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Unread 05-31-2013, 07:33 AM   #1
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1983 CJ7 Back Seat Questions

So after having two 1982 CJ7's in my 20s and 30's that my ex wife had me get rid of I have finally think I married someone who will accept the jeep obsession. So I got a 1983 CJ7 a few weeks ago that is in great shape physically as the PO had the body and frame completely sandblasted and redone. It does have some minor issues as any 30yo vehicle would have.

As I have two daughters in their young teens they are very much looking forward to riding around in the jeep this summer. The jeep did come with a back seat, but it is not bolted to the jeep and I am not sure if I have all of the necessary fixtures to do so or even if this is the correct back seat that came with this jeep.

Does anybody have any detailed pictures they could share as to how the back seat connects to the tub so I can see how this is supposed to work? I am a pretty visual person and should be able to figure it out if I can see what it should look like.

Thanks in advance for your help...it's good to be back in the family

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Unread 05-31-2013, 07:46 AM   #2
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My 83CJ back seat has 6 bolts that go thru the seat legs into nuts on bottom side of the tub, 3 on front of seat, 3 on rear.
The seat belts are captured by the rear 3 bolts.

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Unread 05-31-2013, 08:09 AM   #3
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I think I may be missing the seat legs possibly. Here is a picture of the bottom of the back seat that I have. It looks like there are 3 bolts coming out of the back end of the seat and two hinges on the sides in the front. In the tub I have bolts coming from the bottom of the tub in the back where I believe the seat should rest. I think I am missing a piece to the puzzle though. First time trying to post pics so I hope this works.
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Unread 05-31-2013, 08:10 AM   #4
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I have an 83 as well. Two bolts in the front and one in the back holding a bracket in that the seat snaps to. Sorry, I don't have a picture of the back but is you look close, you can see the holes in the pic without the seat. This seat tumbles forward and was purchased by PO so I'm not sure if it will match the stock setup but I would have to believe that the bolt holes in the tub are original. Hope this helps. Rob
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Unread 05-31-2013, 08:17 AM   #5
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Thanks robs7 that is helpful. I am missing those legs in the front for sure and probably the back bracket. Any idea where I can get those parts?
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Unread 05-31-2013, 08:34 AM   #6
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So you have a fold and tumble or stationary seat?
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Unread 05-31-2013, 08:36 AM   #7
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I believe it is a fold and tumble.
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Unread 05-31-2013, 08:52 AM   #8
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Thanks robs7 that is helpful. I am missing those legs in the front for sure and probably the back bracket. Any idea where I can get those parts?
Ebay maybe? Maybe a member on here as well? The front two "L" shaped feet would not be hard to fabricate and I could get you some dimensions if you go that route. The spring loaded handle in the back that releases the seat forward may be a different story. Although you could just make it stationary and fab a bracket for that as well. Rob
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Unread 05-31-2013, 09:00 AM   #9
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Need more pics of seat, specifically on either end where it folds in half. Can't tell if you're missing hardware there. It's a fold and tumble

Front brackets bolt to the floor, seat is held to brackets by pins.

Rear is held down by brackets that bolt to the sides of the inner wheel wells.

Bolts you see in the back are where your rear lap belts are bolted down.

I can take pics of all of this in a couple hours and post up. I have a fold and tumble uninstalled at the house.

Best bet for brackets is ebay. Here are some http://www.ebay.com/itm/Jeep-wrangle...r#ht_22wt_1399
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Unread 05-31-2013, 10:08 AM   #10
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Where are you located? I think I have a set of front legs and the wheel well latch. I can check when I get home next week.
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Unread 05-31-2013, 11:56 AM   #11
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Thanks for all the input and help. I actually am having someone ship me the brackets I need for $55. I don't think that is a bad deal and my kids will be happy to able to ride safely in the back.
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