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Pics of MR2 seats in my 85

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 8_YOUR_H2, Jan 28, 2002.

  1. 8_YOUR_H2

    8_YOUR_H2 1/2 ton status

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    What a great weekend! Got to 65 yesterday...so I installed 2 new front bucket seats, installed new front and rear bumpers, and mounted some new Hella turnsignals in my grill. Whew are my arms tired! Anyway I welded a 24"X24" plate of 1/4"steel to the bottom of the MR2 seats and bolted them to the stock brackets. I retained the flip up passenger seat too. These are still in the rough, I need to paint everything and grind things smooth, but its 28 degrees now so I quit [​IMG]. It seems like alot of people are wanting to do seat swaps...this goes to show ANYTHING is possible, and I did it all myself (try to overlook the bad welding job, but it is strong as heck).
    http://members.home.net/brent795/dseat.jpg
    http://members.home.net/brent795/frontbumper.jpg
    <a target="_blank" href=http://members.home.net/brent795/rearbumper.jpg>http://members.home.net/brent795/rearbumper.jpg</a>
     
  2. 55Willy

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    Those seats fit in there nicely[​IMG] Nice job..
    and those bumpers look beefeir then Hell!!!!!
    hate to see those in my rear view[​IMG]



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    What do you mean, Where did I get it??...I <font color=blue>BUILT</font color=blue> the damn thing!!
     
  3. BurbinOR

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  4. Chris Demartini

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    <font color=blue>What years do those seats come in? Also, is that bedliner on the outside of your truck? If it is, I have some questions for you
     
  5. 8_YOUR_H2

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    This style of seat is the MK1 which is 85 to 88 or 89. I have always liked these seats. I am putting 2 in as back seats too. I found one seat on ebay for $20 and I am still scrounging the junkyards for the last one. I herculined the outside of it....getting ready to the interior next. Then wet okole seat covers...should be waterproof for a topless summer [​IMG]
     
  6. jekbrown

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    did you spray on any UV-pro top coat..or are you just not worried about your exterior herc turning flat black? I have my interior done....when I trim my fenders, I am prolly gonna herc the remaining bottom portions of my rig.

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    See the on-going build up of my '85 Jimmy! <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/jekbrown>http://community.webshots.com/user/jekbrown</a>
     
  7. Slayer

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    <font color=blue>Very clean installation, but you're making me jealous!!!!
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    I have been toying with the idea (now it's time to get serious) about replacing my aging '77 seats, and seeing your installation has given me ideas.
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    So what if the seat didn't come bolted in a GMC/Chevy truck, it looks like any seat can be made to fit, as long as the bolt-up brackets are fab'ed up correctly (retaining the flip-forward passenger seat). You did good, keep it up...........................
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    <font color=blue>I don't know everything, I just think I do.............</font color=blue>[​IMG]
     
  8. 8_YOUR_H2

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    The herculiner fades after about 2 months. I went over the whole thing with a rattle can of glossy rustoleum. It has lasted about 6 months and no fade. You cant tell I used a rattlecan eaither. As for Slayers idea. I cut off ALL of the mounting brackets down to the flat rail, then welded the rail to the piece of metal, then bolted the stock brackets to the plate. I am sure this would work for ANY seat you could ever want. I was wandering around the junkyard looking for the last rear seat and I cam across 2 Geo Storm GSI's with seats that looked new...I could have done the same thing with them, but I like all of the levers and dials on the MR2 seats....I dont think toyota designed them for a 6' 5" 300 pound person like me though....
     
  9. Chris Demartini

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    <font color=blue>Slayer, I have 96 Cavalier seats in my 71. You can mount any buckets in any truck. Take some 2" square box tube and make a rectangle frame wide enough to mount both seats to, then make posts for it and bolt it to the floor. My seats each have they're own channel frames now but my floor has sagged so I'm going to make one big frame and mount both seats and my Tuffy console to that.
     

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