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Old 11-27-2013, 04:15 PM   #1
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TJ Rear Seat Not Secure

I had a 99 TJ and, during a rollover accident, the rear seat came completely out. Wife finally ok'd me getting another one and now I have an 01. It has the same brackets and, even with the pins in the slots along the front mounting post, the seat still pops out if you push it hard to one side. I think that's what happened during the rollover.
I'm trying to figure out a way to reinforce that point so it doesn't slide sideways or another mounting option. I'm also looking for high back seat options that use different mounts.
I haven't found anything and was wondering if anyone has any solutions. It would have to be something I could buy and mount since I'm not much of a fabricator.

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Old 11-27-2013, 09:52 PM   #2
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There is a grove in the pins that slide through the bracket that had some kind of retainer clip, try and find something that fits

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Old 11-28-2013, 12:58 AM   #3
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I believe an "E-clip" is what is you need.

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Old 11-28-2013, 07:06 AM   #4
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These are the standard retainers on my 97.
E-clips or R-clips would be just as good.

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Old 11-29-2013, 01:23 AM   #5
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I've done that. It will still slide out since the clips go on the outside of the brackets. If you push to one side forcefully the bracket flexes and the seat comes out.
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Old 11-29-2013, 01:49 AM   #6
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Do you want your seat in permanently?? If so take it to a local shop and have them weld up a frame that you can bolt an aftermarket seat to. It will never come lose if it's bolted to the tub. And I'm sure they can build something more secure that still allows you to remove the seat if need be
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Old 11-29-2013, 02:41 AM   #7
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The clips go on the inside of the brackets, not the outside.
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Old 11-29-2013, 10:23 AM   #8
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You can also bend the brackets inward that the seat goes on. Reduce the distance between them by about 1/8 to 1/4 of an inch will help. My friends jeep he threaded the studs on the seat and put a nut on the end to hold it in. He rarely (if ever) takes the rear seat out, just folds it forward if he needs more room.
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Old 11-29-2013, 03:01 PM   #9
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Thanks for the tips. I will try bending the brackets in some more and threading the ends. With those clips on the inside of the brackets it just slips out with just a little bit of force.
thanks again for the help

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