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Unread 10-07-2010, 08:06 PM   #1
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Bolt in junkyard seats

I have read across the internet that seats from a 1995-2001 cavalier, sunfire, grand am, and grand prix will bolt directly to a CJ7 seat bracket.

Can anyone confirm or deny this? Maybe some alternatives?

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Unread 10-07-2010, 09:03 PM   #2
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tj buckets will work with almost no modification
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Unread 10-07-2010, 09:15 PM   #3
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Unread 10-07-2010, 11:17 PM   #4
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Take some of what is said in the wiki thread with a grain of salt. I have 96 Ford Explorer power seats in my CJ and they are not bolt in with some minor mods to the plastic part. The power rack will not fit the Jeep riser at all. The seat will bolt on with redrilling a couple of holes, but they are so tall that I cant work the clutch very well. I pulled the Jeep seat risers and fabed up some mounts for the power rack and it lowered the seat to a good height.
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Unread 10-08-2010, 12:15 AM   #5
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I have read across the internet that seats from a 1995-2001 cavalier, sunfire, grand am, and grand prix will bolt directly to a CJ7 seat bracket.

Can anyone confirm or deny this? Maybe some alternatives?

I have done it and it's not a direct bolt in but you can modify the seat brackets and then bolt them in in a couple hours or less. Make sure you get the brackets with the seats so you can use the piece of tube steel off the old driver's seat bracket to level it out in the CJ. I looked at my pictures and I didn't take pictures all the way to the finish. I think the passenger seat is a direct bolt in, but the drivers seat isn't level without the piece of steel cut with a chop saw (or sawzall, etc.) and then re-drilled.
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2000 Chevy Cavilier Seats do not bolt-in. I am going to break out the mig welder tomorrow and if that doesn't work than a block of C4 will.
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Unread 10-08-2010, 03:46 PM   #7
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I was looking at a set of leather seats from a cherokee laredo at the junk yard last week. Nice small seat with good side bolsters If they hadn't been ripped they would be in my CJ
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Unread 10-09-2010, 12:37 PM   #8
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Gran Prix seats are not a bolt in. Plus there a little wide, but will work with some work.

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I have '03 Chevy Cavalier seats in my CJ and they are NOT a direct bolt in. I had to make a bracket to fit them to the sliders. They also will not recline fully because of the roll bar.
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Unread 10-16-2010, 08:50 AM   #10
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I'm getting a pair of 96 Sunfire bucket seats for $40... Will post pic when I get em and install em.
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I have '03 Chevy Cavalier seats in my CJ and they are NOT a direct bolt in. I had to make a bracket to fit them to the sliders. They also will not recline fully because of the roll bar.
I'm running '97 Cavalier seats, same thing, I had to make adapters to make them fit, but well worth the time.
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Unread 10-16-2010, 10:22 AM   #12
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I'm running '97 Cavalier seats, same thing, I had to make adapters to make them fit, but well worth the time.
What exactly was involved with the modifications?
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Unread 10-16-2010, 12:34 PM   #13
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Leather seats from a Buick Rendevous are almost a bolt in swap. They are little tight under the wheel but at 6'3' I can still squeeze under without too much problem. A tilt wheel would be better. About 15 minute s per seat as I recall to make the mods and bolt in...
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Unread 10-16-2010, 05:50 PM   #14
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Can someone please explain the "direct bolt on" part of this upgrade... I've got '96 Cavalier/sunfire seats in the garage, nothing lines up for a "bolt on" swap. Is there a more detailed write up for this?
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Unread 10-16-2010, 06:24 PM   #15
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They talk about it in this thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/1...2/#post4429050

Some say they were a direct bolt in with no mods required. Some had to drill/weld/etc. A mystery I guess. Most likely they made small changes over the years, or had different OEM suppliers, etc. Those things happen.

One user posted this picture showing holes that line up:
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