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rear seat quick release

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by twosnvrlose, Nov 6, 2006.

  1. twosnvrlose

    twosnvrlose Registered Member

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    I was thinking of installing a quick release for my rear seat I was thinking about going to wreckers and trying to find a 80's something suburban that has the 3rd row seat as I remember they had some kind of release system. I was wondering if any one else has tried this? and if they have how did it work? or any other idea's for a quick release?
     
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    IGOR 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    My wife's 01 Expedition has a pretty nice easy setup - and the rear seat is about the same size
     
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    noahrob 1/2 ton status Author

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    I run a newer 80's style seat from a Blazer, the previous previous owner,cut the boxes for the quick release into the floor. Works well
     
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    I use a fold and tumble rear seat - have you thought about that option? I'll point you to pics if you are interested.
     
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    twosnvrlose Registered Member

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    I think I want the seat to be totally removable but tea I wouldn't mind seeing picks of the folding ones. maybe I should put it on rails of some kind so I can adjust were it sits any thoughts?
     
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    I have the frame for my fold and tumble with 4 tabs to the cage - I take it out for sleeping and trips without the kiddo ;)

    The first link will show good pics of the tabs for the Bestop fold and tumble seat. The second will show after it was mod'ed to make it removable.
    http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=160385
    http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=161247
     
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    twosnvrlose Registered Member

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    Looks good nice looking cage nice and clean I don't have the folding seat in the rear but the mount that you have looks good. I was thinking some thing like a 5th wheel rail with some kind of locks that it can be slid and locked into place. thanks for the pics and the new idea's
     
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    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I'm planning to do a removeable seat in mine too...

    Since I typically sleep in the back of the K5 when I wheel/camp, I still want a flat floor with no tubes in the way. The idea I have is to build custom mounts on the stock seat (maybe a later flip forward if I can make it look "vintage") with bushings and quick release pins like swaybar disconnects use.

    The trick is to incorporate the seat frame into the rear rollcage mounts to form a "cradle" effect, so that when I pull the pins out I can remove the seat and all the attachment hardware completely. Most custom rear seat mounts use two cradle bars horizontally which breaks up the floor area (and creates a trip hazard!).

    One of my many ideas on a long "to do" list........someday.
     
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    twosnvrlose Registered Member

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    I agree it has to look stock and remove completely I don't want any thing sticking out of my floor when its removed
     
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    I will be doing this mod as well. I have a brand new 3 row out of an '88 burb and the floor brackets for it as well.

    Mike
     

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