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Unread 06-02-2010, 11:11 PM   #1
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CJ5 Operation - More Leg Room

I'm in the process of cutting out the front portion of my 77 CJ5's rear fenderwells to clear way to move the seat back several inches. I'm also in process of building a cage with the factory bar as a base. The cage is done except for the seat mounting. I would like to see pictures where others have extended the seat area for more room. Throw your ideas in too.

I started with this in 1990


Added in 1993


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Pull the seat and layout the cut.


The cut.


Make the box.



Now do the other side.

Here is some cage work. I have to get the seal rails in before I finish the glass work.




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Unread 06-03-2010, 03:13 PM   #2
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So doing this won't cause interference in the wheelwell? Or is some kind of stretch part of the master plan here?
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Unread 06-03-2010, 09:20 PM   #3
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No stretch planned. This is my mall crawler street driver. Just looking for some comfort and safety in traffic. It's kind of hard to tell from the picture but there is more than 4 inches of clearence between the edge of the tire and the box. I also have a set of spacer planned to bring the tire out further.

I have a couple of XJ's for off road and also working on a CJ7 based buggy. Anyone have a decent steel CJ7 tub for sale????
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Unread 06-21-2010, 07:20 AM   #4
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Little update. The cage is all welded and the seats mounted. I need to secure the console then pull the seat and console back out. Then I will spray with Raptor to match the interior. I will also cut in the boxed in area with Raptor.



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Unread 06-28-2010, 10:02 PM   #5
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Update.

The roll cage is done and the interior completed. Now I weld in the tie ins and make some slider steps.

















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Unread 07-13-2010, 05:16 PM   #6
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Not bad, for an old man....
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Unread 07-13-2010, 05:34 PM   #7
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Nice job! It's probably the photo but it looks like you don't have that much room between the roll cage and the top of your head
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Unread 07-13-2010, 07:09 PM   #8
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There should be plenty of room. You sit "deep" in those style of seats....note where the shoulder harness passes through the seat.....and relate that to where your shoulders will be.
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