Just out of curiosity does anyone know how common a front bench seat was in a CJ7 or when they were options. In Skeer's built post his CJ had a bench and a few people commented they had never seen one. The first CJ to give me the jeep fever I currently suffer from was a 76 CJ7 and it had a front bench. This was back in 1990 and I was 18. Those were the days!
No 33 x 12.50 swampers all the way around with no lift at all. The rubbed pretty good. Luckly the jeep blew up before to much damage was done to the tires.
I put the same tires on my 78 CJ after that which had a 4 inch skyjacker lift, some Confur shackles t150 and a 304 then a 360. Not to thread drift but I guess its my thread so here are some before and after pictures of my 78. This one was my baby before my current baby.
MoC, do you have a sunroof in your hardtop? If so, howd you install it?
It pretty similar to the one that sbcranger linked execpt it had a twist handle that open and closed it. It was in the jeep when I got it but the handle was broken the whole time I owned that one. I sold that jeep in 1996.
Skerr put a Comanche bench in his CJ7, check it out in his build thread.
MoC- As Dave mentioned mine came out of a Comanche that I found in our local junk yard. I got it for $30. It needs a seat cover which I will get around to one day. I had to build the frame for it. One of the biggest benefits, for me, is that I have more room with the bench. I made the frame so the seat sits a little lower... plenty of steering wheel clearance and head room. I'm 6'3" and 225. The Comanche bench fits pretty well. I don't know about a Ranger bench, but it is probably more comfortable! I have some foam to restuff my bench when I feel motivated enough to pull the seat out. Also, since I don't care about anyone having access to the back of my Jeep, I am not concerned that my bench is not split. It does tilt forward however if needed.
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