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post #1 of 48 Old 05-23-2008, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
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Home made rear split / fold & tumble seats YJ/CJ

With my family of 3 in the Jeep theres never enough room for stuff, so I had planned on buying a rampage split fold and tumble rear seat to have the option of having 1 seating postion fold out of thje way for, say a cooler or whatever... but I decided to make my own. I am using 2 rear center seats from a 2003 Ford Explorer.

I've completed one side and I'm starting on the other side...

Here's how I did it.



















Yes the cooler fits well !


I need to clean up the edges and paint everything but you get the idea.


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What did you do, I did the preview and it all looked good, until I looked at it after I posted???
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you have to have 50 posts for them to show up. btw, that is a pretty good idea that you came up with

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That's a cool idea! Nice use of the Destaco clamps.

The only thing I can think of to improve your design (just a thought that came to mind at first glance) is to add two new features: 1) some way to quickly remove the seat brackets that are currently bolted to the floor to free up the floor space for items bigger/wider than a cooler, and 2) some sort of locking mechanism to keep the seat from falling backward when it's in the folded position.

Hmmm... maybe some short sections of that adjustable "trac-bar" tie-down rail system you bolt to the side/floor of pickup beds to use as strong tie-down points when securing motorcycles and other gear. I have those rails in my truck, and each swiveling tie-down ring is rated at 1500 lbs., IIRC. A short piece along the floor for each seat anchor bracket, tucked between the floor ribbing to keep a low profile, and another short piece bolted to the fenderwell to keep the seat in the upright position. Just add a piece of flat stock between the front and rear portions of the outboard side of the seat frame to meet the trac-bar on the fenderwell.

That's weird. I was just thinking last night about adding such a tie-down mechanism to keep my rear seat from falling back when it's folded up. Funny how one trip from the grocery store and a dozen crushed eggs gets the mind going...

Anyway, nice job! Where'd you get those seats, and what's a ballpark figure for a pair? Scrap yard, donor vehicle, aftermarket?
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Now that is a cool idea and I like how you set it up. Cannot wait to see the final result. BTW, you have a PM about adding this to a seat swap list I have put togeather.

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Here are the pic's of the completed project...



















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post #8 of 48 Old 09-01-2008, 07:22 PM
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I definitely like that... Very creative.

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That looks real good
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Nice idea, really good job documenting and sharing it!

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Wow that's a great job. Well done Looks nice....
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Sweeeeeet. Looks great.
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Nice work! I take it from the pics that the rear seats sit higher than stock and also have higher backs? If so, this would make my kids very happy and also give me another reason to hit the junkyard!

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cool mod- One Question- It looks like the seat is a lot higher than stock, what's the headroom like with the hardtop? I'm interested in this, but I haul my friends around, who are all 6'0-6'2

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looks good...i like it alot, except...


they dont match the front seats (seat covers would help)
but other than that they look great!

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