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Unread 07-07-2009, 08:09 AM   #1
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Jump Seats?

Just playing with the idea of putting in FJ40 jump seats in the rear instead of the fold and tumble. Seems to me that they seem a little more user friendly when hauling other stuff. Thoughts?





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Unread 07-07-2009, 08:58 AM   #2
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1. you'll sit up pretty high (higher than the roll bar)
2. unless you change the rollbar, you'll have no protection in them whatsoever

I do think it's a cool idea, but not overly safe. why not just use a fold/tumble rear?

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Unread 07-07-2009, 09:25 AM   #3
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Everyone has a fold and tumble. I think that having something different would be a change.
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Unread 07-11-2009, 07:50 AM   #4
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I have seen those used as seats after the wheel well on a Scrambler. That was plus the typical fold and tumble seat. I agree on it being a little dangerous for the passengers. In fact, it might put their head at just the right height to constantly get clunked into the roll bar.

I think everyone has the typical tumble seat since it is the most practical solution for the vehicle...period.
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Unread 07-11-2009, 09:13 AM   #5
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Make yourself a box or mount and put the jump seats on that! I like that idea myself. Still different but it would be safe! Check this one out and you'll understand what I mean...

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/bestop-bench-seat-813926/



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Unread 07-11-2009, 10:09 AM   #6
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I put FJ40 jump seats behind the fold-and-tumble in my Scrambler so I can seat six:





There are lap belts for both seats as well.
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Unread 07-11-2009, 10:16 AM   #7
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I put FJ40 jump seats behind the fold-and-tumble in my Scrambler so I can seat six:





There are lap belts for both seats as well.
yes, but he can't or I should say shouldn't mount them to the rear wheel well on a Cj 5! That is just too high. Your seats are level just like the rear fold and tumble seats and that is safe.
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Unread 07-11-2009, 10:45 AM   #8
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If you look at the pictures closely, the added fold down seats are at about the same height as the top of the wheel wells in the jeep. That is a bit higher than the butt area of the OEM fold down rear seat.
I do agree that seats should never be mounted to the rear wheel wells.
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Unread 07-11-2009, 11:07 AM   #9
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CJ-8's built for export were available with longitudinally mounted folding seats that sat above the wheel wells. The CJ-8 wheel wells, however, are lower than the CJ-5/7 wheel wells, which means if you really wanted to put jump seats in the back of a 5/7, I suppose you could modify the tops of the wheel wells to be lower, there is clearance above the tires for some lowering of the tops of the wells. Doesn't seem worth the effort though.

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I'm getting ready to do this in my TJ. i gotta checkmy local pick'n'pull but i will post pics when im done
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Unread 11-02-2009, 07:25 AM   #11
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Another source for jump seats that work well are the late '70s model Ford Supercab trucks. I picked up 2 sets for $40... They bolt directly to the floor and work extremely well...
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Unread 01-17-2010, 06:24 PM   #12
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So has anybody actually done this to a TJ? I think it would be super cool
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Unread 01-18-2010, 06:20 AM   #13
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Apparently jump seats were available on export late model YJ's...just found this pic on my server on Friday after I thought I'd lost in a hard drive crash:


I believe what you run into is that there isn't enough headroom for an average size adult and I also believe it's illegal for street use in the US. Not something you're likely to get stopped for, but a passenger getting injured or killed in one if you got into an accident would probably place all liability squarely on you if it were proven that they would've fared better in a proper forward facing seat.
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Unread 01-18-2010, 06:25 AM   #14
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This thread is back from the dead! I'm glad, I always thought this was an awesome idea as well. How about turning the fold and tumble around so it faces the rear, has anyone done that?
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Unread 01-18-2010, 07:38 AM   #15
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I think running a back seat sideways would be a bit dangerous in a rollover depending on the height of your passenger. Just my opinion. The CJ-8 doesn't look too bad, but that TJ looks down right scary.
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