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Unread 12-16-2014, 03:41 PM   #1
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Installing suspension seats and...

harnesses, tying them into the frame. This will cause me to lose the
factory bases on the seats, so no tilt forward for rear seat access.
Thinking about doing this... Frame is going to be square tube (in blue)
angle iron on 2" by 3/8" thick flat bar, that the seat will be mounted to.
Then four square hitch pins to quickly remove seat.
Anyone got a good reason this would be unwise?





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Unread 12-16-2014, 04:25 PM   #2
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Why not just make it pivot to the front if you're concerned with rear access?

I built solid mounts for my seats, they don't pivot etc. but I took the rear seats out anyhow.
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Unread 12-16-2014, 04:36 PM   #3
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I thought of that, but just pivoting, without also moving forward,
would not really give any clearance.
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Unread 12-16-2014, 05:15 PM   #4
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I wonder if it would be possible to fab the hinge peices from the original bases into the new suspension bases? Would probably be a nightmare to do, and anybody's guess at the strength of it if an accident were to occur.
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Unread 12-16-2014, 05:23 PM   #5
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You are betting your noggin on a $1.25 bar pin. well, ok, four of them. If they are grade 8 hardened, it's a decent bet. That said, we are driving YJs...
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Unread 12-16-2014, 06:31 PM   #6
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It wont be as quick as you think. How are you planning to quick disco the harnesses so you can aactually remove the seat? You could just put the seats on sliders to gain a couple inches of forward movement.
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^this

It is quite the ordeal to pull seats and harnesses. Put them on sliders or buy some that recline forward. No real other way around it
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Unread 12-16-2014, 08:38 PM   #8
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How are you anchoring the harness shoulder straps?
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Unread 12-16-2014, 09:44 PM   #9
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It wont be as quick as you think. How are you planning to quick disco the harnesses so you can aactually remove the seat? You could just put the seats on sliders to gain a couple inches of forward movement.
Yes, I realized this after I posted... minor adjustment to the design will
let me slide it forward, after removing 4 pins, but I will not be able to
fully remove due to harness thru seat ... pins are 3'8", hardened,
should hold up if I go this route.
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You do know the harness needs to be fastened to a bar that is shoulder height right?
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How are you anchoring the harness shoulder straps?
Using these Corbeau retractors, anchoring either at rear plate of
cage, or welding a mounting tab on the cage at the rear, so the
retractor will be about even with a rear passengers elbow height.

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Using these Corbeau retractors, anchoring either at rear plate of
cage, or welding a mounting tab on the cage at the rear, so the
retractor will be about even with a rear passengers elbow height.

Please read through this.
http://www.pirate4x4.com/tech/billav...rness_install/
The shoulder straps should be mounted at shoulder height.
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Unread 12-16-2014, 10:18 PM   #13
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Please read through this.
http://www.pirate4x4.com/tech/billav...rness_install/
The shoulder straps should be mounted at shoulder height.
They pretty much will be
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Tookie, how big are the pins you're using? 3'8" seems a bit excessive.
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Unread 12-16-2014, 10:28 PM   #15
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This has bad news written all over it.
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