K5 Blazer | Jimmy build created by hobby_hobbiest, Apr 6, 2020
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'77 K5 - Prickle
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Thing is mostly pretty straight!
yeah, there is some crust on the other side but I figure it is going to get pretty beat up as a trail rig.
Next thing on the Agenda is to install these BMW E46 Seats, I am designing some brackets right now to mount them with
Well I have been waiting on a plasma cutter and cnc table, to cut out the brackets I designed but I got the plasma cutter and found out that my 220v supply that I had been using for MIG welding is not ok and one of the legs is lower voltage than the other so I have to fix some electrical before I can get back to the seat installation.
Found some cheap pig tails for my BMW power seats to make wiring them up super easy, one thing I haven't mentioned yet but there is a two pin connector in this plug that goes to the seat belt tightening mechanism used in an accident I simply cut that thing off, so it can never fire.
Started cutting out some of the rust in the floor boards in preparation for the seats and the new Tiffy console.
Gave me an excuse to practice with the plasma cutter too!
Few updates: got the new floor in on the driver side, still have the passenger side to do, also working on some modifications of the seat brackets to fit the stock mounting positions.
And a nice k5 logo in the vertical support of the seat brackets.
What was wrong with those mint plaid seats?
They weren't all that mint the bottom was falling apart.
and these were super cheap.
Got the driver side seat in today! I am super happy that I decided to try and use the original mount points, it's super clean!
PS: the bolts were just something I had lying around going to get some proper bolts tomorrow.
I like Yellow!!!! Keep the pics coming!
Thanks, the next project is a DIY4x Cage and Dashboard. also been thinking about vinyl wrapping the thing in yellow so it looks a little bit better than it does today. hard to show in pictures but the paint looks like someone used house paint and a roller.
I love my diy4x dash. I was looking into their rollcage kits too.
Nice! I have some cool Ideas for customizing it a bit. but I will save those for later
once all of the seats and roll cage are in I am also going to spray the whole interior with lizard skin.
Got to stretch her leg for the first time in a while!
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