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Old 09-01-2016, 07:25 PM
aallison aallison is offline
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Seat Recomendations

My seats are worn out and the estimate to refoam and replace is something like $1400. I know I can get aftermarket seats for much less But are they comfortable?

I need comfy seats for an old guy. Wide, not deep buckets or high side bolsters. Comfy.

I can make brackets so that is not an issue.

What can you guys suggest?

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Old 09-02-2016, 02:09 AM
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Try Used

I bought a nice used set on eBay for around $500. I checked almost daily and eventually found same style and color as original.
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Old 09-02-2016, 05:16 AM
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People on here have used grand cherokee seats, and dodge dakota and Durango seats with good success. Minot modifications. Go to the junkyard. I found some very nice seats out of a 2001 Lincoln LS, they were perfect color and in great shape. But they were a bear to modify. I don't recommend them they are great now that it's done, but there are lots easier ones out there.
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Old 09-02-2016, 06:53 AM
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I just got some from a swap meet. Vendor sells second row van seats from vans converted for handicap drivers. Mine came from a Honda Odyssey.

They were brand new leather, $250 for the two buckets and the center console. Can't beat the price. I made two brackets for each and mounted them to my Jeep power bases.

Had the wife with me to make sure they were comfortable. That was the first consideration. I took a color I wasn't completely happy with because they were comfortable. You can see them on the "Building a Road Trip" thread.

If after looking you are interested, drop me a PM and I'll get you Adolpho's phone number so you can see if he will be in your area. For the price, you could drive a ways to get them.
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Old 09-02-2016, 07:31 AM
aallison aallison is offline
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THanks. I am having a hard time finding used seats that are not ether worn out or way expensive. I was thinking of a new aftermarket seat.

I didn't think about a conversion place. We have a few in Jacksonville that do vans.

Appreciate the suggestions.
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Old 09-02-2016, 12:09 PM
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If you can build the brackets I have power leather from a 98 ZJ in my waggy. They are very comfortable. Went on a 10hr round trip with a buddy that has back problems and he couldn't believe he came out of it with no back pain.

If you are looking new I like Corbeau seats...pricey but they have a bunch of different styles. I'm going to put the baja rs seats in my cherokee.
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