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Old 03-04-2012, 07:56 PM   #1
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single rear seat

I know it's been done before, but I can't find a good write up on it. Looking to only out a single rear seat behind the passenger side, and leave the drivers side open. I have absolute no idea how to weld, so looking for something that I can bolt in place. Any ideas?

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I'd like to know this as well.
I have talked to an upholstery shop and if I cut a stock frame, they would recover it for $150

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Old 03-09-2012, 08:35 AM   #3
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Im interestedd too.
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I don't think you will find a solution that won't require at least some welding, but it shouldn't require much.

You could start with something like the rear seat bracket from Corbeau. It is made to adapt their bench seat to the factory rear mounts. However, you could add an additional support to it to secure one seat and the other side would be a solid mounting point for storage.
This route would give you a mounting system that is already designed to handle a seat and bolts in to the factory locations.

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I don't think you will find a solution that won't require at least some welding, but it shouldn't require much.

You could start with something like the rear seat bracket from Corbeau. It is made to adapt their bench seat to the factory rear mounts. However, you could add an additional support to it to secure one seat and the other side would be a solid mounting point for storage.
This route would give you a mounting system that is already designed to handle a seat and bolts in to the factory locations.
That could work. I'm sure I could find some one around my area to do a little welding for me. Thanks for the suggestion!
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Rampage makes a split rear seat. Looks like it may work if you only install the one half of it or cut it, I really like the concept.

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Old 03-09-2012, 05:07 PM   #7
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Rampage makes a split rear seat. Looks like it may work if you only install the one half of it or cut it, I really like the concept.

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If you click on it and go to check out, it'll probably say you can't order them. They took them back off the market, so fix them. guess they had some sir of issues with it.
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If you can't weld, call around to mechanical places, collision shops, race shop and any place that may weld. They can do it cheap tj w/ rear oem bucket seats - JeepForum.com
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No welding here. Picked up some L metal, ground to fit better with the seat. Measured and drilled the holes. Bolt it all together.











The width of the seat is important. A lot of seats are too wide, so the seat belt will not fit correctly. You also have to make sure the rear passengers head will be inside of the roll cage. Make sure to bolt the mount through the reinforced areas that the stock seat mounts to. When you crawl under your Jeep you will find them very easily.

The next round of my cage build ( early summer) will end up with something like this.





PRP seats all around, mounted in the cage, cage tied into the frame.
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Old 03-09-2012, 10:40 PM   #10
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Heres the back of mine thats a PRP pre tean seat.I welded some seat tabs on some plate and bolted it through the tub with plate under neath to cover some area and make it stronger.
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No welding here. Picked up some L metal, ground to fit better with the seat. Measured and drilled the holes. Bolt it all together.

The width of the seat is important. A lot of seats are too wide, so the seat belt will not fit correctly. You also have to make sure the rear passengers head will be inside of the roll cage. Make sure to bolt the mount through the reinforced areas that the stock seat mounts to. When you crawl under your Jeep you will find them very easily.

The next round of my cage build ( early summer) will end up with something like this.

PRP seats all around, mounted in the cage, cage tied into the frame.
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.
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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.

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awesome! thanks for the extra pics. I'll jump over to JF and look it up. Now I just gotta find a seat to put back there.
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awesome! thanks for the extra pics. I'll jump over to JF and look it up. Now I just gotta find a seat to put back there.

Not sure how much more info is there. I know a couple others have done the same thing. The 97-02 front seats are narrower and seem to work. I used a PRP Roadster, top quality. I can't wait to get a set of PRP daily drivers in the front.
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what's the thing behind your seat?
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It was an amped speaker. I removed the center console and speaker for more room. I have since built a box that sits in the passenger side rear foot well, and made the rear floor flush to the seat. You can kind of see it in the first pictures of post 9 and 12.

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