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Old 06-06-2016, 10:51 PM
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Bucket seats...Seat belts...Ideas?

Hey everybody, I'm trying to figure out which seats to put in the J10. The seat frames on the swapped in grand wag seats were completely shot. The seat risers were in good shape so I saved those. I would like a 3 point seat belt for safety reasons. Here's my thoughts so far:

Option 1: Lowback bucket from bestop with Team GW 3 point seat belt kit. Pro being the period correct lowbacks would probably look the best, con being I can't find lowbacks that recline

Option 2: Bestop high back buckets with team GW seat belt kit.

Option 3: Seat out of some newer truck with seat belt built in.

Any other ideas? What have you guys done?
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Old 06-07-2016, 07:57 AM
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I always recommend against Option 3. These vehicles were not designed to have the belts anchored to the seats. In a crash maybe you AND the seat will go through the windshield.

Now if you know the loads applied to the seat in a crash and you are qualified to redesign the seat mounting go for it.
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Old 06-12-2016, 12:48 PM
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Didn't think of that. Very good point
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Old 06-12-2016, 02:53 PM
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Took some work but I'm using 95 Pontiac firebird seats in mine. Leather and pretty comfortable. The passenger side brackets are a pita to make though
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Old 06-13-2016, 07:55 PM
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I used the low-back Bestop or Smitty Built seats like the replacements for the older CJ's. They bolted directly to the factory bucket seat brackets and work great and are comfortable. I just use the factory lap belts, if I wear any at all. ( I know, I know, I don't need a safety lesson, I'm 50 yrs old and I do it at my own risk) By the way it's a 1975 J-10.
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Old 06-13-2016, 09:32 PM
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I used the low-back Bestop or Smitty Built seats like the replacements for the older CJ's. They bolted directly to the factory bucket seat brackets and work great and are comfortable. I just use the factory lap belts, if I wear any at all. ( I know, I know, I don't need a safety lesson, I'm 50 yrs old and I do it at my own risk) By the way it's a 1975 J-10.

Any pics? Thanks
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Old 06-13-2016, 11:08 PM
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I installed a set of 97-2000 Dodge Dakota seats in my Wagoneer.
They bolt right up to our factory seat sliders.
No muss no fuss!

I have installed the AMC three point belts in my Waggy too.





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