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Scotch740 01-04-2008 07:56 PM

Seat spacers
 
Well being 5' 9.5" I always felt my seat was too low. Then Jeep Forum confirmed that, then I rode in a Jeep with 1" spacers, then I had to have some. Little research showed those would run me close to $80. Too much for my cheap ***. So I designed my own.

I designed them so I would have as much area contacting the floor as possible, I have 18 sq.in. of contact with the floor vs 9 if the blocks were stood on end. I feel this is better because if I hit something, like another deer:brickwall the tub is less likely to be damaged with more area for the force to be spread over.

1.5"x1.5"x12" 6061http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/a...s/IMG_0617.jpg

Little CAD work, done after the job just for JF.
The front left and right blocks bolt hole location is different because I wanted as much area in front of the bolt as possilbe.http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/a...eatSpacers.jpg

Cut on band saw, drill holes, sand with flapper disk, sand with 6" sander, paint in 27 degree weather.

Pick up bolts:
3 x 8mm 1.25mm pitch 70mm long bolts (65mm will also work) Grade 10.9
3 x Washers for above bolts
1 x 7/16-20 X 2-3/4" (2-1/2" will work also) Grade 8
1 x Washer for above bolt

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/a...s/IMG_0619.jpg

Installed:
Fronthttp://i201.photobucket.com/albums/a...s/IMG_0625.jpg

Rearhttp://i201.photobucket.com/albums/a...s/IMG_0630.jpg

Extra space under seat.http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/a...s/IMG_0627.jpg

Unfortunately I spent close to $30 on one set. Thats because of $15 shipping. I could have picked up the aluminum stock for $5 locally but that required me drive 20 min and find the time to do it during the day.

I have not driven on or off road yet. But just sitting in it and moving around the Driveway is like driving a whole new jeep. The window sill is now at the right height for an arm rest and the view over the hood is much better. Looking forward to getting out in it, especially since the jeeps been laid up for a week after nailing a deer at 45mph the eve of Xmas eve. Spend all day getting it back together and now the only thing thats missing is one fog light.

or8008 01-10-2008 12:17 AM

what a good idea. i am gonna copy you.

Scotch740 01-10-2008 09:16 AM

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Originally Posted by or8008
what a good idea. i am gonna copy you.

Please do!! When I was planing on doing this over the summer I priced some stock from a local steel fab place and it was crazy expensive. Since I just needed short pieces they recommended another place that would give it to me for $5 in a bunch of short scrap pieces. I was lazy so I ordered it from Online metals, MCmaster also has it but I didn't price shipping there.

Post your pics and any other ideas you incorporate into it. I want to do a lock box but thats going to have to wait till summer.

gudoldboy 01-11-2008 07:16 PM

I am going to be doing this next weekend when I install the inseat heaters..
I have about 30' of 3/4"X1" tube laying around... Do you think 1" will be wide enough? Im 6'1" and the G/F is 5'7" so I dont want to go to high...Im thinking 3/4 will be a nice improvement...

Ski01xj 01-11-2008 09:38 PM

Those look really nice. I probably would have just chopped some 1"sq stock and eyballed it.

BESRK 01-12-2008 07:51 AM

Scott.. should've gave me a hollar.. I think I've got a 10ft stick of 2" diameter 6061 aluminum laying on the shop floor somewhere. I could've just tossed it in the bandsaw and hacked you off 2" pieces. Could've even drilled and polished them on the lathe for ya.. they'd be blingin' :D

Those square ones are nice looking though.. especially black. I like that.

Scotch740 01-14-2008 06:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gudoldboy
I am going to be doing this next weekend when I install the inseat heaters..
I have about 30' of 3/4"X1" tube laying around... Do you think 1" will be wide enough? Im 6'1" and the G/F is 5'7" so I dont want to go to high...Im thinking 3/4 will be a nice improvement...

1" wide will work. I wanted to get as much area out of each one so I used 1.5" wide. How thick is the tube? Personally I would rather use solid stock than tube but if its thick walled you might be ok.

Besrk,
Thanks for the offer that would have made it much cheaper. I might get you to cut some if I do the passenger side.

JWitt333 01-15-2008 11:04 PM

wow that is the most detailed blocks i have ever seen

beefww 03-31-2008 07:53 PM

Did the above Seat Spacers - Super!
 
I did the seat spacers with 1 1/2" solid steel stock exactly like the above measurements. They worked out perfectly and Boy do I have great visibility now! I am 5' 10" and everything worked great and feel terrific! I recommend this to everyone! Wild Thing.:thumbsup:

J33P'r 05-28-2008 11:56 AM

I did mine several years ago on my TJ got them off ebay... my buddy did the hockeypucks on his CJ both options work great and never had a problem with the seats or safety... quick and easy mod to give you a lift lol...

AROSETO 06-21-2008 02:45 PM

So one of the seat bolts is completely different from the rest? 3 are metric and one is SAE?

rustywrangler 06-21-2008 03:33 PM

Yes one is standard, I belive it is because the right rear of the drivers seat supports the seatbelt mounting frame thus the larger bolt

AROSETO 06-21-2008 08:15 PM

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Originally Posted by rustywrangler (Post 5364745)
Yes one is standard, I belive it is because the right rear of the drivers seat supports the seatbelt mounting frame thus the larger bolt

Thanks:cheers2:

neurotran 03-03-2009 11:03 AM

Looks good, very professional looking.

GoldenP51 04-08-2009 10:59 PM

Copied you and I freakin love em. For those interested I got my aluminum from speedymetals.com (they cut it there) then had a local shop drill the holes because I needed them to be straight so the bolts would fit and I didn't have that equipment at home. All in all it ended up costing me like 80 bucks (including bolts)...could definitely be done cheaper if you have access to the tools to do it.

P.S. I liked this design as well because it gave more contact with the tub.

Pics...second pic the passenger seat had them installed, drivers side didn't. This is one of the best things I've done to my Jeep so far, seats feel much more natural being an inch and a half higher.

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/h...SeatRisers.jpg
http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/h...Difference.jpg


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