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Pics of seat bracket templates

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

  1. Captkaos

    Captkaos 1/2 ton status

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    Well, I finally got around to getting the seat bracket template pics off the camera. (It is tough working on 2 trucks...)

    In a nutshell, this is what I did. Using a piece of cardboard I located it where I wanted it on the floor using the floor ribs as a guide. Starting on the pass seat, I held the carboard down and located the holes. (there is only front ones on the 76-8? since the seat flips up) Once I had them located, I placed the seat down and sat in it to check for a full for/aft adjustment and centering. Once that was done, I marked the outline of the seat bracket on the cardboard and marked the holes. Then I marked and cut out the template about 1/4" oversize. Since it doesn't have holes for the rear of the seats, I plan to use a u-bolt around the rear latch (this may change) and used studs welded to the template to retain the seat. On the drivers side, I used the same procedure, but used 2 pieces of cardboard. I will keep you posted as to what follows.

    http://www.captkaoscustoms.com/Jimmy/seatbracket2.jpg

    http://www.captkaoscustoms.com/Jimmy/seatbracket4.jpg

    http://www.captkaoscustoms.com/Jimmy/seatbracket5.jpg

    http://www.captkaoscustoms.com/Jimmy/drivertemplate.jpg



    Chris Lucas
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  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    So to clarify, you are swapping in seats from an 86 and up Blazer into your older Blazer...
    I did the same thing a couple of years ago...my floor is nowhere near as mint as your is though. I drilled 4 holes per side and bolted them down[​IMG] Crude but effective. I really like the newer tilt/slide function of the newer seat on the passenger side!

    I will prolly be stealing your template idea when I install the 90 Jimmy seats into my 74. If I ever start on that project[​IMG] My 74 is rust free though and I'd hate to add extra holes in that floor!

    Rene

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  3. Captkaos

    Captkaos 1/2 ton status

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    Steal away buddy...

    Glad to even hear you wanted to "steal" the idea. Whole reason I posted it here.

    Chris Lucas
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  4. laketex

    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    Re: Steal away buddy...

    cool. I've got to make seat brackets to mount to a cage. the whole cardboard template idea usually slips my mind as I cobble something up. Glad you posted this, it will be much easier to fab with a template!

    Sherman, Tx
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