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Simple Seat Project

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by rem7600, Jul 30, 2001.

  1. rem7600

    rem7600 1/2 ton status

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    Got to the "seat project" this weekend.

    The seats are from a 1989 Nissan Maxima. What I found, was that the power units on the seats would not bolt right in. HOWEVER, without the power units on them they matched up on bolt holes front to back (14"). The new seats were nearly 3" wider on the stance of the bolt holes so I decided to get the plates made (after much looking around for odds and ends that might do it...) $15, and Nelsons Fabrication in Hayden, ID had em done and painted! Bolted these plates securely to the existing rails on the towers and bolted the seats to the plates.

    Voila! New buckets in my Jimmy with the existing rails! It was extremely simple once deciding to have the fab shop make the pieces. I did a diagram of what I wanted and they had em done for me in a couple hours. I'll be posting pics of the new seats in my beast if anyone is interested. Didn't get any before and during pics as the digital camera was not available and besides that, it would've been a pretty lame photo-shoot. There was "nothing to it". Very straightforward and I would highly recommend going for it if you've found a set of seats that you like. I'm down a total of $55 for 2 very nice buckets installed!

    the diagram I did for the plates can be seen here...
    http://www.geocities.com/rem7600/
    <font color=purple>REM7600 - '89 Jimmy</font color=purple>
     
  2. Skigirl

    Skigirl 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks for the post. That's how I thought I'd do it, so you can use original body holes.
     
  3. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

    Bubba Ray Boudreaux 1 ton status

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    What are the seats like? I'm thinking of scrouging some Honda Accord seats since I like them and know them since the other half is 'wanting' to drive the Beast and Mastercraft isn't in the budget right now.

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  4. rem7600

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    Here's the pictures I promised. Didn't get everything
    cleaned up good but I think you can get the idea. They are
    much more supportive than the old seats. Glad I did it!
    $55 and an hour invested.

    The link below shows the seats from the drivers side window
    http://www.geocities.com/rem7600/pictures/seats2.jpg

    The link below shows the seats from the passengers side portrait
    http://www.geocities.com/rem7600/pictures/seats4.jpg

    Good luck with yours!



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  5. 90K5

    90K5 1/2 ton status

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    Looks nice

    Lose your drill?......check under the seat.....

    90K5

    See my truck at <a target="_blank" href=http://albums.photopoint.com/j/Albumindex?u=1329584&a=9886502>http://albums.photopoint.com/j/Albumindex?u=1329584&a=9886502</a>
     

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