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How do i put a front bench on my K5

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by drkyello, Aug 22, 2001.

  1. drkyello

    drkyello Newbie

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    New to K5s and I wanted to put a front bench on my 78 K5 and any tip would help. Is there a fullsize truck i can take it from that i don't have to change? and one that fold down to give access to the rear seat too like a split bench. Thanks.
     
  2. ironmikek5

    ironmikek5 1/2 ton status

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    You should be able to mount a split bench from any similar sized Chevy/GMC truck.

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  3. solowookie

    solowookie 1/2 ton status

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    I will be getting aftermarket seats for Jedi Mind Trick from the following company <a target="_blank" href=http://www.salesco.com>www.salesco.com</a>

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    Let me know once you get this done. I am interested in going with a bench in the front of mine, but can't find ANYONE that has done this. I want to make sure I will still have "easy" access to the rear for the kids.

    Brian
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    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    i think either depdog or grim did this with an '88 to '98 chevy 60/40 split bench out of an extended cab pickup. you'd have to make a custom mounting bracket to get it to the right height, but the seat would slide forward and allow rear access. I just picked one up for $20 but didn't have the truck with me. Going to get it mid september and that's what's going in my blazer.

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    use the mounts from a bubon and then you can put any seat in that will fit the burbon. it is easier to do it that way or a full size truck. try to use the same year. makes it even easier.
    i would love to do the same, but i have never seen a bench with 5 points.
    Grant

    1974 Chevy Blazer Cheyanne. but it is on 33's now, with saggy old springs. i am in Yuma Arizona if ya got any parts for me.
     
  7. solowookie

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    I'm not doing a bench up front, I'm doing a 40/20/40 setup... they also have a flip rail for the passengers side seat's so access to the rear won't be a problem...

    go check out their web page, and check these out. they have a TON of seats! you can find a setup to do about anything you want to...

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    txbartman 1/2 ton status

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    That's actually exactly what I want, a 40/20/40. And they have all the necessary brackets to bolt it right in with a flip up? I am not always that good at fabricating my own stuff.

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  9. drkyello

    drkyello Newbie

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    thanks for all the tips guys
     

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