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Seat recommendations?

Discussion in 'Interior - Stock & Custom' started by Mastiff, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. Mastiff

    Mastiff 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I'm starting to think about new front seats for the K5. I'd like something just a bit more comfortable, with some side support so I don't feel like I'm sliding off at turns. I'd like to not lose the sliding and tip forward functions and would, of course, prefer not to spend a fortune. I'd also like to have it be bolt in if at all possible. I guess I've asked for everything... I don't need/want any motorized nonsense or heat or anything like that. Also, no race harness stuff, just factory seatbelts or something along those lines. I'm also a fairly small guy if it matters.
     
  2. K85 Octane

    K85 Octane Tacklin' Fuel Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    If you can weld, the possibilities are endless. I like my WRX seats. But I welded up a base for them that bolts into factory holes. I have tilt and slider.
     
  3. Mastiff

    Mastiff 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    So nobody makes anything bolt in? I went to mastercraft.com and under "shop by vehicle" there was a drop-down menu with one thing in it: "Jeep". Gimme a break.
     
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    riflerk20 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I took a set from a 95ish wrangler. Had to make some brackets to mount them. Comfy and still easy access to the back
     
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    doubletrouble 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I think Corbeau makes mounts for the K5's.
     
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    longbedder 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I have '07 Silverado seats in my K5. They're great.

    Mechanical sliders, mechanical tilt, built-in seatbelts (so no worrying about adapting the originals). Comfy and as close to "bolt-in" as you'll find for a not-actually-K5 seat. I also like the center console and cupholders.

    If you were to check the classifieds, you miiiight just find someone who has some for sale. :whistle:

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    Mastiff 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Interesting. What did you have to do to get them to fit? And how does a built in seatbelt work? In your pic it still looks like they are attached to the floor and pillar. Or is that the old one still, looks like there's an extra.
     
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    blazinzuk Buzzbox voodoo Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Same seats I'm gonna put in my blazer
     
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    longbedder 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    The built-in ones have everything self-contained (reel, belts, buckles, everything). I never did take the old ones out (I'll get to it one of these days).

    You simply drill some new holes in the floorboard, make some backing plates so there's more than just sheetmetal (I just used 1/4" mild steel with a hole drilled thru - big thick washers would also work). The frames fit over/around the hump just fine, and the height is good (i.e.: no seat frame modification required). Put old bolts in the old holes just to seal them up. Bam!
     
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    1995 k3500 Seats...the brackets were almost an exact fit. I lined up the rear holes on the brackets with the original holes in floor and only had to drill new holes in the front of the brackets. Both are wired up with power lumbar. The passenger side is manual slider but the driver side is power everything. Super easy and super comfortable

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    Gmt800 seats for me. 2001 Silverado. You must reinforce the floor top and bottom as having the seat belts as part of the seat means a lot of stress if you hit something. If you don't , you and the seat will go for a ride into the steering wheel. It's not hard to do.

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  12. Peterbiltman

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    I Just PURCHASED seats from a 2013 tahoe will those be able to work with my 86?
     
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    I'm sure they can fit. I've sat in what seems like a thousand of those seats at work and they are comfy, just haven't really looked out the mounting footprint in comparison to the squarebody floor. The 2013 would not have integrated seat belts though if that was what you wanted. Last year for the integral seatbelt was 2006 in the SUV's and 2007 in the trucks. Keep in mind while the '13 seats won't have seatbelts, they might have side impact airbags. You should probably disable them if your seats do have them. I'd have to look in the service manual, but IIRC the side impact inflator module can be removed without tearing the upholstery up. The entire seatback will need to come apart, but the seat cover should be ok after. Leaving them in but unplugged is no guarantee they won't go off as it takes very little voltage to set one off.
     
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    Thanks for the response but do you think the seats will fold up and move far enough for entry to the back? And also 3rd or 2nd row seating for replacing the back seat?
     
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    If anything those seats will be like the ones I have as far as access to the rear goes. It's ok, but not quite like the original seat that can release and move almost to the dash. Still, Where I have mine mounted with the seat all the way forward I can fit through the opening. Tilting the seat back forward gives the most room as the opening at the bottom might be 6-8 inches. But like I said I can fit and I'm not small by any measurement.

    As far as the rear seat goes, I think the third row would be the best fit sizewise. The 13 third row seats are two separate seats. The stock way they mount is with latches as they are designed to lift out. Not sure how one would adapt that. I know some have though. Google is your friend here. There is some good tech for late model seats in a k5 over on www.67-72chevytrucks.com that might give some thought starters.
     
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    Thank you very much I will Google away I appreciate your help!
     
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    I got a kit off EBAY for my 2004 3rd row seats. They mount to the floor with out cutting holes. You can get the original brackets on line, but you have to cut the floor to mount and weld into place.
     

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