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How's this for an idea?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Capman2k, Aug 22, 2001.

  1. Capman2k

    Capman2k 3/4 ton status

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    How\'s this for an idea?

    I was reading the post about a front bench by drkyello and that got me thinking... I was thinking a while back about puting bucket seats in the back, but wouldn't it be so much cooler to rip out those fold-up inward-facing seats that some older pickups have as a back seat? Hmmmm seating for 8.... I don't think I'll ever have 7 passengers, but that'd be cool :)

    Anyone want to try this, or am I on my own?

    79 K5 Blazer Cheyenne.... That's all I have to say about that.
     
  2. muddin4fun

    muddin4fun 3/4 ton status

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    Re: How\'s this for an idea?

    Might block your rear view though...

    It's been lovely, but I have to scream now.

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  3. Mreetz

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    Re: How\'s this for an idea?

    I installed and aerostar van bench seat in the back. Its facing the rear. I have 4 kids now and ran out of room for everyone! We can get 8 in there now if we have to!

    1984 K-5
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  4. solowookie

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    Re: How\'s this for an idea?

    this is what I'm doing in the back of Jedi Mind Trick; <a target="_blank" href=http://www.salesco.com/qualitex/trail_boss_truck_seat.htm>the trail boss from Salesco (link)</a>

    this thing is a solid bench seat, but it has higher head rests, and also the fold down console in the middle...

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  5. Capman2k

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    Re: How\'s this for an idea?

    I was thinking putting the seats along the sides, three on each side, with the spare tire put somewhere else (on top, maybe?) the people by the wheel wells may be short on SOME legroom, but the other people could be seated comfortably...

    79 K5 Blazer Cheyenne.... That's all I have to say about that.
     
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    Re: How\'s this for an idea?

    Solowookie, you're a genious!!!!

    I have to grab those seats now!!! If I can get those, I don't have to worry about cup holders for the back seat riders anymore :D

    Thanks a lot, you're my hero now :P



    79 K5 Blazer Cheyenne.... That's all I have to say about that.
     
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    Re: How\'s this for an idea?

    I like the side seating that the Land Rover Defender 90's have! I think that would be cool.

    For those of you who haven't seen them, they have two small seas over the wheelwells. The seats face inward and toward each other. Kinda cool! [​IMG]

    Mike

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    Re: How\'s this for an idea?

    That's exactly what I have in mine style wise... mine is leather though and tan, but same idea! [​IMG] I love it!

    How can I miss you if you won't go away? [​IMG]
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  9. Capman2k

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    Re: How\'s this for an idea?

    I can't leave www.salesco.com now :D It's got me wanting to redo my whole interior!!!!!! AHHHHH.... not enough money though :(

    79 K5 Blazer Cheyenne.... That's all I have to say about that.
     
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    Re: How\'s this for an idea?

    Mike, FJ40 landcruisers have these too and I bet they'd be easier to find...

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  11. solowookie

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    Re: How\'s this for an idea?

    as I got looking at these I'm sitting here thinkin, man that would be real nice!!! hey, and the price I didn't think was too bad either.

    in Jedi Mind Trick I'm also getting front bucket seats, and they seem to have really reasonable prices to put LCD's in the back of the seats too! when I do the front seats in the thing it's gonna be getting a DVD system to for the kid's when we travel.

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  12. Seventy4Blazer

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    Re: How\'s this for an idea?

    i dont let people ride in the back of my blazer. as soon as i can find someone who is looking to buy my back seat i wont have anybody ask anymore. i dont feel it is needed. once i get some money to play with then i will be armacoating the bed and then building a set of boxes that are carpeted for the back. storage and speakers. the speakers will be removable. this way when i take the top off i can take them out.
    No room for a seat after that
    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.
     
  13. Capman2k

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    Re: How\'s this for an idea?

    that's not a bad idea either... The only problem is my friend's usually come to me for rides in pairs.. never more than two for some reason... maybe one fold-up seat could be used :)

    79 K5 Blazer Cheyenne.... That's all I have to say about that.
     
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    Re: How\'s this for an idea?

    goto the project money-pit section on the site and look at his bak seats

    Kyle
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    Re: How\'s this for an idea?

    Personally I think the rear floor is too weak to install any seats in, without substantial reinforcement. Fold your rear seat up (if so equipped) and watch the floor move at the bolts. Now imagine 4 bolts holding a seat down, instead of the two hooks and two bolts in reinforced areas the factory seat uses, and hitting somebody at 35mph, with someone in those seats.

    As to putting seats on the wheelwells, a side impact will drive their heads through the windows, and if they are buckets, you will have 0 visibility through the side glass.

    Just some things to ponder before doing this.

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    Re: How\'s this for an idea?

    "As to putting seats on the wheelwells, a side impact will drive their heads through the windows, and if they are buckets, you will have 0 visibility through the side glass. "

    __ Sounds like a good reason to keep the top off :) Seriously though that is an excellent point that I hadn't thought about. As far as the rear floor being weak that is very true from my experience. The bolt holes in the bed for my stock rear seat show alot of stress.

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  17. muddysub

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    Re: How\'s this for an idea?

    if you guys want to seat 8 people buy suburbans! blazers and jimmys are cool but i love my suburban, all my friends can come.

    scott,
    1989 suburban 3/4t 4" lift soon to be rollin on 33s, tbi350
     
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    Re: How\'s this for an idea?

    I had a old 61 willys pickup that I bolted seats down to in the back. I used strut all the way accross on the front and back bolts. I then bolted them down in 4 places across and bolted the seat belts to the strut. It was very strong..02......Dan

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