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drivers seat

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by whiteandredk5, Dec 12, 2001.

  1. whiteandredk5

    whiteandredk5 Newbie

    Dec 12, 2001
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    The drivers seat on my 83 K5 has broken and I imagine that mine was not the first to break. Something where the seat would normally fold (if it were a folding seat) let go and it now is only useable if I have the back seat folded up to lean against. It probably happened from kids in the back seat using the seat to pull themselved up to the front and from me bouncing around. Just wondering if anyone has had the same problem, knows of a way to fix, or knows where to buy a replacement. Thanks!
  2. You can go to a scrap yard and pick up a pair of seats out of a mini van, van, truck etc. and just have some mounts built or mount it to floor if they are high enough. I know that quite a few people here have done it and would probably have a better insight than I do. (for the pair they usually run $25-$50)

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  3. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

    Dec 13, 2000
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    Roy WA
    I'd be interested to hear from someone that has done it, but GM seems to be pretty good about keeping the actual seat bolt pattern the same among different models. Unless someone has already done it, (I'm not even positive the seats are just bolted to the tracks actually) I'd hit a large wrecking yard, and compare your seat bottoms (not the rails) to other GM vehicles. As someone mentioned, vans or S-10's would be good places to look. If you find something similar, take a seat out of another K5 (if there are some in the yard, and see how the bolt pattern matches up. It's free at least. : )

    Personally I don't like adding more holes to the floors, and the floors are pretty flimsy as is.

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  4. sinchphoto

    sinchphoto 1/2 ton status

    Mar 7, 2000
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    Southern California
    I put a pair of reclinable buckets in my blazer. picked em up for a 100 bucks. gray and super clean. they are passenger seats from an astro van. new holes had to be drilled and added back up plates for support. but they work very nice.

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