No More Knees in My Back!!! - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 05-31-2009, 09:56 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
buckshot500's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Carolina
Posts: 798
No More Knees in My Back!!!

Well wifey's never gonna stop kneeing me while I sleep, but the heep ride will now be much more comfortable for rear seat passengers!

My 1990 YJ's rear seat is 5" further back than it was earlier today.

Fist I removed the seat, then all 4 mounting brackets.
I measured the front bracket's hole pattern & found them to be 5" between the two holes of each side.

Next I bolted the front hole of each bracket, to the rear hole in the tub.
Then I carefully looked under the tub, to see where these new holes would come through.

The drivers side was not a problem, but the passenger side was above the muffler heat shield.
Since my Thrush turbo can, is nowhere near that, I went ahead & drilled through the tub & shield.
Triple check your job, before drilling!
Never drill through anything, without knowing beyond a doubt what's on the other side. If you are ever drilling & suddenly smell gasoline, stop drilling at once!
Using a longer bolt, I drew the shield up to the tub. (About 3/4")

Then replaced that bolt with one that was midway between the first bolt's length, & the stock bolt's length.

The side brackets were really easy, since my plastic fender liners have been in the shed for 8-9 months now.

I measured 5" back for each hole & made a mark, Then measured from the bed to each hole & transferred them back.

Nylock nuts & fender washers on all new bolt holes!

The space behind the seat has shrank a little, but it's well worth it to me!!!

__________________
90YJ 98XJ
buckshot500 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-31-2009, 10:52 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
Ol' Red's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Tuscaloosa, AL to Charlotte, NC
Posts: 368
Is the back of the seat touching the tailgate? I took my backseat out due to the lack of room for passengers, so if I ever put it back in I might do what you did.
Are you in North Carolina or South Carolina Buckshot?

__________________
1992 Red YJ 4.0 with five on the floor and 33's
Ol' Red is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-01-2009, 04:30 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
buckshot500's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Carolina
Posts: 798
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ol' Red View Post
Is the back of the seat touching the tailgate? I took my backseat out due to the lack of room for passengers, so if I ever put it back in I might do what you did.
Are you in North Carolina or South Carolina Buckshot?
There's still a few inches to the tailgate, about like a CJ maybe 3" more.

I'll try to get pics up soon, but it got dark on me last night.



I think they should just make it one big state, but I'm a "Damn Yankee" so no one cares what I think!

I'm in S.C., but real close to Charlotte, N.C. The state line is a ten minute drive.

.
__________________
90YJ 98XJ
buckshot500 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-01-2009, 07:39 AM   #4
that's what she said

WF Supporting Member
 
jgano23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: \m/-_-\m/
Posts: 16,482
Send a message via AIM to jgano23 Send a message via Yahoo to jgano23
can you post some pics? i would really like to see that. sound like a really great idea.
jgano23 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-01-2009, 07:44 AM   #5
Jeeper
 
jdhallissey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Gurnee,IL
Posts: 5,104
Send a message via AIM to jdhallissey
What is this back seat you speak off?
__________________
Know nothing SPEAK on everything

Quote:
Originally Posted by ccain View Post
Isn't the JK just a rebodied PT Cruiser?!

Quote:
Originally Posted by coyote_94yj
Just a few more inches Red. You can take it.


If you haven't gotten more out of the insurance company than you deserve, then you haven't screwed them nearly as much as they have been screwing you for the past xx years.
jdhallissey is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-01-2009, 10:58 AM   #6
Jeeper
 
NAVYCHIEF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,207
my legs are so long that i had to move the drivers seat as far back as possible. so far back i had to turn the back seat around and let folks feet dangle out the area where i had to remove the tailgate from. of coures, now i have no place for the spare tire to hang. any solutions for the tire?
__________________
1994 RENEGADE

TREAT EVERY STRESSFUL SITUATION AS A DOG WOULD.
IF YOU CAN'T EAT IT OR PLAY WITH IT,
JUST PEE ON IT AND WALK AWAY.
NAVYCHIEF is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-01-2009, 11:08 AM   #7
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
lee indy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Middle Georgia
Posts: 5,261
mount it to the roof rack. or front
__________________



LeeIndy's Build Thread
lee indy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-01-2009, 11:39 AM   #8
Jeeper
 
NAVYCHIEF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,207
on the roof, i can't see the sky.in front i'll over heat.
__________________
1994 RENEGADE

TREAT EVERY STRESSFUL SITUATION AS A DOG WOULD.
IF YOU CAN'T EAT IT OR PLAY WITH IT,
JUST PEE ON IT AND WALK AWAY.
NAVYCHIEF is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-01-2009, 08:43 PM   #9
Jeeper
 
buckshot500's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Carolina
Posts: 798
I just Took some pics, & will upload them through P-bucket.

