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Old 03-04-2007, 05:46 PM
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Grand Cherokee Seats in 2dr - With Pics!

Been working on this for a while. So far, I only have the passenger side in but it was the hardest one. The rear and drivers (8way power) will be coming next. Passenger side is mounted to a modified Wrangler driver's side seat bracket. No room for sliders so the seat can't be adjusted. What do you guys think? Sure makes for a lot of room to get in the back and the seat is almost identical in height to the originals. (sorry, the pics aren't the greatest but you get the idea)



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Old 03-04-2007, 06:31 PM
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Looks good! What was harder about the passenger side, and how did you modify the wrangler bracket? I've been thinking about using a bracket like that in my truck.
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Old 03-04-2007, 08:06 PM
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Passenger side is hard because of the hump on the floor. I had to "massage" the hump slightly to get everything to work. The bracket has had the 2 stop pegs and the lever removed to allow the bracket to fold up further and let the seat sit lower to the floor.
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Old 03-05-2007, 03:59 AM
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Need to do something with the lowbacks in mine..

The lowback seats in my Cherokee are covered nice but they feel like they lean back too far.. Just old I guess... The seats not me . Anyway been looking for candidates for replacement. Your idea looks good .
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Old 03-05-2007, 10:36 AM
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I like it, but there are a lot nicer Grand seats out there, usually not at bad prices either.
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Old 03-05-2007, 07:22 PM
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Just so you know. The seat bracket is from a wrangler, but its the passenger side. The driver side is just solid mounted. But looks great, when I read the post title I was wondering how you would get in the back since the GC seats dont flip forward. Pretty nice idea.
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Old 03-05-2007, 10:35 PM
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Awesome job! This has made up my mind to go with cloth on my next build.
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Old 03-05-2007, 11:05 PM
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Actually, my Wrangler has flip up seats on both sides. I picked the drivers side bracket because it fit over the hump in the floor better. I'm sure you could use the passenger side bracket too...it's all a matter of how creative you get! I'm glad you guys like it! I figured it might get the juices flowing for us 2-dr guys!
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Old 03-06-2007, 02:22 AM
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Quote:
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Actually, my Wrangler has flip up seats on both sides.


He's right. I think its an older YJ thing. My '89 YJ had a drivers flip up, but my '91 doesn't.
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Old 03-06-2007, 06:52 PM
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humm...learn something new every day.

How do you flip it forward? If it is a drives side bracket then wouldnt the handle to flip it be right aganst the tranny hump?
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Old 03-06-2007, 11:11 PM
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The handle would have been on the wrong side, but I cut it off because it was preventing the seat from folding down far enough. I'm going to relocate it to the correct side and make a handle that can be accessed by the people in the back (about 1/2 way done with that now). Would have been much easier just to smash the floor down alot, but I couldn't bring myself to do it.

Lot's of fabricating, but that's why I like it!
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I love the grand cherokee seats .

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