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Passenger Seat Loose?

Discussion in 'Intermediate CJ-5 and CJ-6 Tech' started by dkozma, Jul 31, 2018.

  1. Jul 31, 2018
    dkozma

    dkozma New Member

    New York
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    Hi folks,
    quick question: 74 cj5 passenger seat seems a little loose in the mount. Are they always that way?
     
  2. Jul 31, 2018
    FinoCJ

    FinoCJ 1970 CJ5 Staff Member Sponsor

    Denver, CO
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    Mine is...
     
  3. Jul 31, 2018
    heavychevy

    heavychevy Sponsor Sponsor

    Danielsville georgia
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    My 74 is loose too.
     
  4. Jul 31, 2018
    Oldriginal86

    Oldriginal86 Member

    Pasadena, Md.
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    I keep the seatbelt buckled and tight. When there’s a passenger it’s nice and quiet.
     
  5. Aug 1, 2018
    '74Renegade

    '74Renegade Sponsor Sponsor

    Fair Oaks, CA
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    Yep they get loose. Mine was so bad that the seat would pop out of the bracket going around a corner. My solution was to run a bead of weld inside the u shaped piece on the mount and file it down so the seat bracket fit snugly. I also have a piece of angle iron bolted to the bed behind the seat that butts up against the frame and use a hitch pin through the angle iron and the seat frame to lock the seat down.
     
  6. Aug 6, 2018
    zila

    zila I throw poop

    Rock Springs,...
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    Mine got to where it wouldn't stay in.. In fack when I was in Nam me, my CO and another guy were walking back from the helo pad. A guy I knew came by in a Jeep and stopped. Asked if we wanted a ride. Our CO [Capt] jumped in the front. We us enlisted guys were relegated sit on the floor in back. So we are driving along and go around a corner. Our CO, seat and the rifle he was holding all exit right out the side of the Jeep into some talc like road dust that is a foot deep. He come up looking like he was dipped in flour.. He walked the rest of the way

    Back to my Jeep. I ended up welding some large washers to teh pivit points of my seat and use like a 1" bolt and nut to secure it.
     

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