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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Innerpiece, Apr 11, 2001.

  1. Innerpiece

    Innerpiece 1/2 ton status

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    to start ... I have an 87 silverado blazer with the red and white paint scheme. The interior has been rednecked and needs to be fixed. The metal is all painted red to match the exterior. Most of the plastic screw-on stuff (A-pillar... etc) is painted white (poorly) ... All of the interior plastic (door panels, center console, dash) is burgundy ... The carpet is burgundy and the head liner is orange...visors are white

    Ouch

    (1) Is there any easy way to remove the metal panel under the plastic part of the dash (where the ash tray / glove box is)? (to paint it).

    (2) New carpet ... glue it down or not? (very little off-roading).

    (3) Dash ... cracked badly ... anyone know a good (read cheap) source?

    (4) Center console ... suggestions? if I remove it is there an easy way to add armrests to the seats?


    I was planning on ripping out the carpet ... bed lining the interior (to stop rust and kill noise) ... painting the plastic light grey ... painting the metal dash light grey ... adding darker grey trim and carpet. re-upholstering the seats dark grey.

    so for color scheme wise ... light grey carpet/headliner/doorpanels with dark grey seats/plastic moulding or vise versa? or all one color grey?

    thanks
     
  2. Michael

    Michael 1/2 ton status

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    (1) Is there any easy way to remove the metal panel under the plastic part of the dash (where the ash
    tray / glove box is)? (to paint it). NO, it doesn't remove without cutting. You can take off all the
    plastic, tape it off and paint it in place.


    (2) New carpet ... glue it down or not? (very little off-roading).It's not neccesary to glue factory
    style carpet down.

    (3) Dash ... cracked badly ... anyone know a good (read cheap) source? Most places, LMC etc.
    have replacment pads or a product called "overlay" that snaps over your old pad.

    (4) Center console ... suggestions? if I remove it is there an easy way to add armrests to the seats?
    No good way to add armrest unless you put in seats that have them. It would probably be cheaper
    to install some salvage yard seats with armrests instead of re-upholstering the old ones.

    That's my opinion anyway.....

    Michael[​IMG]
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  3. 90K5

    90K5 1/2 ton status

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    You can probably get some seats at a conversion place of a seat store. i have some from a '99 Tahoe, and the console. The guy who had my truck before me put them in, they were $540 for the seats and console and you need to drill holes in the base of the seat for them to fit, but the yare comfortable and have armrests.

    90K5

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  4. ChevyCaGal

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    What was said before...You can't remove the glove box area. You have to tape it off and paint it that way. The carpet doesn't need to be glued down. The mouldings that go around should be enough to hold it down. It's a pain if you ever want to lift it out for any reason if you glue it back down. The dash...you can get a cap to fit over the top of it or go to a junk yard and get one. You can get factory ones to replace yours but you're looking at $$. If you want a console I hear Tuffy and Steel Horse are good ones to look into. You can't put arm rests in very easy from what I know or at all. But if you keep the console you can simply use it (what I do) as an arm rest. Try LMC for some parts. JCWhitney sells stuff too. Might wanna check them out as well <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.jcwhitney.com>http://www.jcwhitney.com</A>. Flip though readers rides and members webpages for ideas you might like to use on your own Blazer. I have ideas I like I am gonna use I have found from others on here. Hope this helps? [​IMG]

    Stephanie
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  5. Esteban86K5

    Esteban86K5 1/2 ton status

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    As far as I have seen on Blazers the metal inside is painted to match the exterior from factory. Luckily for me it's metallic grey. About the only piece of metal on my truck that is still shiny.

    <font color=blue>Esteban</font color=blue>

    <font color=red>SEMPER FI TO MY BLAZER
     
  6. Zepplin

    Zepplin 1/2 ton status

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    Regarding the center console. If you get one get the Tuffy. I have one for my 74 and I think it is bullet proof! It made of all metal and it is lockable. I bought one for that very reason to keep my stereo from getting stolen when I have the top off. Great product for a Blazer!

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