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What year did they change this on the K5?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by **DONOTDELETE**, Nov 28, 2000.

    What year did they change the middle floor pan on the K5's? As in so the rear passengers had a drop in the floor so there knees wouldn't be up in there chests. I think 1980. And did they change and make the rear seat removable without unbolting? The newest I have had was an 88 and I can't remember !!

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  1. EDdaTREE

    EDdaTREE 1/2 ton status

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    My 76' has the step just behind the front seats and a bolt-in, non-flip rear seat.

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    The first year for the new floor I believe was 78. And the rear seat was foldable, but still needed unbolted.

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    The floorpan change was 78. In 77, the rear seat had no footwell. They also (I think) strengthened the body somewhat at the same time, adding some reinforcements. I've never owned anything newer than a 78, so I don't know if the rear seat ever became removeable w/o unbolting it. Hope this helps.

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    The rear fold and tumble seat is held with 3 bolts and is a mule to remove[​IMG]. Unbolting is easy, dragging the heavy bitch out the back is the fun part[​IMG]
    Its also a good idea to never-sieze the bolts if they come out the first time, makes the job a litle easier next time.

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  5. Hmmmmm that is weird, maybe the tub was changed on yours and retagged with the 76 tag. I had a 77 and it was flat floored and it sucked for passengers to include the kids.

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  6. That is what I thought on the seat. I was thinking a person could take a 3rd seat from a Burb which has hooks in the front and a latch in the back for removal/installation ease. It would take some fun fab work, but worth it in the end I think. Thanks for the info guys !!

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    If your talkin' about mine,BB, the floor IS flat in back. It kicks up right behind the center console.

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  8. Gotcha, I just read it wrong !! Sorry

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    I have an 83....it has to be unbolted.......js
     
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    Mine's a 1990 and you have to unbolt it. Good workout lifting the thing too!

    Why do people keep calling it a Bronco!!!!!
     

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