I won’t lie, the interior was done near the end of the summer. But I’ve been rolling out the progress in stages to save a ginormous first post lol. But I appreciate that either way, I try to not mess around.Yo, gotta give you major credit...
You get it done. (I was going to use the worn out line, but meh)
I'm sure there's a Canadian or Northern States upull that can come up with nicer rear panels.
Can't win... It's either salt/rust or sun/heat bombed interiors.
I haven’t thought about that! That’s a good hack to know. This drivers seat feels fantastic, so if it ever wears out I’ll probably do that! I’d actually love to have heated seats. My lady’s Genesis has heated leather buckets, and they’re awesome. I don’t think I’ll be driving this in cold enough weather to make it it worth the swap TBH.Have you considered picking up a seat cushion from a passenger seat and swapping it in the driver's to firm that up? It's one of my favorite hacks in these trucks. You can also swap the seat back cushions if that is blown out too.
Another interior hack since you already have the power seats: The 2002ish and newer heated seats have the heating element separate from the leather cover. I swapped a set into the microfiber seats I had in my Hombre lol I think you should be able to swap the power/heat seat side panel with your power only panel to add the heated seat button and have that toasty bun feel.
I mentioned it because I saw the wrinkles in the seat cover bolster. That's usually a good indicator that the foam on the outside has been worn down at least to some degree.I haven’t thought about that! That’s a good hack to know. This drivers seat feels fantastic, so if it ever wears out I’ll probably do that! I’d actually love to have heated seats. My lady’s Genesis has heated leather buckets, and they’re awesome. I don’t think I’ll be driving this in cold enough weather to make it it worth the swap TBH.
Oh don’t worry, no offence taken here! I figured there was an easier way. That’s not a bad idea, I didn’t even think to pull the covers off honestly.I mentioned it because I saw the wrinkles in the seat cover bolster. That's usually a good indicator that the foam on the outside has been worn down at least to some degree.
The seats really aren't too hard to pull apart. Do it once or twice and you'll see why I make the suggestions I do. Like the rest of these trucks the seats are LEGOs. 🤣 I kinda chuckle at the guys who powerwash because I usually tear them apart and throw the covers in a front load washing machine and then dry halfway before putting back on the seat with replaced foam. With the air drying the shrink up a bit and get nice and snug to the foam. I understand the why of powerwashing them, so I don't mean to offend anyone. It's definitely quicker/easier than taking the covers off.
If you do pull the covers off it will be pretty obvious the worn spots on the foam. It's darker in color and definitely looks like it is tearing apart.
Also take your time when pulling the covers off the seat foam you want to keep. GM used strong velcro that holds the cover tight to the foam along the stitching on the seating surface. I've learned to make sure that I hold the velcro to the foam when pulling to keep it from pulling apart.
I love being able to go back and read through and remember what i did! Haha.It's great to see that there are still some good build threads being composed. Blazer looks great. I love that color. My S10 is sandalwood so I love to see the more rare colors for sure.
I’ll be covering the shifter position very shortly. I’m a little further ahead in real time then what I’ve posted about. Just hard to fit so much stuff in a single post! But it’s in the stock location, with a stock 5 speed Center console!Since you're running the Colorado 5 speed will your shifter come out in the 2nd gen location or will it be different? What kind of mods had to be made to the bell housing? The piece in the center of the bell housing adapter, is that an adapter to locate the pilot bearing?