheels. my current one is a 13.5". through experience i have found that going to a smaller wheel lessens the pain on my back because the bigger wheels force you to use your arms at a bad angle, whereas the smaller wheels the angle is more suitable to my back.
     
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    what you see in the pic is a dash cover i got from LMC for 70 bucks. my original dash is dark brown, but it was cracked all to hell. so i bought the cover.
     
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    i too am wondering about where you got your seats from. they look great and im sure they are more comfortable. i still have the old half seats in my 75's. im in the middle of upgrading to a 91 clip with full power doors. i would love to have those seats. where did you find them? do they have anymore? ill give you $500.00 for yours. haha.
     
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    Hey how did you put them in there? Did you have to dill 2 new holes on each side? I have 99 Tahoe seats in mine and they are kinda loose even though I drilled new holes and everything

    90K5
     
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    i drilled 4 new holes. i didn't use any of the old holes at all, they just wouldn't do for what i wanted. my seats sit rock solid. (KOW)
     
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    Looks very nice!

    Friends don't let friends drive Fords.
     
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    I think the golden questions remain... where did you come across these seats and how... roll-over, etc.

    Gary Graham
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    here's the golden answer.....

    i got them from a guy who runs a body shop out in the sticks in missouri. he's in syracuse, missouri. which is about 20 miles east of sedalia, missouri. he told me he had bought a bunch of seats from a fellow car guy in kirksville, missouri. i don't know what shape the suburban was that they came out of or if they even came out of a 'burb, that's just where he told me they came from. i do know that every place in the k.c. metro area wanted $900 for the same seats. so i figure it was worth my time to drive 120 miles down 50 highway to see what this guy had in syracuse.

    one more thing... the guy had placed an ad in the newspaper where i work saying he had seats for sale. since i work at the newspaper making newspapers, i pretty much scan the parts section in the classifieds every day. what's great about working at the paper is that i get to see everything the day before they go on the street. it kinda gives you a little of an advance as far as the ads go. not that i would call on an ad on the day before it was out. that is a nono.

    phil
     

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