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Unread 11-21-2008, 07:55 AM   #1
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Rear seat relocation?

Has anybody ever moved there rear seat back so that full grown people could fit in it? i took it out of the brackets and just left it in the back against the door and it made tons of room for the passengers and made for a comfy ride for them... Thanks for the input in advance

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Unread 11-21-2008, 08:06 AM   #2
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I moved mine forward to fit a storage bin in the back of my LJ. Just redrilled some of the mounting holes for the brackets. You should be able to get it to work going the other way. Don't forget about the seat belts and locations of the passengers heads in a roll/accident.

Of course doing something like this just promotes your passengers from mooching off your jeep instead of buying their own.
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Unread 11-21-2008, 08:10 AM   #3
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Wow that's pretty dangerous OP. So now the seat belt has to hold your passengers in AND the loose seat?
But yes since the rear seat is useless anyway it would be nice to move it back into the useless storage space, then modify it so it can have a slight recline.
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Unread 11-21-2008, 12:06 PM   #4
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hes stupid to begin with so hitting his head wouldn't have made a huge difference... hahaha we just went in my back yard woods so no dangerous road driving.. i think im going to try it just need to check there head clearing the roll bar... thanks... now i have something to do sunday
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Unread 11-21-2008, 02:37 PM   #5
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Seem like it wouldn't move back at all. There's recesses in the fenderwells (see pic) - doesnt the seat occupy that space? If you move it rearward isn't it wider than the fenderwells? (Mine's out so I can't check.)

If you did move it back do take the time to relocate the brackets...

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Unread 11-21-2008, 03:56 PM   #6
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^^^ Nope the seat fits perfectly. My dad moved his rear seat mounts back, so the seat almost touches the tailgate. Dont go to far or a hard top wont close properly. there is so much more room now.
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Unread 11-21-2008, 03:59 PM   #7
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I moved mine back about 5" in my LJ. Just drilled new holes in the bottom plate/bracket. The seat will fit between the tightest part of the fender wells.
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Unread 11-22-2008, 06:34 AM   #8
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hey thanks for the help.. i dont have a hard top so that shouldnt be a big problem with clearing that... i think ill start this little projec today
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Unread 01-17-2009, 01:57 PM   #9
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just wondering if you have to remove the gas tank when relocating the rear seat...anyone?
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Unread 01-17-2009, 02:07 PM   #10
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just wondering if you have to remove the gas tank when relocating the rear seat...anyone?
I'm pretty sure you don't have to, on the LJ anyways.
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Unread 01-17-2009, 02:12 PM   #11
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for a little bit i had mine facing backwards...no1 ever rode back there and it gave me some additional storage space and it looked neat
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Unread 01-17-2009, 03:14 PM   #12
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Has anybody ever moved there rear seat back so that full grown people could fit in it? i took it out of the brackets and just left it in the back against the door and it made tons of room for the passengers and made for a comfy ride for them... Thanks for the input in advance
I moved my LJ seat back 2" when I first got it so more than rug rats could sit there. My drivers seat is moved back 2" as well. On my '06 LJ the seat folds so it sits on brackets that allow it to pivot and lock. I used the existing bolts and bolt holes and just re-drill the brackets. This places the rear bolts close to the locking mechanism so I had to grind a little off the top of the bolts. No big deal at all. The center seat belt was too short once after I moved the seat so I built a 1/4" X 1 1/2" plate with 2 holes in it 2" apart. The front hole bolts to the original seat belt bolt hole, and the rear was drilled through the tub and a new bolt was used there to mount the belt. I don't know if the seat will go back this easy on a TJ, but it was duck soup on my LJ.
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I just keep the back seat in the garage. That way people don't ask for rides. The ones who do ask sit on the floor and always have plenty of leg room.
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Unread 01-20-2009, 12:36 AM   #14
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I'm thinking about looking for a set of extra seat brackets so i could have 2 possible locations for my rear seat, one alllll the way back 4 when the tops off and the regular, but i think my brackets for the LJ are too long and i dont have enough room to make a second set... i may have to play around
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Unread 10-06-2009, 10:19 PM   #15
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I realize this is an old thread but I've been wanting to do this myself. If I remove the rear seat brackets from the floor and drill new holes, what do the bolts screw into? Are there plates under the bracket that need to be moved too? How hard are they to reach through the rear fender wells.

Any and all help is useful. Pics are better...
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