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OK, one more pic. Here's another project I'm just finishing. Bestop Trailmax Sport seats in my 1968 CJ5. The old seats just had to go and I got a good deal on "new in the box" seats. Thanks, Larry M! I did discover I had the same problem that Larry had with them. The bottom cushion is higher than stock. I'm not quite as tall as Larry is but the steering wheel was in my lap and I found myself hunching down to see the horizon out the windshield. My CJ has yet to get a top so that was not a problem.

Anyway I made up new seat brackets that sit lower. while I was at it I just had to add some other features. Both seats hinge forward for quick access under the seat. Or just as quickly, pull the hinge pins and the seat comes right out. I know what your thinking, however, I'm fortunate that this is not a daily driver. It's either in the garage or under my butt! Still, just in case I made the hinges so that a long loop padlock could be used instead of the pull-out hinge pin. The seat height is much better now. Thanks for the deal on the seats Larry!

1968 CJ-5 225 V6/T14/18/27frt/44rr

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Fantastic!! How did you fabricate the metal? I put the same seat in my 74 cj5 and had the same, wheel in my lap problem. I'm modifying the steering column as my solution, but I'd like to know how you made the brackets cause that'd be a good way for me also..

Carl, Tampa, FL, 74 CJ-5
If a Jeep can't take you there, Think twice about going..
 
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I too would be interested in what you used for the new seat brackets. I've been passively working on changing my seat brackets in my '75 for two years. I just have too many other items so far that take priority, but the seats are getting closer. Just looked at your battery setup and from the two pictures I have to say nice work! Everything is very clean looking. I love to see owner modifications that are better quality than factory offerings!

 

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Hey guys, any chance we could get a quick measurement of the seat, from the bottom mounting surface to the top of the seating surface??? I've heard a lot about these seats being tall, and I'm not a small guy at 6'2", but need new seats for the YJ pretty bad, and these look nice and tough, and not too bad on $$$. Is it 1" higher than a stock seat? 2"? 3"? If these won't do, what is the best / strongest / least exensive seat out there? I don't need to recline or have my lumbar supported and adjusted - if I even knew where my lumbar was.... /wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif

Thanks - much appreciated
Pete

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I'll measure my seat for you tonight. I checked out a couple of cool pages with seats for Jeeps.. all kinda seats actually..

http://www.recaro-nao.com If you have a lot of cash.. or
http://www.jjournal.net or
http://www.corbeau.com (LOTS OF SEATS AND they have brackets to fit early 70's model CJ's, which is REALLY, REALLY rare. At this site, you can pick up a kick ass seat and have it mount to the stock holes.. friggin great!)

There ya go..

http://www.itstitts.com (Swear to god, not a porn site)

Carl, Tampa, FL, 74 CJ-5
If a Jeep can't take you there, Think twice about going..
 
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