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Unread 08-03-2010, 09:11 AM   #1
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Redneck Recaro -- Replace TJ rear bench seat with single

Greetings Jeep Aficionados. I searched and couldn't find many threads on replacing the fold and tumble back seat in the TJ with a single seat. The only thing I did find was this thread about putting a PHP roadster seat in back:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f59/t...-seat-1055383/

So with that idea, I did a little shopping around, I wanted a single back seat but with the low profile of the stock bench. What I ended up with was a lawnmower or fork truck seat from Tractor Supply (TSC). It was 130 bucks so it wasn't actually cheap, but the size is right. I rednecked up some lumber for a pedestal and it sits the same as the stock bench... not that the stock bench is all that comfortable (!) but the passenger is seatbelted and inside the roll cage. At the moment the seat tied down to the stock seat hardware and a couple of the cargo tie down points. I'm deciding how/whether to bolt it down... it pops out easily but isn't as secure as it could be.

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Unread 08-03-2010, 09:15 AM   #2
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Trying to figure out how to get pictures into this...


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Unread 08-03-2010, 09:58 AM   #3
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I think you need more posts to show pics.Post up the link for someone.
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Unread 08-03-2010, 10:16 AM   #4
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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/h...pforum-658070/

Please secure the seat safely.
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Unread 08-03-2010, 05:10 PM   #5
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Yep, thanks, I'm too new for pics. Anyway, they are hosted on my facebook, lets see if I can just link them...

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Unread 08-03-2010, 06:12 PM   #6
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that looks safe
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Unread 08-03-2010, 06:16 PM   #7
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Yep, the bracket is made of wood. Wood is real sturdy.


It's safe enough for cargo, at least
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Unread 08-03-2010, 06:35 PM   #8
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I like the way you used the Hi-lift jack for the headrest, too.
I take it you plan on putting your ex in the back??

Sorry, just funnin' with ya.

I wouldn't use wood to secure the seat- Always think worst case scenario:
What's that wood going to do in a crash, and where's that jack & the rear passengers head going to go when you get rear ended?

You've got a good idea there - free up some space while keeping a third seat, but you're not going about it in a very safe manner...Keep us posted if you get something more secure
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Unread 08-03-2010, 10:32 PM   #9
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Ha! Definitely moving the jack ...
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Unread 08-04-2010, 12:24 AM   #10
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That's just your lumber mock-up.

Take the wood to a fabricator who can bend/weld you up a safer solution.

I like how the project's starting, anyway.
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Unread 12-26-2010, 09:23 AM   #11
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Hey rhauser,

This was the build for my single bucket in the rear of my TJ. I love this mod because it allowed me to put in a dog seat/cooler holder as well as a single seat that's comfortable for long rides. The biggest challenge is bolting the seat to the deck safely. I would recommend trying to use the existing bolt holes from the rear tumble seat. In my case, we lowered the gas tank and put in two additional holes in order to bolt it down in all four corners.



http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/he...t-rear-544548/

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Unread 12-26-2010, 01:55 PM   #12
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Oh geeez.
The wood is probably stronger than the footman loops and ratchet strap.
Imagine the mess at the inquiry for the death of the rear seat passenger from a relatively minor collision....
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Unread 12-26-2010, 03:15 PM   #13
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a mod like that is an amublance chaser's wet dream.
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