I need a new drivers seat for my YJ. Does anyone know if there are seats from another type of vehicle I can pull from a boneyard that will directly bolt to the existing hardware on the Jeep?? The cheapest seats I found new were $100, I would rather spend the money on two front seats that recline and are more sturdy...Any ideas?
Well, anything will fit with a few mods, but I am unaware of a direct bolt in. If you can find one, snag the driver's seat from a Mitsubishi Montero, they are spring loaded like an 18 wheeler's seat and have a nice cushy ride, adjustable as well. Takes a lot of the jarring out of wheeling.
Winter Harbor, Maine
'81 CJ-8 Scrambled!
It's a Jeep, Chevy, IHC kinda thing!
I rode in one of those, they are nice. But I think they might sit a little high, b/c of the springs. Plus I think that the springs are built into the seat base. Those bases probably won't fit in a Jeep, esp. with that curved piece right by the middle hump.
llll '90 YJ, NV4500, XD9000i, 35" MT/R, Snorkle, 4.5" RE lift, Tera Revolvers, etc. etc.
If you have a regualr ol' Jeep seat, the seats will swap sides easily, just unbolt them from the frames. I did this a little while ago, while I save up the clams for new seats. If your Jeep is a daily driver you'll be surprised how much less wear and tear the passenger seat sees, and when I put mine on the driver's side it felt like a new seat!
Now I'm just saving dough for new seats, and the beat-up dead seat is on the passenger side.
for only $100 ea, i would recommend the "think jeep" leon rosser seats![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] they look sharp in my opinion and are verrry comfortable. i have a bad back and i can go all day in these with no prob! they are black high back but do not recline. can see them onhttp://www.leonrosser.com
You can't recline much in a CJ anyhow,so don't make that a big issue.I made my own brackets from angle Iron and got my seats out of a chrysle LeBaron convertable <<<Duh.... they get hot, but they don't absorb water.they are vinal ...for 75.clams I couldn't complain.
Learn to let go of what does not serve you ,but forces you to serve it
why does everyone ask if I am gonna paint it ?
The first set I got for my jeep came out of a late model van. I had to drill one hole on the passenger side slider and they bolted right in. As was stated, you can make almost
anything work with very few mods. Check ebay, I found a very good deal on a new set of high back seats there.