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post #181 of 1713 Old 04-05-2013, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
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When you going to finish grooving the swampers?

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As soon as the blister goes down on ol' Rosey. Nah I'm kidding. My brother in law recently hit a deer and abandoned his car at my inlaws after it wouldn't start. Insurance didn't want to bother with it so he just signed the title over to me since be doesn't know jack about cars, so I plans To get it running and flip it for a profit. So no loving for the jeep this weekend. I gotta get this car running and outta here . Got a wheeling trip planned for the 13th so I hope to have them done by then.


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YJ 5.2 magnum MPI, AX15, NP231 SYE, Dana 30 4.56 open/ 8.8 4.56 detriot locker. 1" shackles
2" BL, 4" stretch all on saggy waggy springs.
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post #182 of 1713 Old 04-07-2013, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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Just a tease of what's happening today.

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Way more work than I anticipated but in it to far to quit now should have most of it done tonight.

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post #183 of 1713 Old 04-07-2013, 05:09 PM
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post #184 of 1713 Old 04-07-2013, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
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Ok so i will pickup where I left off. I got this middle row seat out of and 07 suburban off of cl for $25. It's a fold and tumble just like my YJ seat,

as you can see it needed replaced.

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So I was determined to fit this baby in there. I new the factory base would raise the seat to high so I removed it from the seat frame.

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Had to weld a nut to a torx bolt argh!!

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Next I removed the padding from the lower half, which is really easy I was suprised

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To be continued.........

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post #185 of 1713 Old 04-07-2013, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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After I removed the padding

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I was able to safely weld to the frame without worry of ruining my sweet seat. I cut the two pivot points off the frame and evenly spaced then across the front and welded them on.

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Then I cut the pivots off the base.

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Made floor plates out of 1/4" to attach them to the existing seat floor mounts through the tub.

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Tack welded them on.

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Then I made a bracket to attach my belts to the seat frame.

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Then I re-installed the lower cushion, the belt recepticals fit perfectly.

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Made little footies for the rear of the seat to bolt through the tub with a 1/4" plate underneath.
Test fit of everything before I pull the seat for final welding of all the brackets and mounts.

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It took me most of the day in the shop to make this work. Total out of pocket cost for this mod was $25. I really don't count my time since I love to fab and make things work that were never really meant to be. I plan to make the footies quick release, since this seat will fold and tumble just like the YJ one and I can still have a little space to carry stuff.
I am completely happy with it and now my kids can sit comfortably in the back of my jeep.

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post #186 of 1713 Old 04-08-2013, 09:34 AM
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That is cool! Thanks for the detailed write up and pics.

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post #187 of 1713 Old 04-08-2013, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
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That is cool! Thanks for the detailed write up and pics.

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Thanks! I love to fab. I plan to go to 5point harnesses like yours in the future. I have been following your bumper build.

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post #188 of 1713 Old 04-08-2013, 10:45 AM
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How did you mount the shoulder point on the belt? Looks like you have a sport bar Rollbar

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post #189 of 1713 Old 04-08-2013, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
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How did you mount the shoulder point on the belt? Looks like you have a sport bar Rollbar
I took a TJ bar and carefully cut the rear family bars off and welded them to my sport bar. So the belts bolt to the floor in stock location and through the bung welded in the TJ bar.

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post #190 of 1713 Old 04-09-2013, 09:56 PM Thread Starter
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My father-in-law hooked me up with a sweet old school cb. Can't wait to hook it up.

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post #191 of 1713 Old 04-11-2013, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
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Birds of a feather........

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post #192 of 1713 Old 04-12-2013, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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Was just offered a '83 hardtop. The fiberglass is cracked pretty bad. But the glass is good and so is the back hatch. Im brewing up an idea to make a hard bikini top. I just may keep the glass and scrap the rest. I will share pics as soon as its mine

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Well went and looked at the hardtop, its not worth saving I was hoping I could at least salvage the back hatch but its bent and the cracks are huge.

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post #194 of 1713 Old 04-12-2013, 10:42 PM
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Can you cut it in half and make a half cab setup out of it!

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Can you cut it in half and make a half cab setup out of it!

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It's cracked really bad above passenger door all the way up through the top, and above rear hatch. The funny thing is my grandfather repairs fiberglass boats for a living and I think he would say this is a lost cause. The guy who offered it to me seemed to think it was worth repairing ,but I don't see it happening. I'll see if I can get some pics of it tomorrow. I'm not going wheeling tomorrow, so I will probably spend the day sulking in my PJ's.

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