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post #1 of 18 Old 01-22-2013, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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cj sliding seats?

Is there a way I can install a slider on my passenger seat in my cj8? Right now the driver side has no pivot bracket but has a slider and the passenger side is vice versa, can go up and down but not back and forth. Is there a way I can get both seats to do both, like a wrangler does?

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post #2 of 18 Old 01-22-2013, 02:47 PM
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Get a flip forward riser for the driver's seat (optional on CJ's, or use a YJ unit) and get a seat slider off ebay and bolt it to the passenger seat. The slider will require two new holes to be drilled in the passenger seat mount, but bolts right up to the seat and works fine. I've done this to both of my Jeeps.

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Ok, thanks for the info. That sounds easy enough.
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post #4 of 18 Old 01-22-2013, 04:48 PM
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I do not have a back seat in my CJ (using a Scambler type half top) - I was thinking of moving the passenger seat all the way back to match the drivers seat (I am 6'3" so my seat is always all the way back). Can I just redrill some holes and move the passenger seat back?

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post #5 of 18 Old 01-23-2013, 03:01 AM
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FYI Had that set-up on my CJ7 for a while. Sliders and tilts on both Passenger and Drivers side. Passenger seat sat about 1" taller then drivers seat.(height of slider rails) It can be done but I don't think it was available as a factory set up. Went back to no slider on passenger side, anyone over 250 lbs had trouble using seat belt even with slider all the way back.
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post #6 of 18 Old 01-23-2013, 05:51 AM
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I do not have a back seat in my CJ (using a Scambler type half top) - I was thinking of moving the passenger seat all the way back to match the drivers seat (I am 6'3" so my seat is always all the way back). Can I just redrill some holes and move the passenger seat back?
The factory seat mounts bolt to captive nuts on the tub.

You'll have to figure out a way to secure the mounts, if you drill new holes.

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post #7 of 18 Old 01-23-2013, 07:01 AM
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agree, for some reason with that slider on the passenger side, the seat sits way high and everyone hit their head on the roof... I finally took the slider off that side.. remember also, moving seats back that the roll cage comes down behind the seat and limits you quite a bit.. I also moved that.. what a difference..

I want to die in my sleep like my grandfather, not screaming in terror like the passengers in his JEEP!...
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post #8 of 18 Old 01-23-2013, 07:11 AM
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The factory seat mounts bolt to captive nuts on the tub.

You'll have to figure out a way to secure the mounts, if you drill new holes.

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There should be at least a 1" where the flats on the riser meet the seat. You could redrill the riser and move the seat back. I've done this a couple times .

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There should be at least a 1" where the flats on the riser meet the seat. You could redrill the riser and move the seat back. I've done this a couple times .

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Good point, Bill.

A guy may also be able to pick up another inch, or so, by re-drilling the holes in the feet of the factory mount, and still use the original connecting points to the tub.

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post #10 of 18 Old 01-23-2013, 11:57 AM
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Is there a way I can install a slider on my passenger seat in my cj8? Right now the driver side has no pivot bracket but has a slider and the passenger side is vice versa, can go up and down but not back and forth. Is there a way I can get both seats to do both, like a wrangler does?
I have a YJ pass riser and slider and thus is shorter to match the CJ driver over all height. It does move the passenger seat inward about 1" so it didn't work for me with my Tuffy console and the super sport seats I have with the larger bolsters so I stored it away.

It's all cleaned up and painted. I'm off of exit 256 I-70 if you want to check it out next time you're Denver way. $50

If you don't have time to do it right, how will you ever find time to do it again?
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I removed my passenger seat and added some of the slotted angle iron, 1 1/4 I believe, between the old seat rail and the seat. A couple of new bolts to hold the angle to the seat bracket and all is good. Moved the seat back about 2 1/2 inches and the wife no longer is against the dash and windshield. Seats look even in height and same depth in the cab.

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post #12 of 18 Old 01-25-2013, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
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I have a YJ pass riser and slider and thus is shorter to match the CJ driver over all height. It does move the passenger seat inward about 1" so it didn't work for me with my Tuffy console and the super sport seats I have with the larger bolsters so I stored it away.

It's all cleaned up and painted. I'm off of exit 256 I-70 if you want to check it out next time you're Denver way. $50
Thanks fredrok. I have the tuffy console and am in the market for some bestop seats as well, so ill have to do some more research and see what I can come up with. I'll keep you in mind though.
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So if I use a slider like this for the passenger side the seat will be too high? What if I don't use the metal spacers? thx

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On every CJ I've ever seen, the passenger seat already sits higher than the drivers seat. Yes, it will raise it up a little more, but nobody ever notices it on my Jeeps unless I point it out to them. It put my OCD in overdrive for a while but once I got used to it it stopped bothering me.

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So if I use a slider like this for the passenger side the seat will be too high? What if I don't use the metal spacers? thx

Hi Rob,

still trying to identify my seat. Maybe you can help. Does this one have an cj embossing? And what year is it?

Thanks Momo
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