Originally Posted by RockFish
The lease on my sedan is up and that means the little one will now need a seat in my Wrangler which was previously used just for fishing and trips to the beach. When the child car seat is installed on the rear bench seat the person sitting in the passenger seat...my wife...has to move her seat up and has very little leg room.
Question....Is there a way to move the brackets and rear bench seat back about 4 inches (reclaim room from the non-existent trunk) which would give the passenger side seat extra leg room? If so is this a safe thing to do?
All answers are appreciated!
I took a look at my '02, it seems possible in some respects. The seat is bolted through the floor and into a channel that runs between the frame rails. There may be enough room to redrill the holes and move the channel to the new holes. Problem may be moving seat back latch which is separate and bolted to the wheel well. It may also put the shoulder belts and seats belts at a bad angle. No telling what unexpected problems you may run into.
I had the same problem when I first got my Jeep (always remember pickup date of new Jeep delayed by 9/11, Jeep dealer was forced to close because an Air Force base was across the highway). My fix was to get a new wife. I married a 4' 9" Filipinia, no more problem.