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Old 10-08-2009, 08:34 PM   #1
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Installing the rear seat on a YJ

Just curious if anybody knows a good website that shows how to install a YJ rear seat. The jeep I recently bought came with the seat uninstalled, and it's not very clear how to install it.

The seat is gray (different from my front seats), and it has 2 brackets with holes on the bottom front, and 3 bolts for leveling on the back. Does this sound like a YJ seat?

Any help would be appreciated...thanks.

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Old 10-08-2009, 08:45 PM   #2
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Yes it sounds like a yj fold and tumble rear seat. When I install the seat I fold the seat, then place it up against the back of the front seats. I line up the holes with the pins on the floor brackets and slide to the left I believe then you fold the seat back and open it it should lock in with the brackets on the side of the wheel tubs. I would copy the pages off my jeep owners manual but I don't have a copier.

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Old 10-08-2009, 09:55 PM   #3
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I'm not sure how legal this is, but I have a lockable job box, mounted on the right rear fender well, so I mounted my seat side ways, or parallel to the frame. It makes it easy to get in through the back tail gate that way. People like the ease of entry.
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:09 PM   #4
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that is legal in most states but for adults only. federal law says that car seats for kids must face forward.
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ooops, I installed mine sideways also,, more convenient,,
I guess maybe I either put it back the right way or tell the kids,, soooorrrrrry,,,,heh-heh
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There are some brackets that mount to the fender walls to lock the back in.

I moved my front brackets back about five inches. I put the front bracket holes over the rear tub holes & made new tub holes for the rear bracket bolts. I then moved the rear brackets back accordingly. I got the Idea from some jeep board, & my teenage kids love the extra leg room.
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:47 PM   #7
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I don't think I saw pins on the floor brackets...I'll have to double check though. Farther towards the back there are cylindrical brackets on each side, with a star-shaped screw head. These must be where the seat locks in when folded back?
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I don't think I saw pins on the floor brackets...I'll have to double check though. Farther towards the back there are cylindrical brackets on each side, with a star-shaped screw head. These must be where the seat locks in when folded back?
You may not have a "fold & tumble" seat. If you did, there would be cotter pins that would release the front mounting brackets from the seat.

The pins sticking out the sides of the rear of the seat do lock into brackets that are mounted to the rear fenders.

Sorry these are the only pics i have in P-bucket right now, & these shots are after I moved them back from the stock location.



You can see the cotter pin that holds the front bracket to the seat right here..........^^^
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Old 10-08-2009, 11:36 PM   #9
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that is legal in most states but for adults only. federal law says that car seats for kids must face forward.
that figures Chief. It works so good, it has to be illegal. --My boys are grown, (more or less) so no problem there.
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Old 10-09-2009, 02:17 AM   #10
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yeah, only ones to worry about by law are ones needing car seats. either by weight or age of the child. we ran into this problem doing off road tours in az. when we ran it by the law they indicated that no kids seats can be mounted sideways.
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What is that back piece called that holds the back part of the seat down, and bolts to the side of the tub?
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:28 PM   #12
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I had to change my rear seat after I figured out the kids car seats wouldn't fit. Simple process really. I could see where original bolts were before the po cut them off. I drilled them out and bolted everything in nice and tight. Would have been 30 minute job if not for drilling.

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