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Old 11-17-2013, 08:10 PM   #1
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HELP - Attempting a Seat Swap in Jeep Wrangler

First and foremost, thanks to all in advance for all of the help this forum has been since I bought my first Jeep back in May of 2012. It's a 1995 Wrangler YJ and being a newbie, I'm realizing that I better become mechanically inclined unless I want to spend a whole lot of money at the shop. I didn't even change the oil in my other vehicles before and with the help of this forum, I've already replaced the clutch slave and master cylinder myself with your help.

That being said, I am trying to tackle a seat swap from the local pick-n-pull to replace the worn out Jeep seats in my Wrangler. I followed the instructions in a previous post and pulled the driver and passenger seats from a 1995 Pontiac Grand Am (2 door) that are in great shape. According to the post, these are supposed to be direct swaps with no drilling to swap out. I removed the four bolts from both seat risers in my Jeep and pulled both seats out. I removed the Torx (sp?) bolts from the seats and now I have the risers and the tracks from the seats left with the four bolt holes ready for the new seat.

Here is my problem: I'm not sure what all needs to be removed from the Grand Am seats to make this work. They were electric seats so I can reove that no problem. Do I remove all of the tracking underneath and discard? It looks like there are 4 bolts that come through from the top of the seat but I will need to remove all of the cushions and coverings to get to them. Does this sound correct? For anyone that has done this, any assistance or information you have is greatly appreciated. I'm sure pictures would help and I can do that but I'm wondering if I bit off more than I can chew. I assumed 4 bolts to remove and 4 to install but it looks to be more difficult than that.

Thanks in advance for your help!!

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Old 11-18-2013, 08:58 AM   #2
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Bump - Moderators moved from the YJ General Forum to here.

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Old 11-18-2013, 09:34 AM   #3
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I did the same thing. Same seats and same year model Jeep. I removed everything under the seat pan, took of the cushions, and redrilled holes in the seat pan to match the Jeep mounting hardware.
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Old 11-19-2013, 12:58 PM   #4
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Ford mustang seats work great. just did a swap in my yj
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:51 PM   #5
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I had a set of bucket seats out of my Dakota R/T, and they bolted right on the frames of my YJ. It worked out very well, except they had a little more padding and set up a little higher.
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Old 11-20-2013, 12:08 PM   #6
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What year mustang? Any mods needed? What year Dakota? Any mods needed?
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Old 11-20-2013, 01:21 PM   #7
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I just put seats from a 1999 Pontiac Sunfire in my YJ, just swapped the seat tracks and bolted right in, no modification needed.
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Old 11-20-2013, 01:53 PM   #8
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Mine was a straight swap from a 96 cavalier two door. Swap tracks and good to go
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Old 11-20-2013, 03:03 PM   #9
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Found a couple direct replacement seats on eBay, open box, considered used but brand spanking new. $200 for both. There are still some available I think
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Hoping to resurrect an old thread here -- I have the same 95 YJ. Found a set of these same Sunfire seats too. Read multiple threads that they are direct bolt in. I don't see how? I am mechanically incline, but measurements at the boneyard where the seats were don't seem to add up. Please enlighten me. I think these look fantasic in the YJ.
NOTE: the bases in the Jeep are good, but the sliders dissintegrated in the original seats. Do I need new YJ sliders first, or does the Sunfire seat bolt up?

THANK YOU !!!!! in advance for any guidance here.

P.S. -- Kids want to go for a ride, so Dad (me) needs to get this done!!


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I just put seats from a 1999 Pontiac Sunfire in my YJ, just swapped the seat tracks and bolted right in, no modification needed.
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Hoping to resurrect an old thread here -- I have the same 95 YJ. Found a set of these same Sunfire seats too. Read multiple threads that they are direct bolt in. I don't see how? I am mechanically incline, but measurements at the boneyard where the seats were don't seem to add up. Please enlighten me. I think these look fantasic in the YJ.
NOTE: the bases in the Jeep are good, but the sliders dissintegrated in the original seats. Do I need new YJ sliders first, or does the Sunfire seat bolt up?

THANK YOU !!!!! in advance for any guidance here.

P.S. -- Kids want to go for a ride, so Dad (me) needs to get this done!!
You need to reuse the jeep base and sliders. All that is used from the sun fire or cavalier is the actual seat.
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thanks kjg26. just looked when I was measuring at the junkyard that the seat mounts would have been to narrow.
guess since my YJ sliders are shot - i'll have to start with finding a set of those first.
But I'm going back to the junkyard for those sunfire seats - they were in EXCELLENT shape
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thanks kjg26. just looked when I was measuring at the junkyard that the seat mounts would have been to narrow.
guess since my YJ sliders are shot - i'll have to start with finding a set of those first.
But I'm going back to the junkyard for those sunfire seats - they were in EXCELLENT shape
I used cavalier seats and have no info on the Sunfire, for the record.
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thanks - there was a nice Cav too.
what year YJ did you do it in? Mine is a 95 - with the 14" wide base
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thanks - there was a nice Cav too.
what year YJ did you do it in? Mine is a 95 - with the 14" wide base
93 yj and I believe 96 cavalier 2 door
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You guys on this board are the BEST!!!

Went to the u-pull junkyard. Found really cleans seats from a 2000 Cavalier. Just as it was told on here, bolted up and DONE!!! Better looking, and way comfortable. sits a touch higher - which I like!
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Would any seats from a cavalier or sun fire fit on a 92 yj? They sell a brand new set on eBay for about 150$ for cavalier seats, would those bolt right on???
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Would any seats from a cavalier or sun fire fit on a 92 yj? They sell a brand new set on eBay for about 150$ for cavalier seats, would those bolt right on???
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Oh Kool thanks that's gonna be really helpful.
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