This is the CJ bucket that goes with that trim ring:
You can see that you need the slotted bracket to mate with the tab on the trim ring. The slotted bracket is riveted to the bucket. I'd say you have the wrong buckets and the right trim rings.
Don't know who you got these from, but sometimes the vendors expect you to remove pieces from the old parts to make the new part "complete." Of course, this does not help you if you don't have the old part, and are expecting that the replacement part will be complete. It's possible that if you had some old CJ buckets, you could remove the slotted bracket and bolt it on to the new bucket. You can see a couple of holes in your new buckets that may correspond to where they expect you to attach the (riveted!) bracket from the old bucket. (I looked at the parts book, and that slotted bracket is not a separate part, at least according to Jeep).
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Last edited by tgreese : 09-25-2011 at 08:27 AM.