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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-01-2009, 06:04 AM Thread Starter
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No More Knees in My Back!!!

Well wifey's never gonna stop kneeing me while I sleep, but the heep (1990YJ) ride will now be much more comfortable for rear seat passengers!

My 1990 YJ's rear seat is 5" further back than it was earlier today.

Fist I removed the seat, then all 4 mounting brackets.
I measured the front bracket's hole pattern & found them to be 5" between the two holes of each side.

Next I bolted the front hole of each bracket, to the rear hole in the tub.
Then I carefully looked under the tub, to see where these new holes would come through.

The drivers side was not a problem, but the passenger side was above the muffler heat shield.
Since my Thrush turbo can, is nowhere near that, I went ahead & drilled through the tub & shield.

Triple check your job, before drilling!

Never drill through anything, without knowing beyond a doubt what's on the other side. If you are ever drilling & suddenly smell gasoline, stop drilling at once!

Using a longer bolt, I drew the shield up to the tub. (About 3/4")

Then replaced that bolt with one that was midway between the first bolt's length, & the stock bolt's length.

The side brackets were really easy, since my plastic fender liners have been in the shed for 8-9 months now.

I measured 5" back for each hole & made a mark, Then measured from the bed to each hole & transferred them back.

Nylock nuts & fender washers on all new bolt holes!

The space behind the seat has shrank a little, but it's well worth it to me!!!
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Nice writeup.

I thought about doing that in my 7 but decided that the storage space was more valuable, and the back seat was mainly used for kids anyway. Now I almost never have the seat in there. The whole space is filled with chains, snatch blocks, straps and other junque.

EVERYTHING's easy for the guy who doesn't have to do it.
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