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post #46 of 76 Old 11-02-2009, 03:30 PM Thread Starter
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Have you thought about offering more of these for sale? I'd buy a set!!
Yes I have but at my costs it wouldn't be worth my time and still be competitive with other vendors that have them. Plus I just moved into a new place and dont have access to all the tools I would need to do production type work.

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post #47 of 76 Old 11-14-2009, 06:59 PM
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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 the tub is less likely to be damaged with more area for the force to be spread over.

1.5"x1.5"x12" 6061

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.

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

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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 2-3/4" (2-1/2" will work also) Grade 8
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Extra space under seat.

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.
Reviving an old thread here. Just wanted to thank the OP for posting this excellent writeup. The AutoCAD drawing is the cat's meow.

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Reviving an old thread here. Just wanted to thank the OP for posting this excellent writeup. The AutoCAD drawing is the cat's meow.
Glad to have helped
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I work at an aluminum shop, and have tons (literally), of aluminum and steel bars. Tomorrow, I will be doing some fab work.....when I'm done my work

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Cool mod and great write up ! I am headed to the hardware store for the bolts/washers now and stopping by the local metal shop fridat for some trailer fab steel...so will pick up the alum bar stock at the same time.

This will be a great mod for me at 5' - 10", but also help my wife a little when she rides or drives in the TJ...she is 5' - 2"

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Cool mod and great write up ! I am headed to the hardware store for the bolts/washers now and stopping by the local metal shop fridat for some trailer fab steel...so will pick up the alum bar stock at the same time.

This will be a great mod for me at 5' - 10", but also help my wife a little when she rides or drives in the TJ...she is 5' - 2"
I was thinking of using steel, but I hate working with steel. Okay, I just finished painting mine. Going to give them a few minutes to dry, then going to install.

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Great thread.

I'm 6'4" and feel really low in the seat.

This should take care of business.

Is 1.5 inches as high as you should go, or would I be able to lift 2 inches alright?

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Yes I know this thread is OLD!
I just wanted to say I copied the OP's design last night using 1.25" square stock aluminum, and it is one heck of an improvement!
The only thing that got me was I had to make a second trip to the Home Depot because I took the bolt list and bought what was on it without looking at what I for OEM bolts. Everything was spot on, except I bought standard thread for the SAE 7/16 bolt. It is a fine thread that is needed. Other than that, they are awesome!
I had two feet of the 1.25"x1.25" square stock here at work, so it only cost me the price of the bolts.
Thanks for the writeup/pictures!!!
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Great thread.

I'm 6'4" and feel really low in the seat.

This should take care of business.

Is 1.5 inches as high as you should go, or would I be able to lift 2 inches alright?
I'm 5'9" which 1 and 5/8ths inch skate board wheels (they work great and the bearings take the stock Jeep sized bolts - but new longer ones - perfectly). At 5'9" and with the 1 and 5/8ths inch risers, I'm WAY up. I wouldn't want to higher. For your height, you might want to consider a 3/4" even. Try different sizes out with wood first.
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I completed this mod last night... finally got around to installing them. I used the same 1.5" aluminum stock as specified. I put the risers under both front seats

Got my bolts from Fastenal (Fastenal P/Ns shown below):

Qty 6, p/n 40682, M8-1.25 x70mm DIN 931 Class 10.9 plain cap screw. $0.87777 each
Qty 2, p/n 18164, 7/16-20 x 2 3/4 plain finish SAE J429 grade 8 hex cap screw $0.8355 each
You can get appropriate grade 8 washers anywhere.

I ordered plain finish, not zinc or cad plated.
I used a bit of antisieze on the bolts for the install.

I'n 5'8"... view over the hood is greatly improved, and seating position feels better too!
Great mod!!

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Yes I know this thread is OLD!
I just wanted to say I copied the OP's design last night using 1.25" square stock aluminum, and it is one heck of an improvement!
The only thing that got me was I had to make a second trip to the Home Depot because I took the bolt list and bought what was on it without looking at what I for OEM bolts. Everything was spot on, except I bought standard thread for the SAE 7/16 bolt. It is a fine thread that is needed. Other than that, they are awesome!
I had two feet of the 1.25"x1.25" square stock here at work, so it only cost me the price of the bolts.
Thanks for the writeup/pictures!!!
Glad this thread is still helping people.

I just updated the original post to reflect the fine threads for the 7/16" bolt. Thanks for catching that.
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I'm glad you revived the thread.

I just completed my set, they're great.
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http://www.roughcountry.com/jeep_xtras_seat-risers.html and you get 10% off if you mention jeepforum
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So i go to hiawatha fastener, got nice shiny bolts...lol.4 of them, not 8... duh!!!
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Only$3.22 for the one set
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