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lift for my seat? =p

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by jekbrown, Dec 31, 2001.

  1. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    I dunno about you guys, but even though I'm not a midget...I sit to low in my rig. I'd like to raise the height of my drivers seat by 1-2"...any recomendations on how to do this...a) CHEAP and b) safe? It'd sure make it easier to see when wheelin' !

    kind in mind that I can't weld or machine steel. ;)

    J


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    well what i have seen people do that is cheap and easy is take a 2x4 and cut 2 of them one for each side and use them as a spacer and just get longer bolts that go from the seat through the 2x4 and then to the floor and wham an instant cheap easy 2in lift[​IMG]

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    I raised the drivers seat with 4 6" 2x4s &amp; threaded rod. The 4" raise makes it a little tight under the steering wheel.
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    After I replaced the floor in mine I hacked a couple of pieces of 1" pipe as spacers. Worked well, and not nearly so obtrusive as 2x4s.

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    I just gotta ask- how safe is doing this? if you wear your seat belts for instance, they were mounted, and made for the stock height for your seat-- are they going to work when you lift up your seat by 2 inches? Is the 2x4 gonna keep your seat in the "seat frame" if you were to get in an accident? Maybe I am totally freaking out for no reason, (what can I say I'm a mom) anyone know for sure?

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    I did not trust 2x4's so I used 2x2x1/8 steel tube and longer bolts. It seems to be very stable and has been that way for 3 years. I also used grade 5 bolts when I put it back together for added strength. I dont think the seat belt is an issue of course mine is only a lap belt in a 74 but even with a should belt it would be like a taller guy using it so I dont see a difference.

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    I agree with Brandy to a certain degree,the 2x4 will hold water and eventually rot the whole support out..but raising the seat is like adding 2 inches to your waist ,the seatbelts are made for all types of people big and small so raising the seat has no effect on the seatbelts safety factor..I'd go with twocrows idea of the pipe but better it by putting a washer on each end of it then run your bolt thru it.. (a safer alternative to that would be a 1" or 2" thick piece of flat stock cut to the length of each side then drill for your mount holes)

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    I had the seat reupholstered in my truck and it raised it about an inch. Your seat might be worn out.

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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Hmmmmm...now that I have the sawzall...cutting some pipe up would be no problem at all. 8D Thanks for the tips guys.

    The 2x4 plan prolly works, but thats just a little to ghetto for me. =p Not to mention the water/rotting wood issue. At any rate, thanks much guys!

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    I am damn near a midget at 5'4" tall so this sounds like a good idea!!!

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    Why don't you use a phone book or a pillow?

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    I have seen blazer's with raised seats using two different methods. Both used metal. One raised them using 2x2 hollow square steel stock with holes drilled through them for the bolts. He used four short sections one for each mounting point. The other blazers seats were raised using one inch thick aluminum spacers which were round with a hole drilled in the middle for the bolts. Both sets looked neat and finished. One guys had been in for five years with no problems and the other one was about a year old. Good luck with your fix.
     
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    You said you wanted (CHEEP) 2x4 is, to be fancy &amp; lift your self out of the getto put water seal on them. Wille
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    I do want cheap! ;)

    I think I'll go find a section of steel pipe somewhere and just cut it down to 1.5 - 2" and use longer bolts. That shouldn't cost me to much. I am only lifting the drivers seat...so the extra bolts and stuff wont cost thaaaaat much.

    Thanks for all the advice guys, it IS appreciated, as always!

    J


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