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Old 04-18-2001, 11:38 AM
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Default Driver seat relocation question

I love my Jeeps to death, but I was just sitting here wondering if there is a way to relocate at least the drivers seat to gain a little more leg room. I guess I have long legs and it just gets uncomfortable (yeah, yeah, I know, I don't want a little cheese with my whine [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]). Since this just occured to me I haven't had a chance to go out and take a look to see if there is even eny room to move it back. Has anyone ever considered this, or done this mod with any luck?

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Old 04-18-2001, 12:04 PM
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I had that dilemma because I have a CJ5. When I was putting new Wheelwells in the tub, I came up with the idea of moving the new ones back about 1 inch. This came out great and helped alot. I am 6-1 and have Superseats and could not use the recline feature until I did this modification. Now with a mild recline I dont have any problems fitting.

This is what worked for me.

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I moved mine back about 2" on the Scrambler, to fit a friend of mine that's 6'6" tall. It was very easy to do, I'll post the pic of the seat tonight.

Basically you unbolt the seat from the frame and use a longer piece of metal to move the seat back. I bolted the metal to the seat frame, then went back about 2" and bolted the seat to the metal. Viola, all done. I used 3/8" steel, but only because it was free from a scrap yard. I thought I had the pic at PhotoPoint, but I guess I never uploaded it.

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