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How to raise seat?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by DougK20, Mar 26, 2003.

  1. DougK20

    DougK20 1/2 ton status

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    I have an original bench seat. It has been recovered and looks/feels brand new. I would like to raise the seat up an inch or two for better visibility when wheelin. Also, I have very long legs. Any suggestions on how to raise it, brackets and all?
     
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    Longer mounting bolts and spacers bewteen the bracket and the floor.
     
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    I just raised my seat 1.5" by putting some square tubing that was 1.5" thick down and setting the seat on top of that and putting in longer bolts.
     
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    <font color="green"> spacers won't work on the trucks since the floor is different, at least it wouldn't work on my 78. I think you'd have to cut the seat frame and weld in a section, but I don't think I'd trust that. </font>
     
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    small chunks of 2X4
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    small chunks of 2X4

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    <font color="green"> Sounds safe! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif </font>
     
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    maybe u could use spacers and longer bolts between where the seat bolts to the seat frame. should be flat and fairly straight forward to lay in spacers that way. I think.
     
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    As I'm sure you've already figured out the front two mounts are on an angle. You'd have to reproduce that with the brackets when you make them. The back ones are a piece of cake.

    When you make them, make them out of metal. You'll also want to bolt that new bracket to the floor through the current hole and a new hole in the front. Otherwise the seat will have a habit of "rolling over" the bracket.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
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    small chunks of 2X4

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    <font color="green"> Sounds safe! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif </font>

    [/ QUOTE ] Tell me about it! There were "small chunks of 2x4" under both of my front seats /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif when I bought my /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif... Scary thing is, if I didn't keep hitting my head on the ceiling (I'm 6'4'') I would have never looked and they'd probably still be there /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    i also have long leg's and have raised the seat in every pickup i've had.
    take the seat out flip it over
    there should be 6 bolt's holding the slides to the seat
    take those out, put some little nipples (short peaces of pipe from hardware store) between the slides and seat, put in longer bolt's.
    i think the pipe you need is 3/8.
    that way you have no cutting and they are are the same lenth.
    about 1.5"s is the longest i can go, i tryed 2" once but my head was to close to the roof.
    1.5"s gives you a lot more room.
    but you really need tilt wheel or you're leg's get cought in the stearing wheel when getting in and out.
    good luck

    dave
     
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    Thanks for your suggestions. I'll pull it apart and see which will work the best. Added more photos, check 'em out... Thanks again!
     

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