Meantime, I have an H/H Class III rear hitch. Like this, only Class III!
Hidden Hitch CLASS II RECEIVER HITCHES : JC Whitney: Auto Parts & Accessories

You could use the tire carrier;
Hidden Hitch SPARE TIRE ADAPTERS : JC Whitney: Auto Parts & Accessories

But I use a rack I built about 15 years ago, & it looks like this;
Hidden Hitch SPARE TIRE ADAPTERS : JC Whitney: Auto Parts & Accessories
Except mine comes out of the hitch & turns up, to raise the rack height for clearance.
__________________
90YJ 98XJ
buckshot500 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-01-2009, 09:07 PM   #10
Jeeper
 
buckshot500's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Carolina
Posts: 798
OK here's my spare tire solution, keep in mind I wanted to run the rack on a semi-permanent basis.


Here you can see how I made it, so it doesn't come straight out of the receiver.
Instead, it turns upward as it goes back.



I hauled a small block mopar engine on this, so the welds are pretty good if I say so myself!
__________________
90YJ 98XJ
buckshot500 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-01-2009, 09:10 PM   #11
Jeeper
 
buckshot500's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Carolina
Posts: 798
Rear bracket bolt, through front bracket hole.


PB Blaster helped get these torx bolts out, New location shown with fender washers. (Interestingly used for their intended purpose for a change!)



Outer lap belt portions now come up the side, instead of the back. Center portions will be a little bit shorter, so no extra large mid-sectioned folks in the back!



Less space here.


More space here!

__________________
90YJ 98XJ
buckshot500 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-01-2009, 11:48 PM   #12
Jeeper
 
NAVYCHIEF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,207
did i really say that? yeah, i guess i did. it worked on future helo mechanics and aircraft electricians. thanks, buckshot. mike
__________________
1994 RENEGADE

TREAT EVERY STRESSFUL SITUATION AS A DOG WOULD.
IF YOU CAN'T EAT IT OR PLAY WITH IT,
JUST PEE ON IT AND WALK AWAY.
NAVYCHIEF is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-01-2009, 11:59 PM   #13
Jeeper
 
BSahara1990's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Norther California
Posts: 55
Images: 62
Has anyone made like a lift for there back seat. I used some concrete blocks for off roading to lift the back seat up to make the ride more comfortable but is there something you can buy or make anyone?
__________________
1990 YJ Sahara 6 cyl 4.2L

BSahara
BSahara1990 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-02-2009, 04:54 AM   #14
Jeeper
 
buckshot500's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Carolina
Posts: 798
Quote:
Originally Posted by BSahara1990 View Post
Has anyone made like a lift for there back seat. I used some concrete blocks for off roading to lift the back seat up to make the ride more comfortable but is there something you can buy or make anyone?
For this type of setup, lifting would be as simple as adding a length of square tube between the tub & front brackets. I would run it across the tub mounting it to the tub with four bolts (both sides on one riser) as this would be very sturdy & not wobble.

The back brackets could be moved up by just moving the holes.
You could even use a length of treated lumber as a front riser, as long as the bolt holes weren't too close to the edge.

I may look into this for mine.
__________________
90YJ 98XJ
buckshot500 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-02-2009, 04:59 AM   #15
Jeeper
 
buckshot500's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Carolina
Posts: 798
Quote:
Originally Posted by NAVYCHIEF View Post
did i really say that? yeah, i guess i did. it worked on future helo mechanics and aircraft electricians. thanks, buckshot. mike
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f8/95-j...ely-31084.html

Sometimes you hit the nail squarely on the head!!

__________________
90YJ 98XJ
buckshot500 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
hitch on the back tiny terror General Jeep Discussion 27 11-23-2010 02:57 PM
4 Door back seat removal gukicker10 JK General Discussion Forum 6 05-26-2009 10:40 AM
I got my mug back.... Unlimited Off-Topic 38 12-06-2007 07:37 PM
Back seat down = hinge exposed - dog says OUCH! greatdanechick2 JK General Discussion Forum 8 08-24-2007 09:11 AM
Help with back door shock Joes YJ Tech Forum 2 03-18-2007 09:44 AM



» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:45 PM.



Jeep, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC