Originally Posted by JPetru82
that's look perfect!! do you have a write up on them? as far length of angle iron? thickness? and then you bolted it to the tub? there's room right under that to get a nut on? Fairly easy to do? kinda of a noob at this stuff,
I want to do this on the passenger side, and then I can actually have room to carry stuff with me in my TJ.
I have a build thread over on Jeep Forum that I think has more info. It's been well over a year since I put the seat in.
The length of the brackets will depend on what seat you use.
I believe it was 3/8'' or 1/4'' metal. The L metal is drilled and bolted through the tub. It's over kill, but each side has 4 bolts. Like I mentioned above, when you look at your Jeep you will see the cross members under the tub where the seat mounts are attached. Make sure to tie into those. I also used large fender washers on the underside.
Having a body lift (1'') really helps with getting the nuts on the bolts. Use a short drill bit when you make the holes in the body, you don't want a hole in your gas tank. Droping the gas tank is not very hard to do, and makes the seat install very simple.
Overall I'd say this is very easy to do. Just take your time with it. Make sure the seatbelt will line up correctly. Make sure the person in the seat is inside (head) of the roll cage.
I did this because I wanted room for stuff (camping, gear, general) and/or for our dogs to squeeze in. I also have seen five examples of the rear seat falling out in a roll over.
Added hold-downs to keep stuff in place.
A summer or two ago.
Brackets bolted down.
Bolt through here for sure! (Front cross bar.)
The rear cross bar is harder to get to.