Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Johns1967CJ5, Dec 11, 2013.
It's a wonder we survived our youth
Well, stopping under it's own braking power is a pretty close second
Just like that 51 years of history sanded off
Hmmmmm wonder what these are
To my surprise the drivers side bolted right up
Pass side ..... Not so much
Had to fab some plates to make it work, will paint them later
Is it normal that the pass side is higher than the drivers side ??
Still a bit bummed I used aftermarket seats. My plan is to get the originals done this winter. I kinda like the black tho so need to decide on original blue or the black
Those look fantastic to me. I've never seen one with the passenger side high like that, passenger high probably, but not the seat.
The FSM. has spacers under the drivers seat but mine didn't have them
I used Best Top after market seats. The passenger is high than the drivers, but I did not put spacer in all four bolts of the drivers seat. I used a tall stack of washers and spaced the back of the drivers seat up.
I found two 3/4" high bushings from my wood shaper and put them under the rear bolts only, worked out perfect. For some reason i dont remember my knee touching my chin to get my foot on the gas pedal back in the day
I put spacers between the seat and the frame
I tried but the seat wouldn't go up just in the rear for some reason
Got my spare tire bracket painted up. Is this a direct to metal bolt on or did the factory put something in between ?
Both I have taken off were metal to metal. With your hard work on the paint you might consider a piece of fender welt. It wouldn't really show behind the spare.
Metal to metal, well maybe paint to paint! I would put some sort of buffer between them. In the old days, I used to use plastic electrical tape. There has to be something better today.
I saw how you raised the drivers seat to match the passenger side. I do everything I can to keep the drivers seat as low as I can. More leg room (and belly room), and not looking out at the top of the windshield frame.
looks really good...I would look for rubber or fiber fender washers to go between, our local Ace has them...don't think youd ever see that they were there
Cut a milk jug and use the plastic to prevent metal to metal. I insulated all my steel pieces from my aluminum body this way. Working well so far and thin enough not to be noticed. Cut it slightly smaller than the accessory footprint.
Used some cork gasket material I had around
good call...period correct and all that...chafing sucks
I'm not an expert on the '67 model year. Did Kaiser use the mushroom head bolt or the wood block to keep the spare tire steady? You'll need one or the other to keep the rear quarter from cracking the sheetmetal.
Also, did they fit a reflector/side marker to the bracket in '67?
They used a wood block. I used a dense plastic like a cutting board.
Not sure on reflector. If not I'll remove it
My 65 had the wooden block. My 67 had the mushroom bolt. Both had the tire carrier removed. I don't think there was a reflector in 67.
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