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Unread 09-03-2008, 05:18 PM   #1
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TJ Rear bucket seats?

Is there anywhere where I can get a set of rear bucket seats for a TJ? Or, at least, a split bench seat that only folds half down. It's pretty rare that I have more then 2 other people in the Jeep (Namely, my 2 roommates), and I'd like the ability to get a little more cargo space in the back and still fit a 3rd person.

I could see installing seats using the existing mounts to be reasonably simple, but since I'm kinda short on tools, it's easier if I can find one that bolts in.

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Unread 09-03-2008, 06:09 PM   #2
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Never heard of bucket seats for the rear, but here is a few choices for split seats. Google is your friend ;-)

http://www.rockcrawler.com/techrepor...eats/index.asp
http://www.baseline4x4.com/search.as...e=&scat=&sman=
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Unread 09-03-2008, 06:13 PM   #3
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A drill and some bolts might work

Seriously though, if you are any good at fabbing stuff up you could probably install front seats in the back, just copy the mounting of the front seats.
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Unread 09-03-2008, 06:26 PM   #4
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I have thought about trying to fab up a setup by killing a salvaged rear seat assembly and pulling some front buckets out of a dead TJ, but I'm really liking those split buckets from Baseline.
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Unread 09-03-2008, 06:27 PM   #5
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I built some spacers to raise the rear seat 3". It make for lots of storage and the seat is still fully usable.
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You'd have to not copy the mounting of the front seats or the rear seats would be way too high. They'd need to simply be bolted to the floor. Not very convenient for when you want to haul something bigger than a breadbox though...
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Unread 09-03-2008, 07:54 PM   #7
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What if I just wanted one rear bucket? Any ideas on safe mounting, ie not having my rear passenger in my lap during an accident?

How about a front bench seat, I always thought those looked cool in trucks, don't know how it would be in a jeep. Any ideas for that?

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Unread 09-03-2008, 10:21 PM   #8
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How about a front bench seat, I always thought those looked cool in trucks, don't know how it would be in a jeep. Any ideas for that?

In the 60's Jeep CJ5 had a 60/40 split front bench seat available from the factory. I would not want a bench again as it offers zero lateral support.

To put one in a TJ you definatley have to move the ebrake. Maybe look at a Toyota bench out of a late 70's early 80's pickup. Those seats had a 'cutout' in the lower cusion for the shifter.
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Unread 09-04-2008, 05:57 PM   #9
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What do you mean by lateral support?
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Unread 09-04-2008, 06:02 PM   #10
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What do you mean by lateral support?
Lateral support - sliding in the seat when you go around corners or rough off road.
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Unread 09-04-2008, 06:20 PM   #11
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Thanks haha. I don't know if I'll actually do this but I had a lot of time to think today. Im thinking of a custom made seat. I'll raise it about an inch and a half (any more and my legs will hit the wheel) and move it back about two inches. Im thinking a steel frame with padding on top and three head rests. I can't decide if I'd want 5 points for all three seats, but I know at least for the middle one.
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Unread 09-04-2008, 06:31 PM   #12
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i like the split rear seat idea !! i'm going to have to check that out !
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Unread 09-05-2008, 12:00 AM   #13
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Try this: Ask the person riding in the back seat to hold whatever cargo you want to take with you. If they don't want to, tell them to get out. haha
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Unread 09-05-2008, 06:12 AM   #14
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I've been thinking about this too. We're a family of three and I would much rather have a few inches extra cargo space than an empty back half-seat. My ideal would be a short-back bucket seat mounted in the middle so that the boy-child can see something other than the back of my head. Aside from securing the seat itself, the challenge is in getting the shoulder belt in place. Maybe a roll-bar hoop bolted to the tub and running up behind the seat? It would all need to be removable but it wouldn't need to be quick.

(It's all made more challenging by the fact that I have zero fab skills or tools...)
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Unread 09-05-2008, 07:57 AM   #15
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I think it would be cool to throw an old CJ seat back there on one side.
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