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New seat!!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BlazinNewTrails, Oct 26, 2002.

  1. BlazinNewTrails

    BlazinNewTrails Registered Member

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    I've been looking for a console/seat to replace my factory console so that I could take all 6 of my family in the Blazer at one time.
    I was on my way to buy an aftermarket console/seat when I passed a wrecking yard. I've been to 5 in the last week with no luck but figured I'd give it a shot.

    There in the showroom was exactly what I'd been looking for!!!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

    A 40/20/40 leather bench out of a '97 Dodge Ram in the same color as my interior!!!!

    These seats are waaaay comfortable. Recline, tip forward, slide on individual track, and the drivers side is power with lumbar adjustment!!!
    I LOVE IT!!!!

    Here's the pics!!!

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    If anyone is interested in what it took to put this together just ask :-)
     
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    azblazor 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Thats cool. How much dinero?
     
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    azblazor 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Wait - I see the price in the picture - that is a very good price!!
     
  4. BlazinNewTrails

    BlazinNewTrails Registered Member

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    The seat cost me $350. It has about a 1" wear crack in the drivers bottom cover, otherwise they said it would have been $600-650.
    I figure I'll either get it repaired or buy a factory seat cover and it will be like new!

    Install took a bit of looking and thinking to get it where I wanted it, but it came down to...

    Cutting the front outside braced off 2 1/2" short and welding them to a 1/4" steel plate which was bolted through the factory holes. Then using 1" spacers under the 4 rear braces. I used hockey pucks at $1.50 each. They were easy to drill and are very dense material. I put big washers under the floor pan where they bolted through.
    The front inner braces required no spacers or modifying.

    It really was a pretty easy swap once I mock fitted it a couple times with 2x4's. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
    PS: the pics are BEFORE I cut off the front legs and dropped it 2 1/4" inches.
    I'll post another after pic tomorrow after it get's light out /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    Looks nice. I want to do that to my truck also. It looks like you got a great deal on it also. Where is fitz's at never heard of them. /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
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