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.
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...
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.
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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