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Old 08-05-2003, 11:17 AM
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what seats did it for you?
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Old 08-05-2003, 11:41 AM
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Yeah, I am looking to convert my 81 J10 to buckets. the bench is in great shape, but I dont like how its higher in the center thent he sides. Plus I just prefer buckets.
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Old 08-05-2003, 01:44 PM
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I got a set of those BestTop seats (made for CJ's/Wranglers). They are great in the Wag. A million times better than the crappy seats FSJ's came with. Plus, with some simple fabrication, you can make them work with the factory power seats.
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Old 08-05-2003, 02:16 PM
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When I had my wag I used some buckets out of a late 90's Subaru. Picked them up at a yard for 45 bucks if I remember right. Very very comfy. A bit of fabrication to make them fit, but well worth the effort.
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Old 08-06-2003, 05:36 AM
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dome, bentpushrod,
do your seats sit up any higher than the stock seats?

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Old 08-06-2003, 05:38 AM
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I'm looking at using a set of ZJ or WJ leather seats...
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Old 08-06-2003, 12:28 PM
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J10Mike,

Mine didn't, I adapted the subaru seats to fit the stock wagoneer brackets, so they sat at factory height.
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Old 08-06-2003, 02:17 PM
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I just used some rx7 seats and my friend stephen used honda prelude seats.
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Old 08-06-2003, 05:47 PM
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dome, bentpushrod,
do your seats sit up any higher than the stock seats?

mike
Yes, slightly, due to the bracket I fabricated so that I could use the seats with the factory power seat frame.

However, I believe that the seats will bolt directly up to the manual seat frames, in which case, I do not see any reason why they should sit higher than the stock seats.
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Old 08-06-2003, 11:19 PM
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Great topic J10Mike.
I put 85 GW power seats into the 70 wag, a big step up from the original bench seat but they provide very little lumbar support and were very jaring at Ouray and the 1,100 there and back. I would like to keep the power seat brackets and find something more accomodating for my spine.
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Old 08-07-2003, 02:00 AM
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These in the lil jeep are Ford Explorer leather. All power and really comfortable. Plus they are easy to find...Can you say "rollover?"

I will check and see if the brackets are stock or custom.

http://a5.cpimg.com/image/57/97/2131...-028001E0-.jpg
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Old 08-07-2003, 04:07 AM
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cary,
it seems that i read somewhere in another post some time back that someone stated that explorer/mountaineer seats were an excellant replacement seat for fsj. i just need to see if the brackets need to be modified or if the seats will be somewhat raised height wise over the stock seats.

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Old 08-07-2003, 05:00 AM
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The seats sit a little higher in the little jeep. The shifter knob needs about a 1" extension, but the 400way power seats make it ok. Not near as annoying as the game of twister you have to play to use the emergency brake with that D#$^ full roll cage.

I bet they would look really nice in a Fullsize, but my waggy is no where near ready to worry about the insides yet.

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Old 08-07-2003, 07:08 AM
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cary,
do the seats push forward? like if you were to want to put something behind the seat.
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Old 08-08-2003, 12:29 AM
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I would think that since they make a 2 door Explorer that they would, I will check next time I drive the Jeep. It is our Shop Toy and I usually get it when I need it or it needs something done to it.
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Old 08-08-2003, 02:05 AM
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I put seats from a 84 CJ-7 in my wag. I used the seat mounts from an 84 wag and they bolted right up.
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Old 08-08-2003, 02:36 AM
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Bucket seats out of a '98 F350 Centurion- ones of those "Cowboy Cadillac" dually rigs. The drivers seat is a 6-way power seat and the passenger's seat is manual that folds down. Don't have them installed yet but all I have to do is bolt them in. Used the brackets from a Chero with buckets and all it took was a little fabbing. The seats are a plush velour and very, very comfortable.
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Old 08-08-2003, 08:30 AM
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I would think that since they make a 2 door Explorer that they would
Along time ago....I had an Exploder! It was a 2door and yes...the seats folded forward. My back never hurt then.....now I drive a Jeep.
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Old 08-08-2003, 05:13 PM
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I plan on using Fiero seats, the ones with the speakers in the headrest, some new speakers, and you have yourself a sweet setup.
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Old 08-09-2003, 05:09 AM
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If you want a factory style high back bucket look at a Volvo. They generally have a high back racing style seat with electrics also.

Pep Boys has 3R Racing seats on sale right now. They range from $160 to $220 in fabric, vinyl and leather. All fitted for 5 point harnesses. I'm getting a set for the front of my GW, might eventually go with 2 buckets in back and dump my rear bench seat.
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