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post #1 of 12 Old 03-19-2017, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
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Driver seat front mounting location repair

Ok guys, I've had a water leak in the drivers floor for a couple week, pulled all my interior to check it out and found some rust issues. Apparently the PO had pulled the driver seat for what I assume was rust, and welded new brackets on the seat..

Anyways, the crossmember that mounts to the floor pan that takes the front two bolts for the seat is rusted to pieces. Have any of you found a way to repair an existing one with this much damage, or should I replace it? If so, can anyone link me to a part source? Any way I can avoid welding would be great, but i know I might not have a choice.

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post #2 of 12 Old 03-19-2017, 07:42 PM
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I don't have a picture but when I replaced the floor pan in mine I used a piece of 1/8" flat stock to bolt the seat to, cut 4 triangle braces to go along the back, and welded it to the floor and sides.
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I don't have a picture but when I replaced the floor pan in mine I used a piece of 1/8" flat stock to bolt the seat to, cut 4 triangle braces to go along the back, and welded it to the floor and sides.


Thanks for the quick reply!

That may be the route I have to go down, I'm not finding any kind of replacement parts.



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When I did my floors, I had to fabricate a new seat bracket out of 1/8" steel.

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When I did my floors, I had to fabricate a new seat bracket out of 1/8" steel.


That seems to be the consensus, haha. Thank you very much!


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That floor mount is beyond repair. A few years back when I fixed my floors, I ordered that part from the Dealership. Some square tube or angle iron welded to the floor would be an adequate substitute.

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That floor mount is beyond repair. A few years back when I fixed my floors, I ordered that part from the Dealership. Some square tube or angle iron welded to the floor would be an adequate substitute.


Awesome, do you happen to have the correct name or part number still?


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Part number is 55174759AB, it's discontinued which is why I ended up making my own.
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Part number is 55174759AB, it's discontinued which is why I ended up making my own.


Thank you for the information. I really appreciate all the help!


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post #10 of 12 Old 03-23-2017, 04:54 PM
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Thanks for the quick reply!

That may be the route I have to go down, I'm not finding any kind of replacement parts.



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I looked for replacements for ages before replacing my floor panels. Just make the bracket, no one makes replacements anymore and the warehouses have been emptied of the leftovers.

The only other thing you could do is try to find a set in better shape on a JY XJ and cut them off and weld them on yours, frankly I think the 1/8" and brackets will be a better solution and about the same effort.

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Just keep in mind if you decide to "roll your own" seat brackets: if they fail in a crash, you could be very seriously injured! Make sure that you make them adequate to "hold the load". A good rule of thumb for "crash force" is to multiply the weight of an object by the speed of impact. For example, say that you weigh 100 pounds (easy number to work with). In a crash at 30 MPH, you would weigh the equivalent of 300 pounds. At 60, 600 pounds. Make sure that your "engineering" is up to the task!

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I appreciate the tips guys, I've got a guy fabricating me a new one, I would rather do everything myself but as it was pointed out that's a possible safety hazard. Sometimes gotta leave it to the pros!


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