Mounted my Corbeau Baja SS seats on stock mounts
Thought I would post this in case any one wants to use these seats without the 90 dollar seat brackets from Corbeau.
I'm sure many people have already figured this out but here's how I mounted the Baja SS seats to my stock CJ-7 seat brackets.
I ordered the seats and the seat adapters ($27 each). If you take the seat adapters, flip them upside down, cut them in half and then weld about a 2 inch peice back into the bars that you just cut you can make them work on Jeep brackets.
Driver side (with sliders). I cut the bracket in half. Bolted about a 3 inch extension (scrap steel) onto the back of both sliders using the stock holes. Drilled holes for the Corbuea adapters that I had cut in half. I bolted both sides up and made sure every thing was lined up and slid alright. I took some more scrap steel (2" x 4") vise gripped it into place to reconnect the cut peices, welded and painted. Now the bracket sits about an inch wider on both sides than the mounts on the seat. It looks fine, it actually lines up with the edge of the seat. I used som 3" grade 8 bolts that were a snug fit and filled the gap in with washers. It bolted up great.
I did the same for the passenger side, except I didn't have to bolt any extensions on cause the pax side bracket is larger.
The reason I flipped the adapter upside down is because I am 6'4" and it lowered the seat giving me more headroom. It still sits barely higher than stock though.
You could easily make the Corbeau seat adapter. It's just 4 pieces of metal with 8 holes.
The only bad thing I can think about doing it this way is I can no longer flip the pax seat forward and the fact that the adapter hole and the seat mount hole are about an inch apart. Of course this weakens the connection a little because of leverage and all that stuff. Overall all I am very pleased with the seats and how I mounted them.
The seats are kind of a snug fit and they do put you at a different angle to the pedals, but for $147 bucks they are pretty nice.
If I had a digital camera I would post some pictures but we're moving to Califonia in 7 days so gotta save some money. I know, know emmisions laws! But I'm in the military so I can keep my vehicles registered elsewhere.