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  • Seat Mounting Issues

    So, got the new Smittybilt seats:
    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...B/IMG_2881.jpg

    Passenger side mounted right up:
    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...B/IMG_2947.jpg

    Drivers side holes don't line up- does that riser REQUIRE the seat slider? The UPS dude dropped one off here yesterday, can't get to the school to try it out.
    If not- I have a drill, and I'm not afraid to use it.

  • #2
    if you ever want to adjust the seat you'll want the slider. put the same seats in my CJ but didn't have an issue with holes not lining up. how far off are they?

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    • #3
      I'll get pics tomorrow- or Monday and show you. I swear this seat thing is making me feel like a ratard.

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      • #4
        I got some seats (they weren't nec a specific brand). They didn't line up just right with either factory bracket. I was able to drill new hols and make them work just fine.

        I will admit. I did much measuring to make sure the seat would end up where I wanted it in my Jeep and then measure where that would be on the bracket. I probably measure and contemplated off and on for 2 days before drilling. It fits fine adn works great. I know its not much detail. However, I would say it is possible to redrill the seat or bracket and have it work fine.

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        • #5
          I believe the slider provides the correct hole patterns to bolt to the seat and the riser. If you're not going to use it than you need to modify your riser.

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          • #6
            That's why God gave us drills. Might get to work on it tomorrow- still a buutload of snow and real crappy roads here. I would REALLY loved to have had the beast running for this storm.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by NOCHEEPGAS View Post
              I believe the slider provides the correct hole patterns to bolt to the seat and the riser. If you're not going to use it than you need to modify your riser.
              X2

              My original seats (who knows if they were really original) were attached to the risers via two 3/16 inch plates that had holes drilled on 5/8" centers. When I installed the S-10 Blazer seats I bought sliders from a wrangler, and suddenly all the holes lined up. Looks like most seats use a standard hole pattern, Jeep just didn't get the memo when they designed the risers.

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              • #8
                tracraym- your were correct. Sliders got holes in all the right places.
                http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...B/IMG_3055.jpg

                http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...B/IMG_3057.jpg

                http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...B/IMG_3056.jpg

                Almost looks like a jeep again.

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                • #9
                  84

                  Might of missed it in your build thread? But what kind of liner do you have in the tub? Looking good.

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                  • #10
                    Thanks. That's Monstaliner (magnet paints- search 'em). I like it so far- just wish I would quit gouging it.
                    Snow Day today- might get all the little crap done!

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                    • #11
                      So have you driven it with the new seats? what do you think? i've been looking for somethin else to put in mine.

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                      • #12
                        I had to get all the loose ends tied up, so I could take it to Donnie the Ford guru to make it rumble. I've sat in the seats, they feel nice- like they're gonna keep you in the middle of the seat.
                        I just wish I would have done this a month ago- got like over a foot of snow, and no jeep.
                        Full report upon the drive home from the shop.

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