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post #1516 of 2836 Old 02-07-2013, 11:25 AM
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Looks like it should be on the trail not the road!


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post #1517 of 2836 Old 02-07-2013, 12:50 PM
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Nice work gettin her into first and then home!

And nice thinking on the grade 8 bolts

I'm looking for a Scout II Dana 300. Drop me a line if you have any leads. Thanks
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Clutch? We dont need no stinkning clutch...pedal

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You are starting to show your age when you can drive and shift with no clutch!

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You are starting to show your age when you can drive and shift with no clutch!
Be 46 the 10th....but i shift 18 all day without the pedal..lol

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post #1521 of 2836 Old 02-07-2013, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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Clutch? We dont need no stinkning clutch...pedal
I agree with what considering your DD. I rode with my neighbor a couple times. Only used the clutch at stop lights. His truck I believe is similar to your signature, except for the year. He hauls road millings, dirt, broken up concrete, ECT. It's a shortened road truck (took the sleeper out) he also told me it will run 110 mph.

Where ya at tonight Keith?

Bill

1957 WILLYS pickup,
1973 J 4000,
1978 CJ7 DD.
1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac.
1979 J20
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
1983 CJ7
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ.
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Clutch? We dont need no stinkning clutch...pedal
Very true. Whether its a car, cj, pickup or a tractor, rarely do I use the clutch except when stopping.
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I agree with what considering your DD. I rode with my neighbor a couple times. Only used the clutch at stop lights. His truck I believe is similar to your signature, except for the year. He hauls road millings, dirt, broken up concrete, ECT. It's a shortened road truck (took the sleeper out) he also told me it will run 110 mph.

Where ya at tonight Keith?

Bill
Im home been here since friday was supposed to load last monday but fell ill sunday. I may try to load tom and truck through the weekend..maybe....my lil bully just wont leave my side. I laid down he climbed on me and up to my face i just didnt have the energy to fight with him. I covered him thinking he wouldnt stay long...he was there when i got up.
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post #1524 of 2836 Old 02-07-2013, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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New project.

These seat came originally from (I think) a 1984 Buick Regal GS. Then they were in my Jimmy, now there going in the DD. Passenger side is complete, I used the factory fold foward mount. Front to back the bolt holes are 1.250" further apart the Jeep seats. The bolt boles are also 13.375" CtoC wide, compared to the 14" on The factory seat. I redrilled the passenger bracket to match and bolted them in.

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Now the real work begins, adapting the seat slider to the seat.
I'm still thinking on a plan of attract, without raising the seat to high.

I'm saving the low backs.

More after I have a plan.

Bill

On edit, my first though is to weld the sliders to the bottom of the seat. The sliders can't be redrilled to match the seat, they aren't long enough.

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1957 WILLYS pickup,
1973 J 4000,
1978 CJ7 DD.
1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac.
1979 J20
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
1983 CJ7
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ.
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Im home been here since friday was supposed to load last monday but fell ill sunday. I may try to load tom and truck through the weekend..maybe....my lil bully just wont leave my side. I laid down he climbed on me and up to my face i just didnt have the energy to fight with him. I covered him thinking he wouldnt stay long...he was there when i got up.
There's a good reason they call them Mans best friend!

Bill

1957 WILLYS pickup,
1973 J 4000,
1978 CJ7 DD.
1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac.
1979 J20
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
1983 CJ7
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ.
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post #1526 of 2836 Old 02-08-2013, 08:26 AM Thread Starter
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So here's the drivers seat plan . Remove the bolts that hold the sliders to the bracket. Remove the seat and sliders as a unit, then tack weld 2 pieces of steel to hold the sliders at the proper distance apart, remove the sliders.
Get some water handy cause I'm not removing any seat material. Weld the sliders to the bottom of the new seat. Quench any hot spots, and install the seats. A little measuring will be required to insure the seats are where I want them.

Bill

1957 WILLYS pickup,
1973 J 4000,
1978 CJ7 DD.
1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac.
1979 J20
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
1983 CJ7
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ.
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post #1527 of 2836 Old 02-08-2013, 08:41 AM
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When I used the Dakota seat, the only issue I found was lower seat base thickness moved the seating location too high for us taller folks, might work well for a vertically challenged individual.

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post #1528 of 2836 Old 02-08-2013, 10:35 AM Thread Starter
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When I used the Dakota seat, the only issue I found was lower seat base thickness moved the seating location too high for us taller folks, might work well for a vertically challenged individual.
Thanks Will, actually the factory low back seats were a little high, even for me.

Bill

1957 WILLYS pickup,
1973 J 4000,
1978 CJ7 DD.
1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac.
1979 J20
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
1983 CJ7
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ.
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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Safety first!

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The sliders welded on.

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And the finished project.

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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).


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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.

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Bill

1957 WILLYS pickup,
1973 J 4000,
1978 CJ7 DD.
1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac.
1979 J20
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
1983 CJ7
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ.
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post #1530 of 2836 Old 02-08-2013, 12:05 PM
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They look real good. nice fit in the jeep.

1979 CJ5 304 T150 Dana 20 under construction
1993 Wrangler 4.0 HO AX15 231 4 lift 33 12.5 15 DD
1994 Wrangler 2.5 AX5 231 Stock Sold
1973 Cj5 304 T15 Dana20 Sold



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