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Rear seat alternatives

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by zach78k5, Mar 22, 2001.

  1. zach78k5

    zach78k5 1/2 ton status

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    has anyone taken out their rear seat and replaced it with something more space sensible. i dont like having a back seat in, but sometimes i need room for everyone. i was thinking about putting seats from an old toyota landcruiser. you know the ones that fold down from the side. i cant thing of anything else. i have a storage box that i built that takes up the rear half of the back. does anyone know if it is legal to just bolt seatbelts to the floor and let them lean against the box?
     
  2. muddin4fun

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    My back seat pulls up. The back comes down and then the whole thing flips up and I have all the space back there.

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  3. Blazer_Boy

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    Doesn't your rear seat fold forward? I felt stupid because there's been a K5 in our driveway since my parents got married (1980) and just now caught on to this last year.

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  4. Grim-Reaper

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    starting in 79 the trucks got a fold and tumble seat. Back folded foward then the whole thing flipped up against the back of the front seats. The seat belts are attached to the seat but the locking deal is major beefy so it is still secure. Would take welding in the floor pockets from a truck a year nwer than yours but would not be a major job to do and I believe the pockets are clear of the gas tank.
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  5. Blazer_Boy

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    Wipe booger of a face and laugh cause I knew better. Just givin' ya a hard time, lol.

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  6. muddin4fun

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    Ewwww! Grim!!!! It's worth (to me anyway) to modify the seat if you can. Maybe you can fab some quick disconnects for the seat.

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  7. Grim-Reaper

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    Yeah I agree muddin. When you need the room the fold and tumble are nice. I have a friend with a 76 and he didn't know that did that but on his it won't work. 73-77 had a flat floor and in 78 they got a new floor with a footwell for the rear passengers. Then sometime late 78 they came out with the fold an tumble. If you ever sit in the rear of a 73-77 it's not very a great seating possition and the head room is poor because the seat sites higher. Not quite as bad in the 69-72. the floor is a little lower in those trucks for some reason.
    blazerboy I know you were kidding.

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  8. CaptCrunch

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    I guess I think of it like this... a blazer isn't the best to haul with. I switch off all the time on whether I would be better off w/ a pickup... Really am thinking of cutting th carpet to the footwells of the back seat and put some bedliner in there...not sure... I have just started putting a few thoughts into the back area and in a custom sub boxes for the side

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  9. muddin4fun

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    I plan on having carpet on the front and ryno-line the back. My dogs go back there, muddy towstraps, etc. I've got a flat bed if I need to haul anything big and the blazer will pull it just fine and dandy (It'll drag it 'hind the pickup...teehee).

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