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Unread 09-18-2008, 10:48 PM   #1
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30 minutes and more cargo room in the WJ

an ez way to gain some storage space in the WJ...

all you need is:
- a socket set
- a torx bit
- (4) wire lock pins 5/16" x 2 1/4" (2 1/4" usable, 2 1/2" total length usually)
- a drill and 21/64" bit (next step up from 5/16")

read on for details...


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Unread 09-18-2008, 10:48 PM   #2
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when you flip the rear seats down, you have to flip the bottom part up, and you end up with this:


take the rear seat bottom out including the brackets, i think it was a 10mm:


you might could do the next steps without removing the brackets, but i found it easier to just take the brackets off, can't remember which torx bit it was:


drill out the end of the bracket hinge that is pressed over like a rivet:


after you drill it, you may still need to use a punch to remove the hinge:


drill out both parts of the bracket to 21/64" and verify the lock pins will fit, then repeat everything for the other bracket:


bolt the back portion of the brackets back to the floor:


now you have an ez to remove lower back seat, here it is installed:


and here it is removed only on one side, demonstrating how much space you gain:
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Unread 09-18-2008, 10:49 PM   #3
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looks pretty sweet. . .Tryin to make the Wj like the ZJ.
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Unread 09-18-2008, 10:51 PM   #4
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whoops. .. . thought no clicky. . .will edit when i read whole post.
np, took me a second to finish putting in the entire post
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Unread 09-18-2008, 10:51 PM   #5
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That is the cleanest I've ever seen a WJ!!
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Unread 09-18-2008, 10:51 PM   #6
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Nicely done.
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Unread 09-18-2008, 10:53 PM   #7
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man that is clean. i think i would seriously contemplate trading the orvis straight up for your wj. this is a very rare occasion.
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Unread 09-18-2008, 10:54 PM   #8
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looks pretty sweet. . .Tryin to make the Wj like the ZJ.
actually my XJ has removable lower, i didn't know the ZJ did too... the WJ engineers probably wanted to do it but some accountant cut the idea from the budget
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i didnt know the Zj did either...
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Unread 09-18-2008, 11:01 PM   #10
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Yup. . .Tilt it forward and pick straight up. Pretty clever design.
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That is the cleanest I've ever seen a WJ!!
i'm just a little bit OCD
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Unread 09-18-2008, 11:02 PM   #12
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Just a pin that sits on two "hooks". Mine always comes off track when i just tilt them foreward. But its handy when i want more space.
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Yup. . .Tilt it forward and pick straight up. Pretty clever design.
on the XJ you lean it forward, then one side lifts str8 up and the other side is a pin that slides out with the seat... i take it out to have enough room to sleep in the back (6' 1")
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Unread 09-18-2008, 11:06 PM   #14
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ahaha **** i didnt know the ZJ did that either, nice to know.
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Unread 09-18-2008, 11:09 PM   #15
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:ThumbsUp

So now XJs, ZJs, And WJs can share the love.
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