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how come the new seat i got wont fit??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by superman6801, Jun 24, 2005.

  1. superman6801

    superman6801 Registered Member

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    :confused: i have a 73 blazer and i just went to a you pull it junk yard yesterday looking for a back seat. i found one out of a 78. its one of the fold up kind but i have a feeling it wasnt the orginal seat for that truck. the bolt pattern in my truck doesnt match.. whats the deal?
     
  2. google

    google 1/2 ton status

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    isn't that a 2nd gen? The 78 I mean
     
  3. superman6801

    superman6801 Registered Member

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    probably.but i thought they would be the same.
     
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    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Different seats on newer models , the floors are different 78 and newer .
    Newer floors have the rear risen floor starting farther back to have more legroom for rear seat passengers .
     
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    superman6801 Registered Member

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    so what can i do,
    anything besides find a new seat?
     
  6. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    See if you can either unbolt the bottom bracket on the seat and swap the 73 brackets on. Or see if you can cut the 73 brackets off the old seat and weld them on the new one...

    One other possibility would be to see if you can get an upholstery person to swap the foam and material from one to the other.
     
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    BlazerFarm Texagonian Premium Member

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    Yep, 73 to 77 seats are the same, 78 to 91 seats are the same. You'll notice that your 78 seat has folding hinges on the front and a lock handle on the back. The rear bed on the 78 to 91 Blazers had a sunken foot area in front of the back seat for the seat to fold into.

    Unless you can somehow put your 73 mounting brackets on the other seat you are probably out of luck. Will the junkyard take it back?
     
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    beater74 1/2 ton status

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    you can shoot me an email and 'ill sell you my 74 rear seat for cheap

    prikkelc@bellsouth.net.

    where in Ga are you?
     
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    thor 1/2 ton status

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    I'd be interested in buying the 78 mounts if you find older mounts for your seat or if you get beater 74's seat....
     
  10. superman6801

    superman6801 Registered Member

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    thats fine with me.
     

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