Yea, got the drivers seat in. Because of the style of the seat it's a out 1" lower than the low back factory seat. This is going to be a plus at stop lights. Up until now I've had to watch the light reflection on the hood for when the light changed green. So here's what I did.
As you can see I didn't weld a strap to the sliders to keep them in line.
This worked great. I did need to oval one hole to bolt them on, for this I used the Tungsten carbide rotary file, it works great for this kind of thing.
As can also been seen is the bolts the PO put in, no way for a socket to fit them. ( the factory uses a inverted Torx bolt)
So I ground a slot in the head and backed them out as shown in the picture. They also had nuts on the back side
Setting the sliders on the new seat to line stuff up. You might also see the depression (raised while looking at the picture) . This helps to lower the height when sitting in the seat.
Getting ready to weld. The thin sheet metal is called panning that HVAC use to span floor joists for cold air returns . I used it to protect the foam and material.
The sliders welded on.
And the finished project.
I thought the seats matched the garnet interior pretty good, the seats are Comfortable with good side bolstering.
I'd wish I could find another set in black leather for the trail Jeep.
2 more pictures of the clearance at the door and center counsel (Walmart special $29).
Ok one more picture. I never lock the doors, so a zip tie is used to keep the lock from pushing in and locking , by pressure from the seat.