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Offline KyleK

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1973 Chevy Blazer - opinions wanted on interior color
« on: February 14, 2020, 06:30:35 PM »
Hey all, my first post here but have been reading the forum for years, and has always been very helpful. Thought Id reach out to this group and get your opinion on a dilemma I have on interior color.

I have a 1973 Chevy Blazer that Im fixing up. Goal is NOT to restore to show truck, but rather restore to what is close to original looking and drive it for fun.
Do not have a top (and in no hurry), currently black rhino lined that needs to be repaired (along with new floor pans first), and aftermarket seats that Im removing.
I do not want to put carpet in the truck, just in case I get caught in rain (it is garage kept, but really want to allow dirt in there if needed)
I plan to put shoulder belts in (to the roll cage), and need to buy my seats to do so. My dilemma is interior or beige/tan (which impacts rest of interior)
See below link to the seats Im looking at (want opinion on which style you think is best with 73 Blazer also). Im done going down the route of finding old seats and re-upholstering
Black 1 -
Black 2 -
Beige 1 -
Beige 2 -

Color Impact
The interior color decision impacts the seats, middle console, floor/bed rhino line color, interior door panels, and dashboard

Eventually for my exterior color I plan on going with Orange. See reference photo I like of exterior (not mine, just pulled off of internet). Note that this truck has black interior, so if I go with black interior as my decision, Ill pretty much copy this. See this link for beige pulled off well (though it has carpet)...

Black Interior Pros
Easy to match color of all interior elements
Rhino line will look good
Hides dirt easy

Black Interior Cons
Could be very hot in the summertime with no top

Beige Interior Pros
Like the light look
Cooler in the summertime with no top? (not sure if this is still true with vinyl in summertime, no matter what color)
Goes well with orange exterior

Beige Interior Cons
Hard to match all interior elements colors (might be different beige/tan shades).
Rhino line floor may not look good
Shows more dirt

So overall would like your opinions on carpet vs. no carpet, seat choices, and my color dilemma


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Re: 1973 Chevy Blazer - opinions wanted on interior color
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2020, 05:50:15 AM »
Factory seats look, fit and feel the best in the K5's. They also happen to be plentiful enough that you can find a set that matches and look period correct. I'm not sure that any of those seat choices are not going to stick out from your first year Blazer as "don't belong here" seats. If you are going orange, I love the mandarin orange interior these had and you can still get those colors. Another thing to consider is it always looks goofy when the front seats don't match the back seat. High backs are better than low backs so if you are going to go aftermarket, I'd recommend looking at some good quality high backs. This style aftermarket is the closest I've seen to original Good luck
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