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Rebuilt the Bench Seat in my 1985 K30 Myself

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 1-ton, Jul 21, 2005.

  1. 1-ton

    1-ton 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Since I did not want to spend $1000 on a new semi-bench seat for my 1985 K30, I decided just to rebuild the factory bench seat in it myself. I tore it down to the bare frame, and then ordered a new cold molded bottom seat cushion and the upholstery (with hog ring kit) from LMC. All of the stuff I bought from LMC came to about $430 with shipping. I went to a local industrial hardware store and bought all new seat springs ($2.30 each) for it too. The seat should look good with the new carpet kit I also just installed in the truck. I am going to install it in my truck this afternoon. Rebuilding these seats is not very hard to do at all. Will post more pictures of it when installed.

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    Picture of seat installed (sorry for the crummy pictures, but all I have is a cheap $80 digital camera)

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    Last edited: Jul 22, 2005
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    stallion85 1/2 ton status

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    Great job, looks good!
     
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    big_truxx 1/2 ton status

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    cool i may do the same in the future both the 89 scotsdales i have have a rip in the cloth bench on the drivers side :D
     
  4. 1-ton

    1-ton 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Thanks man!
     
  5. mudslinger99

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    Looks like you did a good job on the seat :saweet:
     
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    Its really cool to see someone go through the effort of putting something back like it was when it would be so easy/tempting to just junk it and put a differnt seat in there.

    There are parts of my Blazer that I will never change, like the seats, just because they remind me of my Blazer when I first got it. I want to keep enough of it origional so that I still recognize it for the blazer that it used to be as well as the Blazer I turned it into.

    Looks great. :thumb:
     

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