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    Default Re: Third row seat installed in JKU

    Got ya... It just looked too far forward if someone was sitting in the seat. Could be juse the angle of the photo.

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    Nice work!

    Not sure if you knew, but there is someone (Teraflex?) that makes brackets to install the backseat out of a two door in a 4 door JK.
    your design actually looks like a better fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4Fox View Post
    Nice work!

    Not sure if you knew, but there is someone (Teraflex?) that makes brackets to install the backseat out of a two door in a 4 door JK.
    your design actually looks like a better fit.
    Yup I knew and mentioned it in the beginning of my first post and it was those brackets that gave me the idea in the first place but the brackets are almost as much as I spent on the whole project and JK rear seats are hard to find cheap. I did seriously consider them though until I read a review that the brackets mount the seat too far rearward. The headrests either hit the soft top rear window or hit the wiper motor on the hard top. There is no fudge room on those brackets as they tie into the body reinforcing channels like I did with the LJ brackets.
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    When the weather gets nice enough, could you snap a pic of the Jeep with the top down, showing all of the seats?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky Booby View Post
    When the weather gets nice enough, could you snap a pic of the Jeep with the top down, showing all of the seats?
    Will do. It's the wife's Jeep and our grocery getter and kid hauler so I don't think it'll happen soon. The top of the third row seat is the same level as the rear seats below the headrests.

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    That looks really good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColoFreeJeeper View Post
    Yup I knew and mentioned it in the beginning of my first post and it was those brackets that gave me the idea in the first place but the brackets are almost as much as I spent on the whole project and JK rear seats are hard to find cheap. I did seriously consider them though until I read a review that the brackets mount the seat too far rearward. The headrests either hit the soft top rear window or hit the wiper motor on the hard top. There is no fudge room on those brackets as they tie into the body reinforcing channels like I did with the LJ brackets.
    Hooray for reading! :\

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4Fox View Post
    Hooray for reading! :\
    You a funny guy. LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColoFreeJeeper View Post
    Looks good! Only thing that I saw that you may consider is in this picture. Im not sure what gauge steel this is in te seat where you mounted the buckle tabs. But considering the amount of force that is applied in a collision, and the fact that these share a single mounting point, you may want to think of a reinforcement plate. If you look at this picture you will see two holes spaced approx 20" apart. If you added a long 1/8" or 3/16" thick plate inside the seat using those two holes plus the one you used for the seat belts it would help distribute any load stress applied to it. What are your plans for stretching the roll cage to protect the rear seat area?

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