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Old 06-09-2017, 05:53 PM   #26
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Re: Maximus's 1972 K5 Blazer 4X4 Build Thread

I got my seat back from the upholster, need a couple replacement screws for the brackets, but its going to look great in the back of my k5.

BEFORE :


AFTER:
New belts, paint, arm rests, custom foam and replacement upholstery!

Also got my Retrosound Model 2 radio (I think its being replaced by the Long Beach?)
FYI, there are apparently two different bezel options now with the 67-72 trucks, mine didnt extend to the arms, only surrounded the display, and extends alot more into the cab. i like it! helps keep it even with the knobs alot more! but I dont know if retrosound still offers this bezel... (contacted Retrosound, apparently my bezel is the corvette bezel, #108, they used to package it with the 67-72 truck radios but no longer do? The 108 bezel is available at this site, or obviously with the "corvette" head units....
https://www.retromanufacturing.com/p...ant=7979753859 the standard 67-72 unit is "119" wich is weird, since 119 was in my part number.....)

my unit part number is RetroSound M2CB-119-03-73


Here is mine placed in my K5, not wired yet but sitting in the dash.


Oh, and I almost forgot! I finally tracked down a set of square body 15x8 Rally "Rallye" rims, thanks to John H.
Will be a while before I refinish them and get tires, but glad I got my hands on a set. I like these alot more than the OEM 67-72 steel wheels, and they are ALOT more affordable, due to the 20 years they made em! WIN-WIN!

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Old 06-10-2017, 07:54 AM   #27
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Re: Maximus's 1972 K5 Blazer 4X4 Build Thread

Nice progress Maximus!
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Old 06-15-2017, 03:30 PM   #28
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Hey, more progress!
The retrosound unit is wired in, but theres really nothing to see there... I havent installed my kick panel speakers from Retrosound yet (so no speakers are hooked up) because I need to repair the floor, and dont want to put them in until the floor repair is done so I dont have to pull em back out.

Also got the rear seat bolted in, the rear bolts are 1/2-13 and the front two are 7/16-20 (fine thread) if anyone is curious!

Interior is just about exactly where I want it to be (MAYBE a "family" length roll bar in the future, my wife would appreciate more protection for our kids)

I was suprised at how "at home" the procar seats look with the factory style rear seat upholstery. If i did it over again, I may have just had a shop duplicate the pattern on the fronts for the rear seat, but the back seat looks soo good I am happy with the difference between them.



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Old 06-16-2017, 10:12 AM   #29
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I was interested in those procar seats, hows the bolstering? keep you pretty snug in there? i was considering getting a set of them as well, since my worn out utility seats have you sliding all over the cab. Its not fun when you daily drive your K5
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Old 06-16-2017, 12:17 PM   #30
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they do. the bottoms sit at an angle and sort of plant you in them, I havent had the stock buckets, but they are firm and pretty solid, more so then any 60's or 70's stock seats I have sat in.

for added bolstering, procar has a "rally" model seat, these seats are what turned me on to procar 10+ years ago, when I was rebuilding my Mustang. My seats were not in bad enough shape to replace so I never got the rallys, maybe some day they will end up in my mustang...

Obviously both seats are also available with headrests...
I like em, and my K5 came with 80's blazer seats so I didnt have anything useful to work with (other than the seat-to-floor brackets, thankfully!)
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Old 06-16-2017, 01:25 PM   #31
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Yeah they look good, like they belong there thanks! definitely look better without the headrests IMO
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Old 06-16-2017, 03:07 PM   #32
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Yeah they look good, like they belong there thanks! definitely look better without the headrests IMO
Yea, no doubt the headrests are better in an accident situation, but I did my own little risk assessment. When I am in the K5, its not very often, and I have lap belts, no air bags, and alot of steel, didnt see the headrests as a huge advantage. like when I choose to ride a motorcycle, there are inherent risks that I accept. If I am going on a trip or in crap weather, I will take the modern tahoe with side curtain airbags etc... high back seats ruin the look of these 1st gens IMHO, and I am OK with the tradeoffs of low back seats!

I am also not afraid to admit after all was said and done I am in my rear seat like $800 for the recover and foam repair, so these seats are a real bargain compared to refurbishing older seats if OEM isnt as critical. If I owned a set of standard buckets, it may have been a harder choice, but these recline, fit great and were sub $300 each if I recall correctly...

A couple simple pieces of flat bar and I was able to adapt them to the stock seat brackets pretty painlessly.
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