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Passenger Seat Mount On 70 Cj

Discussion in 'Early CJ-5 and CJ-6 Tech' started by Lee Bennett, May 16, 2019.

  1. May 16, 2019
    Lee Bennett

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    I put the Summit seats in and noticed that the passenger seat sits about an inch or so higher. Seats are both angled / reclined at the same angle. I saw another CJ somewhere that had the slotted seat mounts that were separate pieces (2) in stead of a 1 piece cross bar like mine. That would make the seat lower. Is that appropriate for a 70 model? Are those available?
     
  2. May 16, 2019
    colojeepguy

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    The two separate mounts were for earlier Jeeps. The seat design and brackets changed in the mid 60's.
     
  3. May 16, 2019
    ojgrsoi

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    Maybe the driver seat is missing the spacers?
     
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    Beach66Bum

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    On my ‘66 with Bestop lowback seats. I mounted directly to the frames and they are the same height. Wonder if your frames are different between drivers and passenger?
    Were the old seats different heights?
     
  5. May 17, 2019
    Keys5a

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    The passenger seat mounting changed for the '66 model year. Up to that, the seats had coil springs an the passenger base had two long arms extending forward, ending in hinge pins. Small cast angled hinge bases bolts directly to the top of the tool box.
    For '66, there was a bracket that bolted to the door opening and extended over the toolbox to the tunnel, a few inches above the toolbox. The new foam seats had short stubby hinges on the front lower frame that engaged in tabs on the horizontal bracket.
    Most, if not all, the aftermarket seats have the foam too thick and too firm. The result is you sit up too high, and you sit "on" the seat rather than "in" the seat.
    -Donny
    Edit for minor correction; The '66-up bracket mounts to the edge of the toolbox, not the tunnel as I stated. Thanks Mike for the photo!
     
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  6. May 17, 2019
    FinoCJ

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    On my 70, the seats bolt directly to the frame and mounts (drive side has a slider that raises it up just a bit) - both are the same height when mounted properly. The driver side is the 1 piece frame, the passenger side is the two piece/hinged frame that allows the seat to be tilted forward and easily removed.
     
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    mike starck

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    Don't know if this helps .Photo of pass.seat bracket.No spacers used on pass seat DSC03295.JPG
     
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    Twin2

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    yep if frames are like my 71 . driver seat adjuster + spacer . passenger seat just bolts to frame
     
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