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Unread 06-09-2013, 08:17 PM   #1
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So I was driving my jeep today and for some reason it popped into my head that maybe I could put in a bench seat. I was just wondering if anyone had ever done this before. I know I would have some modifications for the seat frames and possibly have to buy a driverside lift frame. But I have a welder and I don't have any problem with modding the frames. And I would have to figure something out with the seatbelts so others can get in the back. I am going to go to the JY and spend a while scoping out some bench seats. I was thinking maybe something out of a small truck, like a Toyota or a Nissan. If anyone has pondered this before or knows of anyone who has done it, I would love to hear about it.


EDIT: I did a little bit more digging and I guess it's been done before and thankfully by a jeepforum member. A seat out of a 92 Dakota was used. I have a summer project now. If anyone has an pointers still, I would live to hear them.

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Unread 06-09-2013, 08:35 PM   #2
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There was one out of a late model ford ranger that I liked.
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Unread 06-09-2013, 08:39 PM   #3
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There was one out of a late model ford ranger that I liked.
Yeah, I -was- considering that one, as it didn't seem to need much modification. Until I decided to pick up a console...
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Unread 06-09-2013, 08:42 PM   #4
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Yea, the 60/40 bench in a '98+ ranger is the way to go.
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Unread 06-09-2013, 09:18 PM   #5
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Thanks for the suggestions guys, I am going to take a look at the JY and see if I can find any in decent shape.

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Unread 06-09-2013, 09:18 PM   #6
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I am interested in a bench seat as well. The girls are Sooo far away with the bucket seats. So the census is a 98+ ranger. Any other options people have found?

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Unread 06-09-2013, 10:23 PM   #7
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A stock front seat and a stock rear seat will fit side by side. Takes some fab to mount it and its completely redneck, but it'll fit.

I ran this odd setup in my old CJ buggy'ish build. It was really more of a complete beater.
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Unread 06-10-2013, 05:41 AM   #8
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A stock front seat and a stock rear seat will fit side by side. Takes some fab to mount it and its completely redneck, but it'll fit.

I ran this odd setup in my old CJ buggy'ish build. It was really more of a complete beater.
I can hear the banjos now!

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Unread 06-10-2013, 09:33 PM   #9
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they're rare & hard to find, but I've seen 2 CJ's local to me with factory front 60/40 split bench seats...even seen 2 for sale in the past 5 years. Since CJ/YJ tubs interchange, and the front seats can/do, I'd bet it would be a bolt in if you could find one.
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Unread 06-11-2013, 04:38 AM   #10
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i don't think the cj2 is interchangeable with a yj though, i thought it was only the later cj7
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Unread 06-11-2013, 10:23 AM   #11
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I wasn't saying CJ2A's, I was saying, two CJ's, as in CJ7, sorry.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/cj...-seat-1289067/
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/misc-...ench-seat.html
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Unread 06-11-2013, 11:49 AM   #12
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dude, i don;t know where i came up with cj2, ha ha ha. no idea how that got stuck in my head when reading what you wrote
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Unread 06-11-2013, 12:27 PM   #13
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I have a bench seat for the jeep sitting in the barn. Haven't had time to fit it. I was thinking of just attaching it to both existing seat frames. This one has a folding back, so can still access behind the seat stuff. As I have a Scrambler style bulkhead behind the seats and no rear seat, no need for the seat to pivot forward to get in the back.
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Unread 06-17-2013, 03:50 PM   #14
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Just got mine out of a 96 ranger. The things PERFECT!!! Does not bolt in for me tho
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Unread 06-18-2013, 04:11 AM   #15
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I put in the 96 ford ranger 60/40:

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