haha, I own a corvette and I know that they aren't any more comfortable than a jeep seat... But sure convince yourself but you aren't convincing me.... The only reason why it felt comfortable in a vette is the way you sit in it. you put that bucket seat in a jeep and you'll realize.... Have you driven a vette for 4 hours at a time?? haha. I'm 24 and I felt like rigor mortis was setting in....
Very good write ups on seat conversions. One thing I don't see mentioned in the 14 pages is the clearance between the seat and the steering wheel. I had just bought a 79 CJ7 and the previous owner did a good job installing a set of TJ seats in it. The problem is that the steering wheel now sits in your lap. I don't have a tilt steering column, so this is a bit of a problem, plus it increases the distance from the floor petals.
My question is do the direct bolt in seats or the slightly modified seats give you enough clearance between the seats and steering wheel for those of us that don't have tilt steering?
to answer your question mudviper...from my experience
my "new" seats were off road suspension seats and they sit higher than the originals and i am experiencing that problem
best advice is to find somethign close enough to the same size of the original i wouldnt get one that has a cusion more than 2 1/2" higher than the original becuase i made the mistake of getting a thick seat....very comfy once your sitting a PITA to get in and out of though, and your knees are kissing the steering wheel
thats just my POV...hence why i am opting to try corvette seats for a change