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post #1 of 12 Old 02-06-2011, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
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New seats, centerconsole and battery boxes in my M715

Well, finally got all of this stuff done. Sorry, I don't have any pictures of the two piece seat brackets that I fabricated by themselves...just didn't have the time during the fabrication or the install to get pictures of them before they were in the truck.

Here's the details:

Seat brackets:
Built out of 2x1 .120 wall rectangular tubing, 1x1 .120 angle iron, slots milled for adjustability from front to back and side to side, using corbeau dual locking sliders, and using all stock mounting holes. Powder coated after completion.

Battery boxes:
Noco aluminum sealed battery boxes. Standoff mounts made out of .188 wall 1.25x1.25 .188 wall square tubing and some scrap 1.25 .120 thickness straping for brackets.

Center console:
Made out of a 1500rd 7.62 ammo can, mounted where the stock battery box would go. Straping welded inbetween the battery box mounting points to give a solid base for the console. Spin gate latch lock installed into the latch of the box with the rear latch welded in place to provide locking storage.

Floor pans were cleaned up where there was rust and such and coated with POR15.

Just for the tool geeks: About half of this project was welded using my Miller Trailblazer 302 EFI TIG at 110Amps, 1/16th tungsten, 3/32 ER70S filler. The rest of the project was welded with my Millermatic 210 MIG running .030 solid wire and 75/25 gas. The reason it was done half and half is because I only picked up the MIG halfway through the project.

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Hope you all enjoy it...I know I'm enjoying a much much more comfortable ride and it's nice to be able to store my tools and such locked up!

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post #2 of 12 Old 02-06-2011, 10:17 PM
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Nice work. Do you have any pics of the whole Jeep? I like the M715ís and would like to see all of it.

I confess, I donít know much about them but like the way they look. With that said, what are the bolts with a spring for behind the seats?


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post #3 of 12 Old 02-06-2011, 11:14 PM Thread Starter
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Here's some older pics of the truck itself (I should take some updated ones ):

Front before I built the new bumper:


After the new bumper:


Here's the back and sides:






The springs are the cab mounts. The cab is mounted to the frame with rubber pads underneath and the springs maintain tension. I hadn't seen a suspension style mounting system for a cab like that before I got my M715, so I don't know how common it is

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post #4 of 12 Old 02-06-2011, 11:43 PM
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Nice. We're planning on picking up an M715 with water tank and gear on it soon. Waiting on taxes really
I love the look of these and it even prompted the hubby to change out the razor grill for the rhino style on the M715's

Girls like STROKIN too!
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Thanks for the pics and explanation on the bolts/springs.


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Thanks for the pics and explanation on the bolts/springs.
Got home today while it was still light out, so here are some updated pictures for ya:













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715's kick azz!If i had more money than I needed I would have one of those.......with a juiced up 7.3 powerstroke or a 6bt
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Nice job!

What seats are those? They do look comfortable.


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Their an older model corbeau...don't remember what the exact model is though. They were a craigslist find from a guy who took them out of a scout II he was restoring.

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Nice job on the seat brackets. I really like your truck too!


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Nice job on the seat brackets. I really like your truck too!
Thanks man . I'm actually going to send you a PM about something else...I need something machined...very simple lathe work...looked at your site and figured I could see if you'd be able to do it and what it would cost

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Sweet looking rig. I like the ammo can center console.
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