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Unread 10-18-2014, 01:03 PM   #1
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Repair or replace?

Given that I do no own a welder or know how to weld -- should I find someone to weld this to repair it or just replace the whole seat?

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Unread 10-19-2014, 12:18 PM   #2
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Is that the bottom of some sort of seat? If so, does it being broken affect the function of the Jeep?
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Unread 10-19-2014, 12:33 PM   #3
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That is the bottom of the driver's seat. The way it is now, it's like sitting in a rocking chair and if you lean too hard on the back then the metal tube along the front pulls through the open hole. Then the seat is always reclining.

I've read numerous posts and this seems to be a common problem. That metal holding the seat on to the slider frame is pretty thin. It seems that some people are able to weld new metal into that spot and it holds. While others have opted to just replace the seat altogether.
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Unread 10-19-2014, 08:08 PM   #4
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I guess it depends on the funds you want to spend to correct this issue.
If you plan on keeping/upgrading your current Jeep why not go for better seats? You can always buy 1 at a time as funds allow.
Junkyard seat possibly?
Otherwise you'll have to take it to a shop to get it welded given you do not weld yourself.
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Unread 10-20-2014, 10:19 AM   #5
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The jeep is certainly not going anywhere. So I guess a new seat is in store.
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Unread 10-20-2014, 05:45 PM   #6
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let the hunt begin.... you thinking new or used seats? I would love to pick up a set of better seats for my Jeep someday.
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Unread 10-20-2014, 08:56 PM   #7
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I'm torn. If I get used how long will they last? If I buy new then I wasted money on a seat that could have been used on some other jeep part. Lol
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Unread 10-21-2014, 09:11 AM   #8
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Check out the checker seats, my jeep had them when i got it and if they sell them in spice ill probably buy another set and sell the black ones! I really like them and they arent very expensive id imagine..... I cant tell you much about them sadly since i didnt buy them. but maybe go swing by a checker orielly and look into it.
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Unread 10-21-2014, 05:37 PM   #9
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I'm torn. If I get used how long will they last?
Well if it was me i would not be getting replacement stock seats; this is a chance for an upgrade. Upgrades do not always have to be expensive. As Amp has mentioned, get some aftermarket of some kind. No need to spend $400 on a Corbeau seat. Always browse the classified ads for things like this... you never know what you will find.
